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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Part time: Hours: 15 hours with a view to increasing in the future. Mon, Weds, Thurs, Friday: 4pm - 6pm Saturday: 12pm - 3pm Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Contract type

Fixed term - Initially 6 months with a view to extend

Full-time equivalent salary

Salary: £23,893 full time equivalent pro-rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

Swimming Instructor – Waterman Primary School

Hours: 15 hours with a view to increasing in the future.

Mon, Weds, Thurs, Friday: 4pm - 6pm

Saturday: 12pm - 3pm

Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Start date: asap

Contract type:  Part-time, initially a fixed term 6 month contract with a view to extend. All year contract

Band: 3 point 6

Salary: £23,893 full time equivalent pro-rata

Waterman Primary School, located in Rochford, Essex is a proud member of the HEARTS Academy Trust. We are a small school with a tight-knit community and a real 'family feel’ that values, nurtures and cares for all children in our school. We place great pride in really getting to know each and every one of our pupils.

Our school caters for pupils from Nursery to Year 6. Our site boasts a very large outdoor area and beautiful grounds which the children get to experience daily, which includes our very own heated swimming pool. Our curriculum is ambitious and aspirational - we want the best for all our children - and it is centred on our HEARTS values.

You can find further information about our curriculum and 'life at Waterman' by visiting our website: https://www.hearts-waterman.uk/

Waterman Primary School currently owns and operates a bespoke, purpose-built heated indoor swimming pool, on site - a fantastic newly built facility.

To further expand this growing provision, we are looking to recruit a qualified Swimming Instructor to work with our Swimming Lead Instructor and Pool Manager in delivering quality lessons to a wide range of ages, abilities and disabilities.

As Swimming Instructor, you will be responsible for:

  • assisting with the development of a bespoke, HEARTS swim school

  • coaching and assisting in the development of swimmers across our Trust and wider provision, teaching swimming lessons, ensuring all pupils' experience is a positive and enjoyable one

  • Following ASA Duckling awards, ASA NPTS and Birthlight schemes

  • coaching the swimming provision outside of the school curriculum (ie. evenings, weekends, holiday/term breaks)

  • assisting the Swimming Lead Instructor and Pool Manager with basic pool maintenance and hygiene; ensuring all compliance documentation is adhered to

Previous experience as a swimming coach / teacher / instructor is essential for this role along with a Level 2 ASA Swimming Teachers / Coaching certificate as well as a current Rescue Test for Teacher(NRASTC) and/or National Pool and Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

The successful applicant will need knowledge of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme for teaching swimming skills, techniques and awards. Knowledge of health, safety and other relevant legislation will be vital too, as will an understanding of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies. Preferable wider-experience would be valued, such as Swim England Teaching for Babies and Toddlers, STA Baby & Preschool or Birthlight Baby & Toddler qualifications.

Our vision is to have a fully-functioning swim school with swimming lessons happening daily, on site, open to both schools within and outside HEARTS Academy Trust as well as across the wider Rochford community. We want to build a provision that caters for specialist swimmers (ie. pupils with SEND and/or physical/mental impairments and or other disabilities), baby and toddler groups, competitive swimmers, with ages ranging from 6 months plus. We want our pool to be a hub of the local community, used and cherished by all - from school swimming lessons to after school and community clubs. The Swimming Instructor will therefore be instrumental in helping us achieve a successful swimming provision, that matches our vision and ethos and really places Waterman Pool at the HEART of our local community.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Suzanne Cullinane, School Business Manager: waterman.admin@heartsacademy.uk or 01702 546237

How to apply 

Further information can be found on our website: http://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/careers/vacancies

It is very important that the HEARTS application form is completed in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address.

Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

CVs are not accepted.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we have enough suitable applications, therefore we advise applying early.

HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.

If you would like any support or assistance at any stage of your application process, please contact recruitment@heartsacademy.uk / 01268 572672. We will be happy to discuss this with you. 

What the school offers its staff

Why choose HEARTS Academy Trust as your new employer?

The HEARTS way of working is based on our values of happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth and service, all of which are embedded within each of our schools.   

HEARTS Academy Trust offers a comprehensive rewards and benefits package to all colleagues, including but not limited to:

  • “Every HEART Matters” Employee discounts and benefits scheme 

  • Pension schemes (LGPS/TPS) 

  • Professional development opportunities 

  • Access to our trust Counsellor 

  • Access to our Mental Health First Aid team 

  • Additional week’s leave during October 

  • Excellent CPD opportunities with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights 

  • Supportive leadership and opportunities to collaborate across the trust

  • On request, and if appropriate, flexible working 

We believe our employees are our most valuable asset, we strive to create a positive and supportive work environment that rewards hard work and dedication.  Join our team and enjoy the many benefits that HEARTS Academy Trust has to offer.  Please see the 'Every HEART Matters' poster for more information.

HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory application form, satisfactory references that meet the requirements as set out in KCSIE, satisfactory online search and an Enhanced DBS check, to include a children’s barred list check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. 

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at: http://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@heartsacademy.uk

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About Waterman Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
82 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01702 546237

Waterman Primary School is a small, friendly school with lovely children. The school is close to transport links. We are part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, a local Trust of schools that has the values of Happiness, achievement, self-esteem, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality & service.

The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar year has 184 days of contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days, and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical checks, a prohibited from teaching check and references. References will be requested prior to interview.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.

Arranging a visit to Waterman Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@heartsacademy.uk.

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