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17 May 2022

Adult and child level 2 Swim England teacher

We are looking for exceptional teachers who can inspire children to swim through fun and innovative lessons at The Portland Centre, delivering excellent standards of customer care towards both swimmers and their families, both in and out of the water.
Job Ref:
£15.75 Per hour
Part Time
Contract / Temp
11 Jun 2022

Overview of the role

We are looking to hire an experienced swim instructor to help children and adults of all ages develop proper swimming techniques and skills. The swim instructor's responsibilities include evaluating each student's performance during swim sessions and providing feedback, completing attendance, progress, and accident reports, and ensuring that all swimming aids and equipment are in good working order. Your primary role will be to teach people of all ages and abilities to develop swimming skills, technique and confidence in the water.

General Duties

  • To ensure the safety and enjoyment of everybody participating in swimming lessons.
  • Regularly checking/risk assessing all pool/poolside areas and the efficient organisation of all lessons to the required governing standards.
  • To take responsibility for all aspects of the daily operations of classes, ensuring your classes are varied, organised, safe and fun for all those participating.
  • To work flexibly when required to do so to cover the swimming programme ensuring teaching consistency/results for pupils.
  • To communicate, tutor and assist all swim lesson customers for the duration of their time on the lesson programme.
  • To develop a friendly but efficient working relationship with the people who use The Portland Centre.
  • To work as part of a team to achieve the continued growth of the swimming programme.
  • To follow the Swim England framework for teaching swimming and to ensure that all relevant documentation is used and completed as recommended by Swim England.
  • To ensure all equipment required for lessons is ready on the poolside before customers arrive for their lessons and that all equipment is returned and stored safely in the correct storage area at the end of each session.
  • To show commitment and be responsible for the success of your lessons.
  • To keep up to date with Swim England, and other relevant governing bodies regarding industry guidelines.
  • Ensure that qualifications and DBS checks are up to date and valid, and continuous professional development is maintained.
  • To have and annually renew Swim England membership.
  • Being a participating member of the FITC Management Team and relevant Committees.
  • To attend regular training sessions relevant to post and identified at your annual appraisal.
  • To comply with requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and all supplementary legislation
  • To adopt full duty of care to all customers and staff, being careful to ensure all Health and Safety requirements are met at all times, providing a safe service and environment, raising concerns promptly with the Swim School Coordinator.
  • To attend regular staff training sessions, be they held in-house or externally and regular meetings with the Swim School Coordinator.
  • To maintain and develop own professional knowledge and awareness.
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities required to, commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility for the post.
  • Ensure safeguarding is embedded within the Organisation .
  • Promote the activities of NCF
  • To support the delivery of other key areas of the business as required.

Shift pattern will be Saturday morning from 8.30am to 10am