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  • Join us and be part of the team that does the best job in the world!

    Join us and be part of the team that does the best job in the world!

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

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  • We are recruiting for Weekend Teachers in and around Tunbridge Wells!

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

    Various hours available for 1 or 2 new teachers across Saturday AM's and Sundays within a 10 mile radius of Tunbridge Wells.

    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 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)

    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 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 Saturday mornings initially with Sunday hours to follow.

    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!

    Puddle Ducks in house training to take place at a 4 day residential course in Bristol Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th April 2020 or Saturday 20th to Tuesday 23rd June 2020 in Nottingham. Attendance at one of this courses will be essential to be considered for this role.

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

    Further weekend sessions will be made available with experience if wanted.

    Opportunity to "earn while you learn" by working as a Poolside Assistant in the meantime. More details on application.

    Hourly teaching rate from £17.50 rising with experience.

    applications by email please with CV attached to

    Application Deadline: Thursday 12th March - 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 new Poolside Assistant are:

    Sunday Mornings and Afternoons.

    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 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.

    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 email an application (or get them to!) with a full CV to

    If you are a current customer and you refer a friend who subsequently joins us as a staff member you will receive a 20% discount from your next block of 8 classes so SHARE and TAG away!

    Closing date: Friday 20th March 2020

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

    Splash Splash Splash!

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