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Swim Teacher
Various Locations Around Leicester City, United Kingdom
Leicester
Leicester
United Kingdom
£19,312 - £24,491 FTE
Part time
19 Sep 2021
25 Aug 2021
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About the job

Would you like to become part of our growing Active Leicester team? Are you a qualified Swim Teacher who can deliver motivating and engaging lessons for all ages and ability levels?

Active Leicester run swim lessons across all of our leisure centres in the city. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Swim Teacher to help grow and develop our programme and provide a positive and enjoyable learning experience for all participants. Join us as a Swim Teacher and you’ll become a valued member of our highly motivated, passionate, and dynamic team play a key role in expanding the offering at Active Leicester and help deliver our vision.

As a Level 1 Swim Teacher, you’ll teach group sessions under the supervision of a higher-level swim teacher. We’ll provide you with relevant training and support to progress to Level 2. As a Level 2 Teacher, you’ll mentor, advise, and supervise lower level swim teachers. Appointment to either Level 1 or 2 will depend on the outcome of the selection process and experience/qualification of the successful candidates.

You’ll be based at one of the leisure centres but have the flexibility to work across the various sites. We have various part-time, permanent posts. Hours of work may include daytime, evenings, and weekends. There are set days each week, however this may change to best suit our programme and centres.

The full-time salary for this post is £19,312 - £19,698 per annum for Level 1 and £22,183 - £24,491 per annum for Level 2. However, the salary will be pro-rata for part-time hours.

Your role

As a Swim Teacher, you’ll work closely with the leisure centre teams to deliver swimming lessons to Active Leicester customers, ensuring you create a safe and welcoming environment for physical activity. You’ll develop and supervise a programme of instruction sessions, assess the level of prospective members, and maintain accurate records of progress and attainment of participants on the portal. Using your expertise, you’ll provide feedback and information to service users.

What you'll need

You’ll have an appropriate Swimming Teaching ASA Level 1 or 2 qualification. With previous experience of working with swimming aids and equipment, you’ll have good understanding of devising and delivering engaging swim classes for participants of varying abilities and from a variety backgrounds and cultures. Using excellent communication skills, you’ll deliver high levels of customer service and be able to appropriately deal with irate or distressed customers. You’ll be able to motivate and encourage members of all ages to ensure everyone feels confident within your sessions.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package,take a look at out benefits calculator.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

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