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Sports Centre Assistant

Edge Hill Sport

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £20,735 to £21,197 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 31 January 2023
Reference:  EHA0171-0123

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

 About the Role

 This is a great opportunity for a Sports Centre Assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of Edge Hill Sport, covering a range of indoor and outdoor facilities. 

 You will supervise activity and ancillary areas, ensuring the safety of customers, providing high levels of customer care and assist with any customer feedback. 

 Working as part of a team, the Sports Centre Assistant will to undertake a range of leisure operational duties such as:

  • Assisting with the opening and closing of the leisure facility.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment.
  • Lifeguarding the swimming pool, including prevention, intervention, and rescues for users within their care.
  • Ensuring programmed activities and services are available including preparing, assembling, dismantling, and storing equipment such as trampolines, badminton nets and goal posts. 

The role will involve some heavy lifting and work outdoors in all weather conditions.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Michael Nuttall, Duty Manager,

About You

As a Sports Centre Assistant, you will:

  • Have experience of working in a busy customer facing service industry
  • Have experience of previously or the passion and drive of wanting to work as a Lifeguard in a swimming pool environment
  • Understand the Sports Centre Assistant’s role and responsibilities as part of a team in supporting the smooth operation of the facility
  • Be able to create positive first impressions and to develop relationships with customers through excellent communication skills
  • Safely prepare activity areas for use, including the physical ability to set up, dismantle, and store sports equipment. 
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision demonstrating problem solving and time management

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 35 days annual leave per annum (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 16.3%

About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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