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Swimming Teacher

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  • Job
    Junior (1-2 years)
  • London

We are Places for People Group, we're a social enterprise that believes it's people that make a community. That's why we build homes and deliver services for everyone in the community to thrive. At Places Leisure we are changing lives by creating active places and healthy people for communities to thrive, and we want to be the UK's leading health and wellbeing enabler.

We aren't your typical company. We apply the same philosophy to our People as we do to our communities, ensuring our team is appreciated and supported. At Places for People, you're more than just a number - you're part of our cause.

More about your role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Swimming Teacher, at Places Leisure, where you will be working in a fun, lively environment with likeminded people. You will help to inspire others to work together and deliver their very best. With your passion for teaching, swimming and excellent class programming and instructing skills, you will be full of enthusiasm whilst engaging with our customers and impressing them with your extensive knowledge and expertise.

All of our swimmer development stages are based on the National Plan for Teaching Swimming, and as such, our Swimming Teachers should hold a minimum of UKCC Level 2. It would be advantageous if you hold a Lifesaving Qualification (NPLQ or NRASTC), however, if you are a motivated and driven individual, then with our continuous learning and development opportunities, we would be happy to support you in achieving either of these qualifications.

There are many opportunities available for you within Places Leisure. Your career with us as a Swimming Teacher is a great first step to many different routes including a Swimming Co-ordinator and a Contract Swimming Development Manager.

In the Swimming Teacher role, we will offer ongoing training and development opportunities, including support with your NPLQ or NRASTC qualifications, enhancing your customer service skills and much more.

More about you

  • Passionate about helping people of all ages learn to swim or become stronger, faster, or more confident when swimming.
  • You will work with customers in groups and sometimes on a one-to-one basis to motivate and instruct them during their lessons.
  • You will be a friendly, approachable, and patient individual with the ability to build trust, encourage and motivate your students.
  • You will thrive on supporting students to achieve their potential, drawing on your continual knowledge and experience of industry best practice whilst applying teaching skills in the most effective way.
  • Always looking to seek out development opportunities and potential ideas to further improve the service we provide.


We are a large, diverse and ambitious business, which will give you all the challenge you could wish for.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package with each role, yours will include:

  • We align with the Real Living Wage foundation
  • A bonus scheme for all colleagues at 2%
  • Full Health & Fitness membership for you, a nominated adult and up to 4 juniors
  • Flexible working (including part time working, shift work and more)
  • An opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Lots of opportunity to access ongoing personal learning and development
  • Access to our Company Pension scheme
  • Cashback plan for healthcare costs – up to £500 saving per year
  • Discounts of up to 50% on activities, centre shop and cafes
  • Extra perks including huge discounts and offers from shops, cinemas and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

Places for People is a leading affordable homes-led placemaker that believes places work when they work for everyone.

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Mission & Purpose

We are Places for People. Community is who we are and what we do. As the UK’s leading Social Enterprise, we believe we can improve our Customers’ lives through the Communities we build and look after. We do this by honouring our long-term commitment to creating and supporting thriving Communities where everyone matters – whether that be through the development of homes, schools, shops, community and leisure centres or providing access to job opportunities, training, and specialist support services. With over 50 years of experience in creating vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods, we own or manage over 230,000 homes, operate over 120 leisure facilities, and support more than 500,000 Customers. And we are set to deliver even more affordable homes over the next 10 years through our partnership with Homes England. We believe that Community matters, and with almost 11,000 People and 20 specialist companies within the organisation, we have the ability and expertise to create, develop and manage entire places, from supported living to luxury homes. Places for People is an organisation that turns profit into purpose, putting everything we earn back into our Communities, projects with social purpose, and creating and maintaining sustainable, thriving places.

Culture & Values

  • Support

    We’re always there to help customers and colleagues.

  • Positive

    We’re about a 'can-do' attitude, and encouraging others to achieve.

  • Integrity

    We’re open and honest, and always deliver on our promises.

  • Respect

    We treat people fairly and with understanding.

  • Innovative

    We're open to new ideas and not afraid of failure.

  • Together

    We achieve more by working well with others.