Wednesday 12th September 2018

Strathclyde University Waterpolo Coach

Applications are invited for the position of Water Polo Coach at the University of Strathclyde Swimming and Water Polo Club.

Start Date

Monday 24th September -3rd December 2018 / Term Time Position / Semester 1 (with potential to continue)

Evening & Weekend Hours

2 hours per week excluding extra hours for competitions/ league matches / Monday 20:00-22:00 (2 hours) / Sometimes Wednesdays Afternoon for matches (2 hours)

Role Outline

The Coach is required to lead, managed and deliver coaching services to the Water Polo Club, including training and competitions. Mixed club training sessions take place on Monday evenings 8pm-10pm at Strathclyde Sport, Richmond Street.

Men’s team competitive fixtures take place on Wednesday afternoons and home games will take place at the same venue. Coaches will be required to travel to different universities for league matches with the team.

Please note that number of hours will vary each week due to home matches and away matches.

The successful candidate will create a positive, responsive and productive relationship with the Club and support the development of team(s) in training and competition.

The role is for a maximum of 4 hours per week and the successful candidate will be expected to be registered/register as Self Employed with HMRC and hold their own coaching insurance policy with a PVG.

Job Description

  • Lead coaching at mixed training sessions and on men’s team match days.
  • Attempt to improve technical and tactical development of players.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the student experience through high quality coaching which engages, sustains and increases participation.
  • Maintain accurate records on training attendance, team selections, tactical, and technical analysis of Strathclyde players and opposition teams.
  • Regular evaluation of team performance.
  • In partnership with the committee, responsible and accountable for team selection, determining methods of selection and providing feedback to those not selected.
  • Maintain regular communication with the SUSWPC Club Committee, and Sports Union where required.
  • Communicate and work with the captains effectively.
  • Support the development of student leadership skills, particularly with club committee members.
  • Make sure all sessions comply with Health & Safety standards and maintain high standards with regards to Equality & Diversity.

Personal Specifications


  • A Water Polo coaching qualification
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent motivation skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience of university sport or BUCS/SSS competition


  • Competitive experience at performance level in Water Polo
  • Level 2 or higher UKCC Water Polo coaching qualification
  • A clean driving licence
  • A first aid certificate

Rates of Pay
£12 per hour

Application Process

Applications are considered via a CV and Cover Letter by email outlining the following:

  • Coaching experience
  • Why you are interested in this role
  • Availability to Coach on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons

Please submit applications to Gerard O’Hagan, Water Polo Captain, at by 03/09/18.