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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

Are you a student coming to study in Glasgow?
Are you a passionate Swim Teacher and looking for flexible working hours within an established programme of lessons?

If so, Glasgow Life is looking for qualified Swimming Teachers to join our team on a permanent part time basis. We are offering flexible BANK contracts across our range of swimming pools. As a Swimming Teacher, you will be part of a dedicated team responsible for delivering fun and exciting lessons to our Learn to Swim customers who range from Pre-School to Adults, Beginners to Improvers.

Our positions are city-wide meaning you could work in any of our venues delivering Swimming Lessons; this includes Glasgow Club Scotstoun, Glasgow Club Maryhill, Glasgow Club Springburn, Glasgow Club Tollcross, Glasgow Club Gorbals, Glasgow Club Bellahouston and Glasgow Club Pollok. Our BANK positions offer a great range of flexibility for candidates to balance teaching swimming alongside studies or other commitments candidate may have.

If this sounds like the ideal job for you we encourage you to apply if you have the enthusiasm and passion to join our team and teach the next generation to swim!

We offer a competitive salary ranging from £23,148.43 to £24,638.48 per year which equates to approx. £12.50 to £13.50 per hour. The more experience you have, the higher the hourly rate!

Interview Dates: Suitably qualified candidates will be invited to attend a stage 1 Virtual Interview (via Microsoft Teams) which is scheduled to take place between 10th -12th June 2024 with successful candidates then being invited to attend a stage 2 Practical Assesmment at a later date. Reasonabe flexibility is available for those who are unable to attend these dates and we can discuss this individually with candidates.

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 BANK Swimming Teacher, you will be an invaluable part of the team by using your skills and knowledge to teach our members the invaluable life skill of swimming. You will report to the Swim Co-ordinators within our venues and work alongside an established team of teachers. Don’t worry if you are new to teaching and don't have a lot of experience; we can provide support from our Lead Teachers and Tutors who can help bring out the best in you! If you have the right aptitude and enthusiasm; we will work with you to make you the best teacher possible.


The Candidate
If you are interested in joining us as a Swimming Teacher, you’ll need the following essentials:
• Scottish Swimming Teachers Qualification OR UKCC Level 1 OR UKCC L2 Swim Teachers Qualification
• 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
• Good communication skills and a flexible approach to work
• The ability to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of our core programme

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. We currently operate our lessons across 7 pools in Glasgow; Scotstoun, Tollcross, Bellahouston, Springburn, Maryhill, Pollok and Gorbals.

This role is working predominately in the evening/weekends where our shifts are Monday to Friday 3:40-8pm, Saturday 8:40am-1pm and Sunday 8:40am-1pm and 3:40-8pm. BANK staff are a core part of our team to provide essential cover or to help us grow our programme.

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

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.


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