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DG One Leisure Complex Loreburn Hall Newall Terrace Dumfries, DG1 1LN
£12,304.69 - £13,145.31 per year
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Part Time
18.75 hours per week


Swimming Teacher (16/268)


£12,304.69 - £13,145.31



Are you passionate about providing high quality swimming tuition and looking for a new challenge? Swimming teaching is a highly rewarding role which teaches people a valuable life-skill and we are looking for someone who would like to join our team and be instrumental in this.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Swimming Teacher to assist in the delivery of our Learn to Swim Swimming Programme, working 18.75 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year.


Working hours will predominantly be afternoons/evenings and a Saturday morning. Job shares will be considered, so we would welcome applications from anyone who wants to be a Swimming Teacher, even if it’s for a smaller amount of hours.


You will be responsible for instructing swimming lessons and assisting with the administration and promotion of the Learn to Swim Scheme as and when required.


You will ideally possess a current Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) or a UKCC Level 2 Teaching Aquatics certificate, or equivalent. A UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics certificate is essential. You will have excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic, reliable and have experience of teaching children and adults. You will also have experience of writing and following lesson plans and the ability to work with varying abilities of swimmers. You must have excellent customer care skills. Ideally you will have a background knowledge of the Dumfries & Galloway Council Learn to Swim Scheme, and an understanding of Child Protection. A First Aid Certificate and knowledge of Health and Safety are desirable.



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This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.


Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.



For further information please contact Bethany Hutton, DG1 Swimming Coordinator on 01387 243550 or email

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