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Are you looking for a new challenge?

Our team is made up of really special people that love what they do. Could you be the next person to join us? Are you looking for a new challenge or a career change? You don’t need to have any previous experience as we provide all of the Puddle Ducks training: You just need to be enthusiastic, hardworking and share our passion for giving our swimmers great memories and a fantastic time at their swimming lesson every week.

If you have the passion, we have the expertise.

You will receive:

  • Competitive rates of pay that increase with experience (see roles for detail)
  • 50% discount on your own child’s swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks.
  • Unlimited courtesy classes for your own children to swim as much as they like.
  • Fantastic internal support within our team and the national network.
  • Fully funded in-house training programmes.
  • The opportunity to grow your hours with the business as your experience develops.
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year
  • Yearly profit related bonus
  • Wellbeing package including legal, medical, emotional and bereavement support
  • We are recruiting for someone to join our team to teach in Caversham, Reading, on a Sunday morning (8am - 11.45am). 

    Other weekday sessions are available in addition to these hours for the right candidates. 

    Main Responsibilities:

    💦 Teaching excellent Swimming Classes for children aged between 0-5 years old.

    💦 Maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for your customers.

    💦 Sharing a passion for baby and child swimming.

    💦 Loving every second of what you do!

    Our Baby and Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and a love of swimming, our nurturing teachers tailor activities to the child's abilities and needs.

    Key Skills/Attributes:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for children and for teaching.
    • Clean Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (conducted by Puddle Ducks).
    • Must have access to a computer and printer for essential teacher administration.
    • You need to be a competent swimmer (able to swim 25m and dive to the bottom of the pool).
    • Valid Driving Licence and use of own car is essential.

    No previous Swimming Teaching experience is necessary as full Puddle Ducks training will need to be undertaken, but basic qualifications will need to be achieved at your own cost after a successful interview. Prices for these courses vary based on location and provider: 

    • STA Level 2 Baby and Pre School qualification
    • STA Safety Award for Teachers (the cost of this will be refunded to you after successful completion of the Puddle Ducks teaching qualification).
    • STA Membership (the cost of this will be refunded to you after successful completion of the Puddle Ducks teaching qualification).

    Once your pre requisites are met and a contract is signed, all costs and your time related to the role are paid for by Puddle Ducks.

    Important Information

    • It’s a year-round position (not term time only).
    • Breaks from teaching are set at Christmas, Easter and Summer with flexibility outside of this if cover is in place.
    • Working Saturday and/or Sunday is essential
    • During your initial training period salary is £10.50 p/h
    • Salaries vary depending on whether it is a weekend or weekday shift and whether you have support from a Poolside Assistant at your pool: Newly qualified teachers can earn £18 hour rising to up to a maximum of £24.50/hr after six months.
    • Pay increase after three years in the role.

    If this all sounds amazing, and is perfect for you, we’d love to hear from you! Please email [email protected] to request a full job description and an application form.

  • Current hours available: Saturdays 1.30pm – 4.00pm in Winnersh with the possibility of more hours mid week for the right candidate. 

    Main Responsibilities:

    💦 Teaching excellent Swimming Classes for children aged between 4 - 10 years old.

    💦 Maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for your customers.

    💦 Sharing a passion for baby and child swimming.

    💦 Loving every second of what you do!

    Our Swim Academy programme teaches children to swim with the right technique, in the right environment, with the best people.

    Key Skills/Attributes:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for children and for teaching.
    • Clean Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (conducted by Puddle Ducks).
    • Must have access to a computer and printer for essential teacher administration.
    • You need to be a competent swimmer (able to swim 25m and dive to the bottom of the pool).
    • Valid Driving Licence and use of own car is essential.

    No previous Swimming Teaching experience is necessary as full Puddle Ducks training will need to be undertaken, but basic qualifications will need to be achieved at your own cost after a successful interview. Prices for these courses vary based on location and provider and we can help you source these: 

    • STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming.
    • STA Safety Award for Teachers (the cost of this will be refunded to you after successful completion of the Puddle Ducks teaching qualification).
    • STA Membership (the cost of this will be refunded to you after successful completion of the Puddle Ducks teaching qualification).

    Once your pre requisites are met and a contract is signed, all costs and your time related to the role are paid for by Puddle Ducks.

    Important Information

    • It’s a year-round position (not term time only).
    • Breaks from teaching are set at Christmas, Easter and Summer with flexibility outside of this if cover is in place.
    • Working Saturday and/or Sunday is essential
    • During your initial training period salary is £10.50 p/h
    • Salaries vary depending on whether it is a weekend or weekday shift and whether you have support from a Poolside Assistant at your pool: Newly qualified teachers can earn £18 hour rising to up to a maximum of £24.50/hr after 12 weeks.
    • Pay increase after three years in the role.

    If this all sounds amazing, and is perfect for you, we’d love to hear from you! Please email [email protected] to request a full job description and an application form.

  • 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 such as a Poolside Assistant please do send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] and we will keep in touch.


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