Recreation Assistant / Lifeguard

Serco Leisure
Market Drayton
12 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos. We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public. Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner with a solid track-record of providing assured service excellence. Our people offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aerospace, defence, education, health, home affairs, local government, science, technology, transport and the commercial sectors.

Market Drayton Swimming and Fitness Centre has a range of facilities and offers a variety of activities for all ages. From fun family swim sessions and swimming lessons for children and adults to energetic aqua fit classes to in the health suite - there is something for everyone. Market Drayton Swimming and Fitness Centre`s role is to provide -active and healthy lifestyles in a safe, warm, clean, friendly fun environment to the local community at an affordable cost".

We are currently looking to recruit permanent full time Leisure Assistants to work at Market Drayton Swimming and Fitness Centre. The role of the Leisure Assistant is to work within the centre ensuring customer safety and high standards of service and customer care at all times. The role will involve supervision of specific activities, maintaining high standards of cleanliness and the safe handling and set up of equipment. Flexibility is also required from the Leisure Assistant based around the opening times of the centre.

Key Responsibilities:
- Provide supervision of swimming pools to ensure customer safety by preventing accidents and incidents and taking appropriate action in those events
- Ensure equipment is set up in order to meet the needs of the programmed activities
- Provide supervision of dry-side activities to ensure customer safety
- Undertake cleaning tasks and monitor standards of cleanliness
- Monitor customer use within the centre and ensure unsafe practices are dealt with or reported

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
- A current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (Royal Life Saving Society)
- A First Aid at Work Certificate and/or a Pool Plant Operators Certificate (Desirable)
- Experience of working within a similar service led or leisure operation
- Excellent customer care and communication skills
- A good awareness of Health & Safety policies and procedures

Some of the benefits of working for Serco at Market Drayton Swimming Centre are:
- Free use of all the facilities at the Centre
- Development and Training Opportunities
- Contributory Pension Scheme
- Serco optional benefits - preferential rates on family healthcare, childcare vouchers, discount card, work and life support, cycle to work scheme

If you feel that you have the correct skills and experience in order to fulfil this role please upload your CV in a word or PDF format.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.