GLL is looking for Award Swimming Teachers based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Building on our continued growth, we’re now the UK’s largest leisure social enterprise and we’re proud to run the country’s biggest swim school. So, if you have the qualifications and training needed to children how to swim, join us as an Award Swimming Teacher and play a key role in the next step of our journey. Bringing ambition to match ours, this is your chance to deliver fun, safe, consistent swimming lessons that give children real confidence in the water – and an invaluable life skill.
Whether you’re newly-qualified or an experienced Swimming Teacher (STA award, Level 2), you’ll thrive on supporting children to achieve their potential in the water. Taking a pupil’s nature and needs into account, you’ll draw on your knowledge of practices, progression and teaching points – and apply it in the most effective way, all fully supported by team of aquatics experts. Naturally, there’ll be some admin work involved, but rest assured that most of your time will be spent doing what you do best – teaching children and young people to become stronger swimmers. And with our investment into building an even better swim school, there’s career progression on offer like never before.
You’ll need to be STA Award-level qualified, have knowledge of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme for teaching swimming skills, techniques and awards, and ideally, the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches. Knowledge of health, safety and other relevant legislation will be vital too, as will an understanding of Child Protection Policy. Plus of course, you’ll need to be approachable, with the friendly, patient nature needed to build the trust of children and parents, motivate pupils and encourage them with praise.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:
- A network of national pools, with hours available in most locations
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres and gyms
- Free uniform
- A Career pathway
- Ongoing training, communication and development to help you to be the best
If you’re not yet qualified to work as a Swimming Teacher, why not sign up to one of the STA (Swimming Teachers Association) courses with GLL College? Visit https://www.gllcollege.co.uk/swimmingteachers/ and book onto a course today.
The welfare and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance to us at GLL. We follow safer recruitment procedures to ensure that our staff are checked and appropriate to work with children and young people. Therefore we’ll require you to complete an enhance DBS check before you will be allowed to start work.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.