Leisure Assistant – Uppingham Careers

Leisure Assistant

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Job details

Contract hours: Part time, 22 hours per week other contracts available
Basis: Various shift patterns available
Salary: £11.10 per hour
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 1 September 2023, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is seeking a Leisure Assistant with exceptional customer service skills to join our team. This role offers an exciting chance to play a pivotal part in the smooth operation of a top-notch Sports Centre.

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. 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. Your responsibilities will include ensuring adequate coverage of the swimming pool area and providing top-notch customer service to all members. Additionally, you will perform general lifeguarding duties and ensure the pool is never left unattended during use. 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.

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

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of twice annual salary
  • Westfield health care package

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.

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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.