We are looking for a self-motivated, adaptable, enthusiastic Activity Leader Apprentice who has good interpersonal and communication skills to join our growing and friendly team. You will work within our Leisure department at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre and The Dome.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    The candidate will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours, shifts to include days, evenings, and weekends on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

General duties include:

  • Maintaining the building/campsite/outside activity areas.
  • Assisting customers as required and communicating effectively with all customers/lake/pool users, colleagues, and other staff throughout the facility.
  • Ensuring that all equipment is cleaned after use and stored in designated locations safely and securely.
  • Day-to-day running of activities including leading activity sessions when qualified/authorised to do so.
  • Provide a safe environment and ensure that customers do not cause injury to themselves or others.
  • Carry out daily cleaning and housekeeping duties of the building/campsite, aquapark/pool, and lakeside areas, cleaning & conducting required maintenance of centre, areas & equipment.
  • Attend training sessions to maintain your qualifications and competency.
  • Demonstrate good observation skills by keeping a close watch over the activities, and exercising the appropriate level of control and supervision.
  • Identify water emergencies quickly and take appropriate action as detailed below:

           • Perform an effective rescue from the water.

           • Give immediate first aid to any casualty/customer once trained.

           • Give basic life support to any casualty/customer once trained.

  • Patrolling an allocated area at regular intervals to control and assist customers, as necessary.
  • Complete the L2 Community Activator Coach qualification.

We offer a range of training in areas such as Outdoor Water Safety, First Aid, Archery, Axe Throwing, Climbing and Paddlesports amongst other things.

The training you will be getting

Training will be at Doncaster College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer.   

Day release. 

You will undertake the L2 Community Activator Coach standard.    

You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed.    

You will undertake both on and off-the-job training by a team of industry-qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge and experience that will help you become an Activity Leader of the future! 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We’d like all our apprentices to work for DCLT once their apprenticeships are complete and build a long-term career with the company if they desire this.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will be working at the Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre & The Dome. Apprentices may need to work at other DCLT sites if required. You must be happy to work both inside and outdoors and be a good swimmer as you need to complete our L2 Pool Lifeguard course. You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

DCLT is a charitable trust running leisure centres and other facilities across the City of Doncaster and surrounding areas. We are passionate about increasing opportunities for Doncaster residents around activity in sport, leisure, and culture to improve the lifestyles of our customers and stakeholders. We are striving for a healthier community.




Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre

Old Thorne Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Asa Buckley

Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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