Volunteer Team Manager, Swim England x 4

Organisation: Swim England
Contract Type: Voluntary
Qualifications: No minimum / required qualifications
Working Hours: Zero hours / casual
Location: Nationwide *
Closing Date: 28 June 2021 12:00
Job Reference: WPNATM

Swim England is seeking four Water Polo National Academy Team Managers for a volunteering opportunity working with the Girls and Boys squad for players born 2008 and 2007.  

Role Titles:

  • National Academy Team Manager Girls squad  (players born 2008)
  • National Academy Team Manager Boys squad  (players born 2008)
  • National Academy Team Manager Girls squad  (players born 2007)
  • National Academy Team Manager Boys squad  (players born 2007)

Location *: UK with possible overseas travel

Expected term: Until the elevation of the squads into National Squad campaign, no later than September 2023

Remuneration: This is a voluntary role. All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the Swim England expenses policy.

Swim England is the recognised national governing body for swimming in England, helping people learn how to swim, enjoy the water, and compete in our sports of swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.

The purpose of the four volunteer roles will be to provide a range team management support to the squad.

The Team Manager will lead on the safe management of domestic and international training camps and fixtures as well as overseeing the safety and welfare of all athletes under control and care.

You will support the Head Coach and Water Polo Talent Officer to plan and manage all bookings and arrangements for training camps including, where appropriate, hotel bookings, travel arrangements, insurance provision, provision of food and refreshments etc.

The welfare of our athletes is extremely important to us and you will also consider this paramount in the planning, delivery and review of all activities.

Reporting to the Volunteer Head Coach and Water Polo Talent Officer this is an exciting opportunity to volunteer alongside our Water Polo Talent team and our wider Sport Development team. 

Swim England anticipates the level of commitment to the role being one weekend per every two months usually Friday – Sunday based in UK. Up to four weekends per year usually Thursday – Sunday based outside the UK

In addition approximately 6-15 hours per week administration time. Weekly hours varies throughout the year dependant on the season. 80% of time 6-10 hours per week and 20% of time 10-15 hours per week.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have an up to date safeguarding certificate and a team manager qualification
  • Be computer literate and have a good knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point etc.
  • Have experience of Team Management at regional level
  • Have a strong commitment to playing a significant role in the development of young athletes.
  • Must be willing to meet the level of commitment for the role 

So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this volunteering position then Swim England iwould like to hear from you.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Swim England is committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. 

Please clearly state within your covering letter the role/s you would like to be considered for. This should include any personal interests and unpaid activities. Include as much detail as possible to support your application, matching your application to our advert and person specification (Swim England would recommend at least 300 words.)

Applications received without all elements will not be considered for shortlisting, these elements include: CV, Covering Letter and Survey Monkey Applicant Questionnaire. 

Interview date: Interviews will take place during the week of 5th July 2021 and 12th July 2021. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom due to the current pandemic.

How to apply

Download Water Polo Team Manager National Academy - Role Description

To apply for this role please click here.
Send your CV and covering letter to the email address listed at the top of the survey monkey page. 

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