Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Wolverhampton

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

Apply to join the academy

 

Wolverhampton is a city with big ambitions. A place packed with pride, passion and endless potential. 

WV Active is the leisure brand of the City of Wolverhampton Council which has three leisure centres in the city, with aquatic facilities at Bert Williams – Bilston and Central Baths.

If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. We are searching for enthusiastic trainees who are passionate about working in the leisure and fitness industry and looking for the next step to start a new career with WV Active.

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. 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 leisure centres;

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

The hours of work may vary for example swimming lesson times could be:

Mon-Fri – 3:45-7pm

Sat – 8:30-3pm

Sun – 7:45am-1:30pm

Mon-Fri – 1:30-3pm (school swimming support).

Upon successful completion of the programme, trainees will be employed as paid swimming teachers by WV Active.

Successful recruits will be offered further training opportunities with WV Active, including completion of a recognised Lifesaving qualification.

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 27th September 2021.

Apply to join the academy

Shortlisting will be completed after the application closing date and those successful will be invited to a vitual interview.

Following this, successful applicants will be invited to a meet and greet session where you will have the opportunity to find out more information about the programme and meet the employer at the centre.

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

Training Schedule

Please make sure you are available on the following dates and have time to commit to the training.

Level 1 Course:

Online – approximately 6 hours e-learning to complete prior to the course dates below.

Venue

WV Active Bert Williams – Bilston

Dates

Wednesday 13th October 10:30am – 6:30pm

Wednesday 20th October 10:30am – 6:30pm

Volunteer Hours

Throughout the month of October you will be asked to complete a number of volunteer hours to support your practical experience and show the passion and skills you can bring to the role with WV Active. Ideally you will be able to commit to a few hours on at least one weekday and one weekend day during the times detailed below:

Mon-Fri – 3:45-7pm

Sat – 8:30-3pm

Sun – 7:45am-1:30pm

Mon-Fri – 1:30-3pm (school swimming support).

Availability for volunteer hours will be requested at Meet & Greet day.

Level 2 Course:

This is delivered as an 8 day face to face course inclusive of theory work and practical teaching sessions on poolside.

Venue 

WV Active Bert Williams – Bilston

Dates 

25th – 29th October, 9am – 5pm

1st – 3rd November, 10am – 6pm

 

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