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Leisure Assistant (2 posts)

Sport, Security And Nursery Services

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £20,130 to £22,417 per annum
Grade:  Grade 05
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 01 August 2021
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  R210288
Release Date:  Thursday 22 July 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sport Aston for a Leisure Assistant to join our team based on Aston University campus at the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre.

We are looking for a flexible individual who is willing to learn new skills and embrace the development opportunities that Sport Aston has to offer to support future career advancement from this multi-functional role.

Our Leisure Assistants are the front line of our operations. This is a customer facing role and will involve some reception duties including answering the phone, dealing with customer enquiries and taking bookings and payments. You will also be engaged with lifeguarding, setting up and dismantling sports equipment, cleaning and minor maintenance of the building.

You must possess a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification together with basic numeracy and literacy skills. You must demonstrate flexibility in the approach to your work and be prepared to work early mornings, evenings and weekends on a shift basis. You will be a team player willing to go above and beyond for our customers. Ideally you will have some previous experience of work in a sports centre or swimming pool. Some previous supervisory experience would  also be a distinct advantage.

Interview Dates: 

Thursday 12 August 2021 - Stage 1 Pool Test 

Tuesday 17 August 2021 - Stage 2 Formal Interview 

Please note only candidates who successfully pass the stage 1 pool test will be put forward for the stage 2 interview. 

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  If you are attaching a CV please remove name and address. 

We offer a generous annual leave scheme with 25 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University closure days.

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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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