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Recreation Assistant - Fully Funded NPLQ Course

Lex Leisure

Sidcup Leisure Centre

South East

£7.28 - £8.76 Per Hour


Recreation Assistant - Fully Funded NPLQ Course

40 hours per week

Vacancies at: 

Sidcup Leisure Centre - DA15 9AE

Erith Leisure Centre - DA8 3AT

Crook Log Leisure Centre - DA7 4HH

Are you a strong swimmer looking to kick start your career in the leisure industry? We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team of Recreation Assistants full time!

The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to embark on a career in leisure, we are looking to recruit full time Recreation Assistants and fully fund their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (usually costs £260)

The course will run from 30 March - 03 April 2020, all funded by Parkwood Leisure!

Parkwood Leisure has brilliant development opportunities that lead through to management positions across local sites

If you are interested in a career in leisure, we also have fantastic training programmes that can lead to management positions, with a real focus on individual development

Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours which you can easily fit around your other commitments, working within a team and there’s also the opportunity to progress your career within the leisure industry

This key role will report to the Duty Manager and will involve assistance with the day to day operations of the centre, including swimming pool supervision, cleaning duties and equipment set-ups for a variety of leisure activities

You will be aware of all Health and Safety issues within the Centre, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices

You will ensure all parts of the Centre are safe and secure when not in use

You will undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Leisure Centre

The job offer is dependant on successful completion of the NPLQ Course and DBS check

The successful candidate will commit to a minimum one year contract with Parkwood Leisure

The Person

The candidate must be a strong and competent swimmer (swim tests will be conducted)

The successful candidate will need to be flexible, reliable, possess good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team

The candidate must be able to work using their own initiative and have a customer focused approach

You will be required to work 40 hours per week on a rotating shift pattern of early mornings, evenings and weekend hours

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to Ben Percy, Sidcup Leisure Centre, Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9AE or

Applications by: 15/03/2020