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Lifeguard & PE Technician

High Street, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, BS36 1JL
Winterbourne Academy
Part Time
£17,131 to £18,092 per annum
2nd February 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
21st February 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: until July 2023
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1306661

Contract: Fixed term, term time only to include INSET days (39 weeks per year)

Hours: 32.5 per week (08:15 to 15:15, Monday to Friday)

Salary: Grade 10 (8-11), £22,777 - £24,054 per annum (pro-rata: £17,131 to £18,092 per annum)

This post is fixed term until 23rd July 2023 subject to budget review. Budget and requirements are reviewed annually.

The Role

• To act as a lifeguard

• To provide first aid and assist with emergency responses for all accidents, incidents and emergencies, reporting and maintaining corresponding records as required. Providing cover in the First Aid Room from time to time in the absence of the substantive post-holder(s)

• To organise sports fixtures including liaising with other schools, minibus booking, preparing equipment and refreshments when needed

• Creatively planning, organising and editing the academy’s Sports section within the parent/carer academy bulletin in liaison with the Head of PE

• Contribute to the academy’s Sports Website and social media accounts with the latest fixture details, sports results and news headlines

• Assisting and taking on key roles within major sports dates throughout the year, such as Sports Day

• Participate in and assist with the organisation of trips and activities to enhance the teaching and learning of PE/Sport within the academy

• Responsible for updating sports noticeboards, fixture boards and displays regularly

• Maintain all sports equipment and ensure that storage rooms are kept clean and tidy and that equipment is stored in a safe and orderly fashion when not in use.

• Arrange maintenance and repairs to equipment as required to ensure compliance with safe working practices

• Regular ordering, receiving and accounting for new stock and equipment

• Undertake annual audit of stock records

• Liaise with the Finance Department regarding invoices, orders and money

• To raise the awareness of PE and Sport within the academy and local community

• To assist with the supervision of students, run some teams and clubs and assist in refereeing duties when needed

• You will be required to attend monthly training

The successful candidate must have:

• Current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPQL) or equivalent and be able to demonstrate that they are a strong swimmer

• Relevant experience in a similar role

• First Aid at Work (desirable)

Also, they must able to work independently using initiative, have a positive ‘can do’ approach and have the ability to remain calm in an emergency situation. They will have well-developed administration and organisational skills ensuring that important activities are completed within timescales and with accuracy. They will be able to work logically, resourcefully, proactively, and efficiently. They will be a confident communicator and enjoy building and maintaining successful, professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Experience of using Microsoft Office, especially excel, word and outlook is essential.

What we Offer

An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point

Collaborative working within our shared family of Schools to support our endeavours to work smarter

Excellent CPD opportunities

Free on-site parking

On-site canteen

Employee benefits such as an employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership and employer contributing Pension Scheme

Staff recognition scheme

Lunches in exchange for a contribution to student enrichment

Annual Flu Jab

Fantastic facilities

Application Details

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to undergo security and vetting processes appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service. We have a suite of safeguarding procedures, policies and guidance for all of our staff and volunteers to ensure we actively promote children and young people’s welfare and safety. Moreover, as part of the safer recruitment process we will carry out online searches as part of the recruitment process. Details of online accounts will be requested at application stage.

We apply Equal, Diversity and Inclusion at all stages of recruitment and selection. We carry out shortlisting, interviewing and selection without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Those with disabilities meeting the minimum requirements for the post will be shortlisted and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not disadvantaged during the interview process. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within the Trust.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, volunteers and candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. Where given permission to do so, references will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview. Candidates attending an interview should expect the interview panel to explore issues relating to safeguarding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

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