Leisure Team Member Apprentice

  • Braywick Leisure Centre
  • Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead
  • £211.20 per week

The role of Recreation Assistant is a great position to be able to carry out and be involved in the full range of leisure activities. Continually customer facing the role provides rewarding opportunities. Meeting new people, variation in both activities and learning provides an exciting working day, every day, for our Recreation Assistants. Recreation Assistants will perform duties pertaining to both wet and dry sites.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £211.20 p/w
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    12 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Braywick Leisure Centre


Lifeguards have one of the most important jobs at our centres, and that is keeping our customers safe in and around the water.

We are passionate about delivering the best customer service and getting your community active. Our team members are playing their part, working within a diverse and dynamic team in a fast-paced environment.

Recreation Assistants will perform duties pertaining to both wet and dry sites.

Primary Objectives for the Recreation Assistant will be:

● To ensure the safety of and enjoyment of everybody using the Leisure Centre.

● To partake in the management of all aspects of the daily activities of the Centre.

The Recreation Assistant will focus day to day on the following tasks:

● To guide, care for and assist all Leisure Centre customers.

● To facilitate a friendly but efficient working relationship with the people who use the Leisure Centre.

● To work as part of a team to achieve the objectives and usage targets of the Leisure Centre.

● To innovate ideas and initiate action to increase the usage of the Leisure Centre.

● To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort.

● Assist the Duty Manager in the effective control and security of the facility, patrolling all appropriate areas ensuring that equipment is stored safely and securely.

● To be aware of all Health and Safety issues within the Centre, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices.

● To ensure all parts of the Centre are safe and secure when not in use.

● To cover duties of such other members of staff as required.

● To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Leisure Centre.

● Portray a positive image of the Leisure Centre, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty.

As part of the 18-month programme you will gain the following qualifications;

● National Pool Lifeguard

● First Aid at Work

● Leisure Team Member Level 2

● Level 1 Assistant Swim Teaching

● Level 2 Swim Teaching

● Functional Skills in maths and English

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


● 28 Days' paid annual leave per year

● NEST pension auto enrolment after 3 months' service

● Discounted food and beverages on site discounted retail items

● Employee assistance programme

● Free parking on site

The position is also subject to a successful DBS check.

At Braywick Leisure Centre, you will be studying towards a Level 2 Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship over the course of 12-18 months.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Lifetime Training on 0333 0143 669 (Ref ID: 242896)

In order to be considered for a Lifeguard position at Leisure Focus, you need to be a strong swimmer, and have excellent customer service skills. You should also have: ● A UK recognised pool lifeguard qualification ( This can be funded by Leisure Focus for suitable candidates) ● Understanding of relevant health and safety legislation ● Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to appropriately correct behaviour of pool users where necessary ● Confidence and an approachable nature
The post holder should have a good general education and a desire to achieve a leisure management qualification. Ideally the postholder will possess a current first aid qualification and have the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship L2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English
● Will be able to gain acceptance and respect from clients and the teams involved. ● Will be able to communicate throughout the organisation. ● Will be able to meet the demands of the role by working additional hours when required. ● Will be able to demonstrate clear identification with all customer requirements. ● Will be a team player. ● Will be able to develop the role on your own initiative.
If you are interested in a career in leisure, Leisure Focus also has fantastic training programmes that can lead to management positions, with a real focus on individual development.
Recreation Assistant positions are classed as a regulated post and therefore will require a DBS Disclosure. Where the individual does not already hold a DBS Disclosure, it will be necessary for the post holder to be submitted for a DBS check. 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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