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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):

    Online theory training over a three day period and 2 days of practical training TBC during the first half of 2022.

    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 THERE IS NO APPLICATION FORM. CV's with a full covering email is stage one of our recruitment process.

    Application Deadline: Friday 11th February 2022  - 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...


    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 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 11th February 2022

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