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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 :

[email protected]

  • We have no current vacancies

  • 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 
    • Has or is willing to obtain STA qualifications (fully funded)
    • 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


    2 positions are available.  Starting hours and location 6-9 hours per week.  40 weeks of the year (term time only)

    • Monday 3:30-6pm West Parley
    • Friday 3:30-6pm West Parley
    • Sunday 9:30-1:15pm Wimborne


    • Monday 3:30-8pm in Poole
    • Thursday 4-6:30pm in West Parley
    • Sunday morning in Wimborne 8:30-12pm

    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 (fully funded)
    • STA Award Qualification (fully funded)
    • STA Certificate Qualification (fully funded)
    • Puddle Ducks Swim Academy 2-3-day training (fully funded by Puddle Ducks)
    • In water co-teaching with experienced Puddle Ducks teacher


    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.

    New teacher pay rate: £16-21.25 per hour

    Experienced teacher rate: £18-25.50 per hour 

    If you are interested in this role, please email [email protected]

  • Our Poolside Assistants are a key part of each customer's experience: welcoming them to a venue, ensuring a clean and safe poolside and changing area and providing support to our teachers whilst they work in the water.

    No experience is necessary however you will need to be 100% reliable and committed to the role as well as having an outgoing and friendly personality. It would be an advantage if you have experience living or working with children and their parents.

    As the role is term time only you will need to commit to working the full term (approx 39-40 weeks of the year). Own transport is essential.

    Venue: St Michaels Middle School, Colehill Lane, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7AB

    Pay is £12 per hour.

    The following hours are available starting Sunday 12th November:

    Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm (4 hours weekly)

    Must be available to cover occasional full days on Sunday from 8-3:30pm and it would be helpful if you were available to cover occasional weekday poolside shifts at our other venues.

    All employees also get 20% off Puddle Ducks swimming classes for their little ones.

    If you are interested in this role, please email [email protected] stating what interests you about the role, whether you have your own transport, where you live and which days/times you would be available for interview should you be successful.

  • We have no vacancies at this time. 

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