Swim Coach

  • Do you want to dive into your Swim Coach career?
  • Casual position with view for part time from mid-year
  • Free access to all UQ Sport venues
  • Hourly rate $27.30 + super + benefits

UQ Sport is an independent, not-for-profit organisation responsible for the promotion of sport, physical recreation and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle within the University of Queensland and broader communities. We deliver over 380 diverse programs to students, staff and alumni of the University and general public.

UQ Sport, winner of the HRD Bronze Employer of Choice award, employs over 70 permanent staff and over 240 casuals throughout St Lucia and Gatton campuses. As an employer we pride ourselves on our commitment to achieving work life balance through flexible working arrangements, health and wellbeing initiatives, and providing a fun and supportive environment.

UQ Sport is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Swim Coach to become part of the UQ Sport team. The successful applicant must have a passion for swimming and a desire to get the most out of all swimmers in their squad, irrespective of swimming ability.

The squad program is delivered Monday to Thursday 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Friday 3:30pm to 6:00pm and Saturday 6:00 am to 9:00 am. We’re initially looking for someone to deliver coaching for the Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday sessions with a view to increase hours to cover all sessions from mid-year.

Under the direction of the Head Coach Aquatics, UQ Sport has a well-established swimming squad program, which offers both competitive and recreational swimming opportunities for all ages and abilities. The UQ Swimming Club is an affiliated club through UQ Sport and offers an opportunity for swimmers to compete against other clubs.

UQ Sport’s swim squad program seeks to ensure a fun training environment, where swimmers want to participate and swim their best. A key emphasis of the competitive squad program is on learning the correct skills and swimming technique.

The Swim Coach is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of high quality swimming programs and provision of a consistent customer experience to create an environment that will maximise participation and increase revenue.

This includes the effective delivery of swimming coaching programs and squad sessions; delivery of initiatives to increase involvement of key stakeholders in swimming programs; provision of exceptional service to current and potential customers and ongoing promotion of UQ Sport’s products and services; communication and consultation with casual staff to ensure that the delivery of these activities meet industry best practice standards and customer expectations; and maintaining a positive profile for UQ Sport in the wide University community.

You’ll have previous coaching experience and a Junior Squad and Assistant Coach Licence or higher. You’re self-motivated, energetic and personable with excellent communication and customer service skills. Your exceptional relationship building skills will see you integrating well within the organisation. Your well-developed planning and organisational skills will put you ahead of the rest.

For this role you’re required to have current:
• First Aid certificate
• CPR certificate
• RLSS Pool Lifeguard certificate

• FREE access to all UQ Sport venues
• FREE entry to group fitness programs
• Discount on a range of UQ Sport offerings
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Applications close 21 February 2017 with an immediate start. As part of your application please include a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential requirements as listed in the position description. Applications will close upon appointment of a successful applicant.
Download the position description (PDF)