Leisure Assistant – Uppingham Careers

Leisure Assistant

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Job details

Contract hours: Various shift patterns available
Basis: Average 39 hours per week
Salary: £22,505.28 per annum
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 19 April 2024, 11:59 pm


Uppingham School Sports Centre seeks a Leisure Assistant with experience in customer service to join the team. This role offers an exciting chance to play a pivotal part in the smooth operation of a state-of-the-art sports facility.

As the primary point of contact within the sports centre for pupils, staff, and the general public, you will warmly welcome visitors and provide assistance in a courteous and helpful manner. Our Leisure Assistants also serve as trained lifeguards to ensure the safety of all our users. Your responsibilities will include ensuring adequate coverage of the swimming pool area and providing top-notch customer service to all members. Additionally, you will ensure the pool is never left unattended during use. Joining the USSC team means working in a world-class environment alongside a friendly and supportive group of professionals.

We are searching for an individual who is passionate about delivering outstanding service, possesses excellent communication skills, and is committed to maintaining a safe, clean, and tidy centre at all times. You should be well-qualified and, ideally, hold or be willing to work towards a teaching assistant qualification or National Pool Lifeguard qualification. If you have a genuine interest in swimming and aspire to develop a rewarding career in the leisure industry, we would love to hear from you.

The working hours are adaptable to accommodate the demands of the Sports Centre.

Hours: Part time hours available, these hours will be split into multiple roles

  • Monday – 16:00 – 22:00
  • Wednesday – 15:00 – 22:30
  • Thursday – 15:00 – 22:30
  • Friday – 07:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday – 07:30 – 14:30
  • Sunday – 07:30 – 17:00 (Every other week)

In return, Uppingham offers a variety of benefits. These include:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children of (Uppingham/Maidwell Hall) School
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.