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25/08-2019

Suðuroyar Swim Club is seeking a Head Coach.

Suðuroyar Swim Club (Suðuroyar Svimjifelag) or as we locals say “SuSvim” is located on the third largest Island in the Faroe Islands.  Suðuroy (South Island) has a modern community with approximately 5.000 inhabitants and all common facilities.

Suðuroyar Swim club has approximately 150 members. 50 participate in the swim school, and 25 competitive swimmers. The club has access to two swimming pools (the main pool 50m in Vágur, and a smaller pool of 12,5m in Tvøroyri), fitness center, as well as other sport facilities. New indoor arena has opened next to the main swimming pool.

Currently the competitive swimmers of the club compete in National, Nordic and European competitions, with some of the swimmers highly ranked in their respective European age group. The club wants to  strengthen its position to be the best in the country, and to have swimmers among the best in the Nordic countries, and within 4 years among the best in Europe’s junior levels.

Suðuroyar Swim Club is seeking a Head Coach, who will coach the elite teams, and supervise the competitive sector of the club in whole, ensuring that the coaching of all teams, is consistent and applies to the overall philosophy of the club.

Responsibilities: – arrange and prepare the training of the elite team – supervise the competitive sector of the club, and motivate and instruct respective trainers – motivate swimmers in their daily training and in preparation for competitions – advice swimmers with regards to lifestyle e.g. food, rest, etc. – communicate with club stakeholders e.g. board of directors, parents, the national swimming association, the Faroese swimming community – with support from main stakeholders drive the club into a world class swim club – visualize new possibilities and ideas for the club – be focused on physical and psychological health of the swimmers – ensure a sound and steady age related development without injuries – be an active pool side coach along with the assisting trainers – explore and communicate the latest knowledge and best practises in the world of swimming and disseminate this new knowledge to the rest of the club – especially fellow trainers – participate actively in competitions and training camps.

Skills: – a degree in coaching and/or considerable experience and relevant education in sports – international and/or national credentials – high work commitment – be inspiring and communicative – be responsible and independent in the daily work – keen to share knowledge and experience with other coaches in the club – communicate clearly in English or a Scandinavian language

We offer you: – the opportunity to work in a small, peaceful and stimulating society of 50,000 people with its own language and culture – the opportunity to achieve acknowledgement and appreciation by the people of the Faroe Islands – the opportunity to contribute to the advancement and wellbeing of the Island Suðuroy – a stimulating and challenging opportunity, where you directly determine your own work environment, and develop your own projects and goals – the possibility to become part of the National coach team. Faroe Islands are an individual member of FINA. Furthermore Faroese swimmers can participate in the Olympic Games. – the opportunity to collaborate with an active board of directors and a resourceful group of parents – a salary that is commensurate with your experience and qualifications – the support of the club to locate suitable housing, a 2 year contract with 3 to 6 month’s trial period and a possibility of further extension.

Further information: You are welcome to contact the chairman of the club Marlon Kjærbo by email: susvim@susvim.fo

Applications shall be sent to Suðuroyar Svimjifelag by mail : susvim@susvim.fo

Application deadline is September 10th. 2019. It is our wish, that the new Head Coach can start on the 15st. of September, or asap. However the position will remain open, until a suitable Head Coach is found.