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Swim School Co-ordinator (Richmond)

The Role

Swim School Co-ordinator, Full-Time
Pools on the Park, Richmond

  • Are you an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good management skills and previous swim school experience?
  • Are you a friendly and confident communicator who enjoys working with a team of staff to provide a great community service?
  • Do you hold a sports/recreation/management qualification, as well as First Aid and ASA Level 2 or higher qualifications?
  • Then we need you to run the Swim School programme at our Borough Pools.

Where you’ll be working
You’ll join the teams at the following pools:

  • Pools on the Park, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF.
  • Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington TW11 8EZ.

Both centres are open to the public 7 days a week from 6.30am to 10pm.

What you’ll be doing
You’ll lead the planning and development of a comprehensive swim school at both centres, overseeing the day to day lesson programming, booking process and income generation, ensuring a top quality service is maintained at all times.

With direct supervision of 6 permanent staff and approximately 40 casuals, you’ll be developing the teams through 1-2-1, appraisals and team meetings.

You’ll be managing the financial performance of the swim school. Using creative marketing and IT systems to increase income generation and retention.

You’ll also get “hands on” and be involved in day to day operations, monitoring health & safety, ensuring customers are kept in a safe and secure environment and that staff deliver great customer service, so that everyone has a good experience when they visit.

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
Good communication and organisational skills are essential for this role.

You must have the following qualifications to be considered for this role:

  • Sports/recreation or management qualification.
  • First Aid qualification.
  • ASA Level 2 or higher recognised qualification.

We’re looking for someone with previous experience or working in a swim school programme/environment. You’ll also need good knowledge of Health & Safety issues and an understanding of Diversity and Equality in employment and provision of service.

You’ll be working 36 hours per week on a shift rota. Shifts will include a mixture of early mornings, evenings and weekends.

What we can offer you
SO1 starting salary £28,452pa.
(Salary progression range is £28,452 to £34,479pa).

We can also offer working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include a 36 hour working week (Full Time on Shift Rota) and a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days per year (includes bank holidays), plus a wide range of learning and development opportunities. 

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Apply now
If you are suitably qualified and experienced, complete an application and tell us what makes you the best person for the job!

Please make sure you complete all stages of the application process as incomplete  or unqualified applicants will be rejected. 

Closing Date:  1 November 2021 at Midnight.
We will contact you after the closing date to let you know if you have been shortlisted for interview.

The closing date is given as a guide and we reserve the right to close this advert early, or once sufficient applications have been received. We strongly advise you complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Useful Information
Your health and wellbeing are our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

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 proud 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


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