Outdoor Learning Instructor (Open Water Swimming)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/823/21546
  • Published: Wed 07/09/2022, 13:36 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 08/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 0.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £11.04 per hour + 15% annual leave allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Richmond

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Outdoor Learning Instructor (Open Water Swimming)

The starting salary for this role is £11.04 per hour plus a 15% annual leave allowance. You will be based at Thames Young Mariners Outdoor Centre, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7RX.

Hours of work are as follows: weekday evenings 4.30pm - 8.30pm and weekend mornings 7am - 10am. Days of the week will vary depending on the tides. There will be 35 - 55 hours of work available per month. 

Are you passionate about open water swimming?

If so, then come and work at Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development!

We are seeking a team to deliver and run open water swimming provision at our tidal lake attached to the River Thames. We are looking for skilled staff to run our sessions and keep our swimmers safe. Main duties will be setting up sessions, registration, and session safety.

You may be an experienced lifeguard and / or a current instructor and will have knowledge in how outdoor learning can benefit all aspects of personal and social development.

Applicants should have previous swimming experience and hold at least two outdoor National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. A current first aid qualification is essential.

The NGBs we are looking for include:

  • RLSS Lifeguard Qualification (Pool, Beach or Open Water)
  • Open Water Level 2 Swim Coach
  • British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor or equivalent

Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development will also consider candidates who have other outdoor NGBs but are keen to take on this role.

For details of our location and to view a virtual tour, please visit our website.

Additional Information

This is a rolling advert and applications will be checked on a regular basis.

We will arrange interviews at a mutually convenient time.

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List check will be required for this role. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Kibble on 02082 132888 or by e-mail at simon.kibble@surreycc.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from a generous local government salary related pension. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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