Volunteer Team Manager x 4
Organisation: Swim England
Contract Type: Voluntary
Qualifications: No minimum / required qualifications
Working Hours: Zero hours / casual
Closing Date: 28 June 2021 12:00
Job Reference: WPTMU17U19
Swim England is seeking four Volunteer Water Polo Team Managers for the Under 17 and Under 19 Squads for a volunteering opportunity working with the Men and Women's squad for players born 2006 and 2005.
Water Polo Team Manager Men’s – U17 (2006 yrs)
Water Polo Team Manager Women’s – U17 (2006 yrs)
Water Polo Team Manager Men’s – U19 (2005yrs)
Water Polo Team Manager Women’s – U19 (2005yrs)
Location *: UK with some international travel
- Until conclusion of the European Age Group Championship for players born 2006 or later – no later than September 2023
- Until conclusion of the European Age Group Championship for players born 2005 or later – no later than September 2024
Renumeration: 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 team management support to the England National team and Great Britain team leading up to European Youth and Junior Championships. You will therefore benefit from forming relationships with Swim England and British Swimming team members.
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 athletes is extremely important to Swim England 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 the Swim England Water Polo Talent team and wider Sport Development team.
Swim England anticipates the level of commitment to the role being one weekend per every two months usually Saturday – 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 would like to hear from you.
The 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 Swim England's 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 5 July 2021 and 12 July 2021. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom due to the current pandemic.
How to apply
Please download the Water Polo Team Manager U17 and U19s - 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.