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Various locations in Fife
£12.76 - £13.98 per hour
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Job Description

Contract Type: Casual
(Casual = The services provided to Fife Sports and Leisure Trust are on an "ad hoc" basis, hours as and when required)
Interview date: TBC
Salary: Level 1: FC5 £12.76 per hour - Level 2: FC6 £13.98 per hour

Locations throughout Fife in the following Clusters:
East: Cupar, Leven, St Andrews
West: Dunfermline
Central: Cowdenbeath, Glenrothes and Bowhill
Coastal: Kirkcaldy and Burntisland

To assist/lead and deliver learn to swim sessions to the agreed standard as outlined by Scottish Swimming (SASA, the sports governing body) and the National Framework for Swimming. Where appropriate, adapt lessons in response to business, individual and groups needs.


Minimum Level 1 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics with a commitment to qualify to UKCC Level 2 Teacher of Aquatics / ASA , Full Teacher of Swimming or equivalent within an agreed timescale.

* Applications will be accepted from candidates who have undertaken the new SSTQ (Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification)

First Aid Qualification

Child Protection Training

*Placement on the salary scale will be dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.


  1. Deliver fun and innovate swimming lessons to children and adults of all abilities, in line with the Scottish Swimming (SASA) Learn to Swim programme
  2. Utilise continuous assessment methods to observe, analyse and record progress of swimmers through the Learn to Swim Programme, in line with the LTAD (Long term athlete development) Swimmer Pathway
  3. Promote the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) Learn to Swim programme and provide information of alternative products and services
  4. Undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and appropriate additional training in accordance with FSLT employee development scheme
  5. Operate in accordance with FSLT guidelines, policies and procedures
  6. Observe operational and health and safety procedures to ensure appropriate management of vulnerable groups

The Individual

Delivery of swimming lessons to children and adults
Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Programme or equivalent
Working with swimmers of all abilities from complete beginners to stroke development level
Liaising with parents of swimmers
Ability to group swimmers according to ability
Ability to communicate effectively with swimmers (children and adults), parents and team members
Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety when delivering swimming lessons
The ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, to inspire confidence and motivate participants
Excellent communication skills
Enthusiastic and innovative
Outgoing and confident
Ability to listen and adapt and react quickly and positively
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team