Senior Swimming Teacher, Croydon

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: c£27,280 pa
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Senior Swimming Teacher


c£27,280 pa for 36 weeks pa (term time)

We are looking for an ambitious, inspirational and dynamic person to lead our Swimming department in the school. You should have the enthusiasm and drive to deliver and achieve outstanding results. Our exceptional onsite facilities include 25m indoor swimming pool. The Senior Swimming Teacher will head up the team of two Swimming teachers, working alongside the Duty Managers and Lifeguards.

We are looking for someone to build and improve on the School’s swimming programme at all ability levels by leading arrangements for the delivery of swimming, including setting up of fixtures, organising teams and managing the programme for intra and inter school competitions. You will ensure the delivery of inspirational swimming coaching/teaching to pupils by the other swimming teachers in line with the scheme of work, or Long Term Athlete Development Model and manage the future development of these staff.

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon yet is on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England.  Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.

With your passion, enthusiasm and sheer love of swimming, you're just the person to make sure that our pupils enjoy, develop and maintain a high level of swimming standard. You will work alongside the Commercial Manager, Senior and Junior School Heads of Sports and be part of the operational team within the swimming pool. You will have full responsibility and accountability for organizing the programming of swimming at the school and for the continual improvement of site standards with internal swim instructors. 

You should be a qualified Swimming Teacher with ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher’s Certificate, ASA level 2 or 3 coaching and, along with FAAW certificate with knowledge of teaching swimming skills, techniques and awards, and ideally, the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches. Knowledge of health and safety and other relevant legislation will be vital, as will an understanding of Child Protection Policy. You'll need to be approachable, with the friendly, patient nature needed to build people's trust, motivate pupils and encourage with praise. 

This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary, working with a fantastic team of dedicated and friendly staff, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School. 

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to References may be t aken up before interview. 

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 18 February 2019. Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday 25 February 2019.

Applicants who have not heard from us by Friday 1 March 2019 should presume that they have not been successful on this occasion.


Tel HR: 020 8657 4433

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

More about Royal Russell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...