Quality Development Manager Job Vacancy

Job Title: Quality Development Manager

Location: Hybrid working, Exeter, England

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,000.00-£30,000.00 per year (dependant on experience)

Duration of Probationary Period: 6 months

To Apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter to 

hr@waterbabies.co.uk

Closing Date: 11th February 2022


We are looking for a Quality Development Manager to join our busy and exciting Aquatics team. If you 

are someone who has a real passion for everything aquatics, significant experience of working in the 

leisure industry and are ready for your next challenge - we want to hear from you.


Teaching over 50,000 babies and toddlers per week across the UK, Ireland, Canada, Netherlands, New 

Zealand  and  China,  Water  Babies  is  the  largest  pre-school  swimming  company  in  the  world.  Our 

aquatics  programme  is  the  core  of  what  we  do,  and  ensuring  that  this  is  of  the  highest  quality  is 

paramount. 


The Quality Development Manager’s responsibilities will include:

•Leading  on  the  development  and  implementation  of  the  aquatics  quality  &  compliance 

programme across the Water Babies network.

•Supporting the Director of Aquatics to recruit and train a team of Aquatics Champions.

•Managing the Aquatics Champions and coordinating network visits.

•Improving communications between Head Office and the teaching workforce.

•Training as a Water Babies Teacher, Assessor and Senior Tutor.

•Managing  the  team  of  Water  Babies  Assessors  and  Internal  Verifiers  including  organising 

regular standardisation and development meetings.

•Developing and implementing the Water Babies Teacher Accreditation Programme.

•Managing and developing the Water Babies Mentor Course, Dip Course and Admin Course.

•Working with the Director of Aquatics, Aquatics Development Manager and Aquatics team to 

develop and deliver the annual Teacher Conference. 

•Supporting the Aquatics team with the development of the teaching programme to ensure it 

remains world leading.

•Supporting  the  Aquatics  team  and  the  Senior  Tutors  to  ensure  that  the  Teacher  Training 

programme and associated CPD is of the highest quality in order to develop our amazing teachers.


The role will require you to work closely with our UK and international franchisees and Head Office 

team,  therefore  exceptional  communication,  organisation,  and  planning  skills  will  be  key  to  the 

success of this post


The Quality Development Manager post will be full time and permanent and we will reward you with 

a competitive salary and company benefits package.


Qualifications

•Swim England Teacher qualified (preferable)

•CAVA Assessor qualified (preferable)

Experience / Attributes

•A real passion and enthusiasm for Water Babies and swimming in general

•A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the leisure industry 

•Experience of managing complex projects from start to finish

•A passion for innovation and high standards

•Work in an accurate, organised and structured way that others can follow

•Ability to work effectively either as part of a team or individually

•Strong communication skills


Company Benefits

Strong culture of company support with ongoing training opportunities

Family friendly policies

Flexible Hybrid working

Enhanced holiday and leave

Employee Assistance Programme

Group Life Cover 

Pension scheme 

Company-wide social activities 

A rewarding role to be proud of 


We Take Care of Our People 

Our diverse team makes us who we are and we aren’t afraid to shout about it. We’ve made it the kind 

of company where you can balance great work with a great life. We want you for what you can do. 


This is a demanding job, but you get so much back from it in return. As a team, we have great fun and 

work extremely well together – because we care about each other and we’ll support you through thick 

and thin. 


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