Swim Coach Apprenticeship

Lifetime Training
29 Mar 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Leyland Leisure Centre are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work with them as a Swim Coach Apprentice and gain their Level 2 in Activity Leadership!

Your duties will include:
• Provide exceptional customer service to all members
• Support the centre swim teaching team to deliver exceptional swimming lessons
• Adopting a customer service focussed and commercial approach to swimming lesson sales and retention, similar to that traditionally seen in the fitness environment
• Support and deliver community engagement linked to increasing swimming participation
• To support the coaching team when required to maintain continuity of teaching and excellent customer service
• To teach swimming when needed to fit the needs of the programme
• To cover lifeguard positions when needed to fit the needs of the swimming lesson programme and centre pool programme
• You will support the swimming lesson programme under the guidance of the General Manager or equivalent and the Regional Aquatics Manager

You will work towards your Activity Leadership Level 2 through work based learning delivered by Lifetime Training as well as your National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification and Swim Teaching qualification.

To be considered for this role, you must be a strong and confident swimmer.

If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following.
• Jump/dive into deep water
• Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
• Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
• Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part)
• Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Personal Qualities :
• The ability to deal with customers and their queries and concerns with tact and sensitivity.
• Ability to handle difficult situation in a professional and calm manner
• The ability to work as part of a team.
• To working in a sports or coaching environment

Skills Required :
• Team player
• Great communicator
• Leads and inspires others
• Cares about our communities

Future Prospects :
Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position

Training to be Provided :
• Activity Leadership Level 2
• Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (if applicable)
• Swim Teaching Qualification
• NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification)

Other Information :
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Things to consider :
The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80665204

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