Leisure Assistant/Lifeguarding Apprenticeship Magnet Leisure Centre

Are you looking to start a career in the leisure industry? Magnet Leisure Centre are offering a Leisure Assistant Apprenticeship and are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join their team and work towards their Leisure Operations Level 2.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

  • Working week

    40 hours shift work inc. evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001283522

  • Positions

    1 available

Are you looking to start a career in the leisure industry? Magnet Leisure Centre are offering a Leisure Assistant Apprenticeship and are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team. 

This is a 12-15 month apprenticeship, training will be provided to work towards a Level 2 in Leisure Operations and RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

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. 
  • Resolving customers’ problems, including situations where there is disagreement over the actions and outcomes involved. 
  • Working as part of a team to ensure the smooth operation of the facility. 
  • Following Normal and Emergency Operating Procedures. 
  • Accurately filling in forms or reports relating to their normal duties. 
  • 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. 
  • 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

Through work experience, coaching, training and development (both practical and vocational),  and from completing a structured learning programme to obtain work related qualifications, develop and demonstrate both an understanding of and capability to carry out the activities of a practising Leisure Assistant / Lifeguard.

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

If you are a strong swimmer, keen to learn and an enthusiastic team player Apply now.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

•             The ability to deal with customers and their queries’ and concerns with tact and sensitivity as well as the ability to promote, market & sell the service and centre.
•             The ability to work as part of a team and deliver high quality service with minimal supervision in potentially pressurised situations 
•             The ability to control a group of pupils within coaching sessions 
•             Good written and verbal communication skills and IT literate

Personal qualities

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

Qualifications required

No qualifications required

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

With state of the art equipment and enthusiastic staff on hand to help you, our gym is the perfect place to get fit! You can pay separately each time you go, or for a great deal you can sign up to our expressions fitness membership and gain exclusive benefits. Some of which include; a free induction with a fully qualified gym instructor, as well as unlimited access to swimming*, health suites* and fitness classes*. We want you to get the very best out of your membership and that’s why we offer a personalised plan to help you improve and reach your health and fitness goals

Employer

Magnet Leisure Centre

Address

Holmanleaze

Maidenhead

SL6 8AW

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Training provider

  •  Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Leisure Operations and Leisure Management

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Contact

Holly Odey 01173147485 Holly.odey@lifetimetraining.co.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link to apply.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2017