Assistant Aquatics Officer

Organisation: Live Borders

Salary: £21,821 - £23,781

Location: Galashiels TD1 2DU

Post: Assistant Aquatics Officer
Department: Head Office
Reporting to: Aquatics Manager

Job Purpose:

The Assistant Aquatics Officer will assist the Aquatics Manager and facility staff in the delivery and implementation of the Aquatics plan and associated key performance indicators.


1. Responsible for identifying training requirements for swimming teachers
2. Monitor and manage all enquiries through the main swimming lesson email
3. Work with SCO’s to manage and reduce swimming lesson waiting lists
4. Maximising class occupancy rates
5. Assist SCO’s with the grading of swimmers
6. Monitor and report on class performance and progression
7. Undertake mentoring of teaching staff
8. Be on site during the delivery of the main swimming teaching programme, spread across all pools.
9. Undertake monthly analysis of the DD run against learn 2 to ensure direct debits and payment plans are correct.

Essential Assessed by Desirable Assessed by
Swimming Teacher level 2 or equivalent

3 years teaching experience

Must hold a full driving licence and have access to own transport A/I


A/I Level 1 Coaching Qualification

Level 1 Triathlon Coach Qualification

Swimming Tutor Qualification

Essential Assessed by Desirable Assessed by
The successful applicant will have experience in the swimming development pathway.

Good analytical skills to interpret occupancy and financial data

Excellent oral and written communication skills



A/I Experience in delivering swimming club coached sessions

Sound working knowledge of Microsoft word and excel

Delivered training sessions A/I
Skills & Knowledge
Essential Assessed by Desirable Assessed by
Responsible for identifying training requirements within the teaching staff

Competent in dealing with customer questions and queries

Reporting on swimming lesson programme to the Aquatics Officer

Personal Attributes
Essential Assessed by Desirable Assessed by
Self motivated and be able to show initiative

Flexible and adaptable

Ability to work as a team

Excellent timekeeping

Ability to manage their own workload

Solution focused A/I
A – Application
I – Interview
R– Reference
T – Test


Live Borders Head Office Galashiels (colleagues may be required to work at any Live Borders site during their career with us).
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week worked as agreed with line manager

Payment Method: Paid monthly on the last banking day of each month.
Annual Leave: Up to 2 years’ service = 30 days (pro-rata for part time)
Increases by an extra day after completion of two years’ service by commencement of the leave year. An additional day accrued for each completed year of service up to max of 5 additional days.
Public Holidays: 4 designated public holidays per year (pro-rata for part time)
Notice Period: 4 weeks, as detailed in any offer of employment
Pension: Option to join Group Personal Pension; employee contribution from 5% with the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme after 5 years’ service.
Equal Opportunities: Live Borders is an Equal Opportunities Employer and considers applicants on their suitability for the post regardless of sex, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
Sickness Allowance: Employees with less than 6 months’ service get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) only. Occupational Sick Pay is available to employees with more than 6 months’ service (when the sickness
commences) and starts from 5 weeks’ full pay/ 5 weeks half pay and increases to a maximum of 26 weeks’ full pay/ 26 weeks half pay after 5 years’ service.
Presentation: Live Borders has strict standards of presentation; which staff are required to comply with. Uniforms are provided for the majority of posts where provided these must be kept clean and well presented. Where a uniform is not provided appropriate business dress is expected.

Other Benefits: Free access to all our sports facilities
Cycle To Work Scheme
Access to ASVA
Healthy Extras – includes retail discounts and access to health and wellbeing services

Please note that this is a summary of Live Borders conditions of service. If you are successful at interview and are offered employment, the specific conditions that apply to you will be detailed in your contract.

Application Deadline: Friday 16/12/2022