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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

Are you customer focused and dedicated to providing an excellent service? Do you have excellent organisation skills with the ability to plan and prioritise work effectively? 

The University has recently invested £1.2M to expand ‘The Edge’ sports facility and provides state of the art fitness and class equipment, offering a range of classes and aquatics activities and 25 metre 8 lane swimming pool.

As a Recreation Assistant you will work as part of a small team ensuring that the environment is safe for use and that a high level of customer service is maintained at all times. Alongside your responsibility for lifeguarding, you will undertake a range of duties including cleaning tasks, setting up sport areas and moving equipment safely. There will also be a requirement for you to cover reception duties at some of our smaller sites, as required.  

You will have a current Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS) lifeguard qualification (or equivalent) and ideally have experience working as a lifeguard. You will have excellent communication skills and have a helpful attitude towards customers, with the ability to work independently and also as part of a team.

We have a number of positons available:
2 x full time (35 hours)
Multiple variable hours
(where your hours of work will be variable dependent upon the needs of the business).
You will be required to work on a shift based system, which includes the requirement for you to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, University closure days and bank holidays. You will be primarily based at one of our designated sports facilities, however will be required to work at any of our sports facilities when required.

1 x part time 7 hours Saturday 7am to 2.30pm
1 x part time 8 hours Sunday 1pm to 9.30pm

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Lisa Naylor, Assistant Operations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5096
Email: L.R.Naylor@leeds.ac.uk  


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Commercial & Campus Support Services
Section:  Sport & Physical Activity (SPA)
Category:  Operational Support
Grade:  Grade 2
Salary:  £15,842 to £16,766 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  Full and part time posts available - see job details
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 14 August 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 28 August 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 06 September 2019
Reference:  FDCCS1259
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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