Job Title: Lifeguard
Location: Basingstoke Aquadrome
Working Hours/Pattern: 37 hours per week, including earlies, lates and weekends
Salary: £21,202 per annum (£11.02 per hour) + Excellent benefits
Here at Basingstoke & Deane Community Leisure 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 a full time Lifeguard to join our leisure centre. Even if you do not hold your qualification yet, please apply as we do have fully funded Lifeguard courses taking place throughout the year.
As a Lifeguard you’ll be an important part of life here at the centre as you ensure that everyone can use the pool in safety and that they have access to everything they need to enjoy their visit.
You will be providing customer care to people of all ages, supervising activities, maintaining high standards of cleanliness in the pool area, and ensuring the safe handling and set up of pool equipment. And of course, when needed – you’ll help to save lives.
Without you there can’t be any pool activity. But you won’t be working alone. Our leisure centre has a close knit and supportive team, all working towards providing an inclusive leisure hub for the entire community.
Serco manages these facilities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Trust.
What you'll need to do the role
You’ll need to have excellent customer service skills as you’ll be interacting heavily with our customers. So, whether you’ve earned that experience in a leisure or another customer facing environment, you’ll be a people person who is happy dealing with people of all ages and backgrounds.
As a lifeguard you’ll naturally need to be safety conscious, vigilant, and able to deal with pressurised situations. Lastly, you’ll need to have strong swimming skills and it’s desirable that you hold a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (Royal Life Saving Society) or equivalent, however full training will be provided.
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 + Birthday leave (full time)
- 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
- Free car parking
- Discounts in on site café
- Electric vehicle charging
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