Recreation Assistants (Lifeguard)
Building on our continued growth, we’re now the UK’s largest leisure social enterprise – and set for even greater success. If you have the talent and ambition to join us as a Lifeguard, there’s never been a more exciting time to progress with a sector leader. This is more than a Lifeguard job – it’s a career. Professional development is just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.
Pool safety can’t be underestimated – and neither can the responsibility that comes with this vital lifeguarding role. Our scale means we can also offer scope to progress, and variety like nowhere else – from regular pool rotations, supervising and cleaning the pool area, to setting up equipment and delivering a first-class customer service when dealing with queries. Do your job well, and there shouldn’t ever be an emergency. But if the unexpected should happen, you’ll be equipped with the skills to potentially save a life.
If you’re calm under pressure, highly responsible and a natural with people from all walks of life, this is your chance to develop as a Lifeguard. We look for integrity, a can-do attitude and a real focus on customer service. Passion and personality will also stand you in good stead, combined with knowledge of health and safety legislation. A National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is desirable. A great team player, you’ll make sure our customers have the best possible experience – in terms of enjoyment, safety and hygiene.
Join us as a Recreation Assistant and enjoy career progression and great benefits including flexible hours and locations, a uniform and discounted membership at all our leisure centres.
If you have the passion and skills for this role, then apply now
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.
Better Leisure Centres are run by GLL, the largest leisure operator in the UK and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. We operate over 230 facilities including leisure centres, pools, spas, libraries and children’s centres in London & the South East, the South West, the North and Northern Ireland which encompass some of the most iconic venues in the country such as the London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and have recently achieved the Investors in People Silver award.
3 full time positions available.
39 hours per week
to include 1 weekend every 3rd week (shifts are based on a 3 week rota).
£15,210 per annum or £12,168 per annum if aged 16-17 years
GLL is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
The aim of GLL is to recruit people not just for jobs but for long term careers.
AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
GLL is a registered trademark of Greenwich Leisure Limited, a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Co-operative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014 registration no. 27793R. Registered office: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX. Inland Revenue Charity no: XR43398 VAT registration no: 219749179. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org