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Club Development Support Officer - Swim England South West Region

  • Location: South West
  • Organisation: Swim England
  • Salary: £22,500 - £23,625 dependent on experience
  • Contract: 8 month maternity cover basis, working 35 hours a week.
  • Closing Date: 22 March 2024 |

About The Role

The South West Region are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Club Development Support Officer to join the team on an 8 month maternity cover basis, working 35 hours a week. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Region as part of a busy team. The key purpose to the role is to work with the region, affiliated counties and clubs to support the implementation of the regional strategy and the delivery of the regional club development committee plan.

Your role will be working closely with clubs across the region to support their development and growth and to ensure good governance is maintained through the club accreditation process. Delivering a first class administration support and customer service to the region, its clubs and members. We are seeking a friendly, passionate individual with a positive outlook and great attention to detail to support the region in its delivery of aquatic sport.

Some of this role's responsibilities will fall outside of the usual core working hours, with an expectation of a minimum of one evening per week alongside occasional weekends (this time would usually make up part of your 35 hour working week).

Reporting to the Regional Chair your responsibilities will be to:

  • Act as the front line support for affiliated counties and clubs.
  • Support and manage the Pathway Programme, in line with the delivery timeline and budget including staff and facilities payment.
  • Support the region with general administration

Interviews to be held online, on the 27th February, via Teams.

About You

In order to be shortlisted for the next stage in the process you must demonstrate within your application how you meet the following criteria:


  • A strong IT knowledge including the Microsoft Office Package and the ability to input data and produce reports
  • Administration experience with a proven ability of managing a varied programme
  • Experience managing social media accounts, website maintenance and producing basic marketing materials
  • An ability to communicate effectively both written on verbal
  • Proven ability to work within a team whilst also acting on own initiative


  • Experience minute taking and producing minutes
  • Knowledge of the aquatics industry and club swimming within a region
  • Knowledge or experience of sport development

So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you. Please contact for an informal conversation regarding the role. 


Further information

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.


Swim England is committed to inclusion and embracing the spirit of all equalities legislation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled people. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce is not reflective of today’s society and we are currently operating a pilot scheme whereby applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds can opt into our guaranteed interview scheme. Candidates that have opted into the scheme will be guaranteed an interview provided that they have demonstrated, within their application, that they meet the essential criteria for the role. When completing the application, applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to ‘Opt In’ to the scheme, by ticking the box.

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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