Head of Program - Swimming

Full Time/Permanent
Start Date: Negotiable
Closing date: Sunday 23 July 2017

MLC School is seeking a committed and experienced coach to lead our team with integrity and fervour as our Head of Program – Swimming.

The ideal candidate for our team is one who has a great enthusiasm for coaching and a passion for management.


Following direction from both aquatic centre management and the Director of Sports, you would be committed to our goals and be able to work well in a team-oriented environment.

You would be a great communicator with a proven track record coaching swimmers at a national level.

We are looking for a self-motivated and inspiring individual who has the potential to grow our junior and senior squads to discover the best they can be.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Organise and implement effective and cohesive sessions and season plans for junior and senior programs
  • Assist the Aquatic Centre Manager and Director of Sports to ensure awareness and promote educational programs provided
  • Record management – creating and filing records of business activity as required
  • Assist by advising with matters to do with swimming instruction and coaching
  • Work with the Head of PDHPE to develop aquatic based programs and increase the profile of swimming as part an established talent identification program
  • Attend MLC School swimming club's and school teams targeted carnival

It is essential that you have: 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Head coaching role at Secondary School Level  
  • NSW Working with Children Check
  • Silver Coaching Certificate
  • Proven success at national age and open level
  • Senior First Aid Certificate, CPR/Advanced Resuscitation Certificate
  • Knowledge of club, and NSW swimming operation
  • Sports Management or Sports Science Degree/Diploma (desirable)

If you are the successful candidate you will be rewarded with a number of exciting benefits including: 

  • Access to the School’s gym and indoor Aquatic Centre
  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite parking
  • Professional learning opportunities

Consistent with our philosophy of inquiry and personal learning, an exploration of our website will give you a detailed perspective of MLC School, our strategic direction and enviable record of excellence across the full range of student endeavours.

How to Apply

To submit your application, please review the Position Description and email the following documents to recruitment@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au by Sunday 23 July 2017.

  • Current resume, including career history and qualifications (maximum four pages)
  • Names, position titles and contact details (email and phone) of two professional referees
  • A covering letter indicating how your experience and expertise will enable you to deliver to the position requirements and the School’s strategic framework (maximum two pages). 

Applications will only be considered if they include the requirement detailed on the MLC School website.

For a confidential discussion, enquiries about the position may be directed to our Director of Sports – Lisa Filby on 02 8741 3126 or lfilby@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au