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How to Apply 

Applicants are asked to do the following:

Complete an Impington Village College application form which is available below.

Write a supporting letter of application stating why you wish to be apply for the vacancy and how you match the requirements of the person specification and criteria for the post. Complete a Equality and Diversity form to be returned with the application form.

Candidates will be selected for interview based on the information provided in both the application form and the letter.Please note we do not accept CVs. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Barring and Disclosure Service check and a minimum of two satisfactory references. Medical clearance is also required for permanent positions.

The completed application form and supporting letter should be emailed to
Susan Kay, Personnel Manager skay@impington.cambs.sch.uk

Or alternatively sent to:
Susan Kay
Personnel Manager
Impington Village College
New Road
Impington
Cambridge CB24 9LX

Please complete the application form with full details, for example show the subject with the grade in the Education section, not just “6 GCSEs”.

Please ensure that your application is received by the closing date as detailed on the advertisement as late applications may not be accepted.

If you have a disability, please let Ian Hill know if there are any special arrangements which we can make if you are called for an interview, to ensure that you play a full part in the interview.

Thank you for your interest in this post and in Impington Village College.

Robert Campbell

Principal

Fitness manager (MET-Living) 

Full Time 37 Hours per Week/Shift pattern
Salary:  SO2 point 32 – 34 £28,485 - £30,152 pa

We are currently seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Fitness Manager to oversee the on-going operations of our fitness studios in Impington and Witchford.  This is a very exciting time for our organisation as we evolve and develop our work under the newly formed organisation MET-Living.   

The Fitness Manager is an extremely varied role that offers an excellent opportunity to grow and help shape the development of the organisation. The position is extremely hands on so candidates must have an outgoing character, self-motivated and be the type of manager that leads their team from the front.

To be considered for the Fitness Manager role it is essential that candidates have at least 2 years of experience within the health and fitness industry.  Applicants must be minimum REPS level 3 qualified and demonstrate an enthusiasm for outstanding customer service and health and fitness provision.  Experience of driving sales and motivating the staff team is key; as well as a proven track record of retaining a thriving membership base.

Morris Education Trust IVC is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required and pre-employment checks are undertaken on all post-holders. We do not accept applications by CV.

For an informal discussion on the post please contact Ian Hill, Sport and Leisure Manager MET-Living on 01223 200404 or via email ihill@impington.cambs.sch.uk 

An Application pack is below at the bottom of the page. Completed applications should be sent to Susan Kay HR Manager by post or email skay@impington.cambs.sch.uk by the closing date. 

Closing date for applications:  Friday 1 September 2017, 12 noon

Job Description

Post Title:

Fitness Manager (MET-Living)

Purpose of the post:

Manage the day-to-day running of the Fitness Studios at MET-Living Sports Centres

Reporting to:

Sports Centres Manager (MET-Living)

Responsible for:

 

Delivering an outstanding experience for our members, prioritising safety and ensuring MET Living standards are met at all times;

Creating an engaging environment for our members ensuring they receive the highest level of service at all times;

Increasing membership and focussing on member retention;

Maximising revenue opportunities across MET Living and controlling costs to ensure targets are met

Salary:

SO2 point 32 – 34

Location:

The role requires working across MET-Living Sports Centres, currently in Impington and Witchford and responsibility to make the necessary travel arrangements will lie with the employee

Working hour:

37 hours per week/shift pattern

Disclosure level:

Enhanced DBS

1. Operational and strategic planning

  • Responsible for planning and implementation of fitness class programmes across MET-Living centres, taking into account seasonal activities and industry trends
  • Ensure all fitness staff deliver an outstanding level of customer care at MET-Living centres, identifying and responding to changes in patterns of customer needs and expectations
  • Responsible for increasing gym membership and membership retention
  • Maximising revenue opportunities (personal training, sales of merchandise and link promotional schemes) whilst controlling costs to ensure targets are met
  • Project manage implementation of new equipment and planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes of MET-Living fitness equipment
  • Liaise with local companies and organisations to promote corporate clients and memberships in MET-Living centres
  • Under direction of Sport Centres Manager (MET-Living) initiate marketing activities and MET-Living services

