Job title: Holiday Scheme Assistant
Contract type: Fixed term, 2 weeks then possibility of Casual work
Location: Oak Tree Leisure Centre
Working Hours: October school holidays, 24 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, 9.45am to 3.45pm
Salary: £10.42 per hour + Excellent Benefits
Here at More Leisure Community Trust our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team - and right now we are looking to recruit for Holiday Scheme Assistants to join our fun and vibrant team at our Oak Tree site.
This is an exciting brand-new role funded by the council which has been created for the school holidays which you can be part of. In this role you will work with your fellow team members to plan and deliver a safe, fun, and engaging program of sports, arts and craft activities that meets the needs of our customers who will be aged 4 to 12 years old during the school holidays.
Your days will be varied and will include providing activity sessions, coaching various sports, handing out lunch bags and making sure the kids are enjoying themselves, are well looked after and have the best experience possible.
This is your chance to be involved in in a fantastic new scheme keeping children entertained during the school holidays and you will go home each day with a huge sense of satisfaction at the difference you have made.
We share your passion for leisure, and we will offer a safe, fun, and professional working environment with excellent development opportunities, including supporting you in achieving Swimming Teacher and/or Lifeguarding qualifications which will enable you to take on casual roles at your local Centre during term times and school holidays if you so wish. You will also receive a free gym membership across our Mansfield Leisure centres.
Serco manages these facilities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Trust.
First and foremost, you will need to have excellent customer service skills, communication and organisational skills as well as be comfortable working with children. We welcome applications from candidates aged 16 and above.
We are looking for candidates who are outgoing, enthusiastic, and highly motivated to be considered for this role.
Lastly, it’s desirable that you hold a sport specific, play work qualification, first aid certificate as well as child protection however this is not essential as full training will be provided.
This is a great opportunity to be part of something special and provide local children with a safe and fun place to play and develop skills. So, if you feel you are suitable and up to the challenge please apply as soon as possible.
Please note, these roles are subject to DBS checks.
Meaningful and vital work: Working within Leisure means that you’ll play a critical role in ensuring that the communities we serve receive exceptional service and you’ll help to provide our local communities with a safe and fun environment to stay healthy and connected to others.
A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support our Leisure business and we’re big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, undertake additional training or progress into senior management you’ll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.
Great people: Our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service for our customers and we welcome those who take similar pride in their work.
What we offer
- Free membership at the Centre plus heavily discounted use of classes and facilities
- Free safeguarding training and DBS check
- Excellent Development and Training Opportunities
- 6% employer matched pension contribution
- 21 days annual leave + Public Holidays
- Life assurance up to 2x base salary
- Simply health cash plan
- Anytime health line
- Employee assistance programme
- Benefits portal offering discounts on eating out, travel, shopping and entertainment
- A safe and supportive culture
- A chance to make a positive difference to the community