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Lifeguard Woodgreen Leisure Centre & Outdoor Pool

Job description

The role of Recreation Assistant is a great position to be able to carry out and be involved in the full range of leisure activities.  Continually customers facing the role provide rewarding opportunities. Meeting new people, variation in both activities and learning provides an exciting working day, every day, for our Recreation Assistants.

Primary Objectives for the Recreation Assistant will be:

  • To oversee the safety and cleanliness of the wet side of the centre, to deliver the best customer experience.

  • To ensure the safety of and enjoyment of everybody using the Leisure Centre.

  • To aid all departments in the running of the centre.

The Recreation Assistant will focus day to day on the following tasks:

  • To guide, care for and assist all Leisure Centre customers.

  • To facilitate a friendly but efficient working relationship with the people who use the Leisure Centre.

  • To suggest ideas and initiate action to increase the usage and enjoyment of the Leisure Centre.

  • To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort.

  • Assist the Duty Manager in the effective control and security of the facility, patrolling all appropriate areas and ensuring that equipment is stored safely and securely.

  • To be aware of all Health and Safety issues within the Centre, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices.

  • To ensure all parts of the Centre are safe and secure when not in use.

  • To cover duties of such other members of staff as required.

  • To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Leisure Centre.

  • Portray a positive image of the Leisure Centre, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty.


The post holder should have a good general education and have good written and verbal communication. A current NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) is desirable but training may be provided. Read more about pre-requisites for the NPLQ here

Among the personal characteristics sought the applicant:

  • Will be able to gain acceptance and respect from clients and the teams involved.

  • Will be flexible and able to work hours including mornings, evenings and weekends.

  • Will be able to identify customer needs without prompt.

  • Will be a team player and have strong teamwork skills.

  • Will have good personal fitness; particularly in swimming; to meet the requirements of the role.


This position is classed as a regulated post and therefore will require a DBS Disclosure. Where the individual does not already hold a DBS Disclosure, it will be necessary for the postholder to be submitted for a DBS check.