Apply to join the Community Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Black Country

As part of our community academy with support of local active partnership, Active Black Country, we are seeking aspiring swimming teachers to join our academy.

Apply to join the academy

If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role with our local partners, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Apply now to start your journey to becoming a swimming teacher!

How does the Community Academy work?

The academy allows aspiring teachers to receive all their training fully funded, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000. It includes mentoring to support your development, and you’ll be matched with an employer.

Successful applicants will complete their SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications and be supported through their training journey with Institute of Swimming Membership which includes over £100 worth of free e-learning. To help develop, trainees will spend some time volunteering and get support from a mentor to ensure they have the necessary experience for the role and are ready to hit the poolside well equipped to teach.

Teaching swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time and there are a variety of working hours available across weekdays and weekends.

Successful candidates will be asked to commit to a minimum of two shifts per week (Generally Monday to Friday 3.30-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am-12 pm – times may vary with sites)

Additional daytime lessons may also be available.

For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work at the following leisure centres;

Places Leisure:

  • West Bromwich Leisure Centre, Moor St, West Bromwich B70 7AZ
  • Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Planetary Rd, Wolverhampton, Willenhall WV13 3SW

Sandwell Leisure Trust:

  • Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Barrs Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 7HA
  • Langley Swimming Centre, Vicarage Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8HS
  • Smethwick Swimming Centre, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5QT
  • Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 1HE
  • Tipton Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road and Thursfield Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 8TA
  • Wednesbury Leisure Centre, High Bullen, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7HP
  • Sandwell Aquatics Centre – Smethwick, B67 7EP – Opening SUMMER 2023

WV Active

  • Bilston – Bert Williams Leisure Centre, Nettlefolds Way, Bilston, WV14 0EF
  • WV Active Central, Bath Avenue, Wolverhampton WV1 4EG

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as paid swimming teachers by one of our partners on a casual or part-time basis.

Application Itinerary

Applications close on 16 March 2023

Apply to join the academy

Interviews and meet and greet will take place week shortly after the application closing date.

You don’t need any prior qualifications to apply or experience as you will be supported through your training, although we are accepting applications from those who are halfway through their swimming teacher training or already have their level 1 or 2 qualifications.

If you have any questions before applying you can contact us at [email protected].