Swimming Teacher

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/09/2021 23:59
Grade E. £20,493 - £21,748 + 15% recruitment and retention allowance to be reviewed annually. Part time, various hours.
Hours per week:
Various hours
Job Category:
Youth / Community / Leisure Services
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
17 Sep
Further Information

Over the past 18 months Gateshead Council has prioritised its COVID-19 response efforts in order to protect our residents during the pandemic, and many of our leisure services staff continue to play a vital role in this.

As we ease out of lockdown, we have started a phased reopening of our leisure facilities and we are now looking to appoint to the following vacancies on a temporary basis to cover the post holders who are still redeployed elsewhere to support the continuing COVID-19 response:

Gateshead Council currently teaches over 4000 children to swim per week across its five swimming pools and we are looking to recruit enthusiastic and self-motivated swimming teachers to join our team at our five swimming pools: Gateshead Leisure Centre, Dunston Leisure Centre, Blaydon Leisure Centre, Heworth Leisure Centre and Birtley Swimming Centre.

As part of the role you will be expected to plan, deliver and evaluate swimming lessons and provide regular feedback to swimmers and parents to help them achieve their personal goals.

Our evening and weekend lessons run 50 weeks per year and our school lessons run 37 weeks per year. We are currently embarking on a programme of growth of our learn to swim programme and particularly require teachers who are able to work on weekday evenings 15:45-20:15.

Initially being taken on as a casual employee, once in the casual bank you will be eligible to apply for contracted hours as and when they become available. There are expected to be over 70 teaching hours being added to the programme over the coming months in addition to hours being made available from existing teachers who move on.

You must hold a Level 2 Swimming Teacher certificate (ASA/Swim England or STA). Training may be available for these qualifications, so if you believe this is the career path for you and are available to work on evenings please get in touch.

Hourly rate is GBP 10.62 - GBP 11.27 + a 15% market supplement (to be reviewed annually) plus holiday pay.

If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

For more information or to discuss training opportunities please contact Geoff Wade on geoffwade@gateshead.gov.uk or 0191 433 8105.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.