Recreation Assistant Apprenticeship Crosby Leisure Centre

Crosby Leisure Centre are looking for Recreation Assistant Apprentices to work towards their Leisure Operations Level 2 Diploma and begin their career within leisure!

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

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

  • Working week

    30 hours per week inc. evenings and weekends, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001317884

  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door and gain nationally recognised qualifications. This is a 12-15 month apprenticeship, training will be provided to work towards an Level 2 Diploma in Leisure Operations and RLSS National Pool Lifeguarding qualification. 

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

  • In a wet-side facility, supervising the safety of the swimming pool environment and working to prevent accidents and emergencies
  • 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.
  • Following Normal and Emergency Operating Procedures.

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

The position is also subject to a successful DBS check. 
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.


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. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Located in the heart of Merseyside we are a leisure centre offering a 25m swimming pool, specialist dance studio, sports hall, 2 squash courts, and a friendly onsite café. If you have any questions or need more information please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you to Crosby!

Employer

Crosby Leisure Centre

Address

Mariners Road

Liverpool

L23 6SX

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Leisure Operations.
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and IT (If Applicable).

Apprenticeship framework

Leisure Management

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through the link provided.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Nov 2017