Recreation Assistant Apprenticeship

Recruiter
Lifetime Training
Location
Nottingham
Salary
112.00 per week
Posted
29 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door and gain nationally recognised qualifications. This is a 12-15 month apprenticeship, training will be provided to work towards an NVQ Level 2 in Leisure
Operations and RLSS National Pool Lifeguarding qualification.

This will be a varied role within the club and your main duties will include:
• In a wet-side facility, supervising the safety of the swimming pool environment and working to prevent accidents and emergencies.
• Preparing activity areas to include the safe setting up/dismantling of equipment and ensuring that all equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use.
• Monitoring and helping to maintain a safe and comfortable leisure centre environment by implementing organisational maintenance schedules.
• Ensuring the highest possible standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained by carrying out routine and other cleaning tasks when required.
• Assisting customers with enquires in a friendly and effective manner, proactively developing and maintaining high standards of customer care.
• Following Normal and Emergency Operating Procedures.

To be considered for this role, you must be a strong and confident swimmer.
If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following.

• Jump/dive into deep water
• Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
• Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
• Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part)
• Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits
The position is also subject to a successful DBS check.
Through work experience, coaching, training and development (both practical and vocational), and from completing a structured learning programme to obtain work related qualifications, develop and demonstrate both an understanding of and capability to carry out the activities of a practising Leisure Assistant / Lifeguard.

Personal Qualities :
To be considered for this role, you must be a strong and confident swimmer.
If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following.
• Jump/dive into deep water
• Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
• Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
• Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part)
• Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Skills Required :
• The ability to deal with customers and their queries' and concerns with tact and sensitivity as well as the ability to promote, market & sell the service and centre.
• The ability to work as part of a team and deliver high quality service with minimal supervision in potentially pressurised situations
• The ability to control a group of pupils within coaching sessions
• Good written and verbal communication skills and IT literate

Future Prospects :
Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position

Training to be Provided :
Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

Other Information :
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Things to consider :
The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.


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