Apply to join our Academy in Hambleton

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers across Hambleton

Apply to join the academy

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

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

Our academy gives you the chance to embark on a career as a swimming teacher for only £79, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000.

Successful applicants who join the academy will complete their SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications.

We support trainees through their training journey with membership and free access to our introduction to swimming strokes online e-learning.

In between the courses, there is a period of volunteering with a potential employer to gain practical experience. Trainees also benefit from CPDs to help them develop as well as getting expert advice and 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 is a variety available across weekdays and weekends:

  • Monday to Friday: 3.45 pm to 6 pm
  • Saturday: 8.30 am to 11.30 am

Casual cover is also available, leading to potential permanent hours when vacancies arise so the flexibility to work weekdays, evenings and weekends is desirable.

Once qualified, successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Hambleton District Council. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres in Hambleton:

  • Bedale Leisure Centre, Firby Road, Bedale, DL8 2AT
  • Northallerton Leisure Centre, Stonecross, Northallerton, DL6 2UZ
  • Stokesley Leisure Centre, Station Road, Stokesley, TS9 5JJ
  • Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1LU

Hambleton District Council Employee Benefits

As well as your hourly salary, you will be rewarded with excellent benefits including:

  • Free swimming and gym membership
  • Pension Scheme including employer contributions

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 30th November 2020.

Phone interviews will be taking place – Dates TBC

You don’t need any prior qualifications to apply as you will be supported through your training.

Once you have joined the Academy, you will commence your swimming teacher journey, starting with the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course. You will have approximately 5 hours worth of e-learning to complete for the theory elements of your qualification. The specialist e-learning is split into bite-sized pieces, so you don’t have to do it all in one go. This means you can work through the course online at home, at your own pace. Once you have completed the theoretical elements you will then go on to a scheduled practical assessment.

If you have any questions before applying you can contact us at