Fast-Track Swimming Teachers: Dive straight in and get a qualification on the job.

Join us as a Fast-Track Swim Teacher and dive straight in by gaining to nationally recognised qualifications within your first 12 weeks.

If your application is successful we’ll put you through your Scottish Swimming Teaching Qualification (SSTQ) and National Rescue Award for Swim Teachers and Coaches (NRASTAC).

Help a wide range of ages and abilities learn how to swim in a fun, safe environment.

About the role

This role is suited to anyone of any working age (16 or older) looking for a career as a swimming teacher, a change in direction or some extra income.

The Fast Track Swimming Teacher posts offer various working hours to fit within our Learn to Swim development programme. There is a minimum requirement of 2.5hrs per week.

Payment starts at National Living Wage of £9.50 an hour, progressing to £10.17 (pay award pending) on completion of both courses.

Download the full Fast Track Swimming Teacher job profile here.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering email to

Closing date for applications is 30 January 2023. Interviews will commence the week beginning the 6 February.

You must be available to attend the SSTQ course running:
31st March,  1st, 2nd, 7th,  8th, 9th, 14th, 15th of April at Portobello Swim Centre, Edinburgh.

Job benefits

As well as gaining a qualification successful applicants will also benefit from:

• Starting salary: National Living Wage of £9.50 per hour, progressing to £10.17 (pay award pending) after successfully gaining your SSTC and NRASTAC Qualification.
• Free access to the Gym & Swimming Pool to maintain your own personal fitness levels
• Discounted Fitness Memberships
• Generous holiday allowance
• Enrolment in the Local Government Lothian Pension Fund
• Access to free employee assistance programme
• Access to retail and restaurant discounts via membership to the Civil Service Sports Council discount scheme