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Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Three Rivers District Council are looking for Leisure Support Workers!

Are you enthusiastic and have a passion to work with children, young people and adults? Enjoy working with or want to work with the community to make a difference? Want to expand on your skills and development and work when it suits you? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to work with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting.

You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:
- Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
- Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District and local schools
- Youth Projects
- Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures.

This role is great for:
 Those who work term time (e.g. School staff, Pre-school staff, Nursery staff etc.)
 University / College students
 Those looking for additional income
 Those looking for work during school holiday periods
 Those wanting to gain more experience in working with children, young people, adults and the community.

Come and join the Leisure Team at Three Rivers District Council, and support us with our community based projects. To find out more or to apply, please go to Any questions, please email



Job Title: Inclusive Dance Trainer 

Company: Para Dance UK

Location: Based in Watford (will work throughout UK)

Contract statues: Freelance

Salary: £100 per day for on course delivery. Up to £40 travel expenses

Main purpose of job:

We are looking for someone with a passion for teaching to join Para Dance UK  as a freelance Inclusive Dance Trainer to deliver our training programmes to participants wanting to become Instructors. Courses are delivered over 3 days and would be on an ad hoc basis. The majority of courses would take place at our dance studio in Watford, but you may be required to travel to other locations as necessary.

Purpose of the job:

Deliver face to face courses:

  • Ensuring all aspects of Para Dance UK training programmes and criteria, including specific aims and learning outcomes are covered through the course
  • Using a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning needs, abilities and experience
  • Making arrangements for specific learner support
  • Monitoring learners progress throughout the course and provide/evidence constructive feedback to aid the learner’s development
  • Ensuring access to appropriate support materials and resources
  • Making regular checks to actively involve learners in the learning process

Standardisation and training;

  • Attend at least, one face to face and one electronic standardisation per year

Maintaining accurate progress records:

  • Detailing trainer lesson plans and course delivery
  • Registering learner progression with worksheets
  • Recording learner attendance and provisions to support learning

Maintaining a current knowledge in the subject area(s) delivered;

  • Providing accurate and up to date information to learners for courses
  • Ensuring the level of information provided is relevant  to the learner needs

Person Specification

•      Dance Teaching Qualification

•      Experience working with disabled people or those with special needs or a special interest in this area

•      Willingness to travel as necessary

•      A forward thinking approach, promoting reflective practice and development

•      Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

•      Attention to detail and willingness to complete paperwork to high standard

•      Strong desire to promote the ethos and beliefs of the Para Dance UK and make inclusive dance accessible

Other Relevant Qualifications

Trainers should hold or be working towards one of the following qualifications;

  • Bachelor in Education (BEd)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
  • City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
  • Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Equal Opportunities

  • We are committed to providing equal opportunities and our policy is to ensure that no job Application or employee receives less favourable treatment, particularly on the grounds of sex, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.
  • We have designed this application process to help us select the best candidate for the job and to eliminate the possibility of discrimination.

To apply, please email your completed application form, CV and relevant certificates to  

Following a successful application, you will be required to attend an initial standardisation session and shadow an existing course trainer.


Closing date is June 21st