Building on our continued growth, we’re now the UK’s largest leisure social enterprise – and set for even greater success. So, if you have the qualifications and training needed to teach people of all ages and abilities how to swim, join us as a Swimming Teacher and play a key role in the next step of our journey. Bringing ambition to match ours, this is your chance to deliver safe, consistent swimming lessons that give people real confidence in the water – and an invaluable life skill.
With the current expansion of our swimming programe in we are currently looking for instructors to join our team within Reading.
As an experienced Swimming Teacher, you’ll thrive on supporting people to achieve their potential. Taking a pupil’s nature and needs into account, you’ll draw on your knowledge of practices, progression and teaching points – and apply it in the most effective way. Naturally, there’ll be some administration involved, but rest assured that almost all of your time will be spent doing what you do best – teaching and coaching people to become stronger swimmers, whether in a group or one-to-one, and from babies to adults.
We’re looking for Swimming Teachers with a minimum Level 2, knowledge of the ASA National Plan for teaching swimming skills, techniques and awards, and ideally, the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches. Knowledge of health, safety and other relevant legislation will be vital too, as will an understanding of Child Protection Policy. Plus of course, you’ll need to be approachable, with the friendly, patient nature needed to build people’s trust, motivate pupils and encourage with praise.
Better leisure centres are run by GLL, a charitable social enterprise, working with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people. So, join us as a Swimming Teacher and enjoy career progression and great benefits including flexible hours and locations, a uniform and discounted membership at all 145 leisure centres.
If you have the passion and skills for this role, then apply now.