Location
Hybrid Working (Sport Park and WFH)
Department
IOS Operations
Advertising Salary
£32,557 - £35,067 per annum, dependent on experience
Advertising End Date:
31 Jan 2023

About Us

The Institute of Swimming work in conjunction with Swim England as a subsidiary, and exist for the good of the sport; developing the best aquatic professionals is our priority.

We are the largest provider of Swim England qualifications and aquatics courses and we train over 60 per cent of all swimming teachers in the UK.

Find out more about what it’s like to work with us and the Swim England family here and download a summary of our employee benefits here.

About The Role

The Institute of Swimming are seeking an experienced Programme Leader to join the team on a full time basis (35 hours per week) to cover Maternity Leave (up to 12 months). The role will be based at our SportPark office in Loughborough but the successful candidate will have the ability to work from home and adopt a hybrid way of working. Where possible flexible working will be considered.

This is an exciting opportunity working within the Institute of Swimming as part of a busy Operations team responsible for delivering on leading the programme co-ordination and customer services function to meet financial targets and KPIs.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the programme delivery of the IoS coaching and SE/ IOS Health Programmes
  • Working constructively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop effective working relationships supporting growth of IoS provision and achievement of KPI’s.
  • Effectively leading the Course Coordinators to ensure that agreed and appropriate organisational goals are set and achieved. Ensuring they have delivery plans in place for all programmes and supporting them to anticipate trends across the industry.
  • Reviewing and evaluating performance against agreed organisational KPIs and providing progress reports to management.
  • Troubleshooting of commercial programmes, including unforeseen circumstances, whilst ensuring IoS reputation and income are maintained.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of new IoS training commercial programmes and operational needs.

To find out more about the role, download the full Job Description and Person Specification document.

About You

The successful candidate must have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the IoS Coaching programme
  • Knowledge and understanding of the SE / IoS Health Programme
  • Proven ability to effectively line manage and lead a team to achieve challenging targets
  • Excellent organisational skills and multitasking ability whilst keeping a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience of negotiating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good motivational qualities and enthusiasm with an ability to relate to people whilst maintaining good discipline
  • A systematic approach to problem solving
  • Able to work at pace and deliver results under time related pressures
  • Experience of project management

So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.

Swim England is committed to inclusion and embracing the spirit of all equalities legislation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled people. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce is not reflective of today’s society and we are currently operating a pilot scheme whereby applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds can opt into our guaranteed interview scheme. Candidates that have opted into the scheme will be guaranteed an interview provided that they have demonstrated, within their application, that they meet the essential criteria for the role. When completing the application, applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to ‘Opt In’ to the scheme, by ticking the box.

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via [email protected]. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Aimee Broughton, Programme Leader: Coaching via [email protected]

Interviews to take place week commencing 6th February 2023

 No Agencies Please

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