Wellingborough Amateur Swimming Club

EDUCATION and DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Role

To source training opportunities for volunteers and to ensure they have attended a Child Protection course if necessary.

 

Skills

  • Well organised and efficient
  • Confident and effective communicator

 

Main Duties

  • Seek out and identify courses to match Club volunteer requirements
  • Keep in regular contact with Northamptonshire Sport
  • Offer available courses to appropriate volunteers
  • Book courses for volunteers and ensure they are informed of joining instructions
  • To assist the committee with the development of the Club's action plan

 

Commitment

Variable ongoing commitment

 

Benefits to Self

Satisfaction of helping others to achieve their full potential

 

SCHOOLS LIAISON OFFICER

Role

To be the main link between the Club and local education establishments & organisations

 

Skills

  • Knowledge of local schools and colleges
  • Well organised and efficient
  • Sound knowledge of the club
  • Confident and effective communicator

 

Main Duties

  • Establish and develop links with local schools
  • Distribute information to schools
  • Manage and promote club links with identified schools
  • Liaise with Development Officer, Club Coach and Head teacher to organise taster/come and try sessions
  • Invite pupils via school links to attend specific taster/come and try sessions
  • Liaise with local Schools, Sports/Swimming Development Officer, Schools Sports Co-ordinators &  Active Sports Swimming Development Officer
  • Attend local Swimming Festivals

 

Commitment

Variable ongoing responsibility

 

Benefits to Self

Satisfaction of using knowledge and skills to give more children the opportunity to experience competitive swimming.

 

WORKFORCE CO-ORDINATOR

 

Role

Co-ordinating the work of volunteers within the club and encouraging more people to join the team.

 

Skills

  • Well organised and able to delegate
  • Enthusiastic and persuasive.
  • Naturally friendly and helpful.
  • Confident and effective communicator

 

Main Duties

  • First contact for all volunteers
  • Know all club volunteers.
  • Ensure key jobs have job descriptions and new volunteers are clear about their role.
  • Supervise and oversee all volunteers
  • Liaise with the Officers of the Club to ensure all roles are covered.
  • Ensure that each volunteer is aware of the Child Protection Policy and Procedures and knows the club Child Welfare Officer.
  • Awareness of the Sport England - Volunteers Investment Programme (VIP) and ASA information on volunteering.
  • Liaise with Officers of the Club to organise recruitment events for volunteers.

 

Commitment

An average of two hours per week plus attendance at monthly Committee Meetings.

 

Benefits to Self

Satisfaction of contributing to the efficient running of the Club and working with a group of enthusiastic people.

 

WELFARE OFFICER

Role

To be responsible for the implementation of good practice and child protection policies within the club

 

Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of child protection legislation and policies as they affect the club.
  • Naturally friendly.
  • Good listener
  • Good communication
  • Tactful, discreet and able to maintain confidentiality

 

 

Main Duties

  • To ensure all possible child protection concerns are dealt with following the ASA Child Protection Guidelines (Wavepower document) in a timely manner.
  • To maintain, administer and manage the completion of the CRB check forms
  • To be aware of the child protection policies and procedures of the ASA and to receive all updates of this nature from the ASA
  • To ensure Swimline is promoted by the leaflet on the club notice board
  • To raise awareness of good child protection practice with the teachers and coaches through the ASA/Sports Coach UK Good Practice and Child Protection workshop.
  • To ensure volunteers (other than teachers and coaches) within the club are introduced to good child protection practice through the NSPCC module, Keeping Children Safe in Sport
  • To attend the ASA Time to Listen workshop

 

Commitment

Dealing with issues promptly as and when they arise.

Occasional attendance at committee meetings to deal with issues.

 

Benefits to Self

Satisfaction of using skills to ensure a safe environment in which the swimmers can enjoy their sport.

 

DISABILITY LIAISON OFFICER

Role

To be an adviser for the Club and athletes with disabilities

 

Skills

  • Knowledge of relevant disability legislation
  • Knowledge of ASA and Club disability policy
  • An interest in disability swimming
  • Confident and effective communicator

 

 

Main Duties

  • To liaise with the County Disability Liaison Officer
  • To arrange disability awareness training for club volunteers, teachers and coaches through the Club Education Officer
  • To identify any additional training needs within the Club in relation to providing opportunities for disabled people
  • To ensure that any disabled swimming members are aware of the training and competitive swimming opportunities available to them
  • To develop links with local disability swimming clubs and disability sports organisations

 

Commitment

Variable ongoing responsibility

 

Benefits to Self

Satisfaction of being in a position to help children get the most out of swimming.

 

PRESS OFFICER 

Role

To provide copy for the local press 

 

Skills

  • Confident and effective communicator, especially in writing
  • Well organised and efficient
  • Sound knowledge of the club
  • An interest or background in marketing and promotion

 

Main Duties

  • Establish working relations with local media
  • Issue reports on club events to the media

 

Commitment

Ongoing weekly responsibility

 

Benefits to Self

Satisfaction of having press releases taken up by the media

 

SWIM 21 CO-ORDINATOR

 

Role

To co-ordinate the implementation/development of the Swim 21 initiative within the club.

 

Skills

  • Well organised and methodical
  • Administration skills
  • In depth knowledge of Club
  • Enthusiastic and a good motivator
  • Confident and effective communicator

 

Main Duties

  • Oversee the audit and action planning stages of the Swim 21 process within the club
  • Initiate procedures throughout the Club to meet Swim 21 requirements and bring about compliance.
  • To liaise with the Regional Development Officers, Local Authority Sports Development Officer, Swim 21 Club Committee and Club Members
  • To keep the club updated on its progress through the Swim 21 process
  • To ensure that Club Members are informed of Swim 21 courses and seminars
  • To liaise with the Treasurer and Management Committee with regard to funding the implementation of the Clubs Swim 21 Action Plan

 

Commitment

Variable depending on stage of Swim 21.  Attendance at monthly committee meetings.

 

Benefits to Self

Satisfaction of managing a complex task and achieving competition on schedule.

 

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