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Assistant Coach and Coordinator of Middle School Swimming

Brisbane Grammar School


  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 2 Nov 2020
Applications 0

Description

The School

Brisbane Grammar School is a non-denominational boys’ school of about 1700 students (Years 5-12) situated in Spring Hill. The School maintains a 150-year strong tradition of academic excellence, an extensive cocurricular program, and student wellbeing programs across the school and Boarding facility. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and professional staff who provide an exceptional learning environment which is responsive to the needs of our students.

The Role

The Brisbane Grammar School Swimming Program operates all year round, providing aquatic coaching services to BGS students and the wider community. The program’s primary business is to provide quality aquatic coaching and instruction to all BGS students enrolled in years 5 to 12. We also strive to provide a complete developmental pathway for all athletes from stroke development to high performance.

The key responsibilities within this role will pivot between being the Coordinator of Middle School Swimming and Assistant Coach Swimming. Within this the incumbent will:

  • Lead the facilitation and operation of the BGS Middle School GPS Swimming Program.
  • Assist in providing leadership and mentoring to all BGS Swimming Program squad coaches.
  • Provide high quality coaching, whilst delivering a planned and graduated training program to Brisbane Grammar School Students and assisting the BGS Swimming Program as directed by the Head Coach
  • Liaise with GPS Program Leader and Swimming Club Director & Head Coach on needs of individual students, ensuring a holistic approach to student well-being.
  • Assist the Swimming Club Director & Head Coach with all operational & administrational requirements of the BGS Swimming

Brisbane Grammar School is currently seeking an experienced professional to join the team on a fixed-term basis.  

The Successful Candidate

You will be skilled professional with excellent communication and teamworking skills. You will also have superior interpersonal and problem-solving skills with the ability to influence and create high performing teams

Essential perquisites for the role:

  • Bronze License accredited swim coach with a minimum 5 years’ experience in a State/National Age training/competition environment
  • Proven experience in coaching swimmers aged 10 years and over
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR/Resuscitation Certificate

Desirable prerequisites for the role:  

  • Successful campaign delivery at a State & National Level
  • Silver License accredited swim coach with a minimum 5 years’ experience in a State/National Age/Open training/competition environment
  • Demonstrated management skills including the ability to plan strategically, to monitor and evaluate squad swimming programs
  • Up to date with current trends and practices in elite sports coaching
  • Experience in staff management including leadership, staff training and rostering

Applicants for all positions must be eligible for a positive notice and a blue card through the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.  Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their suitability to work with or around children.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria

Application Instruction

To be considered applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter (1-1½ pages) addressing the criteria
  2. A full CV including
    1. The names, addresses, titles and telephone numbers of two (2) recent professional referees. One of these referees should be the applicant’s most recent direct supervisor and the other the applicant’s most recent Headmaster/Principal (if applicable).  The School also reserves the right to contact other persons who may have relevant knowledge of your qualifications and experience. 
    2. Evidence of your relevant training certification.
  3. Photo Identification (e.g. passport, or both sides of a Driver’s License).

Only applications adhering to the above will be considered. Brisbane Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found.

For further information please contact recruitment@brisbanegrammar.com.

Applications close: 2 November 2020 at 4.00 pm

Brisbane Grammar School

(07) 3834 5742

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