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Senior Recreation Assistant

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury
Permanent – 39 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: SRA2-1118-KLC

£7.48 to £7.83* per hour (£9.39 when undertaking Duty Manager duties).
£15,214/ £15,926* (£19,099) 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
  • 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 valid Lifeguard qualification
  • 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 applicant. 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:
SRA2-1118-KLC to

Alternatively, you can send you application by post to:
Human Resources, Active Life Ltd, Amphenol Complex, Thanet Way, Whitstable CT5 3JF.

*£7.83 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 25 and over / £7.48 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!

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