2.  Day-to-day operational responsibilities

  • Manage all MET-Living Fitness Studio activity programmes
  • Lead and manage MET-Living fitness staff to ensure fitness studios are fully staffed with trained staff at all times
  • Ensure shift rotas are produced in advance and resolve any immediate cover issues due to sickness etc
  • Ensure all fitness equipment is regularly inspected and maintained to the highest standard, and that studios are kept in a clean and tidy condition in accordance with MET-Living Presentation of Service document
  • Ensure staff under your direction adhere to MET-Living Health and Safety policies.  Maintain COSHH records, accident reporting and accident trend analysis
  • Ensure that customers and visitors comply with Health and Safety regulations including fire precautions and regulations
  • Maintain adequate supplies of merchandise, administration resources and publicity materials
  • When required, perform one-to-one fitness assessments, personal programmes, sports specific programmes, group inductions, one-to-one inductions, facility tours, and cover for gym instructor absence
  • When required deputise for Duty Officer during periods of absence
  • Manage GP Referral Scheme in accordance with the requirements stipulated by South Cambridgeshire District Council

3.  Staffing and supervisory responsibilities

  • Support the Sports Centres Manager (MET-Living) to recruit MET-Living permanent and casual fitness staff ensuring that the Morris Education Trust Safer Recruitment Policy and other recruitment procedures are followed at all times
  • Responsible for the effective and efficient deployment of fitness staff and ensuring all gym staff are trained and inducted
  • Carry out staff appraisals and performance management for all gym staff
  • In conjunction with the Sports Centres Manager, implement the Morris Education Trust policies and line manage gym staff in relation to absence management, performance, disciplinary, health and safety and safeguarding
  • Lead MET-Living fitness staff in a supportive manner and promote staff development, good working practice in a motivated and positive working environment
  • Monitor the performance of MET-Living external contract cleaners and liaise with their representatives to ensure the cleaning schedule is carried out to the contract requirement

4.  Management information

  • Ensure all fitness classes are incorporated on the Legend Membership system
  • Ensure customer induction programme is kept up to date on Legend
  • Investigate direct debit membership discrepancies
  • Produce monthly and ad-hoc reports on facility usage and customer attendance levels via Legend membership system
  • Carry out a minimum of two customer satisfaction surveys per year to improve customer presentation of service and membership retention
  • Liaise with Support Sports Centres Manager and other relevant staff to make improvements to systems and use of Legend services

5.  Other responsibilities

  • Promote a positive attitude to personal development and training opportunities
  • Be aware of, and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the Morris Education Trust Safeguarding/ Child Protection policies.
  • Undertake regular safeguarding training as required by the Morris Education Trust

Person Specification

To support your application candidates should be able to show evidence of the following:

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications and Experience:

 

 

Degree in a Fitness and Exercise based qualification

 

2 years’ experience of working in a fitness environment

 

Experience of a customer and membership service environment

 

Experience of membership sales and retention

 

Experience of providing fitness programmes to meet aims and goals of members

 

Experience of leadership and motivation of staff

 

Knowledge of maintenance, cleaning and health & safety procedures in a fitness environment

 

REPS Level 3 Instructor

 

Fitness Instructor Level 3 qualification

 

Studio Cycling (Spin) qualification

 

Personal Trainer Qualification Level 3

 

First Aid at Work

 

Exercise to music qualification

 

GP Referral qualification

 

Skills :

 

 

Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of customer needs and expectations

 

Able to manage existing customer relationships and proactively develop new customer relationships

 

Ability to lead and manage others

 

Ability to see and develop business potential

 

Able to work with minimum supervision to achieve results

 

Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines

 

ICT competence and knowledge of leisure management software

 

Able to communicate with a wide range of people at all levels

 

Budget planning

 

Personal & Professional attributes:

 

 

Flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs and requirements of the service

 

Outgoing and confident communicator

 

Innovation, creativity and critical reflective thinking

 

An ability to work hard under pressure

 

Demonstrate the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children/vulnerable adults

 

duty officer 

Full Time Position - 37 Hours per week
Scale 5 point 22 - 25  £20,661 - £22,658 pa

 

We are part of the Morris Education Trust (MET), a recently formed and fast-growing multi-academy trust currently including Impington Village College and Witchford Village College.

Impington Sports Centre is a highly successful progressive sports and fitness centre. Our membership has grown beyond expectation and continues to flourish.  This is a busy, happening and successful environment and a great place to work.

