Leisure Centre Attendant

Various locations around Leicester City

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 1st March 2020

Salary: £18065 - £18426

Total salary package*: £25125

Job Reference: LCC00995

Hours: Full Time


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Job purpose

Sports Services is recruiting for enthusiastic and customer focussed Leisure Centre Attendants to form part of the new service team that will all play a key role in transforming the Council’s approach to Sport, Leisure and Exercise. Working at one of our fantastic leisure centres across the City, you will assist with the day to day running of the facility.

This is an exciting time to be joining Sport Services. After 3 years of delivering year on year improvements we now have in place ambitious plans to ‘step up the service’ to take us to the next level. Exciting plans for capital improvement have been approved and the Service is growing in confidence and ambition to continue the next phase of transformation and improvement.

Your role

As a Leisure Centre Attendant, you will provide the highest standard of customer service whilst ensuring the health and safety of customers. This will include being responsible for pool supervision ensuring bathers are safe and follow rules and be required to act up to prevent accidents and vandalism. You will also responsible for remedial cleaning of the building and be required to set up and take down equipment for activities.

What you will need

You will have a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and Health & Safety knowledge to be able to identify risks. You will be prepared to continue training on a monthly basis to keep your Lifeguard qualification live. With previous experience of working in a customer service environment, you will have good communication skills sufficient to communicate effectively with other staff and centre users.

Additional information

If you want to contribute positively to the culture of a growing, dynamic and ambitious service then we would like to hear from you.

1 x Full Time, Fixed Term contract until 31st August 2020 (New Parks Leisure Centre)

2 x Full-time, Fixed Term contract until 31st August 2020 (Cossington Street Sports Centre)

3 x Full-time, Fixed Term post until 31st August 2020 (Leicester Leys Leisure Centre)

Working pattern- there will be a 2-week rota consisting of early, late and weekend shifts. The successful applicant may also need to work bank holidays.

Please complete our online application form, referring to the attached person specification and ensuring you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach a CV please ensure this is tailored to the job requirements which will give you the best chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Vicki Allridge 0116 454 3509

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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