Water Sports Instructor Southwark Council 160 Tooley St, London

  • Full Time
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160 Tooley St, London

Full job description

The Role
Can you help Southwark Council to shape a brand new leisure service that supports all its residents to lead healthy lives?

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. In June 2023, Leisure Services transferred to full council management. This is a unique opportunity to be part of building a new future for leisure services in Southwark.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Watersports Instructor, you’ll be the driving force behind customer loyalty and satisfaction in the Watersports department.

This is an exciting role to identify and support the development of our Watersports programme. The successful candidate needs to be passionate about Watersports and willing to go the extra mile to support our customers development, encourage healthy activity, and help reduce health inequalities in the borough.

The role will sit in the Environment, Neighbourhood and Growth department, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of parks and open spaces, trees, sports and leisure, cemeteries, youth and play, highways, roads, parking, refuse collection, street cleansing, culture and libraries.

The successful candidate will report to the Watersports Manager.

About Southwark

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

About You

  • You will need to ensure the efficient and effective operation of sessions, including equipment safety checks and the safety of participants.
  • Deliver teaching and coaching to the standards prescribed by the relevant Governing Body.
  • Complete tasks to ensure the standards of the facility meet customer and service expectations and improve the standards of the facility.
  • Support the centre’s work towards National Governing Body accreditation, Quest, RYA, ALAA and other relevant accreditations.
  • Champion in role and take personal responsibility for all hygiene and health and safety policy and procedures
  • Maintain mandatory qualifications, licensing and CPD/ training.

If you would like to informally discuss this role, please contact Ben Wilson, Watersports Manager at ben.wilson@southwark.gov.uk

Additional Information

Please note this role requires an Enhanced DBS check.

Benefits and more information


Recruitment timetable

Application Closing Date: 07/04/2024

Interview Date: 15/04/2024

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Job Reference: SC06459

To apply for this job please visit jobs.southwark.gov.uk.


Ethan Anderson

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