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Area Swim Manager - Full Time - Derbyshire Dales

Freedom Leisure
Matlock England United Kingdom

Do you want to make a difference within your local community, supporting people to improve their lives through leisure?

If you feel driven to inspire people to be more active, improve their wellbeing and would like a job that will make a real different to local people’s lives then Freedom Leisure is the place for you!

We are a not-for-profit leisure trust with we have a strong purpose and commitment to support our local communities and hard-to-reach groups encouraging them to become more active, contributing to improved lives. From Swimming lessons, to walking football and everything in-between we are driven to provide fun and welcoming sessions to support the whole community to be active, both within our leisure centres and in the local community.

The good thing is that we provide you with full training and great potential for career progression, we have over 100 facilities across England and Wales – many of our staff have built successful careers with us because they love the having a positive impact in their local communities and enjoy the variety that the role provides.

We are now searching for a Area Swim Manager to work within our Derbyshire Dales contract. The Swim Manager will have overall responsibility for our pool programmes and swim schools at both Arc Leisure Centre, Ashbourne Leisure Centre and Bakewell Swimming Pool and Gym.

Your role will be a blend of Swim Program Management and Swim Teaching. As an Area Manager you’ll need to divide your time up wisely ensuring that all tasks, deadlines and targets are met and that each venue has your support & guidance where & when required.

You will take full responsibility for the development of the Learn to Swim Program, ensuring that pool space is fully optimised and we have a healthy transition of students through our framework. You will also be the lead on starting and developing relationships with Groups, Clubs and Schools in the local area as we believe in offering an inclusive Pool Program for the entire community. Strategic Workforce development is vital to ensure we have products to suit our customers so you’ll also lead on this along with the support of your team.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Sunday (Rota basis)

  • To design, maintain, monitor and report back on a financially viable swimming lesson programme that meets the needs of the centre customers, schools, and pre-schoolers.
  • To ensure the smooth administrative running of the swim school.
  • To organise and communicate the swimming teacher rota in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring that all lessons are covered by authorised staff.
  • To organise the work carried out by swimming teachers.
  • To assist in the recruitment of the swimming teachers.
  • Level 2 Teaching Aquatics.
  • Mobility to travel across sites within the contract.

We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued. That's why we've developed a benefits package with you in mind, so what can we offer you?

  • My Staff Shop, our very own staff benefit scheme, gives employees access to a great range of benefits. Get discounts on cinema tickets, travel bookings, high street e-vouchers, gift cards, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending.
  • Discounted Staff membership (including family members)
  • Incremental holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent and professional counselling.
  • Company pension
  • Various insurance and saving schemes
  • Financial advice
  • Cycle-to-work and Car Leasing tax-efficient schemes (salaried staff only, depending on earnings)
  • All this as well as fully funded training and career progression opportunities in a team working environment

Closing Date: 24th November 2023

Salary: up to £26,252 per annum

This job is closed.