JOB TITLE: Swimming Instructor
BUSINESS UNIT: Walnuts Leisure Centre
REPORTS TO: Swimming Co-ordinator
To coach swimming to a specified target population.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
To promote swimming sport to participants and encourage them to maintain participation and progression. To ensure the participants are provided with suitable levels of coaching. To develop the participants skills through effective planning, organisation of sessions and use of appropriate resources. To ensure that sessions take place in a safe and secure environment. To be responsible for the well being of the participants attending the session, which includes making those taking part aware of the rules, organisational and safety requirements and ensuring all participants abide by such rules. To ensure the standards of inclusive practice are adhered to in line with agreed swimming projects' standards. To undertake administration duties as and when required, including monitoring attendance figures, registration forms and registers of attendance. To be responsible, where appropriate, for all necessary equipment. Liaise closely with line manager regarding amendments to sessions particularly regarding timing and absence. To ensure arrival at a session venue is punctual and provided for adequate preparations the session can start at the agreed time. To understand and follow the company safeguarding policy. To ensure that all necessary qualifications for the post are maintained and renewed. Attendance at regular training sessions.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Well-developed verbal and communication skills in order to ensure effective communication and deliver high quality swimming lessons to pupils with a wide range of ages and abilities.
Proven planning and organisational skills.
Proven ability to work to time schedules.
Ability to deal with queries and concerns with tact and sensitivity.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as individually.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Basic IT/admin skills
A good working knowledge of swimming.
Understanding of safeguarding and equal opportunities policies
Experience of teaching pupils in groups of mixed abilities and ages.
ASA Level 2
ASA Level 1 applicants will be considered but will need to pass an assessment and show commitment to achieving Level 2
National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches or demonstrate a willingness to work to this.
Satisfactory health clearance
Two satisfactory references
Satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
DATE OF LAST REVIEW: May 16