Come Work For Us
Springboard Swimmers Ltd is looking for exceptional tutors to join their team!!
We are currently looking for exceptional swim teachers to begin training with us ready to take sole responsibility for groups next term. It isn’t necessarily experience we are looking for, although it would be an advange – it’s more about being the kind of person I would pick to teach my own children. We are looking for warm, friendly teachers of any age and background who will make a positive difference to a child’s enjoyment and confidence in terms of their encouragment and positivity while teaching them.
We teach all age ranges from 3 years of age right through to Advanced and Elite Squads, Rookie Lifeguard classes for teenagers and Adult Lessons. So there are a variety of work packages depending on where your interests lie and whether you are looking to specialise or to teach across a broad range of ages and abilities. We also cater for a range of hours – whether you are looking for full time, permanent work or term time only with a few shifts a week, get in touch as we’ll have something to suit you.
Springboard Swimmers is an incredibly popular provider of swimming lessons based in the London Borough of Richmond. Our popularity is due to our commitment to excellence throughout all aspects of our company. We have groups of 3 children for most teaching lessons; and only 4 children in a lane for our most advanced swimmers. This allows teachers to get to know each child and provide individually tailored lessons for each session. We have also developed and refined our own scheme of teaching (with lesson plans) which you will be expected to learn and use in our lessons; focusing on areas which need improvement in each child.
We currently have 23 amazing teachers working across the week, but there is no typical Springboard tutor. They range from younger students to mature full-time professional swimming tutors. What they do have in common is their ability to providing excellent swimming tuition and a pride in making their lessons fun but challenging. If you are enthusiastic, hard-working and outgoing you’ll enjoy being part of our team.
Each teacher, no matter how short or long a time they have been teaching before joining us, complete a training course and have ongoing lesson observations throughout their time with us. We do not have individual tutors working in one place – we are one Springboard Team with everyone using similar language and drills so children can progress and learn at different venues and with different tutors.
If you are a team player with the humility to learn and adapt, get in touch!
We are currently looking for
We are looking for teachers to start immediate training (during this term) with the aim to take sole responsibility for groups next term. Having a national level qualification (ASA/STA Level 1 or 2) is preferable, but equally is the ability to learn and adapt to the way we teach. Previous experience is appreciated but not essential as extensive training is provided for all new tutors, whatever their background or experience.
You need to be able to commit to work with us for a minimum of 3 terms and work for the whole 12 weeks of each term; you cannot take holidays in the middle of a term. You would work with groups of no more than 2 children per half hour session, and during the COVID pandemic, you will be teaching out of the water 2m away – so communication skills are essential! Priority will be given to teachers who can do a Saturday shift with at least one mid-week late afternoons (approx. 3.30pm – 6pm), although we would consider applications from teachers who could not manage all of that.
Although we do have lots of lessons during the school day, we never employ tutors to work exclusively during this time period – our tutors with daytime work always do other late afternoon and/or Saturday shifts.
Once you have successfully completed your training, we can offer:
- To join our team on a PAYE basis, so you have all the safety nets including holiday pay, sick pay, company pension scheme and guaranteed employment rights,
- Wages from £16 – £30 an hour, depending upon your experience;
- Time paid for set up and clear down at the end of each shift;
- Once you have worked for 3 continuous terms, your children are entitled to free lessons
- Uniform, equipment and on-going training provided free of charge
- Excellent support and mentoring system
- A supportive and fun team
What Happens Next?
We look forward to hearing from you!