Senior Lifeguard

Location Witney
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £26.070.46
Contact name: Tom Hitch

Job ref: 187505

GLL are currently recruiting a senior lifeguard to join our team at Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney. As a senior lifeguard you’ll oversee a team of lifeguards who you’ll act as a mentor and role model to be responsible for some staff training. Senior Lifeguards have real attention to detail as you’ll be ensuring the safety of our customers as well as the cleanliness of the pool environment.

 

Senior lifeguards are responsible maintenance and preparation of areas and equipment as appropriate, so you’ll need to be hard working and have a conscientious attitude. Excellent communication and social skills are necessary as you’ll often be the first point of contact for customers. Health and safety is paramount therefore attendance at regular pool training sessions is a must.

 

A Senior Lifeguards job can't be underestimated, and neither can the responsibility that comes with this vital lifeguarding role if you're calm under pressure, highly responsible and natural with people from all walks of life, this is your chance to develop your career with the UKs leading leisure provider.

 

What you need:

  • A can-do attitude
  • A real focus on customer service.
  • Passion and personality
  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Be a great team player
  • Ideally, you'll have your National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with up to date NPLQ training records and if not the NPLQ training can be provided subject to passing a swim test.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Supervise the lifeguard team
  • You will experience regular pool rotations
  • Supervising and cleaning the pool area
  • Setting up equipment
  • Deliver first-class customer service
  • Deal with customer queries
  • When not poolside you will be a key support to your team on a daily basis from preparing Studios, Gyms or Sports Halls for various activities to the general cleaning and upkeep of the centre.
  • Act as cover Duty Manager when needed

 

As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees

  • A Values driven organisation
  • Learning & development to support career development
  • Good Pension schemes
  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.
  • A full time permanent position
  • Industry leading rates of pay
  • Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events
  • Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal
  • Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria
  • Health assurance
  • Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.
  • Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)
  • 25% off Red Letter Days
  • 25% off Buy A Gift
  • 20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products.
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Free eye tests and discounted glasses

 

About GLL:

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.

 

Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.

 

One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.

 

We offer two different types of work arrangements:

  • A permanent employment contract - part time and full time
  • A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool

 

If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you.

 

So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.

 

Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.

 

However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.

 

We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.

 

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.