Job title: Lifeguard
Location: Kent Leisure, Maidstone, Tenterden, Swallows and Sheppey leisure centres
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed term, Casual
Working hours: Full Time, Part time and Casual hours available between Monday to Sunday
Salary: Up to £8.91 per hour + excellent benefits
Here at Kent Leisure 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 Lifeguards to join our leisure centres. 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. You will also receive fantastic training and development opportunities and benefits including free leisure access and other various discounts.
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.
Meaningful and vital work: Swimming pools are the beating hearts of our leisure centres and without lifeguards we can't operate. They ensure that our customers can enjoy their activity in safety and when needed they save lives
A world of opportunity: Our lifeguards are integral to the running of our centres, so as well progressing into senior lifeguard positions they can move into other centre management roles in one of our 55 facilities.
Great people: Our centres are close-knit and friendly, and we rely on each other for support. As well as the backing of the team you'll also find all the resources you need for career progression through Serco Learning
What we offer
- Free/heavily discounted use of all the facilities at the Centre
- Excellent Development and Training Opportunities
- A safe and supportive culture
- A chance to make a positive difference to the community
Serco/Serco Leisure Operating Limited are appointed as the Trust's Managing Agents. We manage the recruitment process and the Trust's employees in the delivery of the service on their behalf. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application. Applicants should be aware that in line with the company's policy, employees will have a DBS check where appropriate.
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