Head of Swimming - University of Leeds

Posted on September 18, 2019


Head of Swimming

Do you have a proven track record delivering performance swimming coaching? Do you have a passion for sport and physical activity? Do you have excellent organisation skills with the ability to plan and prioritise your work effectively?

The University of Leeds has a new strategy for sport which articulates our aim of becoming the leading provider of University sport in the UK. Through this strategy we are committed to ensuring that we provide opportunities for our students, staff and members of the local community to fulfil their sporting potential. Swimming is an important sport in the city of Leeds, and as a partner of the Leeds Swim England Performance Centre, we are working in collaboration with the Leeds City Council Swim Training Scheme and Leeds Beckett University to provide the very best swimming opportunities for talented athletes in higher education.

Your key areas of responsibility will include the role of head coach for swimming at the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, assistant coaching within Leeds City Council Swimming Training Scheme, athlete recruitment, and managing key partnerships with the City of Leeds swim programme, Leeds Beckett University and Swim England. You will be expected to produce annualised plans for the athletes you are responsible for and review sessions accordingly. You will hold a UKCC Level 2 swimming coaching qualification or equivalent, and have a proven track record as a coach. Working as part of a team, you will be flexible, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will also have significant experience of developing and working in partnership in both sport and non-sport environments. You will be highly motivated and have the ability to work unsupervised and use your own initiative.

This role is part time, working 28 hours per week. You will be required to work some early mornings and weekends and flexibility will be required.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Sarah Robinson, Sports Performance Manager 

Tel: +44 (0)113 3438263, email: s.j.robinson1@leeds.ac.uk

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Commercial & Campus Support Services
Section:  Sport & Physical Activity (SPA)
Category:  Operational Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,067 to £26,715 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  28 hours per week, required to work some early mornings and weekends and flexibility will be required
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years due to external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 13 September 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 27 September 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 08 October 2019
Reference:  FDCCS1267

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