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Various locations throughout the City, G4 0QW
£21,250.43 - £22,813.48 per year
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Part Time

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Job Description

Contract and Hours: Permanent Part Time and Bank Staff between 4.5 to 20 hours per week 
Salary: £21250.43 to £22813.48 per year pro rata / £11.64 to £12.50 per hour (dependant on experience) with potential to earn more based on your working pattern

Glasgow Life is looking for qualified Swimming Teachers to join us on a part time/bank basis with a permanent contract.  As a Swimming Teacher, you will be joining our in-demand Learn to Swim Programme for children and young people. You will be part of a dedicated team who care deeply about delivering fun and exciting lessons to our Learn to Swim customers.  People of all ages are eager to learn to swim, it’s a great way to exercise, have fun and open the doorway to seeing the world in a completely different way.  Our Swimming Teachers are critical in allowing us to create and develop safe swimmers across the city who can go on to take this skill with them from Spain or to Scotstoun!

More about our Sport teams
As a Swimming Teacher 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.

About Glasgow Life 
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 Swimming Teacher, you’ll be an integral part of the team by teaching our customers this invaluable life skill. You’ll be reporting to the Swim Co-ordinators within our venues and working alongside an established team. So don’t worry if you are still building your experience after gaining your qualification. If you have the aptitude and enthusiasm; we can work with you to give you these opportunities. 

The candidate 
If you’re interested in joining us as a Swimming Teacher you’ll need: 
•    Scottish Swimming Teachers Qualification OR UKCC Level 1 / UKCC L2 Swim Teachers Qualification (Essential)
•    Other qualifications may be considered if they are comparable to the above
•    Experience/knowledge and enthusiasm of working with children ages 4yrs and above in a group environment (Essential)
•    Good communication skills and a flexible approach to work (Essential)

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

Our city-wide contracts mean you will be flexible to work in any of our locations. However we currently operate our lessons across 7 pools in Glasgow; Scotstoun, Tollcross, Bellahouston, Springburn, Maryhill, Pollok and Gorbals. 

All our venues have great links to public transport and either free parking or parking nearby.


Application Packs

As a large organisation delivering a wide range of sessions throughout the week, we will always try to be flexible and can offer contracts from as little as 2hrs per week, working in the evenings and weekends. This is perfect for those with existing commitments, or those who are looking to start out in this growing industry.

We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.

Important Dates: Closing date is Sunday 24th February 2023. 

Benefits at Glasgow Life 
We offer a generous holiday allowance of 30 days, rising to 35 days after 5 years, plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). You’ll also be eligible to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, which pays 19.3% employer contribution and is one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional benefits include staff discounts, cycle to work scheme, option to buy annual leave, flexible retirement as well as family-friendly policies. Once recruited, we will continually look at ways to further develop you as a teacher with onsite support from our Lead Swimming Teachers and annual training and Scottish Swimming Membership offered. Glasgow Life has a fantastic working culture and enviable career pathways to roles such as Lead Swimming Teachers and Swimming Coordinators.  

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.


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