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Casual Leisure Assistants (Lifeguards) - Richmond and Teddington

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

Our pools are located in Richmond and Teddington.  Although normally based at one centre, you could be asked to work at any of our centres by agreement.

  • Facilities at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre include a main pool, learner pool, fitness suite, spin studio, exercise studio and hydrotherapy pool. 
     
  • 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.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll join one of our lifeguarding teams, 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

We ask that you are National Pool Lifeguard qualified for this role. 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

£10.20 per hour (plus holiday 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.

  • Shifts available at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre are daytime Monday to Friday only.
  • Shifts available at Pools on the Park are likely to be a mixture of weekdays and weekends, or could be daytime Monday o Friday only.

Please state on your application which centre(s) you are interested in working at and what shifts are most suitable.

We also offer membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme.

Closing Date:  There is no set closing date for this advert. We’ll be reviewing CVs on a fortnightly basis until all vacancies are filled.  We will contact you by email to let you know if you have been shortlisted or not.

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.

We are pleased to be a Disability Confident employer.

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.

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