Wave Leisure

Swimming Teachers - Newhaven

Newhaven, East Sussex
12 Jan 2017
12 Jan 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Swimming Teacher - Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre or Lewes Leisure Centre

Reporting to: Aquatics Development Coordinator and Area Manager

Hours: Casual basis


Wave Leisure Trust Ltd. (Wave) was formed in 2006 as a registered charitable company limited by guarantee. The Trust manages eight facilities on behalf of Lewes District Council, East Sussex County Council, and in partnership with Seaford Head School, Ringmer Community College, Priory School and Newhaven Town Council.

Over the years Wave has had one fundamental and driving purpose of “inspiring active lifestyles” and as such is determined to deliver to the Vision of being “at the heart of an improvement in health and wellbeing within the community”.

The five key pillars underpinning Wave’s Vision are; Achieving Excellence, Business Sustainability, Engaging Staff and Partners, Customer Choice and Delivering to the Community.

The Post in Context

Wave is the main provider of the Learn to Swim Programme in the Lewes District. To ensure continuity of approach across all wet sites, and address the “Business Sustainability” value it is, necessary for Wave to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual to deliver aquatic activities.

Summary of Main Duties

To deliver swimming lessons at Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre within the objectives approved by Wave so as to ensure the maximum use of the facilities by the community.

The postholder will be required to adopt a flexible approach in reacting to changes in policy and developments into new or improved areas of service activity, and to formulate initiatives to help improve the service provision.

Learn to Swim Programme

  • To work with the Aquatics Development Coordinator to further develop and promote Wave Swim School and the implementation of new swimming initiatives.
  • To provide swimming tuition for all sectors of the community.
  • To administer all courses, if required, as laid down by the Aquatics Development Coordinator/ Area Manager and special events eg water safety courses, swimming lessons parties, swimming galas and promotional swim weeks.
  • To plan courses, group lessons, private lessons to take into account holidays and events, likely to disrupt courses.
  • Assess learners progress and recommend for class advancement when ready.
  • Liaise and feedback with parents/ carers as required.
  • To ensure your knowledge is kept up to date by following CPD’s

Qualifications - Essential

  • ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics

Experience - Essential

  • Experience of teaching in an aquatics environment /organisation.

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies - Essential

  • Well developed interpersonal skills, able to work confidently with both adults and children.
  • To ensure your knowledge is kept up to date by following CPD’s

Personal Attributes - Essential

  • Able to work flexibly with a high level of autonomy.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, ensuring lessons run on time.
  • Passion for teaching and providing exceptional service

Other - Essential

  • To be flexible to the changing demands of the business.
  • To be able to follow Wave Leisure Trust Policies and Procedures.