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About the role

Salary: £22 (L2) – £18 (L1) per hour plus holiday pay | Hours: Fixed variable “Swim School” hours, flexible hours and seasonal contracts available


We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and customer focussed swimming teachers to join us. You will be working as part of a team of highly experienced teachers to develop swimming skills, technique and confidence in the water for our Swim School learners. You will lead safe, effective, meaningful and fun group and private lessons for adults and children of varying ages and abilities, including those with additional needs where relevant.


The ideal candidate has a passion for aquatics and teaching young people. You will thrive on supporting your students to achieve their swimming potential, drawing on your knowledge and experience of industry best practice, progression levels, and teaching skills that you will apply in the most effectual way. You will have a working knowledge of aquatic health and safety, as will an understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures. You must be approachable, friendly and patient, with a firm ability to build trust, encourage and motivate your pupils.


Full details regarding this role and how to apply are in noted in the Job Description & Person Specification below. Please do download and read this carefully to ensure there are no delays in processing your application.


Key Information

Salary: £22 (Level 2) - £18 (Level 1) per hour, plus holiday pay

Hours: Fixed variable “Swim School” hours, flexible hours and seasonal contracts available

Important dates and how to apply

Read the full Job Description and Person Specification that outlines the expectations of this role in detail. If this sounds like you and you are interested, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply. Please note that London Youth does not hold a sponsor licence so we are unable to employ someone without permission to work in the UK.


To apply, please submit all of the following documents via email, with the subject line Swim Teacher Application to woodrow.recruitment@londonyouth.org :

  • Your comprehensive CV
  • A supporting statement indicating clearly how your experience meets the essential requirements of the role (no more than 2 A4 pages)
  • Completed Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form
  • Completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

NOTE: Applications will be considered upon receipt and only those that satisfy the criteria will be shortlisted and invited to an online first round interview. If successful, we will then invite you to a second in-person interview, where you will meet the team, see the centre and have the opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the role as part of this process.


Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every application submitted – if you have not been invited to an interview within 21 working days of submitting your CV and supporting statement, please consider your application unsuccessful at this time. Thank you for your understanding.


If you would like to ask any questions about the role or process, feel free to ring 01494 433531 and ask for Swimming Sales & Operations Manager, Sophie Yearley.


Our commitment to anti-racism

In July 2020, we issued a statement committing to become an anti-racist organisation and to actively tackle racism. Since then, London Youth has worked with our staff and trustees to understand first the issues within our organisation, collaboratively developing a Theory of Change to define our areas of focus, approach and plan of action moving forward.


We have a Race Equality Action Stakeholder Group which is chaired by a London Youth member and trustee. This group includes representatives from across the organisation and oversees the implementation of our Race Equality Action Plan.


At the heart of youth work is the drive to level the playing field for all young Londoners to succeed, regardless of their backgrounds. Over two thirds of the young people we work with are from racialised communities and we know that without the opportunities which youth organisations provide, there would be limited experiences open to them.


London Youth embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to the ongoing development of an organisation that values and represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills and welcome applications that reflect this.