Isle of Wight Council

1Leisure (The Heights Leisure Centre and Medina Leisure Centre)

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Job DescriptionPerson Specification
Swimming Instructors - Casual (Ref: 45005913)

The Heights Leisure Centre, Broadway, Sandown & Medina Leisure Centre, Fairlee Road, Newport

Grade 8, £14.82 per hour

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Toby Hazelgrove on 01983 823880.

Vacancy Reference: 45005913

Contract Type: Casual

Hours: Varied


1Leisure are recruiting to their bank of casual staff. Candidates are required to cover staff absences and need to be flexible around working hours which could include early mornings, evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays. The availability of hours cannot be guaranteed, and candidates may not be contacted immediately.

You will need to demonstrate good communications and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

The hours we are looking for cover are as follows:



- 3.45pm to 5.15pm (Monday to Friday) = 1.5 hours per day; and

- 10am to 1pm (Saturdays) = 3 hours



- 4pm to 5.30pm (Monday to Friday) = 1.5 hours per day

- 8.30am to 11.30am (Saturdays) = 3 hours

Depending on role applying for you may well need qualifications in disciplines such as Gym qualifications, in instructing, customer care, swimming teaching. Please see the attached Person Specification and Job Description which details the essential qualifications and/or experience required for the role.

We are looking for staff who can add to our current team who have a confident and outgoing personality, ideally with experience of working in a leisure environment.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Toby Hazelgrove on 01983 823880. 


When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available to new employees specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a role with us. If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible get your travel costs reimbursed. Further details are available upon request.

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

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The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: Rolling advert