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Sport & Commercial Services
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Salary will be £23,796 per annum
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Sportspark (SP)
Proposed Advert End Date
16 Jun 2024

About the Role:

UEA Sportspark
Sport and Commercial Services Division

Lifeguard/Sports Assistant 
Ref: SP565

Salary will be £23,796 per annum. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lifeguard/Sports Assistant to join the Sportspark and be responsible for lifeguarding the pool, supervising and maintaining the indoor and outdoor dry side facilities of the complex, ensuring a safe, quality environment for our customers at all times.
 
Undertaking Lifeguarding and other poolside duties is a key aspect of this role. Other duties include setting up, putting down and maintaining equipment, supporting reception in busy periods, undertaking cleaning, maintenance and administrative duties.
 
You will have a good standard of secondary education or experience in a directly relevant role along with an RLSS NPLQ and First Aid at Work Certificate or be able to achieve these within three months of appointment. You must be a competent swimmer, have experience in providing customer service, be able to multitask and have the ability to effectively follow written and verbal instructions. Experience of working in the leisure industry, being responsible for dry side facilities and an interest in sport activities would be beneficial. 

This full-time post is available from 1 July 2024 on an indefinite basis. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and appointment will be subject to a criminal record check at Enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is based in UEA Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK. The vacancy is not eligible for VISA sponsorship, and you will need to hold or be able to obtain the right to work in the UK in order to undertake this role.

Benefits include:

  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days.
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependants, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing date: 16 June 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.

Further Information

For further information, including the Job Description and Person Specification, please see the attached Candidate Brochure.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Matt Critchfield, Head of Department, Aquatics Manager, via email at [email protected].

 

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