University of Aberdeen - Performance Development Coach post

Posted on June 10, 2022


ASV/Performance Development coach - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to complement the performance swimming team at Aberdeen Sports Village.  As well as being a knowledgeable and engaging coach, you flourish in a busy environment and understand the importance of being a team player.  You bring enthusiasm, a passion for excellent customer service and a 'can-do' attitude.


Based at the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre, the UoAPS Performance Development Swimming Coach will assist the UoAPS Performance Swimming Coach with planning, organising, delivering and monitoring a performance development swim programme to a designated group of national age group swimmers, in conjunction with the performance development staff of Scottish Swimming, Aberdeen Sports Village, and the University of Aberdeen.

Main Duties

  • Lead and manage the performance development swimming squads to support the development of age group and youth swimmers, while meeting the requirement of the High Performance Swimming Coach and the wider programme.
  • Deliver a comprehensive coaching programme which supports the development of age and youth swimmers with the long-term aim of them being successful senior level swimmers.
  • Support the implementation and delivery of the Partnership Agreement with links to the national programme, and the Aberdeen and area pathway.
  • Provide development and support to other paid and voluntary coaches involved in the wider programme.
  • Evaluation and continual improvement of the development programme.
  • Effectively communicate with swimmers, parents / carers and key partners.
  • Work with and support the High Performance Swimming Coach and Performance Swimming Coach ensuring an integrated Aberdeen City pathway linked / aligned to performance; contributing positively to an environment conducive to delivering performance coaching.
  • Working as a team with the High Performance and Performance Swimming Coaches to ensure the programme is appropriately covered at all times and supporting coaches’ opportunities for development.
  • Work with ASV colleagues to enhance swimmer and club development through the integration and application of appropriate land training and strength & conditioning.
  • Actively engage and support partner clubs, having regular meetings, attendance of club sessions, assisting to plan and manage development meets and development camps for the wider programme.
  • Liaise with the Performance Swimming Coach to plan and deliver development camps.
  • Attend UoAPS Committee meetings and provide regular reports as required.


  • UKCC Swimming Coach Level 3 (or equivalent overseas award)
  • Industry standard higher education / further education qualification


  • At least 3 years’ experience and understanding of age / youth swimmer development and different coaching philosophies
  • Proven track record of coaching and developing swimmers at age / youth level

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent and adaptable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Self-motivated, engaging and enthusiastic, with a positive outlook
  • Able to work within a team and using own initiative
  • Customer focussed
  • Reliability and a desire to learn

Hours of Work
Full-time – 36.5 hours per week

£23,359 - £27,082 per annum

This appointment will be made subject to the terms and conditions of employment of Aberdeen Sports Village.  ASV will request a PVG Scheme Record prior to employment.

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