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About this vacancy


Department – Sport Wales National Outdoor Centre, Plas Menai

Salary – Grade 5 - £26,838.24 - £29,589.16

Working Hours – 37hrs – (Permanent Position)


Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.  We are the main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Government and are responsible for distributing National Lottery funds. We aim to not only improve the level of sports participation at grassroots level but also provide our aspiring athletes with the support required to compete successfully on the world stage.

Plas Menai is the Sport Wales National Outdoor Centre for Wales.  We have been delivering Adventurous Activities and Training Instructors for the Industry for over 37 years, from our base on the Menai Strait, near Caernarfon in Gwynedd.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Sport Wales. Further information on this can be found in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement here

We are a progressive employer that offers excellent employee benefits and promotes a healthy work life balance, offering a range of flexible approaches to support you. 

Language skills (bilingualism & multilingualism) are desirable characteristics across all roles within Sport Wales. We are passionate about promoting the use of Welsh language and, as part of our development programme, give everyone the opportunity to learn Welsh if they wish to do so, offering learning programmes from beginner right through to fluent. 

To find out what it’s like to work with us at Sport Wales please watch the video on our careers page.


We are looking for an experienced individual who will be responsible for the busy swimming pool at Plas Menai.  The pool has a wide-ranging activity programme and a busy swimming lesson programme for both children and adults.

As the Swimming Pool Supervisor/ Instructor you will be involved in the day-to-day lifeguarding and teaching duties.  However, there will also be admin time to ensure that the water quality reaches the industry standards and ensuring that the pool plant is operating efficiently.

You will be responsible for the line management of the permanent and casual pool staff and will ensure that their training is managed on a monthly basis.

Who you’ll work with

You will be working with a Team of Instructors and Lifeguards. However you will be required to maintain close working relationships with other Teams across the Centre and you will be line managed by the Operations & Programme Manager.

There will also be an opportunity to work with external bodies like the RLSS, Swim Wales and the RNLI on campaigns like SwimSafe.


We are looking for candidates who have a minimum of 2 Years’ Experience of working at a supervisory level in a Leisure Facility with a swimming pool.

You must be 18 years or older to apply for this post.

Have, knowledge and experience of managing pool water plant and filtration systems, including backwashing. Hold a ISRM or equivalent qualification in Pool Plant Operation.

A working understanding of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Act

Hold a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and have up to date IQL refresher training logged.

Hold a valid RLSS UK Trainer Assessor Qualification 

Hold a UKCC L2 Certificate in Coaching or Teaching Aquatics

Hold a First Aid Qualification

Experience of dealing with people in a customer service environment

If you have the presence and personality to work in a high performing team as well as the passion and drive to succeed, then we would love to hear from you.


You should read the full job description.

You can apply for this role now.

If you’d like to discuss the role further, then please email Steven Morgan

For more information on the process of applying please email Job Enquiries


12:00 22 August 2022


31August 2022