Swimming Coach

Barnet, UK
18 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
GLL is looking for a Swimming Coach in Barnet, North West London for our elite swim club known as the Barnet Training Scheme which works in partnership with Barnet Copthall Swimming Club. This scheme is recognised as one of the leading swim programmes in Great Britain and has sent swimmers to every Olympic and Paralympic Games since 198. This role is based at Copthall Leisure centre but will require travel to two other centres in Barnet, Church Farm Leisure Centre and Finchley Lido Leisure Centre.

As a Swimming Coach, you'll thrive on supporting swimmers achieve their potential at county and regional level. Taking a pupil's nature and needs into account, you'll draw on your knowledge of practices, progression and teaching points - and apply it in the most effective way. Organisation will be key as you'll plan competition entries, you'll also need to physically and mentally prepare swimmers for competition whilst actively coaching to develop a quality, structured and balanced programme with particular focus on building up the club programme. Naturally, there'll be some administration involved, but rest assured that almost all of your time will be spent doing what you do best - teaching and coaching people to become stronger swimmers, whether in a group or one-to-one, and from juniors to senior athletes.

We're looking for a Swimming Coach with a minimum of 2 years' experience of coaching at county and regional standard with a minimum ASA Level 2 Qualification. You'll have knowledge of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme for teaching swimming skills, techniques and awards, and ideally, the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches. Knowledge of health, safety and other relevant legislation will be vital too, as will an understanding of Child Protection Policy. Plus of course, you'll need to be approachable, with the friendly, patient nature needed to build people's trust, motivate pupils and encourage with praise.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:

Pension schemes
Discounted membership at our leisure centres
Career pathways
Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If you have the passion and skills for this role, apply now.

The welfare and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance to us at GLL. We follow safer recruitment procedures to ensure that our staff are checked and appropriate to work with children and young people. Therefore we'll require you to complete an enhance DBS check before you will be allowed to start work.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.

About Us
GLL is the UK's largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children's centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we're different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.

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