• Part Time Temporary
  • Lisburn
  • Job Sector: Sports / Leisure

Temporary Swimming Teacher
20 hpw
22/07/024 – 14/07/2025
The swimming teacher will be based at Lagan Valley Leisureplex and will be responsible for designing, delivering and developing an innovative swimming programme to promote development through a range of swimming lessons and specialist classes.
The promotion of physical well-being and improved health through swimming activities.
In particular, the post holder will be responsible for the organization, development, delivery and implementation of a comprehensive and structured schools’ swimming programme and Council swimming lessons programme.
The post holder may assume additional duties reasonably allocated by the sports programme co-ordinator and shall be required to carry out Lifeguarding duties when required.
1. Teaching/coaching and organization of an in innovative swimming programme and other water-based activities to the schools. Teaching/coaching and delivery of swimming and specialist activities.
2. Arranging, organising and setting up a structured programme of water activities designed to promote physical well-being and improved health through swimming activities. Delivery of an innovative swimming programme that allows for individual development as well as groups in a safe, stimulating environment. The designing, organisation and development of special events and holiday swim camps.
3. Responsible for day to day administration duties in the organisation of lessons, galas, special events, etc., including supplying written reports to the sports programme co-ordinator. Carrying out risk assessments where applicable.
4. Responsible for the organisation of all lessons, including special groups .Pursuing requests for swimming lessons and up-dating progress of each swimming class on a daily basis including lesson plan preparation.
5. Handling, erecting and dismantling relevant equipment and ensuring that specialist equipment is safely used and correctly stored.
6. Help ensure that the very highest standards of health and safety for both customers and colleagues are maintained at all times and that all relevant statutory health and safety requirements and health and safety policies, procedures and work instructions are adhered to at all times.
7. Help ensure that all Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult legislation, published relevant guidelines and Council policies are complied with in the operation of the services and activities of the facility, to help ensure a safe environment for both customers and work colleagues.
8. Ensure high standards of cleanliness, maintenance and presentation of all relevant areas and equipment, reporting any defects or potentially hazardous situations to the manager on duty.
9. Follow all governing body legislation such as Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and help ensure the safe supervision of casual swimming teachers and work experience students.
10. Ensure compliance with Council policies and procedures and operate within the highest standards of management and personal behaviour, which reflect the core values and behaviours of the organisation.
11. Promote equality of opportunity and access in service delivery and in the employment of staff through the mainstreaming of equality within the Council.
12. Ensure the provision of high standards of customer care across all the services provided by the Unit and promote and manage the service effectively and communicate in a way, which enhances and promotes the public image and overall reputation of the Council.
Essential Criteria
1.1 A recognised full Swimming Teacher’s Certificate (Level 2)
*A recognised Swimming Teacher’s Award (Level 1 & 2) will be considered but the successful candidate(s) must be willing to work towards & gaining a recognised Swimming Teacher’s Certificate Level 2 or equivalent, as above.
1.2 A practical working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel etc.
1.3 The ability to pass the Council’s point-of-entry swim test- a practical pool swim test will be part of pre-employment assessment
1.4 – A relevant qualification for teaching swimming to disabled persons.
1.5 – National Aquatic Rescue Standard (NARS) or National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
1.6 – Two years’ relevant teaching experience in a local authority swimming programme
1.7 – Two years’ experience of teaching swimming
Platinum Recruitment NI Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and a Corporate Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Platinum Recruitment NI Ltd adheres to all current employment legislation.
Please note only those candidates shortlisted may be contacted.


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