Kings Camps Swimming Coach

Are you passionate about working with children? Are you looking for a job in the school holidays? If so, why not apply to become a Swimming Coach at Kings Camps!

Kings Camps Swimming Coach

Are you passionate about working with children? Are you looking fo a job in the school holidays? If so, why not apply to become a Swimming Coach at Kings Camps!

Why work for Kings Camps?

Earn money and gain valuable experience doing something you love. Work with like-minded people are create friends for life as well as having fun and contributing to our mission to get children active.

Location: England, Scotland and Wales (don’t worry, we’ll liaise with you on your closest venue)

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays

Salary: £13.60 an hour

Why work for Kings Camps?

Earn money and gain valuable experience doing something you love. Work with like-minded people are create friends for life as well as having fun and contributing to our mission to get children active.

Location: England, Scotland and Wales (don’t worry, we’ll liaise with you on your closest venue)

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays

Salary: £13.60 an hour

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About the role

Reporting to the Camp Manager, the Swimming Coach is responsible for planning and delivering programmed swimming activities as part of our wider Multi-Active programme. You should provide high energy, fun and inclusive swimming sessions, ensuring every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Our programmes group children by age (typically 5-7, 8-10 and 11-17), so swim coaches should be able to adapt sessions for varying ability levels. Each session will last between 30-60 minutes. Child safety is our number one priority, so swim coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, ensuring all individuals follow the Kings Camps’ Swimming Policy, as well as the venue’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan, applying them comprehensively.

The role will also include conducting in depth risk assessments, taking action to minimise risks, monitoring water conditions, testing child abilities in the pool. The role may also offer rewarding opportunities to communicate with parents, providing feedback on a child’s progress throughout camp.

Child numbers, session times and pool availability will very, however we typically run sessions between 9.30 – 15.30pm, Monday to Friday. For those who do not want to commit to coaching for full days, we also have opportunities available for Bank Sports Coaches, giving you the opportunity to join the Multi-Active Programme around swim hours (where applicable)

What makes a great Swimming Coach

  • A passion for working with children and/or young people
  • At least 12 months’ experience swimming teaching or coaching
  • At least 6 months’ consecutive working with 5 – 17 year olds
  • A willingness to liaise with parents, delivering high quality customer service
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships
  • At times, thing change, so you’ll need to be flexible, with a willingness to adapt
  • Leadership skills with a vibrant and confident personality
  • Possess and able to document ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics or the STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching
  • Possess a current Lifeguard Qualification form one of the following:
    – National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
    – National Rescue Award to Swimming Teachers and Coach (NRASTC)
    – STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification

We’re committed to safer recruitment 

The Kings Active Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.

Staff selection process includes:

  • An interview (approx 40 minutes), via video call, which covers suitability, experience, skills, attitudes as well as the opportunity to showcase an activity session plan
  • If successful at interview, we will speak to at least 2 professional references from your work history
  • Once offered a position, this will subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)

Ongoing training and performance evaluations will feature in the role, with structured support from your Site Manager and performance targets communicated. High performing coaches will be entered onto our staff development programme, with the aim of securing a future promotion (we actively seek to promote from within) and a priority contract for the following seasons!

About the role

Reporting to the Camp Manager, the Swimming Coach is responsible for planning and delivering programmed swimming activities as part of our wider Multi-Active programme. You should provide high energy, fun and inclusive swimming sessions, ensuring every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Our programmes group children by age (typically 5-7, 8-10 and 11-17), so swim coaches should be able to adapt sessions for varying ability levels. Each session will last between 30-60 minutes. Child safety is our number one priority, so swim coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, ensuring all individuals follow the Kings Camps’ Swimming Policy, as well as the venue’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan, applying them comprehensively.

The role will also include conducting in depth risk assessments, taking action to minimise risks, monitoring water conditions, testing child abilities in the pool. The role may also offer rewarding opportunities to communicate with parents, providing feedback on a child’s progress throughout camp.

Child numbers, session times and pool availability will very, however we typically run sessions between 9.30 – 15.30pm, Monday to Friday. For those who do not want to commit to coaching for full days, we also have opportunities available for Bank Sports Coaches, giving you the opportunity to join the Multi-Active Programme around swim hours (where applicable)

What makes a great Swimming Coach

  • A passion for working with children and/or young people
  • At least 12 months’ experience swimming teaching or coaching
  • At least 6 months’ consecutive working with 5 – 17 year olds
  • A willingness to liaise with parents, delivering high quality customer service
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships
  • At times, thing change, so you’ll need to be flexible, with a willingness to adapt
  • Leadership skills with a vibrant and confident personality
  • Possess and able to document ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics or the STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching
  • Possess a current Lifeguard Qualification form one of the following:
    – National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
    – National Rescue Award to Swimming Teachers and Coach (NRASTC)
    – STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification

We’re committed to safer recruitment 

The Kings Active Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.

Staff selection process includes:

  • An interview (approx 40 minutes), via video call, which covers suitability, experience, skills, attitudes as well as the opportunity to showcase an activity session plan
  • If successful at interview, we will speak to at least 2 professional references from your work history
  • Once offered a position, this will subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)

Ongoing training and performance evaluations will feature in the role, with structured support from your Site Manager and performance targets communicated. High performing coaches will be entered onto our staff development programme, with the aim of securing a future promotion (we actively seek to promote from within) and a priority contract for the following seasons!

Apply Now
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