Swimming Teacher - Fixed Term Contract
Required to plan and deliver a program of safe and structured swimming lessons to primary school children, in line with the scheme of work as prepared by the Swimming Teaching Coordinator.
Please note this is a casual position working between February and May 2022 (State School Spring Term). There may be a possibility of increased hours from September 2022.
Please also be advised that we are keen to move quickly on this position, so we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. If this is the case, the advert may close early, so please don't delay if you are interested!
- Responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive Primary School Swimming Curriculum;
- Plan individual swimming lessons, ensuring the lessons are tailored appropriately to the ability level of swimmers and enabling them to develop their swimming skills and their confidence in the water;
- Working with swimmers to enhance their water safety knowledge;
- Deliver clear and concise instructions and demonstrations of correct swimming technique;
- Create a positive, fun and effective environment to encourage and enthuse swimmers;
- Attend meetings with the wider Facilities team as and when required;
- Work effectively with a team of other swimming teachers and primary school teachers to help deliver a successful primary school teaching programme;
- To undertake any training and development activity as required;
- Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion;
- Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
The Ideal Candidate
To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:
- Level 2 Teaching Swimming Qualification or Level 2 Award in Teaching Aquatics;
- Water Safety: RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC) (desirable but not essential);
- Swim England Teaching School Swimming and Water Safety (desirable but not essential);
- Have appropriate knowledge of the core aquatic skills and stroke progressions;
- Patient and approachable manner at all times;
- Ability to create a good rapport with children and adults;
- Professional, punctual and flexible to adapt to changing situations.
Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.
About the College
We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form. Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.