2009 Para


We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

British Swimming are a holder of the Equality Standard at Foundation, Preliminary and Intermediate levels.

The organisation’s head office is based at SportPark, Loughborough.

SportPark is accessible for all, as follows:

Car Park:

  • Eight disabled parking bays in the main car park with the ability to create more spaces if required.


  • No steps at the main entrance
  • Tactile markings directly outside the main entrance.
  • Two lifts enabling access to all floors.
  • Braille and sound in lifts.
  • Facilities on each floor (mixed sex toilets, including disabled toilets, shower room, except floor 4 and kitchens fitted with zip taps, fridges and dishwashers).
  • Facilities in the outside block (mixed sex toilets, showers, changing room and lockers).
  • Well lit – lights and windows.
  • Different flooring on the landing and on the floors.
  • Larger/wider doors.
  • Darker door frames.
  • Stair well/landings fitted with call points/alarm.
  • Portable vibrating alarms available from SportPark reception.
  • Flashing beacons fitted within toilets/shower room.
  • SportPark and ASA/British Swimming/IoS reception desks fitted at an appropriate height.
  • Hearing loop.
  • Meeting rooms are fitted with large plasma screens.
  • Ipad is available for training purposes.
  • Fully trained fire marshals and first aiders.
  • Available room for mothers expressing milk.

The organisation uses the Two Ticks symbol as we welcome applications from disabled people.  We have made five commitments:

  • To interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.
  • To discuss with disabled employees, at any time, but at least once a year, what you can both do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities.
  • To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment.
  • To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.
  • To review these commitments every year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans.

The organisation works with:

  • Access To Work to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace as and when necessary.
  • The RNIB to offer work placements.
  • Occupational Health for its employees.

The organisation promotes flexible working.