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Sports Centre Assistant

Edge Hill Sport

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £18,009 to £19,612 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 15 June 2021
Reference:  EHA0774-0421-R-R
Number of Positions:  2

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

Flexible and approachable with excellent communication and customer care skills, you will have previous experience working in a busy customer-facing environment and hold a current RLSS NPLQ lifeguarding qualification, or be willing to achieve the qualification within the first month of starting the position. The ability to work on your own initiative and contribute to a team is essential as is a commitment to personal and professional development.

About the Role

Your role will be to assist the Duty Manager in delivering 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, you 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. 

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


You will benefit from 22 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities. 

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Ross Nelms, Duty Manager at

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.

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