Head of Performance Pathway British Para-Swimming

Full Time
  • Post Date: October 9, 2020
  • Apply Before: October 29, 2020
Job Description

British Swimming is the NationalGoverning Body for Swimming, Para-Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming,Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain.

We are seeking a Head ofPerformance Pathway for the British Para-Swimming Programme.

British Para-Swimming has anoutstanding performance legacy of being the top medal earning Olympic orParalympic Sport for Great Britain in successive Games and the team is wellpositioned to continue that history at the rearranged Tokyo Paralympics in2021. At last year’s World Para-Swimming World Alliance Championships in Londonthe team finished second on the Medals table amazing 47 medals of which 19 wereGold.

Thepurpose of this role within the team is to lead all aspects of the BritishPara-Swimming (BPS) Talent Pathway from Home Nations Talent to the World ClassPodium Potential Level.

To lead on the key relationships with the Home Nations – Swim England, Scottish Swimming and Swim Wales.

To ensure the domestic competition pathway structure is aligned and creates the optimal competition pathway for British Para-Swimmers.

To line manage the Classification Coordinator/Office Manager and the Home Programme Liaison Coaches linked to Podium Potential.

To be part of the British Para-Swimming Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will need to have previous experience of workingwithin an Olympic or Paralympic Performance Pathway system, producing andimplementing performance based strategies, identifying and developing talentedathletes and have previous line management experience.

Developing and managing partnerships is critical to this role andtherefore excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required.

We are looking for someone who is able to work on their own and aswell as leading and being part of a team with a flexible approach to work andthe ability to work effectively under pressure whilst managing a diverseworkload.

Previous experience of working with Para-sport athletes, workingwithin Swimming and/or working with the British Paralympic Association and/orIPC would be desirable.

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes for thisposition then we would like to hear from you.

Pleasecontact, bshrdepartment@swimming.orgfor a full application pack or download it from our website https://www.britishswimming.org/members-resources/jobs-board/

Full-Time – All Hours

Salary – Commensurate with skills and experience

British Swimming is an equal opportunitiesemployer and a holder of the Equality Standard at Foundation, Preliminary,Intermediate and Advanced levels.