Swimming Teacher

University of Exeter
May 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:£26,444
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The starting salary will be from £26,444 up to £29,605 on Grade D, pro-rata depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Sports, Coaching and Leisure


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Swimming Teacher

Job description

Education and Academic Services

There is a possibility of more than one part-time post available, with up to 21 hours. These roles are available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

The St Luke's Sports Centre is an integral part of sport at the University of Exeter, with our swim school being a key element of our delivery at St Lukes.

We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic person to join our team to plan lessons and teach on our successful swimming lesson programme at the St Luke's Sports Centre Swimming Pool. The programme currently delivers lessons 7 days per week on a 50 week programme to children and adults from the local community. The Centre offers both Swim England and RLSS Rookie Lifeguard programmes to a wide range of users. During the summer months, the Cornwall House Outdoor Pool on our Streatham Campus also provides swim lessons and we are looking for suitably qualified individuals to join our swimming teaching team.

There is a possibility of more than one role, with up to 21 hours per week, however applications from individuals looking for shorter working patterns are welcomed. The successful applicants should hold a minimum of Swim England Level 2 swim teachers award or equivalent. You will also need to excellent customer service skills and experience of using Leisure Management Software would be an advantage. The University will support your ongoing CPD and offers a range of benefits to staff.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    For further information, please contact Christopher Keirle, Assistant Operations Manager (Swim)

    [email protected]

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