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Trainee Swim Teacher - West Lancs Leisure Trust

West Lancashire Community Leisure
££13.79 to ££13.79 per hour
Closing date
8 Feb 2023
Job description:

Location: Park Pool and Nye Bevan Leisure centres

Working Hours: Flexible around your current commitments

Salary: £13.79 per hour + Excellent Benefits


Are you passionate about swimming? Are you naturally caring and supportive? If so, we may have an exciting opportunity for you.



Here at West Lancs Leisure Trust and our partner Serco Leisure Operating Ltd 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 - and right now we have the opportunity to train a new cohort of Swimming Teachers.


Our next training course will be taking place at Park Pool Leisure Centre, and you must be available for all these dates, 13th to 17th February.


Swimming not only also teaches a skill for life it can provide a fulfilling and enjoyable job as you work with people of all ages to help them develop those skills. This 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.


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! Ultimately, you’ll ensure your participants continue to progress, providing them with confidence in the water - and you with an enormous sense of achievement and pride.


Our leisure centre is made up of a close-knit supportive team who will encourage and provide you with continual professional training and development opportunities to further your career as you see fit. Many of our teachers have not only developed into management positions but also used the internationally recognised qualification you would gain with us to also work abroad and amongst our other 30+ leisure centres across the UK. Whether you want to travel, relocate, or continue your further studies we will support you to achieve the lifestyle and career that you want.


What you’ll need to do the role


You must be available for all the course training dates as 100% attendance is required. If you cannot make these dates but would like to be considered for future training courses, please put an application in and we will be in touch with future course dates when we have them.


Working as a swimming teacher will see you interacting heavily with our customers so you will use your excellent communication and customer service skills to serve and support people of all ages and backgrounds.


Finally, you will be someone who is passionate about swimming and the service they deliver ensuring you can use your motivational and organisational skills to deliver safe, fun, and progressive lessons. If you can provide the enthusiasm, we will provide the training and qualification.


This role will require a DBS check.


Why Serco


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 
  • Free safeguarding training and DBS check
  • Excellent Development and Training Opportunities 
  • A safe and supportive culture 
  • A chance to make a positive difference to the community 


Our Aquatic Training Academy will provide you with ongoing training through our specialist CPDs in swimming teaching meaning you can access a range of training throughout your career and when it comes to that career, we have a solid pathway in place meaning there is opportunity to progress into management or other areas in the business.



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