Leisure Assistant/Lifeguard, Part-Time (Teddington TW11)
- Are you a friendly and confident communicator who enjoys meeting people and providing great service?
- Are you NPLQ qualified (this is essential for the role)?
- Can you commit to working a permanent shift rota of 31.25 hours per week?
- Then we need you to join our team!
Where you’ll be working
You’ll join our lifeguarding team at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre. Facilities here include a main pool, learner pool, fitness suite, spin studio, exercise studio and hydrotherapy pool. The centre is open to the public 7 days a week from 6.30am to 10pm.
What you’ll be doing
Providing a professional and friendly approach to pool safety will be your main objective. 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 online for full details on the varied role you can expect to be doing.
What we’ll need from you
You must be IQL/RLSS 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 also essential for this role.
You’ll also need a good knowledge of Health & Safety and an understanding of Diversity and Equality in employment and provision of a service.
You'll be expected to work a mix of shifts including early mornings, evenings and weekends on a rota basis.
What we can offer you
Starting salary will be £17,517pa.
Salary progression range £17,517 to £20,578pa (actual range for 31.25 hrs p/w)
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days leave (pro rata for part-time employees) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
If you hold a valid NPLQ, submit your application and tell us what makes you the best person for the job! Please ensure you complete ALL stages of the application process as incomplete and unqualified applicants will be rejected.
Closing Date: 2 November 2021 at Midnight.
We will contact you after the closing date to let you know if you have been shortlisted for interview.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.
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 proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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