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Job Introduction

There is an opportunity of working within the largest leisure/sporting facility on Merville Barracks, home to our diverse clientele of both the British Army, there Dependants and Permitted Civilian clubs.

This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for further training/development and career progression across a number of services.

We are looking for someone with a current RLSS National Pool Lifeguard qualification (NPLQ) to join our large team of lifeguards and play a crucial role in achieving Sodexo’s mission statement of being a world leader in quality of life services. The lifeguard qualification is essential, and some experience working in a leisure facility would be useful.

Role Responsibility

As a Lifeguard, as well as daily supervision of the pool and various pool activities, you will also be responsible for:

  • The management and control of all COSHH and cleaning stock.
  • The daily cleaning regimes within the Gymnasium in compliance with the contract requirements.   
  • Attendance at the regular monthly staff training in all matters of life guarding techniques and first aid, maintain in date lifeguard qualification (NPLQ)
  • Management of Swimming Pool & Sports Hall Equipment, to include storage, issue & receipt, and the maintaining of records.
  • Preparation of Sports Hall areas for programmed sessions, including setting up of equipment.
  • Manning of Reception as and when required, and control of access to the facility.     
  • Care of Fitness Suite Equipment, including regular checks, maintenance, the keeping of records, and performing customer familiarisations as required.    
  • Compliance with all shift patterns, work timings and regimes and Company employee policies.
  • Thorough understanding of Gymnasium SOP’s, Pool NOP’s and EAP’s.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The successful candidate for this role will have:
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of the leisure industry
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A flexible working attitude along with the ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • A National Pool Lifeguarding qualification is essential

Package Description

Competitive hourly rate.  

Regular monthly training in both lifeguarding & Health and Safety.

Possibilities of further training for career development and progression.

Access to a wide range of employee discounts and benefits.


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