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Teaching Coordinator - ASA Level 2 qualified

York City Baths Club
Job Type:
Fixed-term contract
Working Hours:
Part time
Closing Date:
15th June 2019
Job Reference

York City Baths Club (YCBC) in York is looking to engage a motivated individual to deliver the role of Teaching Coordinator for the Club's established Learn to Swim Programme. The successful applicant will play a key role in the future growth and development of this programme.

Main Duties:

  • To ensure the safe and smooth running of the YCBC learn to swim teaching section.
  • To attend all teaching sessions on a regular basis (provide teaching cover as appropriate).
  • To coordinate and oversee swimmer movements in the teaching section.
  • To act as a consistent point of contact for parents of swimmers in the teaching section.
  • Coordinate the sprints programme for the teaching section.
  • Actively seek to promote the YCBC learn to swim programme to ensure a steady flow of new members.
  • Plan and organise volunteer cover for each of the four teaching sessions.
  • Engage and support existing volunteer swimming teachers and poolside helpers.
  • To coordinate a workforce development plan and help organise training as appropriate.
  • Actively seek to attract additional volunteer swimming teachers and poolside helpers.
  • To be an ambassador for York City Baths Club.

Learn to Swim Programme:

  • To manage and lead the volunteer swimming teaching team to deliver the learn to swim programme in a consistent, professional and safe manner.
  • To ensure lessons run to the planned schedule.
  • To ensure that the swimming pool is set up effectively and safely in preparation for swimming lessons:
    • To ensure the facility pool is fit to use and to follow the reporting processes as necessary.
    • Ensuring To ensure all volunteers check equipment is safe and ready for use.
    • To ensure after each class all equipment is stored safely and correctly and is fit to use for future users.
    • Ensure swimmers are using equipment in a safe, responsible manner and diplomatically but firmly dealing with any misuse of equipment.
    • Dealing with incidents, injuries and emergencies, completing all relevant documentation and processing it.
    • To ensure all volunteers adhere to the health and safety requirements and procedures of the swimming pool providers.
    • To support swimming teachers in enforcing the club codes of conduct.
    • To ensure safety and enjoyment of all participants.
    • To complete the necessary tasks laid out in the ‘Normal Operating Procedures’ manual.
    • To ensure faults are reported and repairs monitored and recorded.
    • Ensure best practice is delivered in line with Safeguarding and protecting children.
  • To ensure registers are managed effectively and membership matters are handled in a timely manner.
  • To liaise with swimming teachers over matters of ability grouping and decision making with regard to participant safety and progression.
  • To communicate with parents and teachers in a tactful and courteous way.
  • The individual must be able to react with good judgement to parent/volunteer enquiries and complaints, referring when necessary.
  • To liaise with the Head Coach over the development of sessions and programs, attending participation meetings where necessary.
  • To liaise with the Head Coach about the progression and movement of swimmers into the competitive training section of the Club.
  • Review equipment needs and provide recommendations renewal/replacement within budget constraints.

Person Specification:

  • Candidates will require a DBS check.


  • Ideally, Swim England Level 2 qualified Swimming Teacher (or equivalent).
  • National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coach or National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate.
  • First aid knowledge/qualification.
  • Up to date record of CPD and a positive attitude towards it.


  • Knowledge of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of aquatic health and safety.
  • An in-depth understanding of teaching styles and practical delivery.
  • Knowledge of Long Term Athlete Development at fundamentals and swim skills stages.
  • Knowledge/understanding of equity and diversity related to swimming.
  • Good all-round knowledge of competitive swimming.


  • Level 1 and Level 2 teachers' qualification and experience.
  • Teaching, training, mentoring and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a busy team and work effectively under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement and apply teaching practices appropriate to ability.
  • Ability to effectively support Swimming Teachers working within the swimming program.
  • Ability to adapt communication styles to suit specific types of learners.
  • Energy, commitment and enthusiasm to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Effective problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven track record of working within a ‘learn to swim’ program.
  • Proven track record of punctuality and approachability.
  • Experience of successfully leading volunteers.
  • Must be computer literate and have good administrative skills.

How to apply

Please submit your up-to-date CV and a covering letter, to the YCBC Club Chairman, Steve Creighton, via the apply button below.

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