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Aquatics Manager - Manchester

Job Title: Aquatics Manager - Manchester
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester
Salary: up to £27,037 per annum (39 hours per week)
Start Date: ASAP
REF: CR/PE/003874
Contact Name: Leah Rogers
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Job Description

GLL is looking for an Aquatics Manager to work in the Manchester partnership. This role will oversee all aquatic related work streams for the partnership, which includes eight wet centres across Manchester.
As the Aquatics Manager, you'll ultimately provide opportunities and access to enable more people to go swimming and enjoy being more active. You'll oversee various work streams such as Better Swim School Manchester, which currently has just under 6,000 members across the eight centres and a education Swimming Programme which delivers school swimming lessons every week day to just under 8,000 children. In additional to these, you'll also manage the workforce development and aquatic strategy in line with Manchester City Council and Swim England own aquatic strategies. With all these work streams, you'll need to be able to build and manage client relationships effectively and have first rate team management skills.
Not only will you manage various work streams, you'll also provide support to the Education Swim School Teachers and centre management teams. You will be responsible for meeting with the centre swim leads to review the effect management of swim school and to establish further ways to expand the programmes. With excellent time management skills, you'll complete various work stream reports, poolside observations of teachers and co-ordinate the various swim programmes. The role also requires effective communication skills and relationship building with both internal and external stakeholders. 
First and foremost you will love aquatics and being in the environment of the pool. You'll be a Level 2 qualified Swimming Teacher and therefore understand the reality of teaching the sport and have the technical knowledge. You'll also have an, understanding of Swim England's learn to swim framework and links with and/or experience of working with the Swim England would be beneficial. You'll manage the aquatic pathway from Swim School/ Education Swimming in to club academies and have the opportunity to improve the aquatics that we offer to the community and to develop exciting new aquatic activities and pathways.
In return, we offer:
Ride to work scheme
Discounted membership at our leisure centres
Holiday apartments via society membership (after qualifying period)
Career pathways
Ongoing training and development
If you want to develop aquatic pathways to provide aquatic opportunities for all whether they want to play, learn, train or excel in swimming, 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.