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Join our team. Active Life is a great place to work and our staff are part of an interesting, fun and challenging industry with a real purpose behind it. We often have full time, part time or casual positions available for roles such as Lifeguards, Gym and Studio Instructors, Receptionists and Catering Assistants. We offer competitive rates of pay, a contributory pension, full training and membership benefits.

Vacancies

Senior Recreation Assistant

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury
Full time on a rotating 4 week rota

Job Description

We are looking for a responsible, reliable individual who, in addition to normal lifeguarding duties, will assume the Duty Manager role when required. 

Ref: SRA2/0317/KLC

£7.01 per hour* and £8.94 when undertaking Duty Manager duties
*National Living Wage of £7.20 if aged 25 or over*

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Patrolling poolside and ensuring the safety of our customers;
  • looking after our customers and promoting a professional image;
  • ensuring equipment is erected, dismantled and stored correctly;
  • assisting with the supervision or coaching of sessions;
  • overseeing the running of the centre and other lifeguards, including responsibilities such as pool water testing, people management and customer satisfaction, when acting as Duty Manager;
  • ensuring that the centre’s regulations and working practices are adhered to;
  • ensuring that the building is clean, safe and secure at all times.

What you will need:

  • Sound lifeguarding experience and a proven capability for responsibility, particularly with regards to colleagues and customers;
  • an interest in continuing to work in the leisure sector;
  • a mature and hard-working attitude with the desire to learn and develop;
  • reliable, flexible and honest;
  • a professional yet friendly manner and a genuine interest in working with the public;
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure, within a busy environment;
  • a valid lifeguard qualification;
  • a PPO qualification or the ability and commitment to achieve this.

* Applications are invited from those with the appropriate qualifications, NPLQ and Pool Plant Operator (PPO) qualification but also unqualified applicants who can demonstrate the maturity and experience in a position of responsibility. Training and Development will be provided as required to the right candidates.

Full training and uniform will be provided. Active Life benefits include a rewarding working environment, training opportunities, access to a pension scheme and staff discount schemes.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the above reference number to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk
Alternatively, you can send you application by post to:
Human Resources, Active Life Ltd, Amphenol Complex, Thanet Way, Whitstable CT5 3JF

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Receptionist

Whitstable Swimming Pool, Whitstable
Permanent Post – Alternate weekends

Job Description

Our receptionists are usually the first person that our customers meet. Add to this their responsibility for cash handling and membership enquiries and you have a very important job. 

Ref: RE-0317-WSP

£6.95 per hour*
*National Living Wage of £7.20 if aged 25 or over*

Alternate weekends – Saturday 6.45 am – 5.00 pm & Sundays 6.45 am – 6.00 pm
(PERMANENT POST – Job Share considered)

This is a varied role where, amongst other tasks, you will be involved in:

  • meeting and greeting our customers and delivering excellent customer service;
  • liaising with our Membership Sales Advisors;
  • taking bookings;
  • cash-handling.

You will be part of a team that, together, ensure the smooth running of the Centre and, most importantly, our Reception area, at all times. As well as being the first point of contact for our customers – both face-to-face and via telephone enquiries – you will also undertake some administration duties and utilise our computerised and manual booking systems as part of the role.

You will need to be customer focused, honest and organised with a professional, yet friendly manner. You should be able to think on your feet & remain calm under pressure. Previous experience in a customer-facing role and an aptitude for learning and using computerised till systems is desirable.

Full training and uniform will be provided. Active Life benefits include a rewarding working environment, training opportunities, access to a pension scheme and staff discount schemes.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the above reference number to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk
Alternatively, you can send you application by post to:
Human Resources, Active Life Ltd, Amphenol Complex, Thanet Way, Whitstable CT5 3JF

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Sports Coaches

Whitstable Sports Centre & Bay Sports Arena
School holiday and weekday sessions

Job Description

We are looking for tennis and trampoline coaches to deliver group sessions during school holidays as well as on a weekly basis. 

Ref: SC-0317- WSC

£21.64 per session (for Level 2 qualified coaches)

We currently have opportunities for committed and friendly coaches to deliver informative and fun sessions to our younger customers.

In addition to being suitably qualified to deliver tennis and/or trampolining sessions, you will be outgoing and possess a positive attitude. You must also be able to demonstrate experience of engaging with, and maintaining assertive management of, groups of young people. You will also assume responsibility for contacting customers and taking bookings.

You must have a relevant Level 2 Coaching qualification to deliver our trampolining sessions. A relevant Level 2 qualification is also preferable for delivery of our tennis sessions, however, consideration may be given to Level 1 qualified applicants. Rate of pay will be dependent on skills and experience.

