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Trainee Teacher

Eastbourne Area

It's rare that we at Puddle Ducks advertise for trainee teachers.

Most of our teachers have either joined us as Poolside Assistants and decide to progress or our customers approach us wanting to teach.

This time it's different - we are reaching out to YOU!

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 good 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 - and still have time with your family AND get paid while you train!

We break for many of the school holidays and hours initially on offer are very likely to grow.

Fantastic internal support network and in house training programme

We are looking to recruit a Trainee Teacher to work initially as a Poolside Assistant while we train you carefully over a 6 - 9 month period to teach in the Eastbourne area.

Initial Poolside Assistant hours will be Wednesday Afternoons from 2pm - 5.15pm and Sundays 1.30-4.15pm supporting our teacher and giving customers a wonderful experience dry side.

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 but basic qualifications will need to be achieved locally (with our help and support) including STA Baby & Preschool and STA Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches (STA STC) (or RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC) lifesaving award)

Clean Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (conducted by Puddle Ducks)

Computer literate

You need to be a reasonably competent swimmer (able to swim 25m and dive to the bottom of the 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 baby swimming

Loving every second of what you do!

Puddle Ducks in house training to take place at a 4 day residential course in Nottingham Monday 18th to Thursday 21st February 2019 (or possibly a later 4 day course elswehere in the country, details TBC if a better all-round fit)

Further sessions will be made available with experience

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

Hourly teaching rate from £17.50 rising to £20 per hour based on experience.

applications to include a full CV and covering email HERE

Availability to work on BOTH Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from October 2018 will be essential to your success.

Application Deadline: Monday 17th September

Maybe our next expert teacher will be YOU!

 

Poolside Assistant(s)

Hildenborough / Tunbridge Wells / Crowborough

Due to maternity and even more internal promotion from Poolside Assistant to Teacher we are looking for one or two new Poolside Assistants to join our ever growing team!

Term Time Position(s). You will get most of the school holidays off.

The Sessions requiring cover (timings are Poolside Shift Length - these may fluctuate slightly from term to term):

Fosse Bank School, Hildenborough (Permanent Position, immediate start)
Thursdays 1.45 - 5.30pm

Bowles Outdoor Centre, Eridge (Permanent Position, immediate start)
Saturdays 7.30 - 1.30pm

Rose Hill School, Tunbridge Wells (Maternity Cover from end of October)
Tuesdays 12.45 - 3.30pm
AND
Thursdays 1 - 3.45pm

Ashdown Primary School, Crowborough (Maternity Cover from end of October)
Wednesdays 9.15 - Midday

Priority will be given to individuals who can work all of the sessions listed above - but we realise that 2 people may be required so please be clear exactly which sessions you are interested in when you apply.

The Poolside Assistant Role:
(A "dry" role. No teaching involved).

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.

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

Flexibility to cover other sessions appreciated - own transport a huge advantage and 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 with us.

If you are interested in this role – or you know someone else who would be ideal – applications to include a full CV and covering email HERE

Closing date: Thursday 13th September 2018.

CURRENT CUSTOMERS

If you refer a friend who subsequently joins us as a staff member you will receive a 25% discount from you next block of 8 classes

 

Saturday Morning Poolside Assistant

Freedom Fitness in Maidstone

Earn a little extra each week while being part of a team that brings pleasure and joy to our Maidstone Puddle Ducks - while giving them the most valuable of life skills.

Term Time Saturdays (approximately 40 per year with most school holidays off) 9am - 1pm. Immdediate start. Permanent Position.

The Poolside Assistant Role:
(A "dry" role. No teaching involved).

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.

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

Flexibility to cover other sessions appreciated - own transport a huge advantage and 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 with us.

If you are interested in this role – or you know someone else who would be ideal – applications to include a full CV and covering email HERE

Closing date: Monday 17th September 2018.

CURRENT CUSTOMERS

If you refer a friend who subsequently joins us as a staff member you will receive a 25% discount from you next block of 8 classes.

 

Weekend Teachers

Chailey / Tunbridge Wells / 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 good 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 - and still have time with your family.

We break for many of the school holidays and hours initially on offer are very likely to grow.

Fantastic internal support network and in house training programme

Weekend hours available.

Specifics will be discussed on application. Expect to work 4 - 10 hours per week, building steadily from the lower end.

Key Skills/Attributes:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

A passion for children and for teaching

Clean Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (conducted by Puddle Ducks)

Computer literate

You need to be a reasonably competent swimmer (able to swim 25m and dive to the bottom of the 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 baby swimming
  • Loving every second of what you do!

Training:

No previous Swimming Teaching experience is necessary as full training will be given but basic qualifications will need to be achieved (with our help and support) including:

  • STA Baby & Preschool (3 day course)
  • STA Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches (STA STC) or RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC) lifesaving award (1 day courses)
  • Puddle Ducks in house Teacher Training Course (5 day course)

Further in pool training would also take place prior to qualification

Further sessions will be made available with experience

Hourly rate from £17.50 rising to £20.00 with experience.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

applications to include a full CV and covering email HERE