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Swim School Instructor/Swim School Administration

Otago - Wanaka

The Role

We’re seeking a dynamic and driven individual for the role of Swim School Instructor/Swim School Administrator based at the Wanaka Recreation Centre. This is a permanent, part-time role with a minimum of 35 hours per week.

As a Swim School Instructor, you will be responsible for ensuring the safe and enjoyable delivery of Aquatic Services by providing the instruction of our learn to swim services to all customers. The major requirement of the Swim School Instructor is to deliver the Pool Swim School curriculum for learn to swim and water safety as outlined in training manuals. This is to be achieved through instructing the programs created for learn to swim.

Your friendly and helpful service will help maximise customer learning and enjoyment and you will be focussed on ensuring personal safety and the safety of others.You will also be on hand to provide administration support to a dedicated team which carry out the swim school operations for the Wanaka Recreation Centre.

As an administrator, you will be required to provide timely and effective administrative duties, including assisting with the general administration, bookings, invoicing, reporting and rosters for the Swim School, coordinating all classes and the associated administration and communication with students and their families.

Who are we looking for?

The Swim School Instructor is responsible for ensuring the safe and enjoyable delivery of Aquatic Services by providing the instruction of Learn to swim services to all customers.

A successful candidate will have:

  •  AustSwim Teacher of Swimming &Water Safety , or Swim Teacher Award (SNZ STA)
  • A current NZQA affiliated First Aid Certificate
  • High School NCEA or Bursary (minimum level of education required)
  • 3 years minimum relevant experience as a Swim School Instructor
  • 3-4 years minimum in an Administration and/or Customer Service Role
  • Experience in delivering a high level of customer service
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to use computer based work systems
  • Passion for working within a community focused centre

The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities

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