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Leisure Assistant
Leicester, UK
United Kingdom
Grade C, £19,730 - £23,334 pa
Part time
12 May 2019
11 Apr 2019
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DMU is currently looking to recruit an innovative, customer service focused Leisure Assistant to assist the Duty Officers in the operational aspects of running busy, City Centre based leisure facilities. The service comprises of a 25 metre, six-lane swimming pool and sauna, an 8 court and a 3 court sports halls, 3 x multi-purpose studios, a 13 metre high climbing wall and a state of the art 100+ station fitness suite.

Faculty / Directorate

DMU is committed to excellence in the student experience and by joining the current leisure team you will demonstrate a thorough understanding of what it takes to provide excellent customer service, with a flexible approach to work and to the challenge of responding to rapidly changing priorities. You will enjoy working both as part of the fitness team and as part of the larger leisure centre team. You will be expected to use your initiative and work without direct supervision, to maintain a welcoming environment for all customers and to ensure the professional running of busy leisure facilities at all times.


This role is for 13.5 hours per week. The salary will be pro rata’d.

The leisure team are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with sports/leisure centre experience to fill a position as a leisure assistant. You will be highly motivated and have the ability to deal with customers in a professional and friendly manner, be able to competently supervise and control a busy fitness suite environment and when required act as a lifeguard and climbing wall instructor.

Ideal Candidate

You will be trained as a YMCA level 2 Fitness Instructor, or equivalent, be NPLQ or equivalent qualified, have a Climbing Wall Leading Award/Single Pitch Award or higher with experience working in a climbing wall and have a valid 1st aid at work certificate. Exceptional candidates will be considered and trained without the relevant lifeguard and climbing wall qualifications but must be able to attain both.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills, the ability to use basic Microsoft office packages, have used leisure management systems as well as being numerate and have basic cash handling knowledge.

The role will require the successful candidate to work evenings and weekends, and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

De Montfort University is committed to open and diverse recruitment and positively encourages applications from suitably skilled people regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note that you will be starting at the bottom of the grade.

Closing Date: 12th May 2019.
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