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Recreation Assistant

Parkwood Leisure

Breckland Leisure Centre & Waterworld

North & Midlands

Part time, permanent



Part time - 8 Hours per week 

Week1 - Monday & Friday 6pm-10pm

Week 2 - Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm

Salary: Competitive

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve. 

The role of Recreation Assistant is a great position to be able to carry out and be involved in the full range of leisure activities.  Continually customer facing, the role provides rewarding opportunities. Meeting new people, variation in both activities and learning provides an exciting working day, every day, for our Recreation Assistants.


Primary Objectives for the Recreation Assistant will be:

To ensure the safety of and enjoyment of everybody using the Leisure Centre.

To partake in the management of all aspects of the daily activities of the Centre.


The Recreation Assistant will focus day to day on the following tasks:

  • To guide, care for and assist all Leisure Centre customers.
  • To facilitate a friendly but efficient working relationship with the people who use the Leisure Centre.

  • To work as part of a team to achieve the objectives and usage targets of the Leisure Centre.

  • To innovate ideas and initiate action to increase the usage of the Leisure Centre.

  • To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort.

  • Assist the Centre Manager in the effective control and security of the facility, patrolling all appropriate areas ensuring that equipment is stored safely and securely.

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

  • To ensure all parts of the Centre are safe and secure when not in use.

  • To cover duties of such other members of staff as required.

  • To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Leisure Centre.

  • Portray a positive image of the Leisure Centre, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty.


The post holder should have a good general education and a desire to achieve a leisure management qualification. Ideally the postholder will possess a current first aid qualification.



Among the personal characteristics sought the applicant:

  • Will be able to communicate throughout the organisation.
  • Will be able to meet the demands of the role by working additional hours when required. 

  • Will be able to demonstrate clear identification with all customer requirements.

  • Will be a team player.

  • Will be able to develop the role on your own initiative.


Some Recreation Assistant positions may be classed as a regulated post and therefore may require a DBS Disclosure. Where the individual does not already hold a DBS Disclosure, it will be necessary for the postholder to be submitted for a DBS check.

How to Apply

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


Applications by: 09/05/2021