Apprentice Lifeguard / Recreation Assistant

Are you looking to step into the Leisure Industry? Are you motivated, enthusiastic and keen to learn? The King Alfred Leisure Centre are offering the chance to join their friendly team as a Leisure Operations Apprentice

King Alfred Leisure Centre
£6,895.20 per annum

a bit about this role…

Apprentice Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard - King Alfred Leisure Centre

Hours: 39 hours per week
Salary: £6,895.20 per annum

Freedom Leisure has a new vacancy for a Full Time Apprentice Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard to join our friendly and professional team at our King Alfred Leisure Centre.

What will you be doing?
At Freedom Leisure our lifeguards are central to the highest safety and customer service standards that we provide to our customers. Your main responsibilities will be:

• Making sure the Pool users are safe at all times
• Maintaining high standards of hygiene throughout the centre
• Setting up and taking down of equipment for classes and events
• Dealing with customer queries, comments and complaints
• Ensuring the highest level of Customer Service at all times

We work shifts that include weekends and evenings.

What are we looking for?
To be a lifeguard you will need to be a strong swimmer and to pass a swim competency test which includes being able to dive to the bottom of the pool; swim 50 metres on your front in 60 seconds and 100 metres continuously on your front and back. You will also need to be able to tread water for 30 seconds in deep water.
Ideally you will already have an NPLQ qualification, however training can be provided if you don’t.
In addition to this you will need an excellent understanding of customer service and be able to relate to customers of all ages. GCSE’s in English and Maths will also be an advantage to you.

The benefits
We will provide NPLQ training to those who don’t already have it. We will also provide First Aid training; staff membership; pension; 28 days holiday that increases the longer you work for us; excellent career opportunities; cafe discount; a uniform and a great team working environment.