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Casual Swimming Instructors (Teddington & Richmond)

The Role

  • Are you a friendly and confident communicator who enjoys meeting people and providing great service?
  • Do you want to improve the swimming skills of the children and adults you meet?
  • Then we need you to join our team!

Where you’ll be working
Our pools are located in Richmond and Teddington.  Although normally based at one centre, you could be asked to work at either centre by agreement.

  • Facilities at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre include a main pool, learner pool, fitness suite, spin studio, exercise studio and hydrotherapy pool.
  • Facilities at Pools on the Park include indoor main and teaching pools, heated outdoor pool and grounds, fitness suite, health suite, café and two studio spaces.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be part of our swimming instructor team, providing professional and friendly tuition to both adults and juniors.This could be in a class setting or on a 1 to 1 basis.

Making sure that all pupils are kept in a safe and secure environment, delivering great customer service and ensuring the facilities are clean, safe and staffed, so that every customer has a great experience.

You’ll be expected to plan lessons, develop programmes and keep accurate records on attendances etc.

Our programmed swimming lessons are currently held during term time on weekdays from 3pm-6pm and our school lessons are held during weekday daytimes. In addition and subject to demand, instructors may be offered mutually convenient bookings for 1-2-1 and 1-2-2 swimming lessons with clients.

Have a look at the job profile online for full details on the varied role you can expect to be doing.

What we’ll need from you

We ask that you are qualified and hold a minimum of ASA Level 2 for this role. A first aid qualification and some experience would also be very desirable. Good communication and organisational skills are essential for this role. 

You’ll also need a good knowledge of Health & Safety issues and an understanding of Diversity and Equality in employment and provision of service. 

What we can offer you

£17 per hour (plus holiday pay allowance on top of this)

We’ll offer you casual shifts which might involve working some daytime or evenings, both during the week and at weekends (depending on the centre).  Any shifts offered would be by mutual agreement, so you can always fit this work in around your other commitments.

We also offer membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme.

Closing Date:  There is currently no closing date for this job. We’ll be reviewing CVs and supporting statements on a fortnightly basis until all the vacancies are filled. We will contact you by email to let you know if you have been shortlisted or not.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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