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Senior Recreation Assistant (Supervisor) – Parkside Pools & Gym

Are you an experienced Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) looking for the next step in your career? Or are you someone that is looking for a career change? If so, this could be the opportunity for you. GLL is recruiting a Senior Recreation Assistant to work at Parkside Pools and Gym.


Key responsibilities and duties

– Leading the team of Lifeguards whilst on shift.

– Completing new staff inductions

– Looking after maintenance, and logging issues

– Compelting set up and set down

– Touring new members round the facility to sign up for Swim or gym memberships

– Ensure the health and saftey of customers in the facility

– Attend to any first aid needs


The right person would

– Have a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (desirable not essential)

– Want to progress

– Have a good work ethic

– Be punctual


Working pattern

Working on a 3 week working rota

Week 1

Monday Early

Tuesday Early

Wednesday Mid Shift

Saturday All day

Sunday All day

Week 2

Tuesday Mid shift

Wednesday Early

Thursday Early

Friday Early

Week 3

Monday – Friday Late shift


In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:

Pension schemes

Ride to work scheme

Discounted membership at our leisure centres

The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events

Career pathways

Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best


Closing date: 04/12/2022


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.


To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.


About Us

GLL is the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.