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Salisbury Swimmers Compete at British and International level

With thanks to Wiltshire Council for their support

Head Coach Vacancy

Job Summary

Salisbury Stingrays is recruiting for a part time head coach with a performance coaching background. We are a thriving Swim 21 accredited club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire with one masters and 5 junior competitive squads, with some swimmers competing at national level.
The head coach position requires an enthusiastic, committed and experienced individual available to commit to the position of leading the club. Your proven coaching experience across all levels of swimming is important, but so too is your ability to effectively communicate and develop relationships with all club members, parents and volunteers. Your professionalism and integrity with regards to representing the club will be unquestionable.

Qualifications and Experience

UKCC/ASA Level 3 swimming coach.
Experienced UKCC/ASA Level 2 coaches making significant progress towards the level 3 qualification will also be considered.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of coaching at all levels up to and including national level.


Competitive salary reflecting experience and hourly commitment. Out of pocket expenses are paid in addition.


How to apply

For further information and a full job description, please email
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for office and poolside interviews in June.

Pending Chair Vacancy

At last years AGM, our current Chair, Melanie Cusack, announced that she will be stepping down at the end of this year. The Club needs to find a new Chair as soon as possible to facilitate a suitable hand over by the next AGM. The description of the ASA’s view of the role of the Chair is set out below.

Note that running our open meets is not necessarily a role for the Chair and Melanie will continue to fill this role. As such, she will be available to provide support to the new Chair if required.

If you are interested in the role, or know someone who you think would be a good chair, please contact Melanie or any committee member for further information.

 Role of the Chair

To lead the club in pursuit of its objectives and to be responsible for the overall control and management of all club activities.


  • Approachable
  • Enthusiastic with a good knowledge of the sport and club
  • Well organised and able to delegate
  • Ability to control meetings
  • Confident at public speaking

Main Duties

  • To chair and control the meetings of the management committee
  • To be involved, where appropriate, in the coordination of all club activities
  • Oversee decisions made by the management and sub committees
  • Oversee the work of officers and other club personnel
  • In conjunction with the secretary present the annual report
  • In conjunction with the treasurer present the annual accounts
  • Consult with the secretary on the content of the agenda and minutes of meetings
  • Keep up to date on ASA laws, regional rules and club constitution
  • Ensure that statutory documents and other returns are filed on time
  • Advise the treasurer on the use and investment of club funds
  • Report to the officers of the Executive Committee at the first opportunity of any instant decisions taken, and ensure that all policy decisions are ratified by the Executive Committee


The demands of this role depend upon the support provided by other club officers and appropriate use of effective policies.  Dealing with issues as and when they arise plus club requirements i.e. events and club Executive meetings

Benefits to Self

Contribution to ensuring a safe and well-managed club

Changes to the 2017 Calendar

Stingrays is no longer targeting the Swindon dolphins meet at the start of March.  Instead we are targeting the Tigersharks Level 3 meet two weeks later, the same weekend at the Millfield Level 1.

Our website Calendar can be linked to your phone/device for information on the latest changes.