Club Development Manager: Scottish Swimming

Do you have what it takes to develop aquatics clubs in Scotland?

12 Month Fixed Term / Secondment Opportunity
Salary circa £35k plus 6% pension

Scottish Swimming is seeking to appoint a Club Development Manager to lead a team of Regional staff to support and develop stronger, more sustainable clubs that will provide increased and quality opportunities for people to participate at all levels. This post is for a 12 month fixed term and is also open to anyone wishing a secondment opportunity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self- motivated individual to help our clubs to grow and retain their members by supporting them to provide quality coaching environments which enable athletes to progress to whatever level they choose.

Excellent leadership, communication and negotiating skills are a must as well as the ability to enthuse and motivate others.

Key Functions:

  • Effectively manage and support the Regional Swimming Development Managers ensuring work programmes, targets and impact are aligned to the development plan key priorities.
  • Lead the strategic development of stronger, sustainable clubs through effective implementation of the club development framework. Develop and co-ordinate the implementation of a membership retention programme to ensure members remain within the sport for longer.
  • Lead and/or support the Performance Development Programme reviews in partnership with the Performance Team. Working in partnership with the Director of Performance, providing strategic and operational support to further develop the delivery of PD programmes across Scotland.

Based at Scottish Swimming HQ, on the University of Stirling campus, the successful candidate will be highly motivated with a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in sport development, experience in working with sports clubs, in particular aquatic clubs or swim school is desirable. You will also have experience of managing a team as well as excellent planning, organisational and communication skills. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritise a busy workload will be key to meeting deadlines.

In return you will be offered an attractive salary, including contributory pension, as well as being part of a dynamic team that aims to ensure that Scottish Swimming remains at the forefront of Scottish sporting success.

Scottish Swimming is committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited, and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Macdonald on 07787 151051

Further information and applications

Closing Date: 12 noon, 24 January 2020
Interviews: 31 January 2020

Date published: 07 January 2020
Date updated: 07 January 2020

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