Opportunities at Swim Wales

Events and Volunteers Manager

Job title: Events & Volunteers Manager
Salary: Circa £28,000 (Depending on experience)
Responsible to: Head of Aquatics & Inclusion
Location: Office-based (Swansea National Pool) or Homeworking – Please note travel across Wales will be required to deliver events.
Closing date for applications: Midnight 18/08/22
Please apply by sending your CV, a cover letter and the completed Swim Wales Diversity Monitoring form to Head of Aquatics & Inclusion Sioned Williams (sioned.williams@swimming.org).

Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for all Aquatic disciplines in Wales. Its role is to lead, advise, support, extend and enhance aquatic participation for all regardless of location, age, gender, ethnicity or disability.

The National Events & Volunteers Manager role incorporates the management of the event and competition programme across Wales. The role requires innovative, creative and insightful thinking to develop and deliver a variety of dynamic events, driven by a passionate and skilled volunteer workforce. See Job Description in English and Welsh for more details.

Events and Volunteers Officer

Job title: Events & Volunteers Officer
Salary: £20,000-£24,000 (Depending on experience)
Responsible to: Head of Aquatics & Inclusion
Location: Office-based (Swansea National Pool) or Homeworking – Please note travel across Wales will be required to deliver events.
Closing date for applications: Midnight 18/08/22
Please apply by sending your CV, a cover letter and the completed Swim Wales Diversity Monitoring form to Head of Aquatics & Inclusion Sioned Williams (sioned.williams@swimming.org).

Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for all Aquatic disciplines in Wales. Its role is to lead, advise, support, extend and enhance aquatic participation for all regardless of location, age, gender, ethnicity or disability.

The Event & Volunteers Officer’s role will be to support the management and delivery of the Welsh aquatics National events programme and help improve our volunteer workforce across Wales. Swim Wales’ vision is to inspire individuals to compete, learn and enjoy aquatics in Wales.

Swim Wales National events provide athletes an opportunity to compete at National standard including Welsh Championships and international competitions in Swimming, Open Water, Water Polo, Diving and Artistic Swimming.


Aquatic Vacancy Opportunities

Ammanford Swimming Club Development Coach

Role: Development Coach (Ammanford Swimming Club)

Salary: £20,444 – £23,484 (Grade E) Pro-rata

Job Type: Permanent (Part Time – 11 hrs per week)

Closing Date: 19th August 2022

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This post will be based at Ammanford Leisure Centre and the post holder will:

  • Develop and deliver the annual swimming and dry-land training programme and competition plan in line with the overall Actif Carmarthenshire Sport & Leisure strategy
  • Support the efficient flow-through and progression of swimming club participants through to the Nofio Sir Gar (NSG) High Performance squad
  • Support a culture of volunteering within the club to include coaches, team managers, technical officials and committee members 

You will require the following to fulfil the needs of the post

  • SEQ Level 2 Coaching Swimming
  • Swim Wales membership
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Swim Wales dry-land framework
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Athlete Development Support Pathway and ow this influences future progression of participants
  • Swimming coaching experience
  • Experience of providing feedback to bring about improvement

We are as passionate about our people as we are about encouraging everyone to be physically active and enjoy the health benefits that arise from adopting this lifestyle. We recognise the positive impact that having the right person in the right place at the right time can have on others to represent the Actif brand and support our business ambitions to serve our communities

For an informal discussion please contact Penny John-Pearse at pjohn-pearse@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

Wrexham Swimming Club Head Coach

WREXHAM SWIMMING CLUB

Position: Head Coach

Level of Commitment: Full time (40hrs/week)

Salary: As a Swim Wales Performance Club WSC will be offering a competitive package for the successful candidate based on experience, duties and responsibilities.

Location: Wrexham (Multiple Locations) – help with relocation costs may be possible.

Wrexham Swimming Club was founded in 1901 and over the past 15yrs has established itself as one of the top clubs in Wales and is the Top Club in North Wales. We regularly compete at Local, Regional and Welsh National Level Open Meets, as well as local team galas and the National Swimming League (Northwest Premier). Over the past 5 years, the club has consistently had swimmers competing at British Summer Championships and/or at British Championships Level.

Wrexham Swimming Club is a Swim Wales Performance Club, providing an environment for athletes to compete at the highest level nationally and beyond. This status must be maintained and developed, taking the club forward.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Head Coach with experience of coaching young athletes to County/Regional Level and above. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of all swimmers at the club, providing structure and support to all coaches and assistant coaches. In addition, the Head Coach will provide direct coaching sessions to our performance swimmers (circa 25 hours per week). The club are also keen to support the ongoing personal development of the successful candidate thereby enabling enhanced delivery.

Wrexham Swimming Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its swimmers and requires its coaches to share this commitment. Applicants must be prepared to undergo Child Protection Screening, including checks with past employers and DBS. References will be sought and verified at the short-listing stage as part of our safeguarding children procedures.

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Hold a minimum of a UKCC Level 2 qualification but a willingness to complete a Level 3 qualification.
  • Have strong communication skills, including a formal presentation to all stakeholders at interview.
  • Have experience in coordinating and delivering to all age-groups swimmers and the development of such athletes to allow all individuals within a club to reach their full potential.
  • Work closely with all coaches to continue to move our programme forward.
  • Be responsible for all squads’ journeys from Local to Regional & National Level by leading a swim and land training programme that is technique and medley focused, whilst also developing the swimmers’ knowledge, mobility, enjoyment, and athleticism.
  • Build a strong relationship with Coaching Team, Athletes, Parents, Committee and Pool Management.
  • Be required to work up to 40hrs a week, including non-poolside admin duties.
  • Undertake, as required, online training, education and mentoring sessions.
  • Attend competitions (financial allowance for meets will be provided).
  • Provide cover for other coaches and coordinate meetings to support the Swimmers & Club where needed.
  • Work early mornings, evenings and weekends as required.
  • Have knowledge of the Swim Wales Drill Progression Framework and Winning Behaviours, and the British Swimming OADF Model.
  • Establish a competitive programme (including competition calendar) that emphasizes the general philosophy outlined by the Club Committee to produce a 3-year rolling development plan. Set direction and performance targets, set squad criteria and supervise swimmer movement appropriately. Effectively monitor swimmer development.
  • Complete CPD training, both formal and informal, as agreed with management from time to time.
  • Comply with all Swim Wales rules and guidance for Swim Wales member clubs.

Applying for Head coach position

  • Email CV Application & Cover Note to Club Secretary Emma Leatherbarrow (e_leatherbarrow@hotmail.com)
  • Closing Date for applicants is 14th August 2022
  • Interviews will take place from 22 August 2022
  • The successful applicant would need to be in place quickly. Date to be by mutual agreement.

We are happy to advertise your job opportunities

Swim Wales, the National Governing Body for Welsh Aquatics support all of our affiliated clubs / swim schools in advertising their job opportunities. If you would like Swim Wales to promote your job opportunities please send a brief job description, link to your website, organisation logo, contact email or telephone number and closing date. Please email swimwales-admin@swimming.org