  • Have you got the qualities, skills and enthusiasm to join our team to make a positive contribution to continue on our success?
  • Can you provide positive team leadership?
  • Can you take responsibility for providing an outstanding level of customer service?
  • Can you be proactive to provide new, creative and exciting ideas to develop the service we provide? 
  • Can you run and develop our varied activity programme?

If you tick these boxes, then we want to hear from you.

We are keen to support our employees and will provide a full training programme to develop and build on your career success to date.

We can off you an excellent salary with annual increments to the maximum of the scale, free gym membership, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, cycle-to-work and Childcare Voucher schemes.

The successful candidate should have a lifeguard qualification and ideally experience of the leisure industry.  

Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All post holders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  We do not accept applications by CV.

Closing Date  10am Wednesday 12 July

For an informal discussion on the post please contact Ian Hill, Sports Centre Manager, on 01223 200404 or via email ihill@impington.cambs.sch.uk 

Job Description

Post Title

Duty Officer

Post Purpose:

To manage, on a shift basis, the day to day operation of the Sports Centre facilities, with particular reference to health and safety, staffing, customer care, marketing and financial procedures and record keeping

Reporting to:

Operations Manager

Responsible for:

Wet or Dry Activities at ISC

Liaising with:

Centre Manager, Operations Manager, Fitness Manager, Finance Officer, Administration & Bookings Officer, Lifeguards, Cleaners, Recreation Assistants, Fitness Staff, Swimming Teachers, Children’s Activity Staff

Location

Impington Sports Centre is part of the Morris Education Trust.  The normal place of work will be based at Impington Sports Centre but there may be a need to travel to other sites within the Trust

Working time:

37 Hours Per Week

Salary/Grade:

Level 3 Scale 5 Point 22

Disclosure Level:

Full DBS

       1. Shift Management

  • Responsible for the Shift Management on a daily rota basis.
  • Deployment of staff to ensure the Presentation of Service is to an outstanding level.
  • Responsible for the financial operation ensuring that all policies and procedures are flowed by staff.           
  • Provide outstanding customer service.
  • Ensure security procedures are followed and maintained.
  • Carryout lifeguarding duties as and when required.

2.    Health & Safety

  • Ensure that all staff, customers and visitors to the Centre comply with the current Health and Safety regulations.
  • Ensure that safe hygienic standards of operation are maintained throughout each shift.
  • Be familiar with and ensure all fire precautions and regulations are adhered to.
  • Ensure the checking of water quality is carried out at the regular stated intervals as detailed in the normal operating procedures.
  • Associated plant room duties and filling out tanks will be carried out on a daily basis.
  • Ensure all maintenance issues and requirements, are reported to the Operations Manager at the earliest opportunity and, are logged in the maintenance file.
  • Ensure that all equipment is safe to use, complies with current legislation and that all users are, where necessary, given instructions as to how to get out and use the equipment.
  • Ensure that any accidents or incidents are managed in accordance with current legislation and IVC Sports Centre policies.
  • Ensure all accidents and incidents are duly reported, logged and completed in accordance with current legislation.
  • Ensure that Personal Protective Equipment is worn by all staff in accordance with current legislation, COSHH and IVC Sports Centre policies.
  • Act as the responsible first aider when on shift.

3.    Team Leadership

  • Positively lead your team in a supportive manner.
  • Implement and maintain IVC’s employment and personnel policies, reporting all issues regarding staffing to the Sports Centre Manager without delay.
  • Ensure that all staff when on duty is deployed effectively and efficiently with due regard to concentration and motivation levels.
  • Ensure that staffing ratios, especially in the swimming pool, meet the current regulations as detailed in the normal operating procedures file.
  • Contribute to and promote staff development, encouraging positive attitudes amongst all staff as a lifelong learning ideal.
  • Provide support, guidance and feedback for all staff in promoting good working practices.
  • To attend regular staff and management meetings and training as and when notified by the Sports Centre Manager.

4. Individual Key Performance Areas

  • Manage and coordinate your own individual key areas which will be delegated by the Sports Centre Manager.  Key areas are listed below:
    • Staffing
    • Planning
    • Marketing
    • Organisation
    • Financial and attendance reporting
    • Stock control and management

5.    Administration

  • To provide and maintain accurate records, as requested by the Sports Centre Manager.
  • To ensure all ‘logs’ are maintained regularly and accurately as directed by the Sports Centre Manager.

