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Swimmung Instructor

  • Job reference: KTS 096
  • Location: Newry, County Down
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Facilities Managers
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Job description: Swimming Instructor - Kikeel, Newry

We are currently recruiting for a swimming instructor for a local council in Kikeel.

You will deliver customer support services and swimming tuition at various levels to individuals of all abilities, groups and schools and will assist in the management of the "Learn to Swim" and School Swimming Programmes. You will provide relief cover for other positions within the Centre such as Lifeguard, Supervisor, Cashier / Receptionist.

Your duties and responsibilities will be-

Swimming Instructor Duties & Responsibilities

Planning, delivery and evaluation of swimming lessons to accredited standards, for the following clients / groups:
i)Primary / Secondary school children.
ii)Public swimming lessons to children and adults, including lesson programmes leading to swimming awards.
iii)Children and adults with physical, learning, mobility and other disabilities.
iv)Public water proficiency and water skills courses, where qualified.
v)Public Lifeguarding and Lifesaving Courses, including Rookie or
similar youth programmes, where qualified.
vi)Competitive Swimmers, where qualified.

Responsible for ensuring that all equipment used to support the swimming lesson is checked before commencement of the lesson and is in good working order.

Responsible for the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults in the Pool Hall while participating in public lessons.

Pool Lifeguard Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for undertaking lifeguarding duties, as determined by rota, to professionally recognised standards:
(i)Keeping a close watch over the pool and the pool users, exercising the appropriate level of control
(ii)Communicating effectively with pool users and colleagues
(iii)Anticipating problems and preventing accidents
(iv)Intervention to prevent unsafe behaviour
(v)Identifying emergencies quickly and taking appropriate action
(vi)Carrying out rescues from the water
(vii)Giving immediate First Aid to any casualty
(viii)Supervising a variety of water based activities; swimming tuition, fitness training, diving, school activities, aqua aerobics, canoeing, water polo, sub-aqua etc.
(ix)Assisting with crowd control, including the evacuation of the building in an emergency.




It is essential that a successful candidate will have the following:

A current Level 2 ASA Swimming Instructor Qualification or STA Swimming Certificate or equivalent qualification.

Current RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, assessed at 2 metres (or more) and includes spinal or rescue board or PXB assessment or equivalent nationally recognised qualifications (Applicants not in receipt specifically of a RLSS NPLQ will be expected to attain this within 6 months)
6 months working experience in a customer facing role.
Previous experience of teaching swimming in a structured environment, e.g. devising lesson plans etc.

This is a 15 hour a week post..

If you wish to apply please send a copy of you CV over to Keira Timothy-Smith at Service Care Solutions , Keira.timothy-smith@servicecare.org.uk or feel free to call Keira on 01772 208967