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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
Permanent – 39 hours per week

More Information

We are looking for responsible, reliable individuals 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: SRA2-0419-KLC

£7.81 or £8.21* per hour (£9.67 when undertaking Duty Manager duties).
£15,886/ £16,699* (£19,672) per annum.

Applications are invited from both NPLQ qualified lifeguards and those who have recently held a lifeguard qualification, who can demonstrate the right attitude, experience of responsibility and a long-term commitment to this role.

What you’ll need:

  • experience as a lifeguard and a proven capability for responsibility, particularly with regards to colleagues and customers
  • a mature and hard-working attitude with the desire to learn and develop
  • 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
  • an interest in working in the Leisure Sector
  • to be reliable, flexible and honest
  • a Pool Plant Operator qualification would be an advantage, but not essential

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

If you wish to apply:

Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
SRA2-0419-KLC 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.

*£8.21 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 25 and over / £7.81 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 25.

Example working pattern (an average of 39 hours per week):

Week1: SAT 7.45-16.30 / SUN 07.45-16.00 / MON 15.00-22.00 / TUE OFF / WED 06.45-14.00 / THU 07.00-15.00 / FRI 07.00-15.00

Week2: SAT OFF / SUN OFF / MON 06.45-15.00 / TUE 06.45-15.00 / WED 10.30-18.30 / THU 13.45-22.30 / FRI 13.30-20.30

Week3: SAT 07.45-18.00 / SUN 13.00-20.30 / MON 15.00-10.00 / TUE OFF / WED 15.00-22.00 / THU 14.30-22.30 / FRI 15.00-22.15

Week4: SAT OFF / SUN OFF / MON 07.00-15.00 / TUE 07.00-15.00 / WED 07.00-14.00 / THU OFF / FRI 15.00-22.15

Flume Attendant/s

Herons Leisure Centre/ Herne Bay
Permanent – Monday, Tuesday, & Friday, 4pm to 6pm & Sunday 2.30-6pm

More Information

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

Ref: RA1-0419-HLC

£7.70 or £8.21* per hour.
Equivalent to the full time salary of £15,662/ £16,699* per annum.

Reporting to the Duty Manager and working as a 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.

An NPLQ lifeguarding qualification is desirable, but not essential. Applications are welcome from individuals available for some or all of the above shifts.

If you wish to apply:

Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
RA1-0419-HLC 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.

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

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

Swim Teacher

Kingsmead Leisure Centre/ Canterbury
Permanent, Contracted Hours

More Information

Become a Swim Teacher with Active Life and you will have the opportunity to instil a lifesaving skill; the ability to swim. As a Swim Teacher you‘ll run sessions effectively and efficiently, setting up and maintaining equipment, undertaking appropriate administration and adhering to Active Life’s safeguarding policy

Ref: SWG-0519-KLC

£16.53 per hour.

Your main duties will include:

  • teaching lessons according to the programme timetable, ensuring classes commence and finish at the designated times
  • carrying out all administrative tasks associated with the position, including lesson plans, schemes of work, class registers and continuous assessment of pupils with Learn2 software

What you’ll need:

  • a Level 2 Swim Teaching qualification
  • previous experience of effective teaching in a group setting
  • excellent verbal communication skills, particularly in relation to building trust and rapport with children and their parents
  • the ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the swimming lesson programme 
  • a demonstrable passion and enthusiasm in your teaching.

In return we can offer you:

  • Set hours, with annual leave and sick pay entitlement.
  • Additional hours often available to cover holiday etc.
  • Free Gym and Swim membership & a range of staff discounts across our sites
  • Pension Scheme
  • Uniform

Our swim lesson programme operates for 44 weeks of the year

Applicants must have, or be prepared to undergo, a full Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check for this role.

If you wish to apply:

Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
SWG-0519-KLC 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.

Active Life has a responsibility to ensure each prospective employee is eligible to work in the UK in line with the requirements of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

We welcome applicants from all background and sections of the community.

Cleaner

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Permanent – 7 hours per week, Mondays 3:00pm – 10:00pm

More Information

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 standard of health, safety and customer service. 

Ref: CL-0419-HLC

£7.70 or £8.21* per hour.
Equivalent to the full time salary of £15,662/ £16,699* per annum.

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

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

If you wish to apply:

Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
CL-0419-HLC 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.

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

Assistant Catering Manager

Herons Leisure Centre/ Herne Bay
FIXED TERM FOR A PERIOD OF 8 MONTHS (to start mid-June)
Full-time, 39 hours per week

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-0419-ACM

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

Due to planned leave within the department, the successful candidate will only be able to take a very minimal amount of time off in July and August.

