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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

Casual swimming assistants 

Impington Sports Centre requires Swimming Assistants to work in our popular Sports Centre.  The posts are available for daytime, evening and weekend work.  Salary is £9.32 per hour (plus holiday pay).

You will need to hold the ASA Level 1 Certificate for Teaching Swimming or equivalent.

We offer a varied group swimming lesson programme from 3yrs through to Adults following the Swim England framework.  Candidates should be able to communicate well with both adults and children with an emphasis on learning, safety and customer care. 

If you require any further information on this vacancy please contact sgreenwood@ivc.tmet.org.uk.   Completed applications should be sent to Susan Kay HR Manager skay@tmet.org.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

Post Title:

Assistant Swimming Instructor

Post Purpose:

Assist the Swimming Instructor to deliver effective coaching/teaching sessions

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

 Point 15

Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS required

Main Responsibilities

1. To assist the Swimming Teacher in delivering the Centre’s Swimming Lesson Programme

  • To undertake teaching duties as allocated to ensure high quality experiences for all participants
  • To assist 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 undertake teaching duties as allocated to ensure high quality experiences for all participants
  • To assist 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
  • Ensure that all lessons are progressive according to the programme
  • Ensure that holiday requests are submitted with sufficient warning to enable a substitute assistant teacher to be allocated
  • 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 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7.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 and comply with the College Health and Safety Policy.

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

Swimming Teacher

 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:

 

 

Swim England Level 1 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

 

 √

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 assist 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

 

Casual swimming instructors 

Impington Sports Centre requires Swimming Instructors to work in our popular Sports Centre.  The posts are available for daytime, evening and weekend work.  Salary is £18.74 per hour (plus holiday pay).

You will need to hold the ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Swimming or equivalent.

We offer a varied group swimming lesson programme from 3yrs through to Adults following the Swim England framework.  There are also opportunities to teach 1-1 throughout the week. Candidates should be able to communicate well with both adults and children with an emphasis on learning, safety and customer care. 

If you require any further information on this vacancy please contact sgreenwood@ivc.tmet.org.uk.   Completed applications should be sent to Susan Kay HR Manager skay@tmet.org.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

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

Point 40

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,
  • Comply with the College Health and Safety Policy.

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

Swimming Teacher

 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

 

 √

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

 

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 £8.68 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 Monday 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. 

If you require any further information on this vacancy please contact sgreenwood@ivc.tmet.org.uk.   Completed applications should be sent to Susan Kay HR Manager skay@tmet.org.uk by the closing date.

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 Desciption

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

1.4

Liaising with:

Operations Manager, Duty Officers, Receptionists and members of public

1.5

Working time:

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

1.6

Salary/ Grade:

Point 9

1.7

Holidays:

Holiday pay will be paid at 12.07% per hour

1.8

Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS

1. 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

2. 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

3. Trust 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.
  • To promote and support the College’s policies
  • To 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

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

Qualifications

 

 

National Pool Lifeguard qualification

 

Qualified first aider

 

Experience

 

 

Previous experience in the leisure industry or customer
facing environment.

 

Skill in the application of life-guarding surveillance and rescue techniques

 

Previous lifeguard experience

 

Experience of CPR and emergency medical procedures

 

Skills & Abilities

 

 

Ability to work constructively as part of a team,
understanding roles and responsibilities of the life guard team

 

Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency
situations

 

Excellent communication skills when dealing with the
public

 

Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions

 

Ability to prepare routine administration paperwork

 

Ability to work shift work and weekend work to cover the
needs of the sports centre

 

Safeguarding

 

 

Display commitment to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children and young people

 

November 2018