Working Hours: Flexible hours to be agreed with successful candidates in order to grow our programme and fit our your lifestyle
Salary: £8.87 – £12 per hour depending on experience and qualifications
Are you passionate about swimming? Do you like to provide safe and enjoyable lessons in a first-class environment? If so, then this could be the right role for you.
Here at Shropshire Community Leisure Trust our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team – and right now we are looking to recruit for local Swimming Teachers to join our centres.
Swimming not only also teaches a skill for life it can provide a fulfilling and enjoyable job as you work with people of all ages to help them develop those skills. This could see you working with individuals, therapeutic groups, schools, or in our range of public classes. Either way though you’ll carry out the lesson plans, ensure the safe use and storage of equipment, complete pupil records, and carry out assessment sessions.
This is your chance to train potential athletes, ensure children remain safe and aware of the risks around water and build confidence in all service users. Who knows, it maybe you getting a thank you from the Olympic swimmers of the future!
Ultimately, you’ll ensure your pupils continue to progress, providing them with confidence in the water – and you with an enormous sense of achievement and pride.
We share your passion for leisure and we will offer a safe, fun and professional working environment with excellent development opportunities. You will also receive free gym membership for you and a family member across our fantastic leisure centres!
What you’ll need to do the role
You’ll need to have excellent customer service skills as you’ll be interacting heavily with our customers. So, whether you’ve earned that experience in a leisure or another customer facing environment, you’ll be a people person who is happy dealing with people of all ages and backgrounds.
As a teacher you’ll naturally be able to motivate and manage your students, have excellent planning skills, and be a good communicator.
Lastly, you’ll need to hold an ASA level 2 / STA qualification level 2 or equivalent. It would be an advantage if you hold a qualification in water safety/lifesaving (NPLQ) but this is not essential.
We offer a variety of working hours to suit most candidates. If you are looking for 1 or 2 mornings or evenings per week, more of a full-time role, or even just an hour on a Saturday or Sunday morning, we can and will accommodate you.
Meaningful and vital work: Swimming not only makes people healthier and happier it also teaches a skill for life. As one of our teachers you’ll be at the forefront of helping people develop those skills.
A world of opportunity: Our swimming teachers are integral to the running of our centres, so as well progressing into aquatics coordination they can move into other centre management roles in one of our 55 facilities.
Great people: Teaching can lead to a great sense of accomplishment as you watch people progress and work with your local community. And as you’re supporting your students, we’ll be supporting you with ongoing training and development.
What we offer
Serco/Serco Leisure Operating Limited are appointed as the Trust’s Managing Agents. We manage the recruitment process and the Trust’s employees in the delivery of the service on their behalf. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Recruitment Team on as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application. Applicants should be aware that in line with the company’s policy, employees will have a DBS check where appropriate.
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