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Youth Advisory Panel Member

Swim England
Contract Type:
No minimum/required qualifications
Working Hours:
Zero hours/casual
Closing Date:
7th November 2021 23:59
Job Reference:

Swim England is looking to appoint several young volunteers (aged 16–25) to join our Youth Advisory Panel on a voluntary basis.

Commitment: Attendance at four meeting per year (minimum) in addition to completion of group projects outside of these times

Term: One three year term, or when the panel member turns 26 – whichever is soonest.

Location: Variable

Salary: Voluntary, with travel expenses payable in accordance with our finance policies

Swimming is the only sport that is a life skill. Our research demonstrates that taking part in regular aquatic activity can benefit both mind and body. Aquatics can connect communities and provide engaging, welcoming environments where people can be and enjoy themselves.

Swim England is the recognised National Governing Body for swimming, artistic swimming, diving and water polo in England, we help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports. Swim England is an incorporated organisation with charitable status.

Swim England is striving to create a happier, healthier and more successful nation through swimming and aquatic activity. We strive to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them.

This is an exciting opportunity working within the Youth Advisory Panel (overseen by the Sport Development Team) who are responsible for delivering projects that promote and prioritise youth engagement within aquatics. Members of the panel come from different parts of aquatics and different parts of England to provide a voice representing young volunteers on a national level. Their objective is simple – to use the power of the youth voice to make aquatic sports better for all. With honesty and compassion at their heart, the Youth Advisory Panel aim to be hugely influential in supporting Swim England achieve their vision of ‘a nation swimming’.

The Youth Advisory Panel seeks to grow the number of young people getting involved in sport and to show the value that sport can bring to local communities. The panel not only provides the opportunity to get involved in different volunteering opportunities across the country, but also to see talent from many different aquatic disciplines within Swim England.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have an awareness of the needs of young people in sport
  • Be able to deliver on projects and activities to engage young people
  • Be an effective communicator and team worker, confident in advocating on behalf of young people

It’s great if you also have experience of the aquatics club environment, but not essential.

To find out more about the role, and the Swim England Youth Advisory Panel, download the role description and terms of reference for the group.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position, and are under 25 years of age, then we would love to hear from you.

Swim England 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.

Closing date: as above
Applications after this time will not be considered

Interviews will take place week commencing 15 November 2021.

How to apply

To apply for this role please complete both elements of the following application process:

  1. Click the apply button to complete our online application form.
  2. In addition to completing this form, please also submit a short video answering the following question:

Why are you applying for a role on the Swim England Youth Advisory Panel?

Your video should be no more than 2 minutes in length and it should be submitted via email to the address provided on the application form, with the subject of Youth Advisory Panel Application Video.

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