Bristol Penguins Swimming Coach/Teacher Advert

Swimming Coach / Teacher

Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club (Penguins) is looking to appoint a swimming coach or teacher to add to our coaching team

Bristol Penguins is a teaching, competitive and fitness swimming club. The club has 470 members and prides itself on offering quality teaching and coaching to meet the needs of a wide range of swimmers. The club is friendly and community based and was Swim England’s club of the year for 2019

Our Core Values

·        To provide a productive, structured and enjoyable training programme.

·        To develop our members as people as well as swimmers.

·        To value and care about all our members.

·        To coach each swimmer to progress along their own swimming journey within a team environment.

For further details about the club, please visit

We welcome applications from swimming coaches and swimming teachers who wish to develop into swimming coaches. Applicants should hold a level 2 qualification (either teaching or coaching) although we will consider applications from those who hold either the assistant teacher or assistant coach qualification.

The role will involve teaching and coaching a variety of different groups across the club at different pools across Bristol in the week and at weekends as well as supporting swimmers at competitions.

Personal Qualities Required

·        Be positive and hardworking.

·        Works well within a team of paid and volunteer coaches.

·        An effective communicator with swimmers, colleagues and parents.

·        Be a reflective practitioner who seeks to improve through feedback and CPD.

·        Share our core values.

This is a part-time role of approximately 15 hours per week. Swimming coaches work as self-employed contractors, and we would expect a swimming coach / teacher for this position to bill in the region of £9,000 to £10,000 – depending on expertise and level of qualification.

A larger role, which includes additional areas of responsibility, could be available for a candidate with the necessary administrative and inter-personal skills.

Penguins are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all stakeholders to share this commitment. All applications are subject to relevant checks including satisfactory completion of routine safeguard checks and providing two references.

How to apply

Please contact Ben Mullen (Club Chairperson) with your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role. If you would like to initially find out more about the role, please get in touch by email or phone - - 07870 567 296.

Please apply by the end of Tuesday 13th April 2021. Interviews will take place week commencing 26th April 2021. Start Date – as soon as possible.

Posted by Swim England South West on March 22nd 2021

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