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Swimming Coach – Sevenoaks Swimming Club

June 07, 2024

Sevenoaks Swimming Club in Kent is looking to appoint a passionate, suitably qualified Level 2 Coach to join our competitive and friendly swimming club. We are a SwimMark accredited club and operate a Learn to Swim programme and a full structure of competitive squads.

The right candidate must have a Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate or ASA Level 2 Coaching Award and be flexible with attending galas at weekends and covering sessions.

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake the role of Squad Coach, developing swimmers working towards County, Regional and National level and ensuring there is a high-quality training environment. As well as working with the existing coaching team led by Head Coach Sacha Djerfi to continue to develop the overall club.

Job Description

Job Title: Swimming Coach

Reporting To: Sevenoaks Swimming Club Head Coach – Sacha Djerfi

Qualification: ASA Level 2 Coach or higher

Working Hours: 8-12 hours poolside coaching plus meets. Salary: £21 – £23.50 per hour

  • Undertake the role of Squad Coach developing swimmers working towards County, Regional and National level: primarily ensuring there is a high-quality training environment for each swimmer to reach their potential.
  • Plan and deliver sessions for the Squads within the framework set by the Head Coach, that centres on meeting the needs of athletes with a view to reaching their full senior potential.
  • Ensure there is a consistent approach towards technical standards.
  • Have a passion for focusing on technique and skills to prepare athletes for progressive levels of competition.
  • Actively contribute to a club environment that promotes enjoyment of the sport while maintaining the focus on success.
  • Support the Arena and Kent Junior League teams.
  • Support and develop the use of social media to promote Sevenoaks Swimming Club
  • In addition to coaching sessions, there is required attendance at weekend galas, club events and competitions, meetings with the Head Coach, and wider coaching team meetings.
  • Adhere to Wavepower current child safeguarding policies and procedures, and future updates as they occur.

Job Location:

The normal place of work will be at pools across Sevenoaks. 

Personal Qualities:

  • Passionate – we seek a Coach who is fully committed to making our athletes and club the very best it can be.
  • Patience and fairness – understand that an athlete’s development is long term and this is managed appropriately. Also, able to consider a variety of views when making decisions that include change or affect others.
  • Team approach – we seek a Coach who wishes to adopt a team approach as their main priority.
  • Willing to learn – be enthusiastic about learning opportunities or feedback that could lead to self-improvement. Undertake continuous personal development as determined by the Head Coaches.
  • People Skills – we seek a Coach who can:
  • Communicate well with athletes, parents and the Sevenoaks Swimming Club Committee
  • Have empathy in difficult or emotional situations.
  • Be consistent and willing to listen/offer advice.
  • Understand that equality is important at all times.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate or ASA Level 2 Award or Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach certificate
  • Experience coaching Age Group/Youth Swimmers
  • Evidence of CPD in Safeguarding of Children*
  • IT Competent (Word/Excel/Email)
  • Full UK driving license
  • NPLQ or Rescue Test*
  • First Aid Qualification*

Desirable:

  • Land training/personal training qualifications

 *These courses will be booked by the Club upon appointment to the role if not already held.

Hours of Work:

To include morning, evening and weekend sessions plus the flexibility to cover other sessions.  Attendance at competitions as required by the Head Coach.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity to utilise your skills and experience and have the personal qualities to succeed, please apply

To Apply:

Please email your CV with a covering letter to sec@sevenoakssc.org.

If you would like additional information or have any questions prior to applying, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the above email address.

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