Job Description

Dulwich Prep London is the most exciting and stimulating place to work. With around 850 pupils, it is the largest boys’ prep school in the UK and is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the most cosmopolitan city in the world. The School’s strength is its community: our staff who are professional, passionate and brilliantly collegiate (CPD is extremely important); our pupils who are inquisitive, challenging learners with a spring in their step, and our parents who are hugely supportive, appreciative and ambitious.

We’re looking for a  Swimming Coach/Teacher who will be responsible for coaching and assisting in the development of swimmers across the whole School, contributing to the development of swimming in line with the Sports Development Plan and ensuring all pupils’ experience is a positive and enjoyable one.

The successful candidates will be responsible for planning and implementing training sessions in the water, for the development of skills and performance and have an understanding of the integration of successful sports performance programmes into a school’s educational environment. QTS would be an advantage but not a requirement. Previous experience as a Swim Coach / Teacher, along with a Level 2 ASA Swimming Teachers / Coaching Certificate (or equivalent) and a current Rescue Test for Teachers (NRASTC) and/or National Pool and Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is essential.

The hours are: 8.00am to 4.30pm, plus a proportional share of pastoral and organisational duties, Monday to Friday.

Dulwich Prep London offers excellent facilities and resources for its staff and pupils, as well as free school lunches, access to a generous pension scheme and a free healthcare cash scheme.

Please read the Job Description and Application Explanatory Notes below. Completed application forms, along with a covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, should be sent to Tamsin Hutson, HR Manager, at

Closing Date: 19 May 2023, 12pm 

Interviews: Week Commencing 22 May 2023

Start Date: September 2023 

We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment where all employees are valued and respected for their unique perspectives and contributions. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply for this position.