Manchester City Council
                                 Job Description
                    Head Junior Aquatic Development Coach, Grade 6
                       Manchester Leisure, Sports Development

The main contacts of the job are Head Age Group Swim Coach, Head of Swimming
Coaching, Swimming Co-ordinators, local swimming clubs. The post holder will be
responsible for the mentoring of the coaches delivering the programme.

Main Purpose of the Job:

To be responsible for the delivery of the development stage of the Manchester Coaching
Programme, including in-school and after-school activities, city-wide development groups,
local clubs and City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team.

Main Duties

1.    To monitor and review all elements of the coaching programme including risk
      assessment, Health and Safety issues at local facilities are implemented.

2.    To establish a long-term development plan for the citywide improvement of the
      Development Swim Coaching Programme.

3.    To provide technical and statistical information to the Strategic Aquatics Manager and
      to the Head Age Group Swim Coach.

4.    In consultation with the Head Age Group Swim Coach, plan and co-ordinate the
      effective delivery of an accessible city-wide coaching programme that will provide
      pathways to focal hub Group Swim facilities and activities at MAC.

5.    To ensure the coaching philosophy and development techniques within Manchester
      compliment those within the National programme.

6.    In consultation with schools and clubs, to ensure that strong and effective school-club
      links are established and maintained.

7.    In partnership with the other Manchester Swimming Coaches and Strategic Aquatics
      Manager ensure the co-ordination and delivery of NGB initiatives into mainstream

8.    To ensure effective communication with a diverse working group and to build
      relationships with coaches and swimmers.

9.    To implement a talent Identification programme in line with National Governing Body

10.   To organise, plan and promote the delivery of an annual Development Swim events
      programme, reflecting primary school, high school and club participation.

11.   In consultation with Schools, Clubs and Regional Governing Body representatives to
      assist in the co-ordination of the work programme of the Manchester Aquatics
      Development Group by mentoring and advising coaches, school teachers and other
      appropriate staff in the planning and implementation of their development programme.

12.   The postholder will be responsible for resources and finance (budget monitoring and
      contribution to budget setting).

13.   To promote the City Council’s values and objectives in a practical, positive way and to
      support the delivery of Manchester City Council Sports policy.

14.   To manage a diverse workload for self and volunteers involved in the community
      coaching programme.

Where the postholder is disabled, every effort will be made to supply all necessary aids,
adaptations or equipment to allow them to carry out all the duties of the job. If however, a
certain task proves to be unachievable, job re-design will be fully considered.

                                Manchester City Council
                                 Person Specification
                           Head Junior Aquatic Development Coach

For this job we are looking for:

Holder of a Level 3 coaching award.

To have or be willing to work towards coaching awards in the other aquatic disciplines.

Knowledge of the structure of Development Swimming both locally and nationally.

Good communication skills, both oral and written.

Evidence of ability to work on own initiative and plan workload.

Evidence of good administrative and organizational skills.

Evidence of ability to produce and interpret statistical data.

Knowledge and understanding of the City Council’s policies with regards to sport and equal

Active listening and verbal communication skills for effective interaction with members of the
public and staff at all levels.

Personal Style and Behaviour

Interpersonal sensitivity and concern when dealing with the public and colleagues at work.

Self-motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to required timescales and quality

Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with the public and colleagues at work.

The flexibility to adapt to changing workload demands and new organisational challenges.

Personal commitment to ensure services are equally accessible and appropriate to the
diverse needs of service users.

Personal commitment to continuous self development.

Personal commitment to continuous service improvement.

Willing to comply with the City Council’s policies and procedures.

Willingness to consent to and apply for an enhanced disclosure check.


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