Location: Oswestry Leisure Centre, SY11 4QB
Working Hours: Flexible around your current commitments
Salary: £11 - £15.60 per hour depending on qualifications
Are you passionate about swimming?
Here at Shropshire Community Leisure Trust and our partner Serco Leisure Operating Ltd our goal is to get more people active by providing affordable safe and enjoyable lessons for all and right now we are recruiting for swimming teachers to grow our programmes to ensure we can do just that. If you are passionate about ensuring all children and adults have access to affordable lessons no matter their ability or background this role could be right for you.
By following the tried and tested Swim England learn to swim framework we develop the confidence in all of our swimmers through fun and enjoyable lessons. Many of our swimmers have progressed to swim competitively and even to represent our country.
Teaching our swimming lessons will see you delivering safe fun and progressive lessons, but this is also a mentality we take towards our teachers' careers and personal development. We want you to feel safe in your employment so we will contract you for as little or many teaching hours as you want around your current commitments.
Paying for your own safeguarding and DBS checks aren't fun or cheap so we provide these for you! There's also no need to hold your own personal insurance as you will be covered by ours. Working for us will enable you to work within all our leisure centres as well as giving you excellent personal and career development through continued training and learning opportunities.
Our in-house Aquatic Training Academy will provide you with ongoing training through our specialist CPDs in swimming teaching, meaning you can access a range of training throughout your career, and when it comes to that career we have a solid pathway in place meaning there is opportunity to progress into management or other areas in the business.
We share your passion for leisure and want you to be able to embrace all the excellent services we provide to our customers which is why all of teachers are given a free membership as well as one for a friend or family member.
Serco manages these facilities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Trust.
What you'll need to do the role
You'll have excellent customer service skills and be someone who is happy to deal with people of all ages and back grounds.
You will need to hold either a STA Award/Certificate in Teaching Swimming or Swim England (Previously ASA) Level 2 .
Holding either a valid RLSS UK NPLQ, RLSS UK NRASTC or STA Safety Award for Teachers would be advantageous but not essential as we can provide the training to complete these courses free of charge.
If you do not yet hold the relevant qualifications to teach swimming but you are looking to start a career with us, please do not worry as we have multiple qualified Swimming Teacher Tutors across our business and often run training courses. Please submit your application and we will be in touch when we have a course running near you.
This role will require a DBS check.
What we offer
Meaningful and vital work: Swimming not only makes people healthier and happier it also teaches a skill for life. As one of our teachers you will be at the forefront of helping people develop those skills.
A world of opportunity: Our swimming teachers are integral to the running of our centres, so as well progressing into aquatics coordination you can move into other centre management roles in one of our 55 facilities.
Great people: Teaching can lead to a great sense of accomplishment as you watch people progress and work with your local community. And as you are supporting your students, we will be supporting you with ongoing training and development.
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.
We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background.