Leisure Assistant - Leicester

Recruiter
De Montfort University
Location
Leicester
Posted
29 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Leisure Assistant​ - De Montfort University, Leicester

Estates & Commercial Services

Grade C, £19,730 - £23,334 per annum

Permanent, Full-time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.

A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

The Estates & Commercial Services Directorate is large and diverse, employing circa 300 people, ranging from plumbers, electricians, carpenters, cleaners, porters, leisure centre assistants, to property management professionals, architects, project officers, CAD, space management, sustainability and energy and administrative personnel.

Role

DMU's Estates & Commercial Services Directorate is currently looking to recruit a dynamic, customer service focused Leisure Assistant to assist the Duty Officers in the operational aspects of running busy, City Centre based leisure facilities.

The service comprises of a 25 metre, six lane swimming pool and sauna, an 8 court and a 3 court sports halls, 3 x multi purpose studios, a 13 metre high climbing wall and a state of the art 100+ station fitness suite.

DMU is committed to excellence in the student experience and by joining the current leisure team you will demonstrate a thorough understanding of what it takes to provide excellent customer service, with a flexible approach to work and to the challenge of responding to rapidly changing priorities.

You will enjoy working both as part of the fitness team and as part of the larger leisure centre team. You will be expected to use your initiative and work without direct supervision, to maintain a welcoming environment for all customers and to ensure the professional running of busy leisure facilities at all times.

Ideal Candidate

The leisure team are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with sports/leisure centre experience to fill a position as a leisure assistant. You will be highly motivated and have the ability to deal with customers in a professional and friendly manner, be able to competently supervise and control a busy fitness suite environment and when required act as a lifeguard and climbing wall instructor.

You will be trained as a YMCA level 2 Fitness Instructor, or equivalent, be NPLQ or equivalent qualified, have a Climbing Wall Leading Award/Single Pitch Award or higher with experience working in a climbing wall and have a valid 1st aid at work certificate. Exceptional candidates will be considered and trained without the relevant lifeguard and climbing wall qualifications but must be able to attain both.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills, the ability to use basic Microsoft office packages, have used leisure management systems as well as being numerate and have basic cash handling knowledge.

The role will require you to work evenings and/or weekends, and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

De Montfort University is committed to open and diverse recruitment and positively encourages applications from suitably skilled people regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note that you will be starting at the bottom of the grade.

Interview date: 18th December 2018.

Closing Date: 2nd December 2018.

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