Apprentice Leisure Assistant Apprenticeship Tees Active Limited

Tees Active is a leading charitable trust, dedicated to raising the physical and mental wellbeing of communities in Stockton-on-Tees. We are passionate about the power of physical activity and believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to enjoy the abundance of health benefits associated with leading an active and healthy lives.

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

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Closing date: 08 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

  • Working week

    30 hours per week - exact shifts to be confirmed - including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000245056

  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

At Tees Active you will work towards your Community Activator Coach L2 Apprenticeship Qualification over the course of 12-18 Months.

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 of a swimming pool unaided by ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Main Responsibilities:

To ensure the safe, efficient and enjoyable use of the facilities by customers and assist in the overall development of the Centre. To deal with customer/service enquiries in a professional and positive way. Ensuring that the service maintains a strong customer focus and remains committed to the principles of Customer Service Excellence Standard.

Day to Day-

  • To assist in providing day to day assistance in the supervision of the security of the building, and the conduct of the customer
  • To assist in ensuring that the facility is prepared for the customers ensuring the correct timing, including setting up and dismantling equipment or furniture, cleaning facilities and ensuring health and safety standards are maintained at all times
  • To understand and ensure compliance with all Health & Safety at Work procedures, personally and for colleagues, children and other customers. This includes compliance with Health and Safety policy and systems, report any faults/incidents/accidents/damage/hazards and take a pro-active approach to Health and Safety matters in order to protect yourself and others. This includes timely reporting and recording of such matters to the General Management team
  • To assist in the implementation of emergency procedures and operational plans where appropriate, e.g. evacuation and drowning
  • To assist where appropriate in the development of the centre's programme through events, competitions and new activities
  • To provide advice and assistance to users of the Centre(s) in relation to existing and future activity programmes
  • To work and communicate efficiently and effectively within and between workgroups
  • To undertake general duties as required at the Centre(s)
  • To carry out cleaning and litter picking duties within the centre
  • To give all reasonable advice and assistance to customers using the centre(s)
  • To assist with patrolling the building to prevent abuse of facilities by customers or unauthorised access
  • Once trained and assessed to be competent, to give trained assistance to users in difficulty and when necessary to give first aid to any injuries sustained by either members of the public or other members of staff
  • Once you obtain the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification you will be required to undertake regular "Pool Lifeguard" training, ensuring that at all times the post holder is able to achieve the minimum standard as approved by the Royal Life Saving Society, and compliance with NOP/EAP
  • To assist in the preparation for special events and galas, ensuring that all equipment is safe for its intended use

The training you will be getting

Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship L2 including Functional Skills in maths and English.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship opens up lots of opportunities for your future. Here's what some Coach Core graduates have achieved within Tees Active:

  • Full Time Health & Fitness Advisors
  • Full Time Leisure Assistants

Did you know? 100% of Tees Active Coach Core graduates agreed that the programme had helped their career progression. 85% are still working at Tees Active and earning a higher salary once they completed.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills

Qualifications

Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

About the employer

Tees Active is a leading charitable trust, dedicated to raising the physical and mental wellbeing of communities in Stockton-on-Tees. We are passionate about the power of physical activity and believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to enjoy the abundance of health benefits associated with leading an active and healthy lifestyle.

Employer

Tees Active Limited

Address

Tees Active Ltd

TS17 6SG

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Training

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

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

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Jul 2024