Leisure Assistant (Lifeguard), Part-Time, 31.25 hrs p/w Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre £17,517 to £20,578pa (actual) _____________________________________________________________ Are you a friendly and confident communicator who enjoys meeting people and providing great service? Are you NPLQ qualified? Then we need you to join our team! Where you'll be working You'll join our lifeguarding team at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre. Facilities here include a main pool, learner pool, fitness suite, spin studio, exercise studio and hydrotherapy pool. The centre is open to the public 7 days a week from 6.30am to 10pm. What you'll be doing Providing a professional and friendly approach to pool safety will be your main objective. Making sure that all customers are kept in a safe and secure environment, delivering great customer service and ensuring the facilities are clean, safe and staffed, so that every customer has a great experience. Have a look at the job profile online for full details on the varied role you can expect to be doing. What we'll need from you You must be RLSS National Pool Lifeguard qualified for this role (applicants without a valid qualification cannot be considered for this role). A first aid qualification and some experience would also be very desirable. Good communication and organisational skills are essential for this role. You'll also need a good knowledge of Health & Safety and an understanding of Diversity and Equality in employment and provision of a service. You'll need to be able to work a rolling shift rota, which will include a mix of early mornings, daytime and evening shifts (weekdays and some weekends). Please be aware that following Government COVID-19 guidance, Teddington Pools & Fitness Centres is currently closed. The successful job applicant will only be offered a start date once their employment checks have been completed and the centre has reopened. What we can offer you £17,517 to £20,578pa (actual range for 31.25 hrs p/w) Starting salary will be £17,517pa, subject to qualifications and experience. We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you'd like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. Apply now If you're NPLQ qualified, upload your current CV and a supporting statement. Tell us what makes you the best person for the job! Closing Date: Sunday 31 January 2021 at Midnight. We will contact you after the closing date to let you know if you have been shortlisted for interview. Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. Important Information: This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).