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Various locations throughout the City, G4 0QW
£23,148.43 - £24,638.48 per year
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Job Description

Salary - £23,148.43 - £24,638.48 per year pro rata (£12.68 - £13.50 per hour)

Hours – Based on our Disability Swim programmes we have a range of hours where you can select your preference when applying for the role. They are:
- 2 x 2.5 hours (Disability Learn to Swim) working evening or weekends, Monday 3.45 - 6.15pm
- 3 x 15 hours (School Swimming Programme) working daytime, Tuesday to Thursday 9.45am - 2.45pm

We are also open to applications from candidates looking for alternative work patterns/hours of work.

Glasgow Life is looking for a Disability Swimming Coach to join us on a part time, permanent contract. As a Disability Swimming Coach you will be joining our in-demand Disability Learn to Swim programme (DLTS) or our ASN schools swimming programme. You will be part of a dedicated team which supports children and young people with a disability to be water confident and learn to swim safely.

The ASN schools programme takes place during curricular time and provides primary 6 & 7 pupils with a physical, learning or sensory disability to develop their water confidence skills.

The Disability Learn to Swim (DLTS) programme takes place in the evening, with the focus being to teach our participants to become water confident, develop their core aquatic skills and learn a life skill.

As a Disability Swimming Coach, you’ll be joining our Glasgow Life Sport team, playing your part in encouraging people to live an active Glasgow life. Through sport and physical activity, we promote inclusion and wellbeing throughout the city. From Glasgow Club to our Learn to Swim programmes, the services we provide allow people to experience the life-changing benefits of participating in sports at all levels. Read more on our website.

Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music.

The role
As a Disability Swimming Coach you’ll be an integral part of the team by delivering and implementing a comprehensive learn to swim programme for people with a disability. Reporting to the Sport and Physical Activity Officer (Cohesion) and working alongside an established team of coaching staff.

If you’re interested in joining us as a Disability Swimming Coach you’ll need:
• Scottish Swimming Teaching Qualification (SSTQ) or equivalent Level 1/2 coaching aquatics
• Experience of working with people with a disability
• Able to easily engage, communicate with and motivate people with a disability
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Able to work effectively in a team

You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.

Our ASN school programme takes place from Glasgow Club Maryhill, Glasgow Club Springburn and Tollcross International Swimming Centre. With the Disability Learn to Swim programme takes place from Glasgow Club Gorbals.

Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.


Benefits at Glasgow Life
• A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions
• Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
• Option to buy extra annual leave
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Flexible retirement
• Family-friendly policies

Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.

Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.

Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged