Swimming Coach

Job Description and Benefits

Reporting to the Camp Manager, the Swimming Coach is responsible for planning and delivering programmed swimming activities as part of our wider Multi-Active programme. You should provide high energy, fun and inclusive swimming sessions, ensuring every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Our programmes group children by age (typically 5-7, 8-10 and 11-17), so swim coaches should be able to adapt sessions for varying ability levels. Each session will last between 30-60 minutes. Child safety is our number one priority, so swim coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, ensuring all individuals follow the Kings Camps’ Swimming Policy, as well as the venue’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan, applying them comprehensively.

About the role

Locations: Over 50 Schools and Universities, covering England, Scotland and Wales

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays

Salary: £13.60 an hour

The role will also include conducting in depth risk assessments, taking action to minimise risks, monitoring water conditions, testing child abilities in the pool. The role may also offer rewarding opportunities to communicate with parents, providing feedback on a child’s progress throughout camp.

Child numbers, session times and pool availability will very, however we typically run sessions between 9.30 – 15.30pm, Monday to Friday. For those who do not want to commit to coaching for full days, we also have opportunities available for Bank Sports Coaches, giving you the opportunity to join the Multi-Active Programme around swim hours (where applicable)

Key Requirements

  • A passion for working with children and/or young people
  • At least 12 months’ experience swimming teaching or coaching
  • At least 6 months’ consecutive working with 5 – 17 year olds
  • A willingness to liaise with parents, delivering high quality customer service
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships
  • At times, thing change, so you’ll need to be flexible, with a willingness to adapt
  • Leadership skills with a vibrant and confident personality
  • Possess and able to document ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics or the STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching
  • Possess a current Lifeguard Qualification form one of the following:
    • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
    • National Rescue Award to Swimming Teachers and Coach (NRASTC)
    • STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification
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We’re committed to safer recruitment

Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding. To create an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive, our staff selection process includes:

  • A video interview (approx 40 mins) which covers suitability, experience and skills
  • Seeking at least 2 professional references
  • An enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)
  • Ongoing training and performance evaluations with structured support from your Site Manager

Roles Available at Kings Camps

Camp Manager

Multi-Sports Coach

Assistant Manager

KS1 Coach

Swimming Coach

Football Coach

Cricket Coach

Regional Manager