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Class Lead Swimming Teacher – Midlothian

Stepping Stones
£15.00/h - £17.50p/h
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Lead Swimming Teacher – Midlothian     

Stepping Stones is a leading private learn-to-swim provider in Scotland, known for delivering high-quality, low-ratio swimming lessons for children in small groups of up to 6 children. To support our growing team, we are looking for Lead Swimming Teachers who are eager to embark on an exciting career in swimming instruction. 

Enjoy full employee status: 

Unlike many similar companies, roles with Stepping Stones are employed positions, offering various benefits such as no requirement for self-assessment, allocated holiday allowance, and all payroll matters handled directly by Stepping Stones.

Role Overview: We are looking for someone that is, fun, approachable and loves working with children. We expect our staff to be knowledgeable, approachable, and fun. As a Stepping Stones instructor you will be responsible for the delivery of our learn to swim framework which is delivered to swimmers typically aged between 3yrs – 11yrs. Our teachers work hard to build the trust of each swimmer, our teachers are committed to the same classes each week and it is our vision that each teacher becomes a mentor and a role model for each of their swimmers. 

Our core lesson delivery falls during weekday afternoons and over the weekend’s, we have a range of days and times available for the lesson delivery and additional hours can be picked up on either a temporary (lesson cover) or permanent basis.

If you are not currently qualified and would like to find out more about becoming a swimming teacher, ask us about our training and development programme to get you on your way to becoming a qualified swimming instructor. 


  • National Governing Body Swimming Teacher Certificate (Essential) 
  • SSTQ | UKCC | STA | ASA 
  • NRASTC or NPLQ desirable but not essential 

Main Duties:

  • Safe delivery of swimming lessons following the Stepping Stones weekly framework.
  • Progressing and developing each swimmer through the Stepping Stones framework. 
  • Assessment of swimmers for awards programme twice per year. 
  • Feedback to the Stepping Stones office as required.  

Personal Qualities

We encourage our swimming teachers to be fun, friendly, bubbly and approachable. As a Stepping Stones teacher you will be able to recognise the needs of the individual swimmer to adapt to each situation, some swimmers will react well to motivation and encouragement, other will need a more gentle caring approach.

Our main aim is to have fun, we have found that the best way for our swimmers to engage and enjoy their swimming lesson is for their swimming teacher to have fun during the lesson delivery. If you are a fun, outgoing and confident swimming instructor what are you waiting for, enquire now to take your first step with Stepping Stones. 



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