6.    Personal Development

  • Hold and maintain a valid RLSS Pool Lifeguard award.  You must attend RLSS Lifeguard training once per month for two hours and this training will fall outside of the normal shift pattern, for which additional payment will be given.

7.    Other Responsibilities

     To play a full part in the life of the College community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos            and to encourage and ensure staff and students to follow this example.

     Promote and safeguard the welfare of staff, children and young people

     Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and        security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

     Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all

     To participate in the College’s appraisal scheme

      8.    Safeguarding 

     To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to              report any concerns in accordance with the College’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies

     To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/adult protection training as required by the                College. 

Person Specification

Before completing your application please read the Person Specification and Job Description.  In            supporting your application you should demonstrate how your qualifications, skills and experience          match the requirements of the role. 

 

Essential

Desirable

Education Qualifications & Training

 

 

RLSS Pool Lifeguard Award

 

First Aid at Work qualification (3 day)

 

Hold or gain within 3 months a CIMSPA Pool Plant Operators Qualification

 

Experience & Knowledge

 

 

Demonstrate experience of working in a Leisure/Sports Centre or similar environment

 

Line management of staff

 

Knowledge of customer care

 

An affinity with sport and an understanding of the needs of customers of sports and leisure facilities

 

Basic financial management procedures including cash-handling and till operation

 

Experience of working with the General Public

 

Leadership and motivation of staff

 

Basic computer skills(Microsoft Excel and Word)

 

 √

Operating a member management system

 

Awareness of Health & Safety policies, practices and procedures

 

Awareness of promoting and marketing sports facilities

 

Personal Skills and Attributes

 

 

Ability to lead and manager others

 

To be able to work without supervision and take responsibility for the building

 

To be able to demonstrate a flexible and professional approach to work

 

To be able to communicate clearly with a wide range of audience

 

Ability to work as part of a team

 

Flexible and able to use initiative to exceed expectations

 

Outgoing and confident communicator in varying situations

 

Reliability and ability to work a shift pattern

 

Ability to multi-task

 

Casual Fitness Consultant 

Zero Hours Contract
Salary £8.60 per hour + holiday pay £1.04 per hour
Required immediately

Impington Sports Centre requires a qualified Fitness Consultant to cover a sickness absence up to September 2016 with the potential for further work beyond that.  You will have a passion for excellent customer service, to be able to create an inspirational environment where people matter, results count and a passion for excellence drives everything we do.

Duties will include teaching group exercise classes, taking members through their fitness journey, member interaction and maintaining clean and safe facilities. Our fitness team are also required to take a pro-active role in sales and retention activities.

The post is offers a working potential of up to 37 hours per week which includes a varied shift pattern of morning, evening and weekend shifts on a three week rota.  You will also have the opportunity to undertake further hours working as a Personal Trainer.

You will hold a minimum of a Level 2 Fitness Qualification, qualified to teach Studio Cycling Classes and experience of delivering first class customer service to a diverse client base.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Josh Cooper jcooper@impington.cambs.sch.uk.

To apply, please submit an application form and covering letter either by email to Josh Cooper, or by post to Impington Sports Centre, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX.

An application form can be downloaded from the Impington Sports Centre website.

Closing Date: 10am Friday 24 June.

The Sports Centre is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All positions are subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

