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Jobs at PaddlePod

Join the PaddlePod team

Want to join our awesome team? Check out our current vacancies below:

Senior lifeguard (duty manager)

We are looking for experienced senior lifeguards (duty managers) to join our team on a full-time basis. The ideal candidate will have duty manager or ‘shift lead’ experience, and will be comfortable leading a small team. You’ll need to be confident and experienced working in customer-facing roles. We’d love it if you have pool plant room or water-testing experience also, though we can provide training in this area if needed.

Our pools are used to deliver over 450 children’s swimming lessons each and every week. We also offer family swim sessions, swimming parties, and even curriculum-based swimming lessons for local schools.

You’ll be responsible for ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our swimmers, and for making sure that everything runs smoothly both in and out of the pool. You’ll act as a duty manager and a key holder, and will manage a small team.

Role type: full time with early and late shifts (to be rotated) Monday to Sunday

Location: roles available in Killingworth (NE12 5AB) and Shiremoor (NE27 0NB)

How to apply: send a copy of your CV and covering letter

Cafe staff

Our cafes are one of the many things that make our venues so unique. Yes, we have awesome swimming pools - and this is what we are best known for - but our cafes give us a real edge over other learn to swim venues, and make us an increasingly popular choice for families. We welcome over 3,000 swimmers (and their families) to our venues each week. In addition, we are seeing a growing number of people come to us to enjoy our exciting play areas, our sensory rooms, and our regular baby & toddler groups.

We are looking for experienced cafe staff to join our growing team. We have full and part-time roles available at our venues in Shiremoor and Killingworth. You’ll find daytime, evening and weekend shifts available. Need to fit hours around the school run? That’s fine too!

The ideal candidate will have three years experience working in a cafe environment. You’ll be enthusiastic, passionate about excellent customer service, and enjoy working with children (and their grown-ups).

You’ll be responsible for preparing drinks, serving food, and keeping our cafe areas clean and welcoming at all times. You’ll be interacting with young children and their families, and will become an important part of their PaddlePod experience.

Role type: full and part time roles available, daytime/evening/weekend shifts on offer

Location: roles available in Killingworth (NE12 5AB) and Shiremoor (NE27 0NB)

How to apply: send a copy of your CV and covering letter

Swimming teacher (SwimNE)

Lessons for school-aged children at PaddlePod are delivered by the fabulous team at SwimNE. Founded in 2006, they are the north-east’s leading - the largest - independent swim school, they’ve twice been crowned Swim England’s Swim School of the Year, and they are growing at an incredible rate.

SwimNE are looking for level 1 and level 2 swimming instructors to join their team. Successful candidates will teach group and private lessons, which are offered to children aged 4 years old and up.

You’ll be joining a fun, friendly and - well, there’s just no other word for it - awesome team. And, of course, you’ll get to teach in some of the region’s newest and most exciting learn to swim venues (that’s us!).

If you hold a level 1 or level 2 swimming teacher qualification and are looking for a new challenge, SwimNE offers incredible benefits. As well as being able to say you work for the north-east’s top swim school, you’ll be offered competitive pay, pools of training and development opportunities, and a job that you can truly say is the best ever!

Role type: full and part time roles available

Location: roles available in Killingworth (NE12 5AB), Shiremoor (NE27 0NB) and Newcastle (NE1 8QD)

How to apply: send a copy of your CV and covering letter