Leisure Apprentice

CV Life is seeking to employ a number of enthusiastic individuals wanting to earn whilst they learn on our level 3 apprenticeship programme working with Aspire Training Solutions.

The ideal candidates for this position will be hardworking, self-motivated, and able to show initiative and work well as part of a team, and have a flexible attitude to work.

Duties include assisting with supervision of the public, ensuring facilities are used in a safe and responsible manner, whilst maintaining tidiness and hygiene of swimming pool; dry sports facilities and auxiliary areas.

Qualifications during this apprenticeship will include:

  • Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer
  • Level 2 Award in Multi Skills Development in Sport
  • RLSS module

Successful candidates will get 20% taken off job hours for coursework time.

All our apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to enter into a wide range of career paths and further education.

DBS Clearance will be required for the successful candidate.

Job Description

Responsibilities for all employees

  • To embrace and lead by example on the company’s key values of PRIDE, PASSION and PERFORMANCE.
  • To undertake your duties to the best of your ability and fully comply with all of the Company’s general standards and those relating to your specific role.
  • To support the Companys commitment to providing a safe environment for children and young people, ensuring awareness of the Company’s Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance, and to be vigilant, reporting any safeguarding concerns without delay.
  • To attend and fully engage with all internal training and development requirements and opportunities, and maintain such qualifications as required by the demands of the role.
  • To interact positively with customers adopting a friendly and professional approach at all times.
  • To carry out tasks at a range of sites that are either operated or managed by the Company or where services are delivered by the Company.
  • To be involved in any aspects or opportunities for sharing of good practice, expertise and responsibilities within the company. To generally help promote the work and public image of the company, always maintaining high standards of customer service and personal appearance.
  • To undertake other duties and provide short-term cover where necessary, as specified by Management, which are appropriate to your qualifications, experience and general level of your position.

Overall purpose and objective of the role:

To assist the Duty Manager in the daily operation of the Sports Centre facilities and activities, and to undertake training and successfully achieve the following qualifications:-
• Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer
• Level 2 Award in Multi-skills Development in Sport
• RLSS Lifeguarding

Main Duties of the Role

  • To work towards a recognised lifeguard qualification in order to carry out duties on the Centre’s swimming pool.
  • To assist with maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the Centre and its surrounding site at all times.
  • To continually refer to booking sheets and erect / dismantle equipment as appropriate.
  • To become familiar with the various procedures of reception duties, including all administrative aspects of record keeping and filing.
  • To assist with the re-stocking of vending machines as required.
  • To visit venues outside the Centre as required to promote the activities of the Company.
  • To patrol the building regularly and report any problems / breakages to the Duty Manager.
  • To attend any relevant meetings and forums as required.
  • To assist in emergency situations in accordance with the procedures detailed in the company’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake and complete all training and studies, meeting deadlines as required.

This job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed and updated depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

Date: April 2019

Person Specification

• Ability to work on own initiative and part of a team
• Adaptable and flexible
• Approachable
• Supportive towards young people
• Have a positive can-do attitude
• Committed to service excellence
• Desire to further training and career development prospects
• Outwardly enthusiastic and confident
• A flexible approach to work
• Maintain a professional image at all times

Knowledge and Experience gained throughout Apprenticeship

• Awareness of what customers require from the leisure/ health and fitness centres
• Awareness of safeguarding, health and safety and sports equity principles, policies and procedures
• Awareness of Health and Safety issues surrounding sports activities and facilities

Special Skills

• Organisational, planning and administration skills
• Communication skills
• The ability to undertake routine maintenance and cleaning

General intelligence

• Basic IT knowledge
• GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English


• Able to work unsociable hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
• Ability to travel between sites during the working day.
• DBS Clearance

Job Reference XL62
Closing Date 20th February 2020
Department Community Development
Hours Full Time - 37.5 Hours
Hourly Rate £4.50
  • Great development opportunities
  • FREE health and fitness membership
  • FREE health and fitness membership for a family member or friend
  • FREE uniform for applicable roles
  • FREE training for applicable roles
  • DISCOUNTS on Centre activities

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