Job Description

Post Title: Fitness Consultant
Post Purpose:. To work as part of a team in the day to day operation and development of the Fitness Studio and fitness classes to ensure the highest level of customer service
Reporting to: Fitness Manager
Liaising with: Duty Officers, Fitness Staff, Sports Coaches & Lifeguards
Working time: The work arrangement, to be agreed by the manager will reflect the shift requirements of the position. The shift arrangements may include evening and weekend and public holiday/extra statutory duties.
Salary/Grade: £8.60 + holiday pay
Disclosure Level: Enhanced DBS required
  1. Main Responsibilities
    To assist in the Assistant Manager in the implementation of daily operational procedures to ensure the delivery of a high standard of customer service in all areas of the fitness studio’s operations and the fitness class programme. Supervise the Fitness Studio to ensure the safety of all members and to give appropriate support, advice and help whenever they are in the studio. To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and to ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a safe environment. Perform one to one fitness assessments, personal programmes, sports specific programmes, group inductions, one to one inductions, and facility tours. Ensure all equipment is regularly inspected, cleaned and maintained to the highest standard in the Fitness Studio. Ensure the Fitness Studio is kept in a clean condition at all times. Assist the Assistant Manager as required with development and promotional projects for both the Fitness Studio and fitness class programme. Support reception and other sports centre staff as required. To advise and sell membership packages and undertake the necessary administration. Serve drinks and snacks in the Cafe Undertaking other tasks that may be required from time to time to ensure the efficient operation of the facility.
  2. Training
    Attending training and development sessions, on occasion out-with your normal hours of work to ensure your Health and Safety competence and where applicable your continuous employee development  
  3. College Ethos
    To play a full part in the life of the College community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students to follow this example. Promote and support the College’s policies Comply with the College Health and Safety Policy    
  4. Safeguarding
    To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the College’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/adult protection training as required by the College.

Person Specification

Criteria Essential Desirable
Skills:    
To be able to work with a minimum of supervision  
To be able to demonstrate a flexible and professional approach to work  
To be able to use initiative in areas of work  
Excellent verbal communication skills  
Attainment:    
Level 2 Fitness Qualification  
Studio Cycling Qualification  
Circuit Training Qualification  
Personal Trainer Qualification  
GP Referral Qualification  
A kettle bell qualification  
Knowledge:    
Customer & membership service environment  
Maintenance, cleaning and health & safety procedures in a fitness environment  
Advising of membership packages  
First Aid  
In-depth specialist knowledge and expertise of theories, principles and concepts of all aspects of the fitness industry  
Leisure management software  
Relevant Experience:    
Fitness class instruction    
Providing bespoke fitness programmes to meet aims and goals of members  
Studio Cycling class instruction  
Personal Training  
Fitness testing  
GP referral  
Disposition:    
Ability to work in a team  
Flexibility and able to use initiative to exceed expectations  
Out-going and confident  
Excellent communicator  
Other:    
Ability to work regular shift patterns and one weekend out of every three    
Satisfactory enhanced level of DBS    

Fitness Instructor 

Impington Sports Centre are looking for reliable, enthusiastic and energetic fitness instructors to join the team teaching various classes and instructing on the gym floor.

If you have a qualification that allows you to lead and teach fitness classes, level 2 gym instructor or level 3 Personal Trainer we want to hear from you!

We are looking for fitness instructors to help us deliver an outstanding service to our members. We want to hear from you if you have any experience or qualifications to teach fitness sessions such as Studio Cycling, Pilates, Zumba, Boxercise. We also want to hear from you if you can offer sessions we do not already have on our timetable.

We are looking for individuals to cover holidays, illness and times that the business experiences higher usage. Occasionally we may also need cover on the gym floor delivering inductions and ensure an outstanding presentation of service.

Salary dependent on qualifications

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Josh Cooper jcooper@impington.cambs.sch.uk. If you'd like to apply, please submit an application form and covering letter either by email to Josh, or by post to Impington Sports Centre, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

The Sports Centre is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All positions are subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

Closing Date: Open ended

Kind Regards

Josh Cooper
Fitness Manager

Casual Lifeguards 

Impington Sports Centre requires Swimming Pool Lifeguards to work in our popular Sports Centre.  The posts are available for daytime, evening and weekend work.  Salary is £7.30 per hour plus holiday pay.

You will need to hold a current RLSS Pool Lifeguard qualification and be available to attend a 2 hour training session once a month on a Tuesday evening.

We offer a varied swimming programme from Lane Swimming through to Fun Sessions.  Candidates must be able to communicate well with both adults and children with an emphasis on safety and customer care. 

Please go to the IVC website www.impington.cambs.sch.uk – Sports Centre and the vacancies section for more information and to complete an application form.  If you require any further information on this vacancy please contact sgreenwood@impington.cambs.sch.uk

Closing date: open ended

Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All post-holders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  We do not accept applications by CV.

 

Job Description

1.1

Post Title:

Lifeguard

1.2

Post Purpose:

The Lifeguard will contribute to Impington Sports Centre’s purpose of providing an excellent and efficient service, in a safe environment, to help exceed the expectations of our customer needs.  They will carry out lifeguarding and cleaning duties 

1.3

Reporting to:

Duty Officer, Shift Leader

1.4

Liaising with:

Operations Manager, Duty Officers, Shift Leader,  Receptionists and members of public

1.5

Working time:

The work arrangement, to be agreed by the  will reflect the shift requirements of the position. The shift arrangements may include evenings and weekends and occasional public holidays.

