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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

Party Hosts

Herne Bay, Whitstable & Canterbury
Casual positions, evenings and weekends

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We are looking for casual party hosts on an “as and when required” basis. Please make sure you let us know which centres you would be able to work at.

Ref: ALL-0817-PH

£10.00 per hour, weekends and evenings on an “as and when required” basis for a minimum of 2 hours per party at The Bay Sports Arena, Herons Leisure Centre, Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Whitstable Swimming Pool & Whitstable Sports Centre

Our Party Hosts assist with the preparation, running and clear up of our children’s parties. This includes meeting and greeting the party members, assisting with refreshments and the running of a fun and memorable party activity, saying good-bye and tidying up afterwards. Applicants should have a positive, outgoing attitude and be committed to providing the best service to our young customers and parents, ensuring they have a fantastic party!

What else you’ll need to be a success in the job:

  • experience and capability in working with children and a genuine interest in doing so
  • a confident & friendly attitude – without being overbearing
  • to be reliable and flexible, smart and well presented
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure, communicate with parents and work within a busy environment

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Active Life employees enjoy access to training, a pension scheme, free uniform and generous staff discounts.

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

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury
39 hours per week, over a 4 week rota

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

Ref: KLC-0817-RA2

£14,544 or £15,255* per annum
£7.15 per hour or *the National Living Wage of £7.50 per hour for 25 years and over

Permanent, full time position. 39 hours per week, over a 4-week rota. Immediate start available

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). However, unqualified applicants may also be considered if they are able to demonstrate the right attitude and strong swimming ability, in which case funding may be available to achieve the NPLQ.

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

Working  hours are as follows:

  SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI
Wk 1 8.00-5.00 8.00-5.00 1.30-8.30 2.00-10.00 OFF 7.00-3.00 7.00-3.00
 
Wk 2 OFF OFF 10.00-6.00 7.00-3.00 OFF 1.00-9.00 1.30-10.00
 
Wk 3 12.30-6.30 1.00-8.30 OFF 1.30-8.30 7.00-3.00 7.00-3.00 10.00-6.00
 
Wk 4 OFF OFF 7.00-3.00 3.00-10.00 2.00-8.00 1.00-10.00 OFF

Active Life employees enjoy access to training, a pension scheme, free uniform and generous staff discounts.

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

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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

£22.07 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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Cleaner

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Weekends, 13.5 hours per week

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

Ref: CL-0817-HLC

£7.05 or £7.50* per hour (equivalent to the full-time salary of £14,340 or £15,255* per annum)

Saturday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm – 8:30pm

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

Applications are welcomed from individuals available for one or both of the above shifts.

Active Life Active Life employees enjoy access to training, a pension scheme, free membership and generous staff discounts (subject to qualifying conditions).

*rate of pay is the National Living Wage and for those age 25 and over

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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Senior Recreation Assistant

Herons Leisure Centre
Permanent, 37 hours per week

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We are looking for a responsible, reliable individual who, in addition to normal lifeguarding duties of ensuring that our swimmers are safe and our customers are looked after, whilst also keeping the centre clean and preparing the activity areas for our busy programme, will assume the Duty Manager role for our facility when required.

Ref: SRA2-0817-HLC

£7.15 or £7.50* per hour (£9.12 when undertaking Duty Manager duties)
equivalent to the full-time salary of £14,544/£15255* (£18,553 per annum)

Applications are invited from NPLQ qualified lifeguards, who can demonstrate the right attitude, experience of responsibility and a long-term commitment to this role. Development and training to meet the needs of the job is available.

What you’ll need:

  • experience as a lifeguard and a proven capability for responsibility, particularly with regards to colleagues and customers
  • an interest in working in the Leisure Sector
  • a mature and hard-working attitude with the desire to learn and develop
  • to be 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 and within a busy environment
  • a valid Lifeguard qualification

Fully funded training leading to the National Pool Plant Operator Certificate will be provided, as appropriate, for the successful applicant. Active Life employees enjoy free gym membership and staff discounts (subject to qualifying criteria) access to training, a pension scheme and free uniform.

Working Shift Pattern:

  SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI
Wk 1 Off off 5.45-2.00 5.45-2.00 1.45-10.00 1.45-10.00 off
Wk 2 6.30-1.00 6.30-2.00 1.45-10.00 1.45-10.00 off off 1.45-10.00
Wk 3 12.45-8.00 1.30-9.00 off off 5.45-2.00 5.45-2.00 5.45-2.00

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
Permanent, 33 hours per week & Part Time

More Information

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

Ref: RA2-0817-HLC

£7.15 or £7.50* per hour
equivalent to the full-time salary of £14,544/£15255*

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). However, unqualified applicants will also be considered if they are able to demonstrate the right attitude and strong swimming ability, in which case funding will be available to achieve the NPLQ.

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

Active Life employees enjoy free gym membership and staff discounts (subject to qualifying criteria) access to training, a pension scheme and free uniform.

33 hours per week working pattern:

  SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI
Wk 1 7.00-1.30 7.00-2.30 OFF OFF 7.00-2.00 7.00-2.00 2.00-7.30
Wk 2 12.00-6.30 1.00-8.30 7.00-2.00 7.00-2.00 OFF OFF 7.00-2.00
Wk 3 OFF OFF 2.00-6.30 2.00-8.30 2.00-9.30 2.00-6.00 8.00-2.00

Part-time – various shifts available:

  SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI
2.00-6.00 2.30-6.30 1.30-6.15 2.00 -6.00 6.00-2.00

*£7.50 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 25 and over / £7.15 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 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

Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay
Casual Positions, weekday and weekend shifts

More Information

We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible and reliable individuals who can provide cover for our regular lifeguards on an ad hoc basis, and during peak periods.

Ref: RA2/ALL/CAS

£7.15 per hour or National Living Wage of £7.50 if aged 25 or over

Hours on an as required basis, across weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Your key duties will be ensuring that our swimmers are safe, that the centre is clean and that the user areas are prepared in accordance with our busy programme of activities. You should possess maturity and enthusiasm, combined with a common sense approach and strong customer focus.

Applicants must be NPLQ qualified lifeguards and expect to be available to work flexibly over a working week including evenings and weekends.

Successful qualified applicants will be eligible to apply for a refund of any self-funded NPLQ qualification fee, in accordance with our internal procedures.

Full uniform will be provided. Employees of Active Life enjoy access to a company pension scheme.

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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Assistant Catering Manager

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Permanent, full time

More Information

We are looking for a candidate with great interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and previous supervisory experience in a catering environment to be responsible for the day to day running of the cafe.

Ref: HLC-0817-ACM

£16,089 per annum

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Staff training, day to day supervision and staffing requirements
  • Implementing and maintaining standards and procedures
  • Managing customer requests and issues
  • Serving customers and food preparation
  • Ordering and stock control
  • Driving sales and achieving targets
  • Opening and closing procedures
  • Maintaining COSHH and health and safety records

What you’ll need:

  • a current food hygiene certificate (minimum level 2 is essential)
  • experience in a similar role at supervisory or management level
  • a friendly, positive attitude and a proven ability of providing excellent customer service
  • excellent communication skills
  • a business-like approach to running the catering operation
  • to be reliable and flexible and willing to work weekends when required
  • to be clean, smart, and well presented
  • the desire and ability to comply with company/health and safety procedures and standards
  • a good standard of numeracy & literacy
  • to be computer literate

Active Life employees enjoy free gym membership and staff discounts (subject to qualifying criteria) access to training, a pension scheme and free uniform.

Closing Date: 15th September

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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