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£ 19,305 - £ 22,876
Job sector: sport
Job description:
We have invested £136 million into developing our vision of the 'campus of the future' and now that vision has become a reality.

This is part of our commitment to attract the brightest and best students, scholars and staff in the future, both nationally and internationally.

The university consists of four faculties: Business and Law; Arts, Design and Humanities; Technology; and Health and Life Sciences.

Faculty / Directorate

The Estates & Commercial Services Directorate is large and diverse, employing circa 300 people, ranging from plumbers, engineers, carpenters, cleaners, porters, leisure centre