Posted: 22 October 2015

Bruntsfield Parents Council - After School Club Swimming Teacher

Bruntsfield Parents Council
Bruntsfield Primary School, Montpelier, Edinburgh EH10 4NA
Job Type:
Mondays & Wednesdays (3:15-5PM) in term time; note that it may be possible to expand these hours
£22 /per hour (pro rata)
Closing date:
30 November 2015

As a swimming teacher you will teach groups of primary school children (P2 – P7), at various skill levels, who participate in the parent-organized after school clubs at Bruntsfield Primary School in south Edinburgh. Class sizes are approximately 6-10 children. Children are grouped by ability in at least four levels (Beginners, Improvers, Coaching & Stroke Development).

The swimming teacher works with the parent volunteer swimming club organiser to make sure that children are placed at the correct level as their swimming skills develop.

Specific responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver swimming lessons appropriate to level of swimmer, with particular attention to novice and inexperienced swimmers
  • Ensure club sessions are run safely, according to school and after-school club procedures
  • Coordinate w/ club organizer re club administration (especially during termly registration period)
  • Provide feedback as required to parents via club organiser
  • Work with childcare and school staff regarding general poolside matters

Qualifications Required qualifications for this role include:

  • Qualification and accreditation in swimming instruction and poolside life saving
  • An interest in working with young swimmers, and the ability to motivate them
  • Patience & the ability to deal with stressful situations calmly
  • Good communication and organisational skills

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Previous experience teaching in a school or leisure-centre pool
  • An interest in competitive swimming, or previous coaching experience
  • A willingness to work with the clubs organiser to expand the after-school clubs swimming programme
  • Accreditation in child protection and other aspects of sport/physical development

Applications and any questions about the role, should be sent to the Bruntsfield Parents Council c/o the Swimming Club Organiser:

Applications may be sent as e-mail attachments, and should include:

  • CV
  • copies of all certificates and accreditations (.pdf format preferred)
  • a cover letter discussing how you possess the qualification discussed in the post
  • description names and contact details for three referees

Suitable candidates will be called to interview at Bruntsfield School and have their references taken up.