Outdoor Activity Leader

  • Job Reference: 128946
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
  • Website: https://www.serco.com/careers
  • Location: Nottinghamshire (NG12 2LU), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £8.36 to £8.91 Per Hour
  • Sector: Leisure
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Duration: Not specified

Job Description

Job Title: Outdoor Activity Leader

Location: National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

Job Type: Casual, Seasonal, June until October 2021

Salary: £8.36 to £8.91 per hour


Holme Pierrepoint Country Park, the home of the National Water Sports Centre has excellent water facilities, accommodation, a campsite, Outdoor Adventure Zone, Life Fitness Gym and marvellous nature trails for cycling and walking, it is a favourite destination for families, schools, corporate clients and individuals.


Here at National Water Sports centre an exciting opportunity has arisen for Outdoor Activity Leaders to work in our friendly professional team.


As the Outdoor Activity Leader, you will deliver a variety of activities and sessions across our fun and fantastic Outdoor and Water Adventure Departments which include Sky Trail, Climbing Wall, Lagoon activities and Lagoon Wipeout.


You will be the face and the first point of contact for our Outdoor Adventure Zone, making sure our customers have a safe, enjoyable, and adventurous experience both on dry land and on the water.


You will help in facilitating a safe, fun, and professional working environment with excellent development opportunities.


These positions are offered on a Casual Seasonal Contract between June to October, hours will mostly be at weekends and school holidays between 9am to 5.30 - 6pm, with overtime opportunities available.


About You


To be considered for this exciting role you must be available to work weekends and school holidays. Candidates who have previously worked as an Activity Leader / Sports Coach / Scout-Cadet Leader or have experience delivering activities or customer service to varied group sizes would be ideal, however we will consider candidates that do not have this experience as long as you have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and can provide outstanding customer service.


Essential skills for this role include being a team player, happy to support colleagues whenever necessary, able to work well under pressure and with a positive outlook and attitude.


Due to the varied nature of activities on offer we do require that any applicants are comfortable working with heights and are confident swimmers due to water based activities.


Full training and uniform will be provided to the successful candidates.


Please note should you be successful at your interview you will be enrolled onto an Open Water Lifeguard course which will take place over 3 days in June with exact dates to be confirmed.


Attendance is mandatory on the open water Lifeguard course so please ensure you are available before applying.


This is an exciting opportunity for seasonal work in an enjoyable outdoor environment, being out in the fresh air with hopefully plenty of sun, so if you feel you are suitable for this role please apply!



Why Serco  


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You will be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


 What we offer


  • Serco and NWC discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises your contribution
  • Excellent training and development opportunities




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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