Swimming Instructor - Wolverhampton, West Midlands
We’re a city with big ambitions. A place packed with pride, passion and endless potential.
WV Active is our leisure brand and has three centres in the city. Bert Williams, in Bilston and our dual site Aldersley Leisure Village in Tettenhall and Central Baths, a city centre location. We support over 12,000 active members in achieving their health and fitness goals and host national events at our Aldersley facility.
If you are passionate about working in the leisure and fitness industry and supporting Aldersley to operate its growing events program, then we would like to hear from you.
To provide instructional classes for the commercial operation of the swim programme across the business in accordance with the policies and objectives determined by the council.
- To undertake the practical teaching of designated groups at the appropriate level and within agreed standard.
- To ensure the class commences on time and that late arrivals are dealt with effectively and diplomatically.
- To ensure that the group has paid the appropriate fees prior to the class commencing in accordance with the Council’s financial regulations.
- To assist the Sports & Activities Manager and Swim Co-ordinator to programme courses to enable a natural progression towards recognised swimming awards.
- To discharge all health and safety requirements and immediately report all issues of health and safety that may arise to the Duty Officer/Manager.
- Review and adhere to the Normal Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plan in the swimming pool area.
- To provide an emergency capability and administer first aid as and when required.
- To ensure that accidents are reported and the appropriate documentation is completed.
- To have responsibility for the issuing, use and return of all equipment utilised in the pool area for swimming lessons.
- To undertake weekly inspections of swimming lessons equipment and report to the Duty Officer any repair work which is required.
- To give feedback on progress to class members and guardians.
- To deal with customer queries and complaints and refer to the Duty Officer/Manager or Sports & Activities Manager where necessary.
- To recommend improvements to the services offered at the facility in response to customer feedback.
- To liaise with the Sports & Activities Manager/Swim Co-ordinator in relation to standards set for the teaching of swimming across the business.
- To attend meetings when requested by the Sports & Activities Manager.
- Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times and maintain an excellent standard of customer service.
Any other duties commensurate to the post
Skills & Experience
- Educated to GCSE level or equivalent and / or relevant professional experience.
- First Aid at Work Certificate (or ability to achieve within 6 months)
- Level 2 Swim Teaching (Swim England) or STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming.
RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. (or ability to achieve within 6 months)
Our working arrangements
All council roles are allocated to either a fixed, field or flexible work style. Some roles are agile which enables and empowers employees to maximise their performance and productivity, whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance. Roles with a fixed workstyle work in a fixed permanent council location. Roles with a field workstyle are usually allocated where employees are required to be out working in the community with a minimum requirement for ‘touch down’ space at any council location. Roles with a flexible workstyle have a flexible base location to meet the needs of the business and employees can work from a mixture of home or any council office, partner/client, or external location, as required to meet service requirements.
Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the workstyle assigned to the role you are applying for.
We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.
Our status as a Disability Confident Employer showcases our commitment to people with disabilities or health conditions, advocating for their opportunities and potential. We've received the Stonewall Silver Award, emphasising our dedication to the LGBT+ community by nurturing an inspiring, inclusive, and equal workplace. As of March 2023, the RACE Code Quality Mark signifies our active engagement with racial equality. These recognitions validate our continuous efforts towards fostering an inclusive work environment that respects and values our diverse employees.
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the essential criteria for the post.
We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our employees have a voice, they feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure