Market Drayton, Shropshire
Locations: Shropshire Community Leisure Trust Swimming Pool
Working Hours: We are very flexible and have hours to suit most candidates.
Salary: £10 per hour following completion of our fully funded national qualifications with the potential to rise to £15 per hour if you complete further training and qualifications
** Training Course running Monday to Friday 25th – 29th July 10am-6:30pm **
Here at Shropshire Community Leisure Trust our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team.
We have an exciting opportunity for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to train as Swimming Teachers and join our friendly teams in providing safe and fun lessons in our first-class facilities.
Teaching Swimming will provide you with fulfilling and enjoyable work by teaching people of all ages and abilities a life saving skill.
This role could see you working with individuals, therapeutic groups, schools, or in our range of public classes. Either way though you’ll carry out the lesson plans, ensure the safe use and storage of equipment, complete pupil records, and carry out assessment sessions.
Ultimately, you’ll ensure your pupils continue to progress, providing them with confidence in the water – and you with an enormous sense of achievement and pride.
This is your chance to train potential athletes, ensure children remain safe and aware of the risks around water and build confidence in all service users.
Who knows, it maybe you getting a thank you from the Olympic swimmers of the future!
We share your passion for leisure and we will offer a safe, fun and professional working environment with excellent development opportunities. You will also receive free gym membership for you and a family member across our fantastic leisure centres!
What you’ll need to do this role
First and foremost you must be available for all of the training dates and times Monday to Friday 25th – 29th July 10am-6:30pm.
You’ll need to have excellent customer service skills as you’ll be interacting heavily with our customers. So, whether you’ve earned that experience in a leisure or another customer facing environment, you’ll be a people person who is happy dealing with people of all ages and backgrounds.
As a teacher you’ll naturally be able to motivate and manage your students, have excellent planning skills, and be a good communicator.
The qualifications we will provide you with usually cost over £300, but all we ask of you is cover the cost of your STA membership which is just £49 and you come with a positive can do attitude.
Lastly, to become a successful swimming teacher it will be essential for you to complete either a National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification or a National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches. To complete either of these qualifications you will need to be a competent swimmer who can; tread water, submerge to the bottom of a pool and swim 100 metres without stopping.
We offer a variety of working hours to suit most candidates. If you are looking for 1 or 2 mornings or evenings per week, more of a full-time role, or even just an hour on a Saturday or Sunday morning, we can and will accommodate you.
Meaningful and vital work: Swimming not only makes people healthier and happier it also teaches a skill for life. As one of our teachers you’ll be at the forefront of helping people develop those skills.
A world of opportunity: Our swimming teachers are integral to the running of our centres, so as well progressing into aquatics coordination they can move into other centre management roles in one of our 55 facilities.
Great people: Teaching can lead to a great sense of accomplishment as you watch people progress and work with your local community. And as you’re supporting your students, we’ll be supporting you with ongoing training and development.
What we offer
• Free/heavily discounted use of all the facilities at the Centre
• Excellent Development and Training Opportunities
• A safe and supportive culture
• A chance to make a positive difference to the community
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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact .
Serco/Serco Leisure Operating Limited are appointed as the Trust’s Managing Agents. We manage the recruitment process and the Trust’s employees in the delivery of the service on their behalf. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Recruitment Team on as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application. Applicants should be aware that in line with the company’s policy, employees will have a DBS check where appropriate.
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