Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in East of England

As part of our Academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers across the East of England.

Apply to join the academy

Recruitment Academy logo Places LeisureIf you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role with Places Leisure then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

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

About Places Leisure

Places Leisure, part of the Places for People Group; whose work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation.

Committed to creating active places and healthy people. Helping people of all ages learn to swim or become stronger, faster or more confident swimmers is central to their aim. Your exciting new role as a Swimming Teacher will consist of working with customers, (sometimes on a one to one level) whilst motivating and instructing them in their lessons. These lessons will be conducted ensuring they are operated to the legal standards at all times, whilst also creating a fun, inclusive and safe environment. A very important factor of this role will be to use your personality when engaging with customers whilst also offering them your knowledge and expertise, with regards to any queries they may have.

How does the academy work:

The academy allows aspiring teachers to receive all their training for only £79, 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 them 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 and contracts available across weekdays and weekends. Lessons typically run between 3:30-7.00 Monday – Friday and 8:30-1.00 Saturday and Sunday (exact times will vary depending on site/ region)

Above all, we ask that you are passionate about teaching and swimming and are able to demonstrate this with all tasks given to you.

Application Itinerary

Applications close 5th December 2021

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Following this shortlisted applicants will be given a link to find out more information about the programme to watch in their own time and then contacted in respect of a 15-minute virtual interview.

You don’t need any prior qualifications to apply 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.

The benefits

At Places Leisure people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers. Offering a comprehensive benefits package; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

Following the successful completion of training, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres;

  • Deben Leisure Centre Station Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AU
  • Felixstowe Leisure Centre Seafront, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AE
  • Leiston Leisure Centre, Red House Ln, Leiston IP16 4LS
  • Blackwater Leisure Centre, Park Dr, Maldon CM9 5UR
  • Riverside Leisure Centre, Wherry Rd, Norwich NR1 1WX
  • Ongar Leisure Centre, The Gables, Fyfield Rd, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0GA

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