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Lifeguarding/Leisure Apprentice



3rd September 2019

Working week
Shift work Inc. Evenings and Weekends. Total hours per week: 30.00
Expected duration
12 months


This will be a varied role within the club and your main duties will include:

  • Preparing activity areas to include the safe setting up/dismantling of equipment and ensuring that all equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use
  • Monitoring and helping to maintain a safe and comfortable leisure centre environment by implementing organisational maintenance schedules
  • Ensuring the highest possible standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained by carrying out routine and other cleaning tasks when required
  • Assisting customers with enquires in a friendly and effective manner, proactively developing and maintaining high standards of customer care
  • Working as part of a team to ensure the smooth operation of the facility
  • Taking occasional responsibility for the induction and development of new members of staff
  • In a wet-side facility, supervising the safety of the swimming pool environment and working to prevent accidents and emergencies
  • Meeting the training and development requirements of the job role
  • Reception duties including telephone enquiries and face to face enquiries
  • Working within the job role description at this level, recognising the standards and professional limitations that this provides, referring to appropriate members of staff for guidance and support
  • Maintaining a safe pool environment through excellent lifeguarding practices 
  • Carrying out regular cleaning and maintenance regimes
  • Preparation of activity area and equipment
  • Attendance at regular pool training

A Recreation Assistant is responsible for the cleaning, preparation and general safety of areas in a sport and recreation facility. In ‘wet-side’ facilities they will have a key responsibility for the safety of customers in the swimming pool and its surrounding areas. In ‘dry-side’ facilities there may be a greater emphasis on the setting up, taking down and storage of equipment. 

In both cases Recreation Assistants are the first point of contact with customers and will need strong communication and social skills.

To be considered for this role, you must be a strong and confident swimmer.
If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following.  

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part) 
  • Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 30/09/2019


£177.00 p/w


This job is located in Thetford, Norfolk

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About Breckland Leisure Centre and Waterworld

Located in the heart of Norfolk we are a leisure centre offering a 25m swimming pool, fun pool with slide, 55 station gym, sports hall, indoor bowls green and a friendly onsite cafe.

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