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Aquatics Officer


Job overview


Building on our continued growth, we’re now the UK’s largest leisure social enterprise – and set for even greater success. So, if you have the passion, talent and ambition to join us as an Aquatics Officer, there’s never been a more exciting time to progress with a sector leader. This is more than a management role – it’s a career. Supporting the smooth running of a leisure centre, you’ll ensure the health, safety and enjoyment of customers and colleagues alike.


We’re looking for an experienced Swim Teacher and Supervisor who is passionate about the aquatics industry. So, if you’re looking for a desk job, this isn’t for you.  There’s no such thing as a typical day as an Aquatics Officer, this is what makes this hands-on role so special. Here, you could be doing anything from dealing with customer enquiries on poolside, producing reports, promoting swimming services, managing swim teachers to ensure the continuous delivery of swim lessons as well as delivering Learn to Swim sessions and inspiring your team to be the best they can be.


As Aquatics Officer, you’ll need to be on the ball with all aspects of the aquatics industry– from managing teams to consumer trends to ensure that swim teaching is continuously improving to meet high standards. So, if you’re ready to go the extra mile, in return, we’ll develop and train you to sharpen your skills in this diverse Aquatics Officer role.


Highly organised with a can-do attitude, you’ll be a fast learner who’s focused on customer care. Written and verbal communication skills will be vital too, as you build relationships with customers and colleagues.  We’re looking for an Aquatics Officer with proven successful experience as a supervisor and a swimming teacher and you will hold a minimum ASA Level 2 swim teaching  qualification (or be  towards one).  Ideally you will also have had previous experience of running a successful Learn to Swim Programme or working with the environment.


Join us as an Aquatics Officer and enjoy career progression and great benefits including flexible hours and locations, a uniform and discounted membership at all our leisure centres.


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.


To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.


GLL is an equal opportunities employer.


Better Leisure Centres are run by GLL, the largest leisure operator in the UK and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. We operate over 230 facilities including leisure centres, pools, spas, libraries and children’s centres in London & the South East, the South West, the North and Northern Ireland which encompass some of the most iconic venues in the country such as the London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and have recently achieved the Investors in People Silver award.


Closing date:
14th March 2018


Working pattern:
30 hours per week (to be split working 20 hours in Aquatics Officer role and 10 hours delivering Learn to Swim sessions).  The role also requires the core hours of swim school to be covered which will include evening and weekend work


Contract Type:



Band 3.1 to 3.3

(£8.12 - £8.98 per hour)


Initial Location:

Blackbrook Leisure Centre and Spa, Taunton and Taunton Pool


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GLL is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The aim of GLL is to recruit people not just for jobs but for long term careers.



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