Join our team as our new Regional Manager

This role is located in the East Region and will be managed by Swim England East Region. The contract will jointly be managed by the Region and Swim England.

Comprising of the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex (excluding those areas of Essex that are London Boroughs), Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Swim England East Region is one of eight regions in England. Regions form the middle of three tiers of national, regional and county swimming governance, each with specific areas of responsibility. The Region is managed at a strategic level by a Board of Directors, with the day-to-day responsibility for the aquatic disciplines lying with its volunteer managers and committees.

Swim England East Region works in partnership with Swim England to ensure that we have compatible strategies and development plans. The Region employs a small team of dedicated staff to ensure that our clubs, athletes, coaches and volunteers are able to access the support, training and education they need to reach their full potential. We are confident that by investing in development, swimming in the East Region will continue to improve, and that we will see more of our athletes succeeding on the national and international stage.

The Region also strives to provide a high standard of regional competitions for athletes from all disciplines. We see regional competition as the stepping-stone towards competing at a national and international level, and are committed to providing competitions that prepare athletes for progression to the next level.

Find out more about what it’s like to work with us and the Swim England family here and download a summary of our employee benefits here.

About The Role

Swim England East Region is seeking to appoint an experienced and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Regional Manager and to manage a team to deliver an effective development programme. The successful applicant will prioritise the requirements of the region and be responsible for leading and guiding the development and governance within the region.  Most importantly the role will be providing support and guidance for East Region clubs and their members.  This role will play an instrumental part in driving and increasing the membership within the membership in the region by ensuring effective, self-sustaining clubs are at the heart of the region’s development. The region is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who will need guidance to maintain the plans and budgets in place.To succeed, the applicant will need to be results-driven, demonstrate an understanding of Governance, possess leadership qualities, and ideally have management experience.  Knowledge of the sector is essential.  You will also require skills in managing people as will have responsibility for other staff members.

Whilst the majority of the role falls within core working hours there will be an expectation of flexibility to meet the needs of the region and work some unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends.
To find out more about the role, download the full Job Description and Person Specification document.

About You

In order to be shortlisted for the next stage in the process you must demonstrate within your application how you meet the following essential criteria:
  • Experience of working with volunteers and clubs
  • Experience of managing and leading teams
  • Ability to manage and support staff and volunteers to gain the most from each individuals skills
  • Track record of excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience working with and understanding good governance
  • Experience working within a fast-paced environment with excellent time management skills
  • Experience of cultivating and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Experience or an understanding of sport development and the aquatics landscape
  • Experience of project management, including funding requests
  • Track record of working within standard operating procedures with a systematic approach to problems
  • Living in or knowledge of the region
So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.

Swim England East Region together with Swim England is committed to inclusion and embracing the spirit of all equalities legislation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled people. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce is not reflective of today’s society and we are currently operating a pilot scheme whereby applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds can opt into our guaranteed interview scheme. Candidates that have opted into the scheme will be guaranteed an interview provided that they have demonstrated, within their application, that they meet the essential criteria for the role. When completing the application, applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to ‘Opt In’ to the scheme, by ticking the box.

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via [email protected]. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact [email protected]

To apply and download a job description please visit:–east-region.html

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