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Swimming Instructors

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is the hub for sport in the UK, with a number of sports governing bodies choosing to base themselves at our East Midlands campus.

21 Jun 2022
Part Time
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

We are currently looking for Swimming Instructors to join our team at Loughborough University Swimming Pool for the Learn2 swim scheme. We have positions available on a Saturday and Sunday morning. Applications welcome from 18yrs+ holding a current level 2 swim teaching qualification.

At Loughborough University we continue to strive to achieve world leading student participation levels in sport and fitness by offering a vibrant and inspirational experience. The swimming pool also provides a world class training environment for British Swimming and British Triathlon. This is your opportunity to be part of the team that makes great things happen!

We are looking for an exceptional individual capable of providing a safe, clean environment and who delivers an excellent customer service experience that exceeds expectations. You will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and enjoying working within a team.

Key Tasks

  • Plan a programme of activity appropriate to the age and ability of the target group within the guidelines of the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming.
  • Lead group members through the planned programme of activities ensuring all members have equal opportunity to develop their individual and group skills.
  • Provide lesson plans including aims and objectives for sessions taught.
  • Ensure that health and safety procedures are followed at all times.
  • Take responsibility for any assistant(s) helping with the programme.
  • Attend staff meetings, a minimum of one per term (3 per year). If unable to attend an alternative date/time must be found.
  • Attend relevant training/seminars.
  • Attend a minimum of one distance swim per year (Sundays 2-5pm).
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session to set up pool and equipment and finish 15 minutes after the last session to clear away equipment.
  • Complete a ‘self-evaluation’ each term.
  • Monitor and evaluate the programme(s) and provide brief written reports at periodic intervals.
  • Work with the ASA course tutors as necessary.
  • Work within the guidelines of ‘aquamark’.
  • Register group members at the beginning of a session and, where group members are under 14, follow child care guidelines.
  • To promote adherence to ethical guidelines and regulations with regard to drugs and doping in sport, in line with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) guidelines and the Loughborough University ‘Clean Sport’ commitment.

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Points To Note

The purpose of this job description is to indicate the general level of duties and responsibility of the post. The detailed duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character or level of responsibility entailed.

Special Conditions

Contract is for a minimum of 4 hours per week on a Saturday or Sunday for 35 weeks per year between September and early July.

As work is on a term-time basis, you are not permitted to take annual leave when you are required to work. You will be paid a supplement for your annual leave entitlement at the end of each academic year.

You must attend three Team Meetings and at least one Distance Swim Event per year for which additional payment will be made.

All swimming instructors will be required to provide a disclosure statement (see http://www.gov.uk/disclosure- barring-service-check) for more details.

Successful completion of probation will be dependent on attendance at the University’s mandatory courses which include Respecting Diversity and, where appropriate, Recruitment and Selection.

All staff have a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff are therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

All staff should hold a duty and commitment to observing the University’s Equality & Diversity policy and procedures at all times. Duties must be carried out in accordance with relevant Equality & Diversity legislation and University policies/procedures.

How to apply

Please click "Apply Now” to begin the online application process in preparation for interviews which will be held on the 25th July 2022.

Additional Information

Part Time
Job Type
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£ 25,627 - 30,497

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