Aquatics Assistant ( Term time )

Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent Term Time Only
Salary: £17,550 - £19,187.39 per annum
Contact name: Careers Team

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Job ref: 006402
Published: 2 months ago

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to providing exceptional education and care for children and young adults with complex neurodisabilities, physical disabilities and health needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Education department for a Aquatics Assistant. This is a exciting role for Chailey Heritage Foundation, and offers the opportunity to make a real impact and difference for our young children and adults. If you are passionate about Aquatics and seeing development in young people & adults, then we might have the role for you!




JOB TITLE: Aquatics Assistant

SALARY: £17,550 - £19,187.39 per annum

HOURS: 32.5 hrs per week, Term Time only. Generally between 8am and 8pm, on a flexible rota, covering 7 days per week.



The Aquatics Assistant will be responsible for providing the highest standards of delivery, care and safety at all times, liaising with staff who use the Aquatics facilities, offering support and instruction to all age groups and different needs of young people, of all standards and ability. You will be assisting with the delivery of Aquatics programmes and sessions as part of the school day whilst supporting young people to achieve their potential and curriculum objectives.




Skills and Experience:


  • Swimming ability and appropriate level of fitness required to maintain the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification:

- Jump/dive into deep water 

- Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds

- Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water 

- Tread water for 30 seconds 

- Surface dive to the floor of the pool 

- Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good Communication skills
  • A passion for aquatics and supporting young people and adults


Other useful skills and experience:

  • Teaching/Coaching experience (D)
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • ASA/STA Level 1 or 2 Teaching Aquatics
  • Previous leisure industry experience
  • Good awareness of Health & Safety issues



  • To support the supervisory team in the effective operation of the Hydrotherapy Pool at Chailey Heritage Foundation on a day-to-day basis.
  • To provide the highest standards of delivery, care and safety at all times in accordance with the policies, procedures and systems, supporting the organisation in achieving its aims and objectives.
  • Under the direction of the Aquatics Manager and Aquatics Supervisors liaise with staff within CHF who uses the facilities.
  • To offer support and instruction to all age groups and different needs of Young People (YP) of all standards and ability.
  • To facilitate the delivery of Aquatics programmes (written and produced by the physiotherapy team at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services) and Aquatics sessions as part of the school day. Supporting YP to achieve their potential and deliver Aquatic Curriculum objectives.




Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of discount facilities and perks, ensuring that there's something for everyone.


In addition to a competitive salary, we provide access to:

  • Discount facilities
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare Cashplan
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.


For more information on the role please click here to review the job description.



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