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Award Swimming Teacher - Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre

South London, Greater London
Closing date
19 May 2022
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Award Swimming Teacher - Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre

Trainee Swimming Teacher


Location: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre


If you have a passion and talent for swimming, you could be part of our team of Swimming Teachers and help give people of all ages a valuable life skill. We are the largest Swim School in the UK and our continued growth means we are looking to qualify and employ a growing number of Swimming Teachers. So, if you'd like the opportunity gain the qualifications and training needed to teach people of all ages and abilities how to swim, apply to be a Trainee Swimming Teacher. Successful applicants will be fully funded to complete their STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming.


At BETTER, all of our Swimming Teachers are qualified to at least STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming. The STA qualifications are nationally recognised and will give you the skills of how to teach non-swimmers, beginners and improvers. Once qualified, you will be apart of one of our Teaching Teams working with a Lead Teacher to support you in your day to day role.


Being a Swimming Teacher is really rewarding, as you'll thrive on supporting people to achieve their potential. Naturally, there'll be some administration involved, but rest assured that, once qualified, almost all of your time will be spent teaching, working with a range of ages and abilities.

We are looking for applicants who are:

A competent swimmer

A good communicator (verbal and non-verbal)

A good motivator (supportive and able to give feedback)

Approachable and patient in nature


Will to learn and commit to a 5 day intensive training course

Previous experience working with Children is desirable but not essential

Joining BETTER as a Trainee Swimming Teacher opens even more opportunities through our career pathway. We support staff to gain further teaching qualifications such as; STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming and/ or STA Level 2 Award in Baby & Pre School, to progress to teaching advanced swimmers, school swimming, adults or even baby and Pre School. As you become more experienced and knowledgeable you could one day become one of our Lead Teachers managing your own Teaching Team.


The welfare and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance to us at GLL. We follow safer recruitment procedures to ensure that our staff are checked and appropriate to work with children and young people. Therefore we'll require you to complete an enhance DBS check before you will be allowed to start work.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.


GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

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