Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)


Closing date: Wed Aug 28th

Location: Kings Hall Leisure Centre, Lower Clapton

Salary: Up to £23,894 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)

Contract: Full time - 12 month

Sector: Leisure

About this job

Whilst on shift, you'll oversee a team of lifeguards, who you'll act as a mentor and role model to be responsible for some staff training. You'll have real attention to detail as you'll be ensuring the safety of our customers as well as the cleanliness of the pool environment. You'll be responsible for regular cleaning, maintenance and preparation of areas and equipment as appropriate, so you'll need to be hard working and have a conscientious attitude. Excellent communication and social skills are necessary as you'll often be the first point of contact for customers. Health and safety is paramount therefore attendance at regular pool training sessions is a must.

Ideally, you'll have your National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with up to date NPLQ training records and a First Aid certificate. It is desirable that you also have a Pool Plant Operators qualification.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:

  • Pension schemes
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Discounted membership at our leisure centres
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
  • Career pathways
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If you feel your experience matches this role, apply now.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.

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