Elite Coach Development Manager

Applications due 01/20/14

Job Description:

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The World Class Swimming Programme, the team responsible for driving GB Swimming to Olympic success, has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced professional in the field of élite coaching development to join our programme.

The objective of this new role is to raise coaching performance standards in Britain, which will underpin our World Class Programme goals of achieving medal success at Olympic Games and of establishing a truly world-class cohort of coaches for the next generation of swimmers.

Working with the British head coach and the head of performance pathway, you will design and roll out an innovative élite coach development programme for coaches working in the high performance system. In addition, you will be responsible for designing a coach evaluation tool for use by head coaches of British national squads. The role also involves providing specific needs analyses and devising individualised development plans for key coaches.

You will already have a proven track record in mentoring or developing performance coaches to their full potential. Swimming-specific technical knowledge is not a pre-requisite and professionals with experience in other sports at élite level are welcome to apply. Critical skills and experience include:

•Successful track record in planning and managing performance development programmes within élite sport
•Experience of successful collaborative work in a multi-disciplinary team (coaching, sports science, psychology, sports medicine)
•Excellent leadership and communications skills such as the ability to influence, presents compelling cases for improved practices
•Proven track record in actively seeking new areas of learning and innovations
•Demonstrated track record in establishing positive challenging and inspiring environments
•Exemplary verbal communication and presentation skills

How to Apply

Please request an application pack by emailing the address below. Closing date: 20th January 2014 at 12noon Interview date: 31st January, 2014 A DBS check will be taken up as part of this employment – [email protected]

Contact Information

British Swimming