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About Southwark:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

The Role:

Lifeguards have one of the most important jobs at our centres, and that is keeping our customers safe in and around the water.

Southwark Leisure have a Full Time Lifeguards (Recreation Assistants), also perform other duties; such as cleaning assigned areas, setting up and breaking down various activities and events and conducting pool testing according to procedures. You will work a 36 hour week across varying rotated pattern of shifts, which will require some evening and weekend work.

If you are interested in a career in leisure, Southwark Leisure also has fantastic training programmes that can lead to management positions, with a real focus on individual development.

We are passionate about delivering the best customer service and getting your community active. Every team member plays their part, working within a diverse and dynamic team in a fast-paced environment.

About You:


In order to be considered for a Lifeguard position at Southwark leisure, you need to be a strong swimmer, and have excellent customer service skills. You should also have:

A UK recognised pool lifeguard qualification (RLSS)

Understanding of relevant health and safety legislation

Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to appropriately correct behaviour of pool users where necessary

A high standard of physical fitness

Confidence and an approachable nature

 

Additional details

This post requires a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) DBS check at enhanced level.

Benefits and more information:

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members. You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date : 21/07/2024

Interview date: 25/07/2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

•  Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
•  Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
•  If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

 

 

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

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