Sad News

on Sunday, 07 April 2013.

Liz Atkinson RCP Manager at Edinburgh Leisure

Liz Atkinson died at home yesterday.  Liz will be sadly missed by her collegues friends and associates.
Our thoughts are with her husband and young son Jake at this time

Age Group Coach

on Friday, 05 April 2013.

Swim West Lothian

Age Group Coach

Swim West Lothian
seeks an

Age Group Coach


Swim West Lothian’s Management committee is seeking to appoint an “Age Group Coach” within its coaching Team. This Composite Club is now in a position to establish the new and exciting position of an “Age Group Coach”. The successful applicant will work with the Head Coach and other coaching staff members to deliver further successes for the composite club at both District, National and International level.


Swim West Lothian was set up in 2007 with a performance squad and one full-time Performance coach; it now has an established, well-structured programme with 2 full-time members of staff and 3 part-time coaches and a Learn to Swim Co-ordinator. Swim West Lothian is a strong swimming structure within West Lothian made up of the 6 member clubs residing within West Lothian.

The West Lothian area has produced a number of swimmers achieving success at District, National Age Group and Youth level over the years, as well as athletes on National and International programmes. This post provides the successful applicant the opportunity to build upon that success and facilitate taking the programme to a higher level.




The individual appointed will primarily be responsible for the day to day coaching of the “Performance Development Squad” and assisting with the delivery of the Performance programme. The coach will be working with the Head Coach, coaching team, Swim West Lothian Management Committee, an enthusiastic group of committed local swimming clubs and key partners.


The programme requires a highly motivated, creative and ambitious individual with a personal background in swimming; experience of coaching at Age Group level is essential and being able to demonstrate a proven record of success. To fulfil this role you should be a good communicator, in the first instance with swimmers, coaches, and parents, with the ability to develop sound relationships and to work closely with our partners and management committee to maximise the performance of swimmers throughout our programme. The candidate should hold a recognised swimming coaching qualification equivalent to ASA or UKCC Level 2. Minimum 1 year coaching experiences as well as a Disclosure Scotland/PVG check are required


This remuneration for this position is based on experience; the post holder will be contracted to hold an agreement with Swim West Lothian Management Committee and will be on a self-employed basis. Hours and term of contract to be discussed. It will be a part time job in the first instance.

Interested persons should direct their questions, and curriculum vitae to The Secretary, Swim West Lothian, 18 Galloway Crescent, Broxburn, EH52 6XN Or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Closing date:    26th April 2013


Interview date:   w/c 13th May 2013


In partnership with:

Coaching and Volunteer Co-ordinator

on Thursday, 04 April 2013.

Based: Waverley Court, Edinburgh City, EH8.

Coaching and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Coaching and Volunteer Co-ordinator: (fixed term for 12 months)


Based: Waverley Court, Edinburgh City, EH8.


Salary: £22,673 - £27,106

Hours per week: 36

Closing Date: 18 April 2013


Reference Number: EDN005155

To apply visit


Job Description:

The purpose of this post is to ensure a coordinated and effective approach to coach & volunteer development and delivery of the Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) programme for the City of Edinburgh Council and the wider sporting community.  The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the development of the city’s coaching and volunteering workforce through the Coaching Edinburgh service to strengthen links between the player and coach pathways and ensure a planned approach to the education, development and deployment of coaches in the city.


Job Activities

Coaching Edinburgh

  • Build on the foundations of the ‘Coaching Edinburgh’ service, continuing to provide excellent coach education information and scholarships
  • Coordinate local coach education and CPD needs across the city.
  • Develop an online social media presence for Coaching Edinburgh to support all coaches across the city
  • Increase the quality and quantity of coaches actively deployed across the city


Positive Coaching Scotland

  • Coordinate the PCS programme across the city through developing a systematic plan for workshop delivery
  • Create and lead a sustainable and quality assured PCS tutor workforce through liaison with internal and external colleagues.


Partnership working

  • Build excellent working relationships with key partners including Sportscotland, Scottish Governing Bodies, Active Schools, Community Sports Hubs, Edinburgh Leisure and ClubSportEdinburgh to deliver coach and volunteer initiatives.
  • Support the development and delivery of the Edinburgh Coaching Awards.



  • Provide an administrative and reporting function for coaching and volunteering projects.
  • Review and improve processes to manage the various programmes effectively and efficiently.



Sam Langstaff | Regional Coaching & Volunteering Manager | sportscotland
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