This role requires a recent (last 12 months) Enhanced Disclosure & Baring Service (DBS) check. Applicants who do not possess a valid DBS must be willing to complete one in order to be eligible for consideration for employment.

Active Life employees enjoy access to pension and staff discount schemes.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the above reference number to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk
Alternatively, you can send you application by post to:
Human Resources, Active Life Ltd, Amphenol Complex, Thanet Way, Whitstable CT5 3JF

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Flume Attendant

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Permanent, part time contract.

Job Description

We are looking for a reliable person with a friendly and positive attitude to join our team. Applicants must be customer focused, able to demonstrate good communication skills, self-motivated and able to work as part of a team.

Ref: RA1-0317-HLC

Permanent position(s) with a total of 5.5 hours per week across the following shifts:
Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm – 6:00pm

£14,136 or £14,645* per annum FTE
(£6.95 or £7.20 per hour, dependent on age and qualifications)

Reporting to the Duty Manager and working as part of our poolside team, you will be responsible for providing clear guidance in the safe and proper use of the flume to customers.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Inspecting the flume for defects prior to use and reporting these in good time to the Duty Manager;
  • supervising the safe use of the flume, in accordance with the procedures set out at the centre;
  • giving assistance to customers at the foot of the flume to prevent slipping.

A NPLQ lifeguarding qualification is desirable, but not essential.

Applications are welcome from individuals available for one or both of the above shifts. We are also keen to hear from individuals who are interested in providing casual cover to our Centres during peak operating periods, holidays etc.

Active Life benefits include a rewarding working environment, training opportunities, access to a pension scheme and staff discount schemes.

*Rate of pay published is dependent upon age.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the above reference number to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk
Alternatively, you can send you application by post to:
Human Resources, Active Life Ltd, Amphenol Complex, Thanet Way, Whitstable CT5 3JF

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Cleaner

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Permanent, part-time position

Job Description

We are looking for reliable, flexible cleaners to be responsible for the cleanliness of the centre in accordance with defined procedures, and being part of a friendly team who ensure the highest standards of health, safety and customer service.

Ref: CL-0317-HLC

Permanent position(s) with a total of 10 hours per week across the following shifts:
Saturday 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 7:00am – 10:00am

£14,136 or £14,645* per annum FTE
(£6.95 or £7.20* per hour, dependent on age and qualifications)

Previous experience of cleaning within a commercial setting is desirable, but not essential. Uniform and personal protective equipment will also be provided.

Applications are welcome from individuals available for one or both of the above shifts. We are also keen to hear from individuals who are interested in providing casual cover to our Centres during peak operating periods, holidays etc.

Active Life benefits include a rewarding working environment, training opportunities, access to a pension scheme and staff discount schemes.

*Rate of pay published is for cleaners possessing a BICs qualification or equivalent or aged 25+

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the above reference number to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk
Alternatively, you can send you application by post to:
Human Resources, Active Life Ltd, Amphenol Complex, Thanet Way, Whitstable CT5 3JF

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Lifeguard

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Permanent, Part-time Post

Job Description

We are looking for a responsible and reliable individual(s) whose key duties will be ensuring that our swimmers are safe and our customers are looked after, whilst keeping the centre clean and preparing the activity areas for our busy programme.

Ref: RA2-0317-HLC

Permanent position(s) with a total of 10.5 hours per week across the following shifts:
Tuesday 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 1:30pm – 6:00pm

£14,136 or £14,645* per annum FTE
(£7.01 or £7.20* per hour, dependent on age and qualifications)

You should possess maturity and a common sense approach, coupled with enthusiasm and a strong customer focus.

Applicants will ideally hold a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

Successful, qualified applicants will be eligible to apply for a refund of any self-funded NPLQ qualification fee in accordance with Active Life’s policy.

Applications are welcome from individuals available for one or both of the above shifts. We are also keen to hear from individuals who are interested in providing casual cover to our Centres during peak operating periods, holidays etc.

Active Life benefits include a rewarding working environment, training opportunities, access to a pension scheme and staff discount schemes.

*Rate of pay published is for qualified lifeguards and dependent upon age

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the above reference number to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk
Alternatively, you can send you application by post to:
Human Resources, Active Life Ltd, Amphenol Complex, Thanet Way, Whitstable CT5 3JF

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If there isn’t a vacancy that suits you, but you think you’ve got the right experience, a positive attitude, and are keen to be part of an interesting, fun and challenging industry with a real purpose behind it, then we’d love to hear from you!

Email your CV and covering letter to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk

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