Hampton Pool Trust

Introducing the Trust

Hampton Pool Trust is the Governing Body of the public open-air swimming pool at Hampton, having taken over responsibility for this from the Council in 1985. It is a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee which is registered as an educational charity.

Hampton Pool is situated on the edge of Royal Bushy Park in Hampton, Middlesex and open 365 days a year. The main pool is 36-metres long with water maintained to a temperature of 28°C, providing opportunities for recreational swimming, swim teaching and aqua aerobics.

There is also a smaller learner pool dedicated to children and their parents and both pools are situated on a two-acre site with a large south-facing grass area surrounded by woodland. The facility also includes a small but well-equipped poolside gym, fitness studio and a café on the balcony.

The Sunday Times described Hampton Pool as “one of Britain’s coolest, biggest, hippest pools”.

Hampton Pool Trust is led by an unpaid volunteer Board of Directors, who are also Trustees of the Charity, and who are elected to carry these responsibilities by the Members of the Company.

Hampton Pool Trust’s vision is to secure the future of Hampton Pool as a sustainable, enjoyable, year-round, open-air environment for swimming and other activities to benefit the health and wellbeing of our community.

As a local social enterprise, Hampton Pool Trust exists to secure the future of this valuable local asset with its individual character and intimate charm for community use.

Information about the history of the Pool can be found here and information about opening times, activities, etc. can be found on the Hampton Pool website.

Hampton Pool Trust is recruiting

Finance Director (voluntary role)

We are looking for a new Finance Director to oversee Hampton Pool Trust’s financial affairs as it embarks on the first phase of a major redevelopment of its poolside buildings and facilities. As Finance Director, you will play a part in securing the future of Hampton Pool for generations to come. The role will require you to provide financial oversight of the pool operators P&L, the Trusts bookkeeper and the multi-million-pound redevelopment project.

The Trust is run by a Board of Trustees on a voluntary basis with a vision to secure the future of the pool for the health and wellbeing of the local community. You will join the Board, Chair the Finance Committee, liaise with the pool operator, participate in the redevelopment project, and ensure the Trust’s financial reporting obligations are met.

Who we are looking for

As the successful candidate, you will be enthusiastic, tenacious, and inclusive. You will be an experienced qualified accountant able to demonstrate your financial oversight capabilities. Experience of construction projects is desirable but not a prerequisite.


Appointments to the Board are usually for a three-year term.

Time commitment

Typically a day per week with flexibility required depending on the changing needs of our organisation. Board meetings are held on weekday evenings (c.8 per year). Project and oversight activities may require attendance at daytime meetings.

How to get involved

For further information please drop us an email at secretary@hamptonpooltrust.org.uk.

Members receive regular updates by email from the Trust Board

If you are a member of Hampton Pool Trust and not recieving these updates, it might be because your email address is out-of-date. If you think this might be the case, please send your new address to the secretary here.


Kids in the snow by Jane Hobbs. Centenary New Shoots Photo Competition Entry June 2022. Reproduced with permission of Jane Hobbs

Latest news

Chair’s update October 2022

Jane Savidge

20 October 2022

Hampton Pool is a fabulous place to visit in autumn and winter.

This beautiful image of Hampton Pool was submitted for the Centenary New Shoots photo competition earlier in the year. Taken by Jane Hobbs, this captures perfectly the joy of Hampton Pool in winter.

Community Leisure UK

Hampton Pool Trust is now a member of Community Leisure UK, the members’ association that represents charities and social enterprises delivering public leisure and culture services across England, Scotland and Wales. We look forward to working with other members of the group to promote our work as a Trust, to share best practice, and to respond to the challenges currently facing the sector.

On 24 June 2022 Hampton Pool became 100 years old!

To mark this milestone birthday we are reflecting on our history and looking forward to our next 100 years!

Centenary themed limited edition merchandise

Celebrate with us by purchasing these special items from the pool shop. All surplus goes towards securing the future of Hampton Pool. Great for you – great as presents!

1400mm x 700mm centenary branded towel £25

This luxurious bath sheet is made from 100% cotton on the plain side and poly-cotton (micro-fibre) on the printed side.

Lisa Tolley illustrated canvas tote bag £15

Ideal for all your swimming gear or as a spacious shopping bag.

Lisa Tolley illustration A3 print £10

Local artist Lisa Tolley has created her unique view of the Pool. Specially commissioned by Hampton Pool Trust to mark the centenary (unframed).

Swim Hats £7

Super quality swim hats with three designs to choose from.

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