Full Time Assistant Coach - City of Peterborough Swimming Club

Posted on February 17, 2021

Full-time Assistant Coach Role at City of Peterborough Swimming Club

City of Peterborough Swimming Club is proud to open the opportunity for a full-time Assistant Coach to work with the Head Coach and coaching team as part of a dynamic and exciting future for COPS. COPS is already well established at producing National and International success from its small roots. In 2 years COPS will move in to a new 8 lane 25m training and competition pool along with an exciting new university within half a mile of the pool. We are looking for a candidate that loves developing the person/athlete and being part of their and the team’s growth as we look forward to an exciting few years ahead.

 COPS has managed its way through this pandemic with security, stability and high member engagement and is looking for a candidate to help build the foundations of the club for future success in infrastructure and outcomes. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, a people person, care about personal growth and invest in supporting all elements of the team in its growth and love swimming.

 Role Details

 Job Title:                       Assistant Coach

 Term:                           Full-time

 Reporting to:                 Head Coach and Chairman

Responsible for:            Co-ordinating and leading the development of COPS members. The proposed role will be centred on four core activities:

  • Identification of talent from the City’s school and Learn to Swim swimming programmes.
  • Development of the club’s Age Group and Development members’ skills to allow them to progress through the club as part of a LTAD programme.
  • Develop a programme for our members in Competitive & Competitive Plus squads to achieve County & Regional qualification above as agreed.
  • Assist the Head Coach with delivery of Part-time and Volunteer Coach education.

Contract:                      37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

Salary:                         £22.5k + relocation package + process bonus incentives. NEST Pension contributions


On Deck Objectives

  • Work closely with the Head Coach to develop an integrated achievement agenda by assisting in developing club structure, season planning, session planning and competition planning for all aspects of the club’s activities.
  • Work closely with the Strength and Conditioning staff to aid membership conditioning in and out of the water.
  • Manage all day-to-day activities associated with COPS’ junior programme including planning, training, competition entry and league selection.
  • Direct Mini Squads Coaching team and support them in delivery and parent liaison.
  • Plan and implement a programme to develop Age-group and Youth swimmers in Junior Performance squad to achieve skill standards for qualification and success at Regional Championship standard or higher.
  • Deputise for the Head Coach to allow time off for annual leave and at other times by prior agreement.
  • Attend selected galas and open meets as agreed with the Head Coach.


Administration Objectives 

  • Work with club and Peterborough City Council’s Learn to Swim programme to identify swimmers that meet the required entry standard for COPS and encourage them to join the COPS programme.
  • To help generate awareness of the club’s activities across the City and beyond to ensure schools, teachers, and young people’s services know about the programme, including social media club communication platforms.
  • Liaise with part-time coaching staff, club committee and club members.
  • Help the Head Coach develop the part-time and volunteer coach education programme.
  • Attend meetings with outside agencies and internal club meetings where necessary.
  • Investigate the opportunity of expanding the Satellite Development Squad program into other locations in and around the city.
  • Use TeamUnify system to maintain accurate swimmer records, events and assist with COPS website.
  • Other reasonable duties that may be required from time to time. Such changes that are permanent will be negotiated with the post holder and incorporated into the job description.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Qualification/experience in swimming, Level 2 (essential).
  • SCUK safeguarding certificate.
  • First aid qualification
  • The ability to manage and motivate individuals and teams to achieve high standards of performance.
  • The ability to make sound decisions, often under pressure and too tight deadlines.
  • Experienced in relationship building skills
  • Track record of success in a similar role, within a swimming club or learn to swim programme.
  • Adhere to the Swim England’s Wave Power safeguarding policy and procedures.
  • Adhere to required health and safety policy and procedures, including pool providers policies.
  • To be able to confidently communicate with swimmers, parents and carers.
  • Self-starter with the ability to generate new thinking and ideas with minimal input or supervision
  • Excellent verbal, written, structured planning and thinking skills. 
  • Motivation, coaching and development of part-time and volunteer coaches to deliver effective capability and practice club wide.
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and work flexibly in responding to the changing needs and demands of a dynamic set of requirements within the role


  •  Closing date                  7th March
  • Shortlisting                    w/c 8th March
  • First stage interviews     w/c 15th March (Zoom)
  • Practical interviews        t.b.c

Please send your CV with a letter of intent to: Ben.negus@copsclub.co.uk

Or call Ben on 07795691846 

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