Duty Officer / Swimming Teacher - Whitchurch Swimming Centre

18 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Duty Officer / Swimming Teacher
Location: Whitchurch Swimming Centre, White Lion Meadow, Off Bridgewater Street, Whitchurch, SY13 2BY
Working Hours - 37hr post working a flexible pattern between the hours of 6am-10pm

Managed by Serco, Shropshire Community Leisure Limited was formed as a company limited by guarantee and commenced the management of Whitchurch Swimming Centre, Market Drayton Swimming Pool, Oswestry Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Sports Village and The Quarry Swimming Pools.

Serco is currently recruiting for a Duty Officer to work at Whitchurch Swimming Centre, Shropshire. Whitchurch Swimming Centre is a pool only site we offer a variety of pool based activities for all ages. From fun family swim sessions and swimming lessons for children and adults to energetic aqua fit classes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the Duty Officer within the rota system responsible for all aspects of the day to day to day smooth running of the centre including handling cash, staffing the reception, the health and safety of the public and staff.

Ensure a high standard of customer care and an effective response to enquiries at all times.
Ensure the security of the centre and high overall standards of cleanliness.
Ensure that all staff on duty are performing to the required standard.
Assist in ensuring that the required staffing levels are maintained at all times, including cover for sickness, annual leave etc.
Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all visitors to the centre.
Carry out first aid procedures if necessary.
Prevent misuse or damage to the facilities and equipment.
Be responsible for the day-to-day operation of all pool & building plant while on duty.
Maintain and clean sports equipment regularly so it is both safe and pleasing to use.
Remove damaged equipment from use, labelling it clearly as unusable and notifying the centre management so as to enable its removal/repair or replacement as necessary.
Support and promote the aims and objectives of the centre and of the equal opportunity and health and safety policies of Shropshire Community Leisure Trust.
Act as a lifeguard / Swimming Teacher (Level 2) when appropriate to do so and coach/teach activities commensurate with the level of qualification held.
Be prepared to work at other leisure centres from time to time.

Skills and Experience


Royal Lifesaving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is essential

Pool Plant Operator Certificate

Professional swimming qualification equivalent to the Amateur Swimming Association Level 2


First Aid at work would be advantageous

CIMSPA advantageous however not essential

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco 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 should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/75998232

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