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Casual Leisure Assistant (Lifeguard)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you a friendly and confident communicator who enjoys meeting people and providing great service?
  • Are you NPLQ qualified?
  • Then we need you to join our team!

Where you’ll be working
These vacancies are currently at Pools on the Park in Richmond (TW9). 

Facilities at Pools on the Park in Richmond include indoor main and teaching pools, heated outdoor pool and grounds, fitness suite, health suite, café and two studio spaces.

Although normally based at one centre, you may be offered work at our other pool in Teddington (TW11) by mutual agreement.

What you’ll be doing
You’ll join our lifeguarding team, providing a professional and friendly approach to pool safety.

Making sure that all customers are kept in a safe and secure environment, delivering great customer service and ensuring the facilities are clean, safe and staffed, so that every customer has a great experience.

Have a look at the job profile for full details on the varied role you can expect to be doing.

What we’ll need from you
You must hold a current National Pool Lifeguard qualification to be considered for this role (proof will be required). A first aid qualification and some experience would also be very desirable. Good communication and organisational skills are essential for this role. 

You’ll also need a good knowledge of Health & Safety issues and an understanding of Diversity and Equality in employment and provision of service. 

What we can offer you
£10.55 per hour (plus holiday relief pay allowance on top of this)

We’ll offer you casual shifts which may involve working some daytime or evenings, both during the week and at weekends. Any shifts offered would be by mutual agreement, so you can fit work in around your other commitments.

In return, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Closing Date: Sunday 30 August 2020 at Midnight.
We will contact you after the closing date to let you know if you have been shortlisted or not for interview. Please be aware that if you do not hold a NPLQ qualification your application will be rejected.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants
Given the ongoing situation, we are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

• increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic
• the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement:
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

Important Information:
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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