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Volunteers needed to help play leading role in future direction of all aquatic sports

Recruitment has started to fill two voluntary vacancies which will help play a leading role in the future direction of all aquatic sports.

Swim England’s Sport Operations Committee is looking for two members to be part of the group for the next four years.

They will replace Pippa Jones and Jim Boucher who have both stepped down from the committee after completing their term.

The Sport Operations Committee reports directly into the Swim England board and has a wide brief including overseeing the effective delivery of the talent pathway for all disciplines.

It also provides direction on the development of the sport from clubs through to Regions, as well as guidance and input into the annual implementation plans in place to deliver the Swim England strategy.

The successful candidates will:

  • Be a current Club Train, Club Compete or Club Support member of Swim England
  • Be currently active within a club, county or region
  • Have an open mind, willing to listen and consider the views and needs of others, whilst constructively challenging the status quo
  • Show a commitment to promoting equality and diversity
  • Be able to commit to attending meetings and being an active member of the committee as well as being an active representative on a Leadership Management Group.

Neil Booth, chair of the Sport Operations Committee, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key part in what is an extremely exciting time for all our aquatic sports.

Contribution is invaluable

“Our national events in all disciplines are returning to pools up and down the country following the coronavirus pandemic and we’re in a home Commonwealth Games year.

“Volunteers are at the heart of the Swim England family and their contribution is invaluable.

“The successful candidates will have an overall knowledge of aquatic sports and the club environment as well as experience of the pathway from learn to swim through to elite level.

“If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would be delighted to hear from you.

“My thanks go to Pippa and Jim for their hard work and dedication to the role during the past four years.”

The Sport Operations Committee meets eight times a year virtually and previous experience or knowledge of operating in a voluntary capacity at a strategic level would also be advantageous.

To apply for the role before the closing date of Monday 18 April, please click here.