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

If you wish to apply:

Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
HLC-0419-ACM 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.

Closing date: 28th May

Receptionist

Herons Leisure Centre/ Herne Bay
MONDAY 08.30 – 13.00

More Information

Receptionists at Active Life are the first to meet our customers. First impressions are important and as a Receptionist, you will be responsible for providing a warm welcome to each customer, bookings, taking payments and ensuring the smooth running of the Reception area whilst providing excellent customer service. You’ll also be the first point of contact for telephone enquiries and will carry out administration and use our computerised booking system.

Ref: RE-0519-HLC

£7.81 per hour qualified*/ £7.70 per hour unqualified or £8.21 per hour if aged 25 or over

What you’ll need be:

  • customer focused with great communication skills
  • honest and organised with a professional, yet friendly manner
  • able to think on your feet & remain calm under pressure
  • able to learn and use computerised till and booking systems
  • ideally experienced or qualified in customer service

In return we can offer you:

  • Free Gym and Swim membership & a range of staff discounts across our sites**
  • Pension Scheme
  • Uniform
  • Set hours, with annual leave and sick pay** entitlement.
  • Additional hours often available to cover holiday etc.

*NVQ Level 2 or above in Customer Service, or equivalent
**subject to T&Cs

If you wish to apply:

Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
RE-0519-HLC 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.

Active Life has a responsibility to ensure each prospective employee is eligible to work in the UK in line with the requirements of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

We welcome applicants from all background and sections of the community.

Recreation Assistant

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Permanent – (an average of) 32 hours per week

More Information

We are looking for responsible, 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: RA2-0419-HLC

£7.81 or £8.21* per hour.
Equivalent to the full-time salary of £15,886/ £16,699* per annum.

Applications are invited from NPLQ qualified lifeguards, who can demonstrate the right attitude and a long-term commitment to this role. Unqualified applicants will 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.

What you’ll need:

  • ideally a valid Lifeguard qualification
  • an interest in working in the Leisure Sector
  • a mature and hard-working attitude with the desire to learn and develop
  • a professional yet friendly manner and a genuine interest in working with the public
  • to be reliable, flexible and honest
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure and within a busy environment
  • to be available to work flexibly over a working week including evenings, early mornings and weekends

Successful qualified applicants will be eligible to apply for a refund of any self-funded NPLQ qualification fee in accordance the 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.

If you wish to apply:

Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
RA2-0419-HLC 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.

Example working pattern:

Week1: SAT 12.00-18.30 / SUN 13.00-20.30 / MON 07.00-14.00 / TUE 07.00-14.00 / WED OFF / THU OFF / FRI 07.00-14.00
Week2: SAT OFF / SUN OFF / MON 14.00-18.30 / TUE 14.00-20.30 / WED 14.00-21.30 / THU 14.00-18.00 / FRI 08.00-14.00
Week3: SAT 07.00-13.00 / SUN 07.00-14.30 / MON OFF / TUE OFF / WED 07.00-14.00 / THU 07.00-14.00/ FRI 14.00-19.30

*£8.21 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 25 and over / £7.81 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 25.

Recreation Assistant

Kingsmead Leisure Centre/ Canterbury
Permanent – 39 hours per week

More Information

Recreation Assistant roles are a great way to start your leisure career with the aim to progress into Duty Manager roles and beyond!

Ref: RA2-0519-KLC

£7.81 or £8.21* per hour

We can offer a fantastic working environment and are looking to recruit NPLQ qualified lifeguards who are committed and reliable to join us at Kingsmead Leisure Centre.

If you’re not currently qualified we also have training schemes in place for applicants, if you can demonstrate the right attitude and pass a swim test to have your NPLQ course fully funded.

 Some of your duties will include:

  • Supervising the pool, keeping our bathers and members safe
  • Ensuring Health and safety is at the forefront of all that you do
  • Keeping the pool side and changing areas clean and tidy
  • Looking after our customers – ensuring all visitors have a great experience every time they visit
  • Attending monthly training sessions to keep your knowledge and fitness levels at the required standard

 In return we can offer you:

  • Free Gym and Swim membership
  • A range of staff discounts across our sites
  • Pension Scheme
  • Monthly Staff training and development
  • Refunds for applicants that are already qualified prior to employment if your course was self-funded (T&C’s Apply)

 Who we are:
Active Life is a not for profit, registered charity. As the district‘s leading sports, fitness and leisure provider we’re dedicated to improving the fitness, wellbeing and health of everyone in the area. We offer a comprehensive range of sports, fitness and health promotion activities delivered through our five leisure and fitness sites.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number:
RA2-0519-KLC 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.

*£8.21 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 25 and over / £7.81 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 25.

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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