Diving Coach

  • Employer GLL
  • Town / City Ruislip, West London
  • Job Type Temporary
  • Salary £14.81 per hour
  • Position Type Hour(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 03/05/2018
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Up to £14.81 per hour

GLL is looking for a Diving Coach based at Highgrove Pool and Fitness Centre in Ruislip, West London.

Participation in diving has been steadily increasing over the past seven years, and nowhere more so than at GLL. In 2014, we launched our Tom Daley Diving Academy at the London Aquatics Centre which has been gaining pace ever since. We’re proud to work closely with Tom and his coach to continually build on our diving offering, including bringing even more dive experts into our growing team. It is now the largest diving programme currently in operation. With eight dedicated diving pools and numerous more pools where we coach fundamental diving skills, we now teach around 100 lessons to nearly 1,000 people each week. We operate some of the most prestigious diving facilities not only in the UK, but in the world. The London Aquatics Centre (LAC) is the iconic venue from the London 2012 Olympics and features five diving platforms (including a 10m platform), seven spring boards, a movable floor which operates from 5m and the best dry dive facility in the world. The LAC is the home of London diving and the main hub of the Tom Daley Diving Academy. We also operate the impressive Manchester Aquatics Centre – the purpose built pool and diving facility used in the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

We aim to widen participation in diving even further. That’s where you come in. With so many locations and courses already happening in our centres around the country, you can expect several hours of work each week plus the possibility of working at more than one facility. We don’t restrict your contract, so you’re free to teach with us and with any other clubs that you may already be working with – and you’ll get to learn from some of the most elite diving coaches in the world! With GLL being a not-for-profit, charitable social enterprise, you can be certain that you’ll be contributing to the community whilst giving more people the opportunity to partake in the sport that you love.

To provide safe and enjoyable diving lessons with GLL, you’ll need a minimum Level 1 Certificate for Coaching Diving and understand the ASA Diving Awards and British Diving skills techniques – we’ll also give you all the training you need for the Tom Daley Diving Academy. You’ll understand pupils’ needs and be able to coach a diverse range of people from children through to adults and nervous beginners to confident elite-standard. Passionate about helping people to achieve more and about the GLL community ethos, you’ll provide excellent customer service to all and actively promote diving at GLL and the Tom Daley Diving Academy.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:

  • Pension schemes
  • Discounted membership at our leisure centres
  • Career pathways
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If you have the passion and skills for this role, then apply now.

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

About Us
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – all under our Better brand. 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 are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.

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