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Synchronised Swimming Project Officer

Swim England
Contract Type:
Fixed-term contract
No minimum/required qualifications
Working Hours:
Part time
Circa £26,000 pro rata, dependent on experience
Closing Date:
30th July 2019 22:59

Swim England is seeking a Synchronised Swimming Project Officer to join our team to support the growth of synchronised swimming in Bristol and the South West Region. This role is on a fixed term part time basis: this contract will be 18 months' duration from date of commencement. 

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.

Are you passionate about Synchronised Swimming and highly motivated to lead an exciting project in the South West linked to the Olympic potential of the British Duet, Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe?

This is an exciting opportunity working within the Sport Development Directorate as part of a busy Volunteering and Pathways team responsible for driving participation and engagement in the aquatic disciplines.  

Reporting to the National Development Officer – Synchronised Swimming, your role will have two clear parts:

  1. Supporting the projects to increase participation at club level in Bristol and the surrounding areas
  2. Supporting the development of volunteers in the region

In addition, this role will work with the England Synchro Manager:

  1. Supporting the Synchronised Swimming Talent Team with athlete and club engagement.
  2. Supporting the development of athletes on the talent pathway

The successful candidate must:

  • Be passionate about sport and it’s benefits  
  • Be able to inspire children and parents to engage in the sport through well prepared presentations
  • Have experience working with a varied cohort of stakeholders such as coaches, clubs and operators  
  • Demonstrate strong administration skills
  • Be a great communicator on behalf of Swim England and the South West Region
  • Be highly motivated and able to work to deadlines

Find out more about us – the Swim England family - and what we do via the links above

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


  • 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 shown 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.)

Applications received without all elements above will not be considered for shortlisting.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

Interview date: 15th August 2019