Orpington Ojays Swimming Club is a large, Swim-Mark accredited, family-orientated club with seven competitive squads in addition to our learn-to-swim classes, Tadpoles development squads and competitive Masters squad, and is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and motivational head coach for our friendly and successful club.
The successful candidate will hold the Level 3 coaching certificate (or be a strong level 2 with relevant experience, and working towards level 3) with a proven track record and with a high level of technical understanding and progressive ideas. Alongside the committee and core coaches, you will develop the season's training programme and help organise the club's calendar of events, identifying competitions for our swimmers to take part in, and covering all levels of achievement - from open galas, to leagues, and on to counties, regionals and nationals.
You will be directly responsible for coaching our top squad including training, setting and reviewing goals, and working with the land-training coach to make sure the swimmers achieve their aims.
We will expect you to attend competitions throughout the year and give clear, constructive feedback to the swimmers.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive club and as such we want a head coach who can nurture the talent of all our swimmers, someone who wants to invest time and energy into the young swimmers and reap the rewards as they grow in confidence and, as athletes, giving them a clear pathway of progression and keeping the club as successful as it can be as older swimmers move on.
Your responsibilities will also include working with the coaching team to help them develop their training plans. You will be a good communicator, equally at ease speaking to swimmers of all levels, parents, other coaches and the committee.
Final date for applications:
13 September 2020
Contact information for applications:
To apply please send your current CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the role's requirements to the Chair, David Ryan, at firstname.lastname@example.org