Recreation Assistant - Full or Part time available
Great Dunmow Leisure Centre
We’re a company that’s proud to deliver a first-class service to each of the facilities we manage and is committed to working with local communities to make a difference and provide a healthier and happier lifestyle to the communities we serve. The Company prides itself on its exemplary health and safety record and commitment to staff.
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 customer facing the role provides rewarding opportunities. Meeting new people, variation in both activities and learning provides an exciting working day, every day, for our Recreation Assistants.
Recreation Assistants will perform duties pertaining to both wet and dry sites.
Primary Objectives for the Recreation Assistant will be:
To ensure the safety of and enjoyment of everybody using the Leisure Centre.
To partake in the management of all aspects of the daily activities 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 work as part of a team to achieve the objectives and usage targets of the Leisure Centre.
To innovate ideas and initiate action to increase the usage 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 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 a desire to achieve a leisure management qualification. Ideally the postholder will possess a current first aid qualification and have the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. Full training for the RLSS NPLQ (GEN10) qualification can be provided for the right candidates.
Among the personal characteristics sought the applicant:
Will be able to gain acceptance and respect from clients and the teams involved.
Will be able to communicate throughout the organisation.
Will be able to meet the demands of the role by working additional hours when required.
Will be able to demonstrate clear identification with all customer requirements.
Will be a team player.
Will be able to develop the role on your own initiative.
Some Recreation Assistant positions may be classed as a regulated post and therefore may 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.
We are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.
If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.