Casual Swimming Teacher (Training Opportunity)

Various locations around Leicester City

Job Type: Casual

Closing Date: 8th December 2019

Job Reference: LCC00739


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Train to become a swim teacher

Our fantastic training opportunity:

Here in Sports Services, we are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to embark on an in-house training programme, which will provide the opportunity for you to become trained up as fully certified Swim England Swimming Instructor.

This training opportunity can save you up to £1000, offers flexible hours to suit you and guarantees paid employment after successful completion of the training.

Your role

Once trained, you’ll be responsible for carrying out swimming assessments, drawing up lesson plans and devising personal swimming instruction programmes for pupils. You’ll supervise the care and control of users to ensure the highest level of safety. This will involve, identifying and responding to swimming requirements to enable the development of appropriate skills and safety awareness. You’ll get the rewarding chance to maximise the enjoyment, stimulation and confidence of users to deliver a balanced programme of swimming lessons. You’ll also keep a good record of pupil’s progress whilst recording their attendance, ability and personal needs.

What you need

You’ll be self-motivated and well organised whilst providing a positive swimming lesson experience. You’ll have the ability to develop appropriate skills and deliver a balanced programme of swimming sessions. You’ll be able to implement and identify individual training programmes and give support to pupils where needed.

Full commitment to training dates and access to own transport is also a must.

Additional information


Successful candidates will be asked to pay a £100 (refundable) deposit to secure their place on the training, and will be expected to work across the city and across a number of sites. Hours will include weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Paid employment of £12.78 per hour is guaranteed after completion of the full training programme.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Jennifer Hudspith on 0116 454 4100 / 07590444281 or via email to:

Terms and Conditions Apply - these will be emailed to you and explained at assessment stage, should your application be shortlisted.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


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