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Qualifications Development Officer (Fixed Term Contract)

  • Location: Nationwide
  • Organisation: Swim England
  • Salary: £30,735 - £31,092 dependent on skills and experience
  • Contract: 12 Months fixed term contract, Maternity cover
  • Closing Date: 07 April 2024 | Coaching & Sports Development

About Us

As the recognised national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming,diving and water polo in England, Swim England helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports.

Our Vision is to champion a healthy and successful nation through swimming and aquatic activity. The ability to swim is a life-skill that is essential to keep us safe in, on and around water. It is one of the nation’s most popular recreational activities enjoyed by millions ofpeople in England.

Swim England, through aquatics, is uniquely placed to tackle inequalities and support health and wellbeing given the activities’ accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. On top of this, aquatics is made up off our amazing Olympic and Paralympic sports with our network of clubs and talent pathways supporting people to realise their full potential in the water.

In March of this year, we published in full the findings of an independent listening research report commissioned as part of our pledge to create a better future for everyone involved in aquatic sports. We are committed to only recruiting individuals who are as passionate as we are about being on this journey.

To find out more about what we do to work towards achieving our vision, download the full candidate pack from the job description button.

To find out more about what it’s like to work with us and the Swim England family visit our website and download a summary of our employee benefits here.

About The Role

We are seeking an experienced Qualifications Development Officer to join our team on a full time fixed term contract basis for up to 12 months to cover Maternity Leave.

This is an exciting opportunity working within the Qualifications & Quality department as part of a busy Quality Assurance team responsible for leading the development of  and ongoing review of existing industry leading aquatic Qualifications and CPD products. As part of the role you will ensure that the solid research and evidence base of the product portfolio  is maintained and regulatory requirements met.  

Reporting to the Qualifications & Quality Manager, you will be responsible for leading on product development and review projects in line with the product development process to support the regulatory requirements.

You will also be required to analyse and review the success of new and existing products, resources and interventions through demand and uptake figures, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action when required. You will create, manage and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring their technical / industry expertise are considered.

To find out more about the role, download the full Job Description and Person Specification document.


About You

In order to be shortlisted for the next stage in the process you must demonstrate within your application how you meet the following essential criteria:
  • Min of 1 years’ experience developing qualifications in line with regulatory body conditions of recognition, i.e. Ofqual and Qualification Wales
  • ‚Ā†Experience in coordinating multiple projects effectively within allocated budgets and to deadline
Previous experience / knowledge of education and qualifications within the sports and leisure sector would also be advantageous.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would love to read your application, detailing how you meet the brief, and how you believe you’re the right candidate for this opportunity.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact and we’ll put you in touch with the relevant person.

Further Information

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.

Swim England is committed to inclusion and embracing the spirit of all equalities legislation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled people. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce is not reflective of today’s society and we are currently operating a pilot scheme whereby applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds can opt into our guaranteed interview scheme. Candidates that have opted into the scheme will be guaranteed an interview provided that they have demonstrated, within their application, that they meet the essential criteria for the role. When completing the application, applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to ‘Opt In’ to the scheme, by ticking the box.

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that we use parsing software to extract key information from your CV, which you are able to review and edit within the application form. It is advisable to provide a simple text CV (i.e. no tables, images of text etc) to aid the transfer of information. Please review the information in your application form prior to submitting.

Interviews to take place in person at our SportPark office in Loughborough on Wednesday 17th April 2024.

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