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About the role

As a Woodrow Swimming Teacher, 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 customers.

You will lead safe, effective, meaningful and interesting group and private 1:1 / 1:2 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 helping young people to be the best they can be. 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.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and customer focused individuals to join our team. You must be approachable, friendly and patient, with a firm ability to build trust, encourage and motivate your pupils.

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.

Full details regarding this role and how to apply are in noted below. Please do read this carefully to ensure there are no delays in processing your application.

Key Information

Salary: Up to £19.10 p/h (weekdays), £20.70 p/h (weekends), plus holiday pay

Hours: Variable - fixed, flexible hour 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.

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

  • Your comprehensive CV
  • A supporting statement indicating clearly how your experience meets the essential requirements of the Person Specification
  • 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 14 working days of submitting your CV and supporting statement, please consider your application unsuccessful at this time.

If you would like to ask any questions about the role or process, feel free to ring 01494 433531 and ask for the Leisure Centre Manager, Emma Collins.