Leisure Assistant

Leicester, Leicestershire
19,305 - £ 22,876
03 May 2018
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Leisure Assistant
Grade C £ 19,305 - £ 22,876
Fixed Term , Part-time
Reference: D-60058414-02

DMU was awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. This achievement recognises a range of strengths for which DMU has become well-known: teaching excellence, an outstanding student experience, high student employability, a wide range of volunteering opportunities, a determination to widen participation in higher education, and an unwavering commitment to improving student achievement. We also enjoy rewarding links regionally and nationally including our partnership agreements with the city's rugby and football clubs. These links enable our students to learn skills and to apply their knowledge in new environments, helping them to forge contacts and develop their future careers.

The Estates & Commercial Services Directorate is large and diverse, employing circa 300 people, ranging from plumbers, engineers, carpenters, cleaners, porters, leisure centre assistants, to property management professionals, architects, project officers, CAD, space management, sustainability and energy and administrative personnel.

 9.5 hours per week, Sunday 10.00am - 8.30pm, fixed term for 9 months. Please note: this is a part-time post and salary will be pro-rata'd accordingly. We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic, customer service focused Leisure Assistant to assist the Duty Officers in the operational aspects of running busy, City Centre based leisure facilities. The service comprises of a 25 metre, six lane swimming pool and sauna, an 8 court and a 3 court sports halls, 3 x multi-purpose studios, a 13 metre high climbing wall and a state of the art 100+ station fitness suite. DMU is committed to excellence in the student experience and by joining the current leisure team you will demonstrate a thorough understanding of what it takes to provide excellent customer service, with a flexible approach to work and to the challenge of responding to rapidly changing priorities. You will enjoy working both as part of the fitness team and as part of the larger leisure centre team. You will be expected to use your initiative and work without direct supervision, to maintain a welcoming environment for all customers and to ensure the professional running of busy leisure facilities at all times. You will be required to work evenings and weekends, and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

You will have sports/leisure centre experience and be highly motivated and have the ability to deal with customers in a professional and friendly manner, be able to competently supervise and control a busy fitness suite environment and when required act as a lifeguard and climbing wall instructor. You should be trained as a YMCA level 2 Fitness Instructor, or equivalent, be NPLQ or equivalent qualified, have a Climbing Wall Leading Award/Single Pitch Award or higher with experience working in a climbing wall and have a valid first aid at work certificate. Candidates without the relevant lifeguard and climbing wall qualifications may be considered, but must be willing to attain both qualifications through training. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: 27 May 2018

De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.

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