 

1.6

Salary/ Grade:

£7.30 per hour

1.7

Holidays:

Holiday pay will be paid at 12.07% per hour

1.8

Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS

2.         Main Responsibilities

  • To assist in the efficient and effective operation of Sports Centre and to establish and maintain good relationships with the general public, ensuring that an appropriate ambience is maintained in the facility, making customers feel welcomed and valued
  • Maintains a constant concentrated surveillance of the Swimming Pool; acts immediately and appropriately to ensure all customers comply with the ISC Swimming Pool Rules. Carries out immediate action to caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards to prevent potential incidents occurring
  • Responds quickly to follow the Emergency Action Plan and procedures established in the event of an emergency.  Provide emergency care and First Aid as required until the arrival of emergency medical services
  • Presents a professional appearance and attitude at all times.  Educates swimmers to inform them of the purpose and need for pool rules and regulations
  • To undertake basic clerical and administrative duties, as required
  • To assist in the communication and promotion of the centre's services and activities ensuring all information given is correct and up to date
  • Ensuring security of the Centre’s property
  • Serve drinks and snacks in the Cafe
  • Inspects the facilities for cleanliness, completes cleaning duties as per the cleaning schedule and when immediate cleaning action is required
  • Set up and dismantle sports equipment
  • Undertaking other tasks that may be required from time to time to ensure the efficient operation of the facility

3.         Training

Attend staff training once per month for a duration of two hours.  Must maintain a degree of physical fitness and strength to meet the demands of the job

Attend an Impington Village College Child Protection Training session every 12 months

4.         College Ethos

To play a full part in the life of the College community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students to follow this example.

Promote and support the College’s policies

Comply with the College Health and Safety Policy

5.         Safeguarding

To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the College’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies

To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/adult protection training as required by the College.

 

Person Specification

Before completing your application please read the Person Specification and Job Description.  In supporting your application you should demonstrate how your qualifications, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. 

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Skills:

 

 

To be able to work with a minimum of supervision

 

To be able to demonstrate a flexible and professional approach to work

 

To be able to use initiative in areas of work

 

Excellent verbal communication skills

 

Attainment:

 

 

REPS level 3 Instructor or equivalent

 

Studio Cycling Qualification

 

Circuit Training Qualification

 

Personal Trainer Qualification

 

GP Referral Qualification

 

A kettle bell qualification

 

Knowledge:

 

 

Customer & membership service environment

 

Maintenance, cleaning and health & safety procedures in a fitness environment

 

Advising of membership packages

 

First Aid

 

In-depth specialist knowledge and expertise of theories, principles and concepts of all aspects of the fitness industry

 

Leisure management software

 

Relevant Experience:

 

 

Fitness class instruction

 

 

Providing bespoke fitness programmes to meet aims and goals of members

 

Studio Cycling class instruction

 

Personal Training

 

Fitness testing

 

GP referral

 

Disposition:

 

 

Ability to work in a team

 

Flexibility and able to use initiative to exceed expectations

 

Out-going and confident

 

Excellent communicator

 

Other:

 

 

Ability to work regular shift patterns and one weekend out of every three

 

 

Satisfactory enhanced level of DBS

 

 

Date: September  2015

Swimming Instructors 

Impington Sports Centre requires Swimming Teachers to work in our popular Sports Centre. The posts are available for daytime, evening and weekend work. Salary is £20.02 per hour.

You will need to hold the ASA/STA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Swimming.

We offer a varied group swimming lesson programme from Under 5’s Non Swimmers through to Adults improving their technique. There are also opportunities to teach on a one to one basis at various times throughout the week. The successful candidates should be able to communicate well with both adults and children with an emphasis on learning, safety, customer care and enjoyment.

If you require any further information on this vacancy please contact Stephen Greenwood – email - sgreenwood@impington.cambs.sch.uk or telephone 01223 200404

The Sports Centre is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All positions are subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

Closing Date: Open ended

Job Description

Post Title:

Swimming Instructor

 

Post Purpose:

As a Swimming Instructor the post holder will be required to deliver effective coaching/teaching sessions and will assist the Operations Manager in the development and delivery of the Swimming programme

Reporting to:

Operations Manager

 

Liaising with:

Duty Officers, Shift Leader, Lifeguards and members of the public

Working time:

The work arrangement, to be agreed by the Manager will reflect the shift requirements of the position. The shift arrangements may include evenings and weekends and occasional public holidays.

Salary/grade

Salary is £18.02 per hour

 

Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS required

Main Responsibilities

  1. To teach within the Centre’s Swimming Lesson Programme
    To undertake teaching duties as allocated to ensure high quality experiences for all participants,
    To lead classes for all age groups from infants to adults,
    To use the National / ISC Swimming Lesson syllabus as the framework for all classes,
    Ensure that all classes operate within the ISC’s Health and Safety guidelines,
    To work closely with the Operations Manager in the delivery of the classes,
    To wear appropriate poolside clothing at all times,
    To be ready on poolside 10 minutes prior to the start of the lesson and to remain 5 minutes afterwards to ensure poolside is tidy,
    To report any accidents immediately and to provide a written report to the Operations Manager using the appropriate forms,
    To be aware of the Child Protection Policy and reporting procedures.
  2. To ensure that all administrative procedures are carried out in conjunction with the Operations Manager
    To provide weekly lesson plans for all classes prior to the start of the teaching term,
    Ensure that all lessons are progressive according to the programme,
    To be responsible for the completion of class registers,
    Ensure that holiday requests are submitted with sufficient warning to enable a substitute teacher to be allocated,
    To ensure that assessment forms are completed as per the timetable given by the Operations Manager,
    To complete end of term certificate examinations as per instruction from the Operations Manager,
    To submit timesheets on a monthly basis to the Operations Manager,
    To ensure that all periods of sickness is notified immediately.
  3. To support level 1 teachers and assistants where appropriate
    To be responsible for the supervision of less qualified teachers working alongside and for the supervision of assistants’
    To report to the Operations Manager on the progress of level 1 assistants with regard to ongoing training required teachers and assistants.
  4. To communicate effectively and courteously with parents and other partners regarding the swimming lesson programme
    To be professional at all times and to communicate effectively with both children and adults;
    To communicate effectively with all staff.
  5. To keep all equipment in good order and to ensure all equipment is tidied or locked away after use To ensure that all equipment is tidied away after each class,
    To report any defective equipment requiring replacement or repair.
  6. To ensure that the teaching qualification and knowledge is relevant and to attend continuous professional development opportunities
    To ensure that knowledge is kept up to date by attending CPD seminars and opportunities organized by various agencies e.g. National Governing Body,
    To keep up to date with local and national initiatives and strategies which may impact on the operation of the swimming programme.
  7. Training
    To attend training and development sessions, which maybe on occasions outside normal hours of work,
    To ensure Health & Safety competence,
    Attend an Impington Village College Child Protection Training session every 12 months.
  8. College Ethos
    To play a full part in the life of the College community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students to follow this example,
    Promote and support the College’s policies,
  9. Safeguarding
    To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the College’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies,
    To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/adult protection training as required by the College.

Person Specification

Before completing your application please read the Person Specification and Job Description.  In supporting your application you should demonstrate how your qualifications, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. 

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Skills:

 

 

 To be able to work with a minimum of supervision

 

 To be able to demonstrate a flexible and professional approach to work

 

 To be able to use initiative in areas of work

 

 Excellent verbal communications skills

 

Attainment:

 

 

 ASA Level 2 Certificate for teaching swimming

 

STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming – Full (STC(F))

 

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

 

RLSS Rescue Test Award

 

Knowledge and Experience:

 

 

Knowledge and expertise of theories, principles and concepts of teaching swimming

 

Knowledge of the ASA teaching scheme and awards

 

The instruction of swimming individuals and groups

 

Assisting in swimming club training programmes

 

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Disposition:

 

 

Ability to follow the criteria set out in the ISC swimming programme

 

Out-going and confidence communicator to people of all ages and abilities

 

Other:

 

 

The post holder will teach a regular class or classes at the same time and day over a minimum of 10 continuous weeks

 

Ability to instruct in the water when required

 

Satisfactory enhanced level of DBS