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We are a close-knit team that love to give our customers great memories and a fantastic time at their swimming lessons every week. No previous experience is necessary, as you will go through all relevant training before you start a role with us.

It may be that we do not have the role that you are looking for at the moment, however, we are always keen to meet energetic and talented people who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, including Baby & Pre-School Swimming Teacher, Swim Academy Teacher, Aquanatal Teacher, Poolside Assistant or admin assistant please send your CV and covering letter to :

  • Baby & Pre-school Swimming Teacher 

    Puddle Ducks is one of the UK's leading national swim schools, teaching children how to swim in a fun, engaging and unique way. Puddle Ducks swimming teachers are at the heart of what we do - delivering individually tailored lessons to small groups and able to get the best out of every child.

    Our success is totally dependent on having the best teachers, where commitment, passion, loyalty and the ability to create a great rapport with parents, carers, babies and children are all essential.

    This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of our flourishing Puddle Ducks team, still have time with your family AND get paid while you train!

    Hours available: Saturday afternoons and weekday cover within 10 miles of West Parley (see other vacancy for Swim Academy Teacher - 4 hours per week can train for this role at the same time for additional hours)Fantastic internal support network and in house training programme.

    Key Skills/Attributes:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • A passion for children and for teaching.
    • No previous Swimming Teaching experience is necessary as full training will be given.
    • Clean Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (paid for and conducted by Puddle Ducks)
    • Computer literate
    • You need to be a reasonably competent swimmer (able to swim 25m and dive to the bottom of a 2m pool).
    • Valid Driving Licence and use of own car is essential.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Teaching swimming classes for babies and children from birth to four years.
    • Hours will be discussed on application but will most likely be some combination of Saturday and Sunday initially.
    • Maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for your customers
    • Sharing a passion for everything to do with baby swimming
    • Loving every second of what you do!

    Basic Training

    Basic qualifications will need to be achieved locally (with our help and support) including STA Baby & Preschool and STA Safety Award (STA SAT).

    Puddle Ducks in house training is needed. Attendance at this course will be essential to be considered for this role.

    Further in pool training will take place locally with our experienced teaching team prior to full qualification.

    Additional weekend sessions will be made available with experience if wanted. Weekday sessions may also become available in due course through expansion.

    More details on application.

    Hourly teaching rate from £15.50 p/h on qualification, rising with experience. £9.50 p/h training rate.

    CV's with a full covering email is stage one of our recruitment process.

    Maybe our next expert teacher will be YOU...

    Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

    Salary: £9.50-£19.00 per hour

    To apply email us at

  • Part Time Swim Academy Teacher - Ferndown

    Your chance to do the best job in the world!

    Puddle Ducks is one of the UK's leading national swim schools, teaching children how to swim in a fun, engaging and unique way. Puddle Ducks swimming teachers are at the heart of what we do - delivering individually tailored lessons to small groups and able to get the best out of every child.

    We're seeking an enthusiastic person to join our fantastic team of swimming instructors teaching our Swim Academy classes from 4-10 years. A passion for water, swimming and working with children is a must-have.

    We are looking for someone who:

    • Is a reasonably competent swimmer (able to swim 25m and confident diving to a depth of 2m)
    • Has or is willing to obtain STA SAT and STA Award qualifications (can train during/after interview process)
    • Is confident, friendly, flexible and reliable
    • Able to build a great rapport with children, parents, carers and team members
    • Has a passion for working with children
    • Has a valid driving licence and use of own car
    • Clean Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) paid for and conducted by Puddle Ducks

    Starting hours and location - total 5 hours per week (see other vacancy, opportunity to train across both disciplines to get additional 2.5+ hours per week)

    • Monday afternoon in West Parley 4:30-6pm
    • Friday afternoon in West Parley 5-6pm
    • Saturday morning in Ferndown 10:30-1:30pm
    • Optional: Sunday afternoon in Wimborne 11:00-12pm (session will grow to all afternoon)
    • Availability to cover occasional weekday/weekend hours
    • Role is term time only, must be available 40 weeks of the year and able to commit to working your sessions every week

    In return we offer:

    • Comprehensive in-house training programme fully funded by Puddle Ducks
    • Above Industry average rates of pay
    • All lesson plans provided with access to comprehensive manuals, videos and nationwide network as well as local ongoing mentoring and support
    • Extremely rewarding career, teaching young children an essential life skill
    • Holiday pay

    Qualifications you will need to undertake for this role include:

    • STA SAT lifesaving training / RLSS NRASTC (pre-requisite)
    • STA Award Qualification (pre-requisite)
    • Puddle Ducks Swim Academy 2-3-day training (fully funded by Puddle Ducks)

    Must be able to attend Puddle Ducks training on following dates:

    September OR October training in the South West

    If you feel you have all the qualities we're looking for, we want to hear from you! Please contact us with as much detail about why you think you would be perfect for the role together with a CV.

    Training pay rate: £9.50 per hour

    After assessment pay rate: £14.50-£19.00 per hour

    Experienced teacher pay rate: £16-£22.50 per hour

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