Aquatics Manager - Willesden Sports Centre - Willesden, London

Parkwood Leisure, Lex Leisure and Legacy Leisure
Willesden, London
£28,000 per annum
Closing date
13 Apr 2023

Aquatics Manager - Willesden Sports Centre - Willesden, London 

1Life is a forward thinking lifestyle and management solutions company that engages with people in local communities to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, physical activity, learning and the arts.

This is an ideal role for an individual who is motivated by managing a team of staff, is commercially driven and passionate about swimming. The Aquatics Manager is responsible for the commercial, sales, programming, development and operations of the Learn to Swim programme and all areas of swimming within the leisure centre.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will be responsible for maximising pool space and timetabling to promote convenient entry points and retention for customers; by ensuring the correct classes are scheduled at the right time.

The role includes key elements of being commercially aware, target driven and customer focused. There will be a requirement to provide strong proactive leadership as a direct report to a team of swimming lesson instructors.

The post includes core hours whilst the swimming lesson programme is running, typically 16:00-19:00 mid week and weekend mornings.

  • Managing a large programme of approximately 2400 swimmers.
  • To drive and deliver on the wet side income across the site.
  • Your aim will be to maximise the overall usage of our swimming pools for all stakeholders.
  • To liaise with our swimming club for pool hire.
  • To manage our School swim programme.
  • To manage our excellent team of Swimming Teachers.
  • Responsible for training , developing and motivating a large team of Swimming Teachers
  • The overall growth & retention of the learn to swim business in your hands with a focus on KPI’s Creating opportunities for children & adults to learn a vital life skill.
  • This role will be flexible but will include covering lessons and working different days and times if the business requires.

The Person

  • Essential qualifications for this Role Swim England Level 1 & 2 Qualification or equivalent
  • Management experience required
  • Be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of learning to swim programmes and be a fully qualified Level 2 Swimming Teacher.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate, develop partnership and work effectively as a member of a fast-paced, results-oriented team
  • Evidence success managing, supervising and mentoring employees or other relevant supervisory experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifeguard safety skills, aquatic event management and water safety (a valid National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is desirable)

What can 1Life offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Incremental annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

1Life is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  

Closing Date

  • 15th April 2023

About 1Life 1Life is a forward thinking lifestyle and management solutions company that engages with people in local communities to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, physical activity, learning and the arts.

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