Apprentice Leisure Team Member Level 2 Portway Lifestyle Centre

The Leisure Team Member will have a love of sports and fitness and be physically active themselves. They will play a vital role in improving public health by supporting, enhancing and delivering the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure/fitness facility.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60

    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

    Various hours assigned via the timetabling each week - this role will involve working evenings and weekends (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256292

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The Leisure Team Member will have a love of sports and fitness and be physically active themselves. They will play a vital role in improving public health by supporting, enhancing and delivering the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure/fitness facility.

  • Supporting the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure/fitness facility 
  • Working directly with children and adults of all ages  
  • Working collaboratively with a wide range of partner organisations 
  • Undertaking routine maintenance of equipment and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment 
  • Act as a Lifeguard, Swimming Teacher, Gym Instructor, and Group Activity Leader 
  • Setting up equipment for activities, events, and competitions 
  • Offering excellent customer service as a first point of contact for customers, answering queries and dealing with straightforward complaints (underpinned by excellent product knowledge) 
  • Maintaining accurate records and promoting activities using facilities IT systems 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding  
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness or Gym Instruction  
  • Level 3 certificate in First Aid  
  • Level 2 in Teaching Swimming  
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if needed)

By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have the skills and qualifications to work as a Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Our apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to enter into a wide range of career paths and further education. This could include employment with our leisure trust, further apprenticeships with us or in schools & the community, employment with external companies or even going to university with the qualifications you will obtain.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness, Swimming

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4+) Desired

Things to consider

Interviews will follow a swim test which will be undertaken by appointment- candidates need to be confident swimmers

About the employer

Portway Lifestyle Centre is an exciting leisure facility for Sandwell, a vibrant and unique sports, health and wellbeing centre for the whole community and centre of excellence for people with disabilities. The sport and leisure facilities at Portway Lifestyle Centre are managed by charitable organisation Sandwell Leisure Trust which also runs seven other leisure centres on behalf of Sandwell Council. Portway Lifestyle Centre reaches out to the broadest range of users and meets a diverse range of needs. With a 600m2 gym and over 120 pieces of equipment and a generous free weight and functional training area, it is an ideal choice for those looking for a complete workout in the gym. Add to this a popular Group Fitness programme of around 70 classes per week makes Portway a popular Centre attracting many different types of people whilst meeting their individual needs. The Hydro Pool is one of very few in the West Midlands area, the 3G Football pitches, Badminton and an outside Life Trail completes this diverse offering which is well received by its members and the local community.

Employer

Portway Lifestyle Centre

Address

Newbury Lane

Oldbury

West Midlands

B69 1HE

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Training

Training provider

ASPIRE TRAINING SOLUTIONS (UK) 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

Contact

Tracy Deeley

tracy.deeley@slt-leisure.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Leisure team member

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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