Swim England - School Swimming and Water Safety Development Officer

LocationHome Based
Hours of Work
Salary & Benefits£26,316 (FTE)
Closing Date31 Jan

Job Description

About Us

Swim England is striving to create a happier, healthier and more successful nation through swimming and aquatic activity. We strive to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. As the recognised national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming, diving and water polo in England, we help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports. Swim England is an incorporated organisation with charitable status.

Find out more about at it's like to work with us and the Swim England family: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/working-at-swim-england/

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About The Role


We are seeking an experienced School Swimming and Water Safety Development Officer to join our team on a permanent basis. Where possible flexible working or job share requests will be considered.


This is an exciting opportunity working within the Learn to Swim Department as part of a fun and dynamic team. You will be responsible for supporting Schools and Learn to Swim providers to deliver high quality Swim Safe and School Swimming programmes, leading to an increase in the number of children achieving KS2 attainment and adults learning to be safe in and around water.

Reporting to the Water Safety  Drowning Prevention Manager, you will be responsible for working on a consultative basis with customers to improve and increase the School Swimming and Water Safety activity at their sites. You will project manage targeted interventions working in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the RNLI, RLSS, YST, afPE and Active partnerships. You will also use your technical learn to swim and water safety knowledge to contribute to producing and updating the wider ranges of  resources and qualifications.


About You

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a working knowledge of the Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Programmes
  • Experience of School Swimming and Water Safety delivery both operational and practical
  • Be a confident communicator with the ability to influence key partners at all levels within the industry 
  • Have a flexible approach to work with the ability to work under pressure and manage a varied workload

So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it.

Interview Date: 9th February 2022