Main Location: Oxford Leisure
Job Type: Part Time and Casual
Working Hours: Various hours available between Monday to Sunday
Salary: Up to £17.50 per hour + Excellent benefits
Here at More Community Leisure Trust 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.
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.
Serco manages these facilities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Trust.
What you’ll need to do the role
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.
Swimming Teacher course dates to be confirmed.
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.
What we offer
- Free membership at the Centre plus heavily discounted use of classes and facilities.
- Free safeguarding training and DBS checks
- Excellent Development and Training Opportunities with our in-house Aquatic Training Academy
- 6% employer matched pension contribution
- 21 days annual leave (Pro rata for part time) + Public Holidays
- Life assurance up to 2x base salary
- Simply health cash plan
- Anytime health line
- Employee assistance programme
- Benefits portal offering discounts on eating out, travel, shopping and entertainment
- A safe and supportive culture
- A chance to make a positive difference to the community