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Swimming Coordinator

CV Life are looking to recruit a Swimming Coordinator to support our community development team.

The ideal candidate for this position will be confident and outgoing and able to work as part of a team. Predominantly, the key responsibilities will be in assisting with administration of the Aquarius Swimming School Programme; therefore, good organisational and administrative skills are essential.

You will also have experience in delivering a variety of swimming lessons to children and adults of all ages and abilities – relevant swimming qualifications will be advantageous. Supporting the planning and delivery of in-centre programmes in school term-time and holidays will be necessary. Good communication and leadership skills are also required for this role.

The successful applicants will be required to work days, evenings and weekends, therefore a flexible attitude to shift work is essential. You will be primarily based at Centre AT7, however you may be required to provide support across other centres.

Job Description

Responsibilities for all employees

  • To embrace and lead by example on the company’s key values of PRIDE, PASSION and PERFORMANCE.
  • To undertake your duties to the best of your ability and fully comply with all of the Company’s general standards and those relating to your specific role.
  • To support the Companys commitment to providing a safe environment for children and young people, ensuring awareness of the Company’s Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance, and to be vigilant, reporting any safeguarding concerns without delay.
  • To attend and fully engage with all internal training and development requirements and opportunities, and maintain such qualifications as required by the demands of the role.
  • To interact positively with customers adopting a friendly and professional approach at all times.
  • To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations when dealing with, maintaining, sharing and storing information.
  • To carry out tasks at a range of sites that are either operated or managed by the Company or where services are delivered by the Company.
  • To be involved in any aspects or opportunities for sharing of good practice, expertise and responsibilities within the company. To generally help promote the work and public image of the company, always maintaining high standards of customer service and personal appearance.
  • To undertake other duties and provide short-term cover where necessary, as specified by Management, which are appropriate to your qualifications, experience and general level of your position.

Main Duties of the Role

Overall purpose and objective of the role:

To assist with the planning and delivery of all aspects of Swimming Lessons, School Swimming Lessons and all other Community Development programmes.

  • To plan and prepare the delivery of swimming lessons and ensure that all-coaching sessions and practices are within the current guidelines of ASA and other governing bodies as are appropriate.
  • To maintain all administrative records relating to Swimming Lessons and programme development, as directed by the Swimming Development Manager.
  • To be regularly deliver the prescribed number of Swimming Teacher sessions to both our School Swimming Programme and Aquarius Swimming School Programme.
  • To be actively involved in Swimming Development issues outside of our programmes, including events, meetings and activity promotion as directed by the Community Development Manager.
  • To assist in the planning, review and development of all new and existing unit and lesson plans and Swimming Development work programmes.
  • To maintain all administrative records relating to Swimming Lessons and programme development, as directed by the Swimming Development Manager.
  • To attend all project review and forward planning meetings.
  • To set up and break down equipment as necessary for sessions, adhering to the correct procedures for a safe handling and storage of equipment.
  • To ensure that adequate standards of Health and Safety considerations are maintained at all times, in accordance with the Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake regular stock checks of project equipment, reporting all losses and damages.
  • To respond to accidents with the appropriate measures of first aid, ensuring that all records relating to accidents are completed immediately afterwards.
  • To perform facility duties as required by the Swimming Development Manager when not otherwise engaged with or required for project responsibilities.
  • To contribute to the professional development and guidance of Further Education and work Placement Students.
  • To seek personal professional development by pursuing relevant experiences and appropriate qualifications.
  • To help plan and deliver training events and lead on Swimming Teacher Meetings.
  • To co-ordinate Swimming Crash Courses during School Holidays.
  • The principle place of employment will be Centre AT7 but the employee may be required to work and carry out the tasks as defined in the Employment Specification at and on behalf of all relevant company sites as the company may direct.
  • To actively promote the work and public image of the Company, by always maintaining high standards of personal appearance and adopting a friendly, professional approach to the public.
  • To undertake other duties, as specified by the Centre Manger or a member of the Senior Management, which are appropriate to the level and general responsibilities of the post.

This job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed and updated depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

Person Specification

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work on own initiative and lead a team of people
  • Adaptable, approachable and flexible
  • Good understanding of safeguarding, health and safety and swimming equity principles, policies and procedures


  • Ability to be positively persuasive and motivate individuals and teams
  • Supportive qualities that will encourage young people to achieve their personal goals

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of planning and delivering Swimming Lessons as a volunteer or in paid employment in either a school, club or community setting
  • Experience of monitoring/evaluation of sessions.


  • Experience working with disadvantaged groups
  • Experience working with special needs children
  • Knowledge of relevant national governing body programmes, policies and procedures
  • Relevant knowledge and experience of Swimming Development, including School and Club development

Special Skills


  • Teaching Skills
  • Ability to plan & deliver high quality, varied & effective Swimming Lessons
  • Health and Safety issues surrounding
  • Swimming Activities and facilities
  • Organisational, planning and administration skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to adapt sessions appropriately dependant on the needs of the group


  • Organisation of competitions
  • Continually working towards Swimming Lesson Qualifications

General intelligence


  • Basic IT knowledge, numeracy and literacy




  • At least ASA/STA Level 1 Aquatic Teaching Qualification
  • First Aid Qualification


  • Relevant Safeguarding, Equity and Coaching Disabled Performers training



  • DBS Clearance
  • Ability to travel between sites during the working day
  • Ability to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.


Job Reference Number


Closing Date

20th September 2019


Community Development


15 hours

Hourly Rate


DBS Clearance will be required for the successful candidate.

Benefits Include

  • Great development opportunities
  • FREE health and fitness membership*
  • FREE health and fitness membership for a family member or friend*
  • FREE uniform for applicable roles
  • FREE training for applicable roles
  • DISCOUNTS on Centre activities*

*not applicable to casual workers

Apply online for this vacancy

Collect Application Form from any Centre

You can collect an Application Form from any CV Life Centre - Xcel Leisure Centre, Centre AT7 and The Alan Higgs Centre. Simply complete and post / hand in the form to the Human Resources Department at Xcel Leisure Centre, Mitchell Aveneue, Coventry CV4 8DY.

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