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Community Swimmer Manager Role Description [Old Street]

What is a Community Swimmer  Manager? 

The Community Swimmer Manager helps to make swimmers feel welcome at the club. They ensure swimmers feel supported, safe and enjoy their sessions. They build community spirit for the club and act as a representative for the swimmers to help the club continually improve.

They ensure that there are enough swimmers at any time, feeding back to WeSwim when there is capacity for more swimmers, and contributing to recruitment. They help to build reputation in the local community by spreading the word about the club. 

They are intrinsic to making the club feel a warm and welcoming space for disabled swimmers and volunteers. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Being part of a friendly community
  • Meeting people and making new friends 
  • Responsibility of co-running swim sessions
  • Engagement with the wider community 

What’s involved? 

  • Communication with disabled swimmers making them feel welcome
  • Working with WeSwim to optimise the new swimmer onboarding process
  • Liaising with WeSwim to book new swimmers onto their intro sessions
  • Primary point of contact for all new swimmers, taking them through onboarding process at their first session
  • Ensuring enough swimmers for sessions
  • Feeding back to WeSwim for recruitment numbers
  • Safeguarding – being the key contact if there is a safeguarding concern within the club
  • Getting feedback from disabled swimmers, and with the help of WeSwim, using it to improve the service
  • Input into quarterly committee meetings
  • Co-running swimming sessions with another manager

This role will suit people who… 

Have a friendly and enthusiastic manner and enjoy working with people. People who are compassionate and confident chatting to people from all backgrounds. Someone with experience of disability.  

We proactively support diversity, in all its forms, and welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and with disabilities. 

Extra information 

Location: Ironmonger Row Baths
Sessions: Friday evenings 7-8pm
Hours/week: 5 hrs, including running minimum 2 sessions /month alongside another Manager.
Training: Task specific training will be provided to you as a volunteer
Expenses: WeSwim will cover pre agreed expenses such as travel to the pool. 

About WeSwim

Our mission is to increase the opportunities for people with disabilities to swim in London. To do this we support existing swimming clubs, launch new clubs in areas of need and provide a resource to find information on the services available.

Our primary focus is on the mental, physical and social benefits of community led clubs where everyone is welcome. With dedicated pool space and the support of our fantastic volunteers WeSwim provides welcoming and safe swimming sessions for swimmers with disabilities. Whether you are new to swimming, you need to build your confidence or you would like to work on particular exercises in the water we are here to support you.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.