Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Essex

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Essex

Apply to join the academy

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

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

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 and one year Institute of Swimming membership. 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 available across weekdays and weekends. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following site;

  • Bancroft School, Woodford Green; IG8 0RF

Academy Itinerary

Applications close at 31st December 2021

Apply to join the academy

A virtual meet and greet session will take place after applications have closed.  The next stage after this will be an invitation to a virtual 15-minute 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 qualification.  Please note you do not need to be of a high level of swimming ability but need to be confident in the water.

Successful candidates will be asked to commit to at least one evening shift for example 3.30-6.00, and one weekend shift for example 9-1 as part of an ongoing contract. A level of commitment is expected from successful learners who have their qualifications funded by the employer and this will be discussed at the meet and greet session.

Once qualified successful trainees will be offered a contract by PoolSchools to work as a swimming teacher.

Please note all trainees will need to complete a DBS during the programme and may be required to complete a NRSTAC or NPLQ qualification.

If you have any questions before applying you can contact us at recruitmentacademy@swimming.org.