Lead Swimming Teacher

Location Uxbridge
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness Management, Internal
Job type: Permanent Part Time
Salary: £19.25
Contact name: Gemma Smith

Job ref: 187485


Lead Teachers are responsible for leading on the delivery of lessons, and the coordination and supervision of the swimming teaching team on shift. You’ll also be responsible for providing support and guidance to pupils, parents and guardians, as well as ensuring the quality delivery of Swim lessons.


The Lead Teacher is responsible to the General Manager for day to day centre operations and the Area Swim School Lead for technical swimming advice.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Swimming teacher coordination and quality team teaching when on shift. Including the co-ordination of registers, grouping swimmers and managing ratios

  • Mentor, develop and guide your team and any newly qualified teachers

  • To ensure attendance is captured and accurately monitor pupil progression and update pupil progress

  • Effectively plan and lead the delivery of team huddles

  • Ensure Schemes of Work and lessons plans are being followed

  • Report device, equipment and pool issues to duty manager

  • Ability to give developmental and positive feedback to teaching teams

  • Adapt sessions as per the needs of the pupils to ensure every child progresses

  • Evaluate your lessons and provide every pupil with feedback

  • Follow all code of conducts and safeguarding procedures

  • Work with external stakeholders such as STA tutors to ensure the successful delivery of lessons and training courses

  • Attendance at Teacher Meetings and Training as required

  • Act in accordance with, and actively promotes all GLL policies and standards.

  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post’s level of responsibility or required particularly as a result of events outside of GLL’s business control (pandemics etc.).

  • Work flexibly in line with the needs of the business at peak flow times, evenings and weekends.

  • Deliver critical incident management as and when required.

  • Reports to the General Manager for day to day centre operations and the Area Swim Manager for technical swimming advice.

  • To constructively interact with different people in a variety of areas within the operational team and GLL support services, specifically the aquatics team.

  • Builds good working relationships with all GLL colleagues, working both proactively and collaboratively.

  • Builds positive and progressive relationships with local authority partners as required.

It is important to us that our people are people with purpose, who personally align with our strategic ambitions and values. We expect our people to understand the GLL difference, to take genuine pride in promoting social enterprise to others with the ability to demonstrate this commitment every day in the way that they work. Our people make a positive impact of the health and well-being of our local communities.


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. 

  • Flexible and permanent positions available

  • 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.  


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. 


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. 


As a charitable social enterprise, we are different. Our purpose is to improve the physical, mental and social well being of local communities. We are looking for people with purpose who are aligned to our values: 


  • BETTER SERVICE: Better choice for all 

  • BETTER COMMUNITIES: Making a difference 

  • BETTER BUSINESS: Business that benefits the community 

  • BETTER PEOPLE: More than a job 


We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams. 


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.