20 Sep

Apprentice Recreation Assistant Jobs Vacancy at Greenwich Leisure Ltd Clapton

Position
Apprentice Recreation Assistant
Company
Greenwich Leisure Ltd
Location
Clapton ENG
Opening
20 Sep, 2017 30+ days ago

Greenwich Leisure Ltd Clapton urgently required following position for Apprentice Recreation Assistant. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Apprentice Recreation Assistant Jobs Vacancy at Greenwich Leisure Ltd Clapton Jobs Details:

Are you looking to start a career in the leisure industry? Kings Hall Leisure Centre, part of GLL are offering a Recreation Assistant Apprenticeship and are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

This is a 12-15 month apprenticeship, training will be provided to work towards an NVQ level 2 in Leisure Operations and RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

This will be a varied role within the club and your main duties will include:

  • Preparing activity areas to include the safe setting up/dismantling of equipment and ensuring that all equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use.
  • Monitoring and helping to maintain a safe and comfortable leisure centre environment by implementing organisational maintenance schedules.
  • Ensuring the highest possible standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained by carrying out routine and other cleaning tasks when required.
  • Assisting customers with enquires in a friendly and effective manner, proactively developing and maintaining high standards of customer care.
  • Resolving customers’ problems, including situations where there is disagreement over the actions and outcomes involved.
  • Working as part of a team to ensure the smooth operation of the facility.
  • Following Normal and Emergency Operating Procedures.
  • Accurately filling in forms or reports relating to their normal duties.
  • Taking occasional responsibility for the induction and development of new members of staff.
  • In a wet-side facility, supervising the safety of the swimming pool environment and working to prevent accidents and emergencies.
  • Meeting the training and development requirements of the job role.
  • Working within the job role description at this level, recognising the standards and professional limitations that this provides, referring to appropriate members of staff for guidance and support.
  • Maintaining a safe pool environment through excellent lifeguarding practices.
  • Carrying out regular cleaning and maintenance regimes.
  • Preparation of activity area and equipment.
  • Attendance at regular pool training.
A Recreation Assistant is responsible for the cleaning, preparation and general safety of areas in a sport and recreation facility. In ‘wet-side’ facilities they will have a key responsibility for the safety of customers in the swimming pool and its surrounding areas. In ‘dry-side’ facilities there may be a greater emphasis on the setting up, taking down and storage of equipment. In both cases Recreation Assistants are the first point of contact with customers and will need strong communication and social skills.

Through work experience, coaching, training and development (both practical and vocational), and from completing a structured learning programme to obtain work related qualifications, develop and demonstrate both an understanding of and capability to carry out the activities of a practising Leisure Assistant/Lifeguard.

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 unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits.
If you are a strong swimmer, keen to learn and an enthusiastic team player you could find yourself enjoying the following benefits:
  • Wage is dependent on age
  • Good personal development opportunities available
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Discounted Membership
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Career development opportunities
  • Extensive training prospects
The Recreation Apprenticeship Scheme will cover:
  • A paid work placement at a GLL leisure centre
  • The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • NVQ Level 2 in Active Leisure Learning and Wellbeing
  • Certificate in Leisure Operations

Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
  • The ability to deal with customers and their queries’ and concerns with tact and sensitivity as well as the ability to promote, market & sell the service and centre.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and deliver high quality service with minimal supervision in potentially pressurised situations.
  • The ability to control a group of pupils within coaching sessions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and IT literate.

Personal qualities 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 unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits.

Qualifications required No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects Opportunity to progress with your career and qualifications with GLL. We offer careers for everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Whether your ambitions lie in leisure, sport, libraries, events & catering, culture, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your perfect job at GLL. We offer unrivalled and award-winning industry training and development. What's more, at GLL we have a range of benefits including pension schemes, discounted leisure centre and gym memberships, childcare vouchers and a ride to work scheme to name a few. We work hard, but we believe in work-life balance and offer a great social scene too.

Things to consider The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.


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