Coach or experienced teacher opportunity

Posted on February 12, 2024


An exciting opportunity to coach in our historic swimming club

Bury & Elton ASC are seeking to appoint a dynamic and progressive Coach or experienced level 2 teacher who will work with the coaching team to deliver a structured training programme and supportive team environment which enables our 120+ members to achieve their full swimming potential.  Key responsibilities of the role include;

  • Working alongside our existing team of dedicated Swim Coaches and Teachers to deliver;
    • Effective coaching sessions
    • Individual swimmer feedback and target setting
    • Continual monitoring of swimmer’s development
  • Assistance in the squad selection and attendance at competitions / galas
  • Prioritisation of swimmer welfare and compliance with Swim England procedures

Time and pay

The Club caters predominantly for age group swimmers but we accept members from 8 (dependent on ability) to 17 years.   The Club trains 4 times per week (8 hours total pool time) at Castle Leisure Centre in Bury. 

Over a 48 week period we estimate that the role will require an average commitment (including training, planning and competition attendance etc.) of 12 hours per week. 

Requirements and skills

  • Essential;
    • Demonstrable experience of delivering effective swim coaching
    • Proven track record of developing age group swimmers to competition standard
    • Excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
    • Minimum of a Swim England Level 2 Coaching Certificate
    • Minimum of a Swim England Level 2 teaching Certificate with several years’ experience
    • Completed Swim England Safeguarding and Protecting Children training
  • Desirable;
    • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
    • Experience of planning and delivering strength and conditioning programmes for swimmers
    • Completed Swim England Team Manager training

How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter which explains why you believe you should be considered for this position to

Alternatively, if you would prefer to find out more information about the role before deciding whether or not to apply, please send your contact details to the above email address and one of our Committee Members will contact you.

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