Working apart of a Teaching Team to teach pupils to swim from non-swimmers to advanced in our Foundation, Development and Academy classes. Providing fun, safe and professional lessons that develop and progress pupils to be become confident, capble swimmers enabling lifelong particpiantion.
• Delivery of pupil-focussed lessons in a passionate and professional manner.
• Able to work effectively in a team.
• Ensuring lessons are delivered in line with guidelines and taking responsibility for the safety of your pupils.
• Undertaking any necessary administration, captured manually or electronically, to the compliance of GLL’s Swim School and School Swimming procedures.
What will my working hours be?
Our core Learn to Swim programmes run between 3.30pm–8pm from Monday to Friday and between 8.00am–2pm on weekends. Our School Swimming Lessons run between 9.00am – 3pm on weekdays. Each of our centres have their own timetables working within these times. As a Swimming Teacher, you’ll need to work flexibly to support the day-to-day running of our swim schools across your designated centre. Your shifts will be set out in the terms of your contract, as required by the centre. Who am I responsible to? The Area Swim School Lead for your leisure centre and General Manager.
Customers Having happy customers that want to keep using GLL’s services and facilities is what keeps us going, so you’ll need to: • Create a welcoming, positive and engaging teaching environment that encourages all pupils to achieve their best. • Ensure the safety and behavioural management of pupils within the swimming lesson to maintain a positive learning environment for all. • Ensure the quality of your teaching meets the requirements outlined in the Swimming Teachers Product Manual and meets the expectations of our customers. • To work with the teaching team in ensuring that all pupils are collected from and returned to the Swim School meeting point. • To support the Lead Swimming Teacher to share updates on pupils’ progress with parents/guardians as well being willing to answer and refer parent/guardians’ questions professionally and appropriately. Swim School • Have knowledge of the BETTER Swim School Programme. • Teach to BETTER Swim School Expected Standards • Ensure all lessons are delivered in line with product and centre policies to ensure compliance of the programme. • To support the Lead Swimming Teacher with relevant administration procedures are completed, including attendance and attainment assessments, using devices in each lesson. • Understand and follow the GLL Child Protection and Behaviour policy. School Swimming • Have full working knowledge of the relevant schools swimming programme (GLL or Partnership specific). • Understand and follow the GLL Child Protection and Behaviour policy. • Ensure relevant administration procedures are completed including attendance and attainment assessments. • Teach to the School Swimming Expected Standard. • Promote water safety and the importance of school swimming linked to the KS2 School Swimming outcomes. Revenue Protection We’re a charitable social enterprise and a not-for-profit organisation, so we need to make sure that we’re not losing money so that we can keep being a successful provider of swimming lessons to everyone in the community. Help us to do this by: • Ensuring all pupils are recorded on a class register. • Bringing to the attention of the Lead Swimming Teacher the names of any pupils not recorded on the register. • Assisting with the promotion, marketing and development of the activity as required. Personal Development We want you to be the best swimming teacher that you can be, not only for your pupils, but for your own development too, therefore you should: • Ensure all qualifications are maintain and renewed. • Utilise the STAonline GLL portal to keep track of training opportunities and technical updates. • Attend CPD training as required. • Attend quarterly swimming teacher meetings and training. • Fully participate and engage in GLL’s on-going assessment of performance. Other • Carry out all duties with due regard for Health & Safety requirements and regulations. • Attend Fire and Evacuation training as required by the General Manager. • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post’s level of responsibility. The important things we need you to do • Undertake an enhanced DBS check. • Act in accordance with, and actively promote, all GLL policies and standards. My commitment to the job role The aim of GLL is to recruit people not just for jobs but for long-term careers. We want ‘Better People’ with the right GLL behaviours to support our business and who will grow with us to ‘Achieve More’ For these reasons, we look for evidence of the following behaviours in all potential and existing staff looking for appointments or promotions: Believe • Demonstrates self-belief • Shows integrity • Committed to service excellence • Engages with Four Pillar values Act • Continuously developing • Results driven • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude • Makes a difference Engage • Team player • Great communicator • Leads and inspires others • Cares about our communities Required Qualifications • STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming or Swim England/ Swim Wales Level 2 Certifcate in Teaching Swimming is essential. • National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches is desirable. Experience • Working with children aged 4-16 years old and adults. • Delivery of lessons to non-swimmer, beginners, improvers and advanced. • Achieving results and making a difference to customers. Knowledge • Knowledge and understanding of the Essential and Advanved Swimming Skills and suitable progressions for all ability groups. • Knowledge and understanding of the strokes and progressions suitable for all ability groups. • Understanding of effective teaching methods suitable for different ability groups, with a strong knowledge of how to use games and fun within lessons to develop skills and strokes. • Good understanding of child development and characteristics of children aged 4-16 years and the differences to teaching adults. • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and other legislation in relation to leisure centre / pool operations. • Understanding of Child Protection Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy and revenue protection. • Knowledge of the BETTER Swim School and School Swimming syllabus. Behaviours • Able and willing to teach both in and out of the water in line with the lesson guidelines and needs of the pupils. • Show enthusiasm for your own learning, development and CPD training. • Passionate and professional. • Approachable and engaging. • Pleasant, friendly and outgoing manner. • Able to confidently control a group. • Encourage pupils with appropriate use of praise. • Have a motivational approach with pupils. • Reliable and committed. • A dynamic individual with a ‘can do’, results-driven approach and attitude. • An appreciation of, and commitment to, the distinctive culture and philosophy of GLL. • Demonstrate trust, openness and respect in all your dealings. • Have a flexible approach to tasks and workload. Other • Able to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends. • Commitment to complete a full course of lessons, creating consistency for your pupils.