Inclusion Swim Specialist

Location Lewisham
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £16.94
Contact name: Rachael Barnes

Job ref: 179946

LL are currently recruiting a 12 month fixed term (18-20hrs per week) Inclusion Specialist Swimming Teachers to join us at Glass Mill Leisure Centre, Lewisham. For this role you will need to have 2 years teaching experience with at least STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming, and experience in teaching pupils with special educational needs. The STA qualifications are nationally recognised and will give you the skills of how to teach non-swimmers, beginners and improvers.


We are looking for an experienced and dedicated inclusion specialist swimming teacher who will be responsible for delivering adapted swimming activities and providing support and guidance to other swimming teachers in the delivery of disability swimming lessons. The successful candidate will have a passion for swimming and a deep understanding of the needs of individuals with disabilities.


They will have excellent teaching skills and the ability to motivate and inspire both children and adults.


Key responsibilities include designing and delivering adapted swimming activities that meet the individual needs of each swimmer with a disability, ensuring that they are safe, enjoyable, and challenging. Providing one-to-one and small group coaching to individuals with disabilities, using a range of techniques and strategies to help them develop their swimming skills and confidence in the water. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with swimmers, their families, and other stakeholders, ensuring that they are informed about progress, activities, and any changes to the programme.


We are looking for applicants who have:


  • A deep understanding of the needs of individuals with disabilities and a proven track record of delivering swimming activities that are safe, enjoyable, and challenging for this group.

  • Experience of working with a range of disabilities, including physical, sensory, and learning disabilities, and the ability to adapt teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual swimmers.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with swimmers, their families, and other stakeholders.

  • A strong sense of empathy and compassion, with the ability to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals with disabilities.

  • Confidence, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude, with the ability to motivate and inspire both swimmers and other swimming teachers.

  • A commitment to professional development and the ability to stay up-to-date with the latest teaching techniques and strategies in disability swimming.

  • A current lifeguard qualification and first aid certification would be desirable.


You will be a part of one of our Teaching Teams working with a Lead Teacher to support you in your delivery role as well as advising and offering your specialist advice to your team.


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:


A Values driven organisation

Learning & development to support career development

Good Pension schemes

Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

Industry leading rates of pay

opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events

Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal

Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria

Health assurance

Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.

Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

25% off Red Letter Days

25% off Buy A Gift

20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products.

Ride to work scheme

Free eye tests and discounted glasses


About GLL:


As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.


Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.


One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.


So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.


Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.


However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.


If you have the skills, experience and passion to become our inclusion specialist swimming teacher, we would love to hear from you.