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Club Development Officer

Swim England
Contract Type:
Fixed-term contract
Degree or equivalent
Working Hours:
Full time
Closing Date:
21st November 2019 23:59
Job Reference:

Swim England based in Loughborough is seeking a Club Development Officer to join their team based in the South West office in Wellington on a 12 month fixed term contract. 

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. We help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water, and compete in our sports of swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.

This is an exciting opportunity working within the Club Development Department as part of a busy team you will be responsible for increasing the talent pool and membership levels by ensuring effective, self-sustaining clubs across the region.

Reporting to the Club Development Director you will be responsible for maintaining and growing clubs and SwimMark accreditation and regularly updating KPIs and progress with club engagement activities. You will also encourage clubs to integrate into effective pathways for development of talent and retention, ensuring they have appropriate status, governance and structures in place. All facets of workforce development are key to this role, maintaining effective and appropriate workforce across our clubs, supporting them to recruit, train and retain.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have previous experience in Sports Development or a leisure background
  • Have experience of working with volunteers and clubs
  • Have an understanding of Leisure Services, Sport Development and Swimming
  • Be computer literate with knowledge of all Microsoft Office Packages

So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work status to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment.

How to apply

To apply for this role please:

  • Click the apply button to complete our application statement.
  • Send your CV and cover letter, outlining the skills and experience you can bring to this role referring to the advert, person specification and job description, to the email address given on the application statement. 

This should include any personal interests and unpaid activities. Include as much detail as possible to support your application, we receive hundreds of applications so make yours stand out! (We would recommend at least 300 words.)

When applying for this role please quote job reference: CDOSW

Interview date: W/C 2 December 2019