Coach Advisor x 8
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract (A Maximum of 64 hours)
Location: Home Based with travel to visit designated coaches within geographical region
This is an exciting opportunity working within the Talent Department. You will be responsible for facilitating the learning for an identified number of coaches (4) within a geographical area. Together with providing expert advice on coaching practice and behaviors.
Reporting to the Coach Development Manager – Swimming, you will also be responsible for leading two group mentoring sessions with the identified coaches whilst providing key support. You will deliver key national philosophical messages on the Team Coaching Behaviours to all the coaches and ensure that these principles are disseminated to the wider organisation
Scope and Accountabilities
(The degree of leadership / managerial / budgetary or people responsibility and/or key focus of the role - what it is expected to deliver)
· Provide key mentoring support to up to four coaches across a geographical area through three mentoring sessions per coach per year
· Be an advocate of and exhibit British Swimming and England Talent Team Coaching Behaviours and Practices
· Be in support of British Swimming and England Talent athlete and coach development philosophies (process orientated coaching)
· Lead and facilitate two peer mentoring sessions with the identified coaches.
· Maintain regular contact with your assigned coaches through email, telephone etc
· Support and facilitate on key British Swimming & Swim England Coaching workshops.
(The breadth of collaborative working and influence over internal / external stakeholders)
· Work in collaboration with the Coach Development Manager to further develop your skills and approach to mentoring
· Attend two ‘upskilling’ days per annum led by the Coach Development Manager. This will involve training, sharing of good practice and exchanging of ideas and approaches to coaching.
· Offer guidance, facilitate learning and check and challenge the coaches on behaviours and practices
· Build relationships, provide advice and feedback through conversation and appropriate resources
· Ensure British Swimming and Swim England Team Coaching Behaviours are integral to your conversations, behaviours and practices.
· Work in collaboration with fellow peer coaches
(The extent to which the role demands strategic thinking to influence colleagues and stakeholders in support of the organization’s aims).
· Deliver key national philosophical messages on Team Coaching Behaviours to all coaches whilst encouraging these principles/messages to be disseminated wider.
· Provide advice and support to specified coaches on the England Coaching pathway as identified by the Coach Development Manager and England Talent Officers
· Provide any technical advice where appropriate and applicable.
Managerial / Professional Expertise
(The degree of technical knowledge and experience which is needed)
· Have proven experience of working within a mentor type role of facilitated learning
· Engaged within British Swimming and or England Programmes/England Talent athlete/coach activity within the past two years
· Qualified to a minimum of a level 3 coaching qualification
· Empathetic & emotionally intelligent with the ability to make personal connections and quickly build positive relationships
· Self-aware with clear personal and professional development goals: a desire to further develop existing mentoring and coaching skills
· A willingness and interest in developing personal expertise and practice: embraces new knowledge, new skills and the opportunity to ‘do things differently’
· Intuitive and adaptable with strong planning knowledge and skills
· An understanding of/interest in effective learning environments for coaches
· An interest in and a desire to learn about key, contemporary theories used to evaluate, understand and plan for coaches’ development
· Understands/has an interest in mentoring and the knowledge and skills required to support mentee coaches within the England Talent Pathway
· Has excellent questioning and listening skills and a desire to improve them further
· Understands and supports the England Talent Pathway philosophy
· Has excellent technical knowledge and the ability to share this knowledge simply and effectively
(The actual tasks and KPIs against which performance is measured and appraised)
· Conduct three 1:1 mentoring sessions per year with each coach (up to 4 coaches)
· Conduct two peer mentoring sessions with your designated coaches per year
· Exhibit British Swimming and Swim England Team Coaching Behaviours consistently in your daily coaching practice
· With other key stakeholders, contribute to the development of an effective learning environment for coaches and other practitioners across the region
· Maintain regular communication and provide written reports on regularly agreed basis with the Swim England Coach Development Manager on impact of sessions
· The post holder will proactively comply with and promote all organisation policies, in particular those relating to Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.
· Attendance at 2 central upskilling/training days per year
How to apply
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Send your CV and cover letter outlining the skills and experience you can bring to this role referring to the advert, person specification and job description to firstname.lastname@example.org
This should include any personal interests and unpaid activities. Include as much detail as possible to support your application, we receive hundreds of applications so make yours stand out! (We would recommend at least 300 words.)
If you would like a discussion around the role, please contact Joanna Jones - Coach Development Manager, Swim England – email; email@example.com or Telephone 07583065254
Applications received without all elements above will not be considered for shortlisting.
Closing date: Wednesday 20 September 2017. Applications after this time will not be considered
Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 25 September and Monday 2 October