31 July 2019
We welcome applications from swimming coaches, and swimming teachers with experience of coaching competitive junior swimmers.
The role will involve teaching and coaching our Junior Squad (ages 7 to 12 years, “learning to train” on the Athlete Development Support Pathway) and our Competition Squad (approaching or at County to Regional Championships level, "training to train"). In addition to coaching, the successful applicant will work with our team of volunteer coaches, teachers, and assistant coaches to coordinate our annual training and competition programme for our competition squad, oversee movements between squads and into the City of Bristol performance programme, and maintain records of swimmer progress.
We are looking for someone with the following attributes:
- Can effectively teach competitive swimming skills;
- An effective communicator with colleagues, parents and swimmers, building mutually respectful relationships
- Organised, reliable and punctual
- Values all our swimmers, and encourages each swimmer to achieve their potential
Keynsham ASC is a friendly, Swim-Mark accredited, community-based swimming club with around 150 swimming members, from our prelim squad to our competitive Regional Potential squad. We currently train at Hengrove and Culverhay Leisure centres whilst our main training base at Keynsham Leisure Centre undergoes refurbishment (due to re-open early 2020). We are part of the City of Bristol Swimming Club Network, with our swimmers who are competing at a good regional level being able to trial for their performance programme. We punch about our weight in competitions, for example we will be in the A Final of the Southern Junior League in September.
This is an hourly-paid position of approximately 8 hours a week coaching (likely Sunday morning, Monday evening and Friday evening) with some administration time, and support of one weekend competition per month (up to 16 hours). Pay is between £16 and £20 per hour depending upon experience.
Keynsham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects
all stakeholders to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to relevant checks
including satisfactory completion of routine safeguarding checks and two references.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, please contact Chris Metcalfe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV, referees’ contact details, and a covering letter detailing your qualifications and experience relevant to this role. Please also contact this e.mail if you would like further details or to arrange a chat with one of our coaching team.
Please apply by Wednesday 4th September 2019.