Casual Learn to Swim Instructors

Job No: IWb07035
Location: Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre

About Inner West Council

Formed from the amalgamation of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils, Inner West Council is now among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 185,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its ‘Values First’ with flexibility, integrity, respect and the spirit of team as a set of values and associated behaviours for all levels in the organisation.  We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles

We offer career life balance with hours that allow you to relax and recharge. Many roles offer roster days off giving even greater quality of life and balance. (please check details within the advert)

Permanent employees benefit from our great value gym membership from $13.50/week giving access to a vast network of gyms in Sydney.

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About the role

Due to our highly successful and popular swim school we have the opportunity to grow our fantastic swim school team. 

Our mission is to provide the  Inner West community with the best swim school experience possible. To do this, we need the best instructors possible.

We are seeking instructors who are committed to the kids and to our program. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!  We have an immediate need for Infants and toddlers Swim School Instructors.

Applicants need to have a Austswim Certificate in “Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety” and experience in teaching swimming to a range of ages and ability levels but the biggest thing is to have a love and passion for working in the swim school industry.  

At Inner West, we value the safety and well being of all children attending the Aquatic Centre and as such applicants need to have a valid Working with Children Check when applying for this fantastic and rewarding role.

So if you want to join a fantastic swim school which is all about passion and being the best, then please apply now!

This position will require a current NSW Working with Children (Background) Check Certificate. 

We recommend you read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role.


up to $36.06 per hour (inclusive of 25% casual loading)+ super       


  • Training and Professional Development
  • Great Work Life Balance
  • Reliable Environment


Essential Criteria


  1. Current Austswim Instructors Accreditation or ASCTA Learn to Swim and Water Safety
  2. Current CPR Certificate
  3. Current Working With Children Check
  4. Ability to work co-operatively as a team member
  5. Flexibility of hours, ability to diversify
  6. Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  7. Desire to improve children’s swimming ability


Desirable Criteria:


  • Austswim Certificates in:
    1. Teacher of Infant aquatics and Preschool Aquatics   
    2. Access & Inclusion         
  • ASCTA(Teaching)

                         . Babies and Toddlers

                        . Learners with Disability and specialist needs

  • Weekend availability
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Experience working in childcare, children’s activities, school activities.
  • Experience working with babies and young children
  • Learn to Swim and coaching experience at other centres
  • Knowledge of and commitment to equal employment opportunities, diversity, work health and safety, ethical practice


Kristen Carey, Aquatic Programs Coordinator on 02 80619743 

How to Apply

Please ensure you read the Position Description at the link above. To apply follow and answer the questions as required below and click on the "Next" button. On the following page you'll be asked to attach your position description and qualifications (if identified in the essentials of the position description) to complete your application. Therefore please make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply.


Eligibility for employment/Pre employment Checks

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks as required for the position. This may include police records checks, certified copies of relevant qualifications, Driver’s Licence and proof of work rights in Australia.
Copies of any sighted documents will be kept by IWC for its records as proof of verification. For more information about work rights in Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.


Inner West Council is a Diversity employer. We encourage applications from all candidates.

Council is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers to apply.

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