Casual Swimming Instructors (Teddington and Richmond)
£18.59 per hour (plus 12.07% holiday relief allowance on top of hourly rate)

  • Are you a friendly and confident communicator who enjoys meeting people and providing great service?
  • Do you want to improve the swimming skills of the children and adults you meet?
  • Are you available Fridays from 4pm to 6.30pm and/or Saturdays from 8am to 11am? Then we need you to join our team!

Where you’ll be working
Our pools are located in Richmond and Teddington and you’ll be expected to work across both sites with this role.

  • Facilities at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre include a main pool, learner pool, fitness suite, spin studio, exercise studio and hydrotherapy pool.
  • Facilities at Pools on the Park include indoor main and teaching pools, heated outdoor pool and grounds, fitness suite, health suite, café and two studio spaces.

What you’ll be doing
You’ll be part of our swimming instructor team at both pool sites, providing professional and friendly tuition to both adults and juniors. This could be in a class setting or on a 1 to 1 basis.

Making sure that all pupils are kept in a safe and secure environment, delivering great customer service and ensuring the facilities are clean, safe and staffed, so that every customer has a great experience.

You’ll be expected to plan lessons, develop programmes and keep accurate records on attendances etc.

You’ll be asked to cover programmed swimming lessons that are currently held during term time on Fridays from 4pm to 6.30pm and Saturdays from 8am to 11am. In addition and subject to demand, instructors may be offered mutually convenient bookings for 1-2-1 and 1-2-2 swimming lessons with clients.

Have a look at the job profile online for full details on the varied role you can expect to be doing.

What we’ll need from you
We ask that you are qualified and hold a minimum of ASA Level 2 for this role. A first aid qualification and some experience would also be very desirable. Good communication and organisational skills are essential for this role. 

You’ll also need a good knowledge of Health & Safety issues and an understanding of Diversity and Equality in employment and provision of service. 

What we can offer you
£18.59 per hour (plus 12.07% holiday relief allowance on top of this hourly rate)

We’ll offer you casual shifts covering daytime or evenings, both during the week and at weekends (depending on the centre).  Any shifts offered would be by mutual agreement, so you can always fit in work around your other commitments.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments (subject to qualifying criteria).

Apply now
If you’re ASA Level 2 qualified and can commit to the Friday/Saturday working hours detailed above, please submit a CV application! Applicants who are not qualified or who do not fully complete the application process, will be rejected.

Closing date:  29 October 2023 at Midnight, but applications are being reviewed weekly.

We will contact you by email after the closing date to let you know if you have been shortlisted for interview.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Useful Information
Your health and wellbeing are our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

£18.59 per hour (plus holiday relief allowance of 12.07% on top of hourly rate)

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