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  • We are always looking for just the right people to complete our team...

    We are always looking for just the right people to complete our team...

    Family friendly hours, training which is second to none, excellent local support network and the best possible job satisfaction. What's not to love?

Current Vacancies...

  • We are recruiting for Trainee Weekend Swimming Teachers in and around Tonbridge!

    Our teachers are right at the centre of what we do.

    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:

    Initially Sunday's with occasional Saturday AM and weekday cover within a 10 mile radius of Tonbridge.

    We follow most school term dates, often swimming up until the end of July after schools break up and from the beginning of September just before schools return.

    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.
    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 at your expense (but with our help and support) including STA Baby & Preschool and STA Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches (STA STC). This training can mostly be done online with practical training done across one or two days. We will assist with the finances for this training if necessary. Can be discussed on application.

    Puddle Ducks in house training (at our expense) to take place as follows:

    Monday 7th February to Wednesday 9th February (Online theory done via Zoom or similar).

    Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th February (practical in the pool training in Crowborough).

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

    Further 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 £17.50 p/h on qualification, rising with experience. £9 p/h training rate.

    applications by email please with CV attached to clive.relf@puddleducks.com THERE IS NO APPLICATION FORM. CV's with a full covering email is stage one of our recruitment process.

    Application Deadline: Friday 17th December  - although we'd love to hear from you long before then if you think this is the role for you.

    Maybe our next expert teacher will be YOU...

  • We are recruiting for a Trainee Baby & Preschool Swimming Teacher in Crowborough!

    Our teachers are right at the centre of what we do.

    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 Mornings with potential for Sunday Mornings to follow. Occasional weekday ad hoc sessions with the potential for more regular weekday work over the longer term.

    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.
    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 at your expense (but with our help and support) including STA Baby & Preschool and STA Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches (STA STC). This training can mostly be done online with practical training done across one or two days. We will assist with the finances for this training if necessary. Can be discussed on application.

    Puddle Ducks in house training (at our expense) to take place as follows:

    Monday 7th February to Wednesday 9th February (Online theory done via Zoom or similar).

    Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th February (practical in the pool training in Crowborough).

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

    More details on application.

    Hourly teaching rate from £17.50 p/h on qualification, rising with experience.

    £9 p/h training rate until qualification.

    applications by email please with CV attached to clive.relf@puddleducks.com THERE IS NO APPLICATION FORM. CV's with a full covering email is stage one of our recruitment process.

    Application Deadline: Friday 17th December- although we'd love to hear from you long before then if you think this is the role for you.

    Maybe our next expert teacher will be YOU...

  • The Sessions requiring cover from 1 or 2 new Poolside Assistants are:

    Saturday Mornings 8am - 12.30pm (Crowborough)

    Sunday Afternoons 1.30pm - 4.45pm (Eridge)

    Sunday Evenings 5.30pm - 7.15pm (Otford, near Sevenoaks)

    These two sessions can be combined into one continuous shift with travel time and expenses paid 1.30pm - 7.15pm (Eridge & Otford, near Sevenoaks)

    The Poolside Assistant Role:

    A "dry" role.

    To ensure our customers arrive for their classes on time, with the right swimwear, understanding what to expect and with huge smiles!

    Must be a real “people person” and be totally reliable, consistent and professional. Happy to help customers get the very best from their swimming experience in every way.

    Ability to assist customers with their little ones in the changing rooms.

    No previous swimming or swimming teaching experience required. Customer service experience of any kind will be an advantage.

    Flexibility to cover other sessions appreciated - own transport a necessity for covering other sessions in due course.

    Enthusiasm for everything Puddle Ducks is essential!

    Full training given.

    DBS check will be completed as part of our referencing process.

    Opportunity to take further assignments as they arise, once trained.

    Hourly rate on application. 25% staff discount on your own classes.

    A great opportunity to join our team and get first refusal to train to teach our classes in the future. We always look to promote internally first.

    If you are interested in this role – or you know someone else who would be ideal – please send your up to date CV with a covering email to clive.relf@puddleducks.com explaining why you want the role, why you are well suited to it and outlining which session(s) you are most interested in being considered for.

    There is no application form for this position as the person you are and your motivations are the most important thing to us.

    Clive will contact you directly on receipt of your email and there will be a booked telephone chat before potentially being invited to attend a socially distanced face to face interview.

    Closing date: Friday 17th December 2021.

    Come and join our lovely team and be part of doing the best job in the world!

    Splash Splash Splash!

  • Monday Mornings 9.15am -12pm (Central Brighton)

    Starts Monday 10th January 2022 (Training may begin December or early Jan)

    The Poolside Assistant Role:

    A "dry" role.

    To ensure our customers arrive for their classes on time, with the right swimwear, understanding what to expect and with huge smiles!

    Must be a real “people person” and be totally reliable, consistent and professional. Happy to help customers get the very best from their swimming experience in every way.

    Ability to assist customers with their little ones in the changing rooms.

    No previous swimming or swimming teaching experience required. Customer service experience of any kind will be an advantage.

    Flexibility to cover other sessions appreciated - own transport a necessity for covering other sessions in due course.

    Enthusiasm for everything Puddle Ducks is essential!

    Full training given.

    DBS check will be completed as part of our referencing process.

    Opportunity to take further assignments as they arise, once trained.

    Hourly rate on application. 25% staff discount on your own classes.

    A great opportunity to join our team and get first refusal to train to teach our classes in the future. We always look to promote internally first.

    If you are interested in this role – or you know someone else who would be ideal – please send your up to date CV with a covering email to clive.relf@puddleducks.com explaining why you want the role, why you are well suited to it and outlining which session(s) you are most interested in being considered for.

    There is no application form for this position as the person you are and your motivations are the most important thing to us.

    Clive will contact you directly on receipt of your email and there will be a booked telephone chat before potentially being invited to attend a socially distanced face to face interview.

    Closing date: Friday 17th December 2021.

    Come and join our lovely team and be part of doing the best job in the world!

    Splash Splash Splash!

  •  

    Swim Academy teachers teach our primary school-aged children to swim beautifully and love swimming for life.

    Puddle Ducks Swim Academy is for children aged from 4 to 10 years old and is the natural progression from our Baby & Pre-school classes although direct entrants are also accepted.

    We teach a natural and smooth swimming style, starting with simple skills that we build gradually along with each child's physical ability and confidence. These are balanced with fun activities that develop various skills, such as life-saving, floating and surface-diving.

    Our swimming teachers come from all walks of life and are bound together with a complete love of their job and shared experiences. It’s a fabulous job that still gives you plenty of valuable time to spend with your family. Good swim schools provide excellent training, which usually consists of an intensive course followed by on-the-job training and our teachers are the most highly trained in the industry - and the rewards are amazing! Watching children progress from nervous first starters to confident swimmers is truly a privilege.

    You will work 4.15 pm to 6.30pm on Friday afternoons with the possibility of further sessions in the future. Further opportunities also exist to cross train and teach our award winning Baby & Preschool classes too!

    No previous swimming teaching experience is required as we will provide full training which will include both the STA Award in Teaching Swimming and Puddle Ducks own internal Swim Academy Training Course. This formal training is supplemented by expert on the job training and support.

    To apply, please email rebecca.turner-wyld@puddleducks.com with your CV and let her know why you think this is the perfect job for you.

    Maybe our next Swim Academy teacher will be you!

    Closing Date: Friday 17th December 2021


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