Blackfriars Academy - Swimming Instructor

Priory Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2TF
SET Grade 6, SCP 20 – 24 : FTE Salary £20,903 - £23,541 Pro-rata Salary £18,138.91 - £20,428.08
27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Blackfriars Academy, Priory Road, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 2TF

Swimming Instructor
Type: Permanent Contract
Hours 37 hours per week, Term Time + 5 Inset Days (39 Weeks)
Salary: SET Grade 6, SCP 20 – 24 : FTE Salary £20,903 - £23,541
Pro-rata Salary £18,138.91 - £20,428.08
Start Date: ASAP

We are currently seeking to appoint a Swimming Instructor to join the highly professional staff team at Blackfriars Academy to start as soon as possible. You will work under the direction and instruction of the Headteacher taking responsibility for the development of swimming and water safety throughout the school through the provision of lessons, swimming clubs and competitions.

You will plan and teach swimming lessons, assessing progress made using externally accredited badge systems as appropriate or an assessment system that meets the needs of our students. You will teach inside the pool and at poolside as required. You will co-ordinate dressing and other independence programmes connected with swimming and the mode of transfer of children into the pool following consultation with physiotherapists and other staff. You will also be responsible for the management of the pool, the equipment connected with the pool, and maintain an overview of all aspects of safety and maintenance.

Applicants must:

• Have experience of delivering coaching lessons to young people
• Hold a swimming qualification e.g. SEQ Level 2
• Hold good numeracy and literacy skills.
• Have a good understanding of relevant swimming coaching programme and relevant accreditation process.
• Have knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.
• Ability to work constructively as part of a team and with volunteers and other professionals
• Have an interest in working in a very special environment where the needs of our precious children are always the priority

Blackfriars Academy is a generic 11-19 academy specialising in providing an outstanding education for students with a vast range of needs. The swimming pool is integral to the support that we provide for students with physical disabilities and fundamental to ensuring that students are prepared for adulthood by being safe in water. The vast majority of our student’s love being in our pool and so the role will be one filled with joy and hard work!

We are proud to be part of Shaw Education Trust, which is a growing, multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire. As part of the trust, our new colleagues will benefit from high quality professional development and will be supported in their career progression by our dedicated leadership team. You will be an outstanding person willing to embrace and develop our collective values and ethics. In return your efforts will be recognized and rewarded, and your contribution valued and celebrated by our whole school community. Our sole aim is to enable every one of our children to thrive and reach their potential as well as enjoying their time at Blackfriars. If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, then please apply.

Application Packs are available on the careers section of the Shaw Education Trust website

Closing Date: 24th June 2021
Interviews: TBC

Please forward completed application forms to

The Shaw Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to appropriate vetting procedures including a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form


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