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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 a Trainee Baby & Preschool Swimming Teacher in Brighton!

    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: Sundays all day with occasional Saturday and weekday cover locally.

    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.
    Hours will be discussed on application but will most likely be some combination of Saturday mornings, Sunday mornings and Sunday afternoons initially.
    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 locally (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.

    Puddle Ducks in house training to take place as follows:

    Course Option 1

    Theory (online) 11th, 12th & 13th October; Practical (Little Carlton, Newark) 18th & 19th October

    Course Option 2

    Theory (online) 11th, 12th 13th October; Practical (Redhill House, Bristol) 27th & 28th October

    Course Option 3

    Theory (online): 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th November; Practical (Bowles, Tunbridge Wells): 9th & 10th Dec

    Attendance at one of these courses, ideally one of the October 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 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 £15 p/h on qualification, rising with experience.

    £9 p/h training rate until qualification.

    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: Monday 9th August - 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 (Crowborough)

    Sunday Afternoon / Evenings (Eridge & Otford, 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 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 send your up to date CV with a covering email to 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: Monday 9th August 2020

    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 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: Monday 9th August 2021

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