- Job Type
- Part Time
Job title: Swimming teacher
Location: Lockmeadow Leisure Complex, Barker Road, Maidstone, ME16 8LW
Working Hours Part time, various hours available including 15 hours per week, between Monday to Sunday
Salary: Up to £16 per hour + excellent benefits
Here at Kent Leisure Trust our goal is to get more people active by providing affordable safe and enjoyable lessons for all and right now we are recruiting for swimming teachers to grow our programmes to ensure we can do just that. If you are passionate about ensuring all children and adults have access to affordable lessons no matter their ability or background this role could be right for you.
By following the tried and tested Swim England learn to swim framework we develop the confidence in all our swimmers through fun and enjoyable lessons. Many of our swimmers have progressed to swim competitively and even to represent our country.
Teaching our swimming lessons will see you delivering safe fun and progressive lessons, but this is also a mentality we take towards our teachers' careers and personal development. We want you to feel safe in your employment so we will contract you for as little or many teaching hours as you want around your current commitments.
Paying for your own safeguarding and DBS checks aren’t fun or cheap so we provide these for you! There’s also no need to hold your own personal insurance as you will be covered by ours. Working for us will enable you to work within all our leisure centres as well as giving you excellent personal and career development through continued training and learning opportunities.
Our in-house Aquatic Training Academy will provide you with ongoing training through our specialist CPDs in swimming teaching, meaning you can access a range of training throughout your career, and when it comes to that career, we have a solid pathway in place meaning there is opportunity to progress into management or other areas in the business.
You will help in facilitating a safe, fun, and professional working environment with free access to the leisure facilities, various discounts and excellent development opportunities.
Serco manages these facilities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Trust.
You will have excellent customer service skills and be someone who is happy to deal with people of all ages and back grounds.
You will need to hold either a STA Award/Certificate in Teaching Swimming or Swim England (Previously ASA) Level 2.
Holding either a valid RLSS UK NPLQ, RLSS UK NRASTC or STA Safety Award for Teachers would be advantageous but not essential as we can provide the training to complete these courses free of charge.
If you do not yet hold the relevant qualifications to teach swimming but you are looking to start a career with us, please do not worry as we have multiple qualified Swimming Teacher Tutors across our business and often run training courses. Please submit your application and we will be in touch when we have a course running near you.
This role will require a DBS check.
If you feel you meet the above criteria, please apply today as we are looking at a quick turnaround with interviews as soon as possible and start dates in July.
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 will 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 you 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 are supporting your students, we will be supporting you with ongoing training and development.
What we offer
- Free membership at the Centre plus heavily discounted use of classes and facilities
- Free safeguarding training and DBS check
- Excellent Development and Training Opportunities
- 6% employer matched pension contribution
- 21 days annual leave + public holidays
- Life assurance up to 2x base salary
- Simply health cash plan
- Anytime health line
- Employee assistance programme
- Benefits portal offering discounts on eating out, travel, shopping and entertainment
- A safe and supportive culture
- A chance to make a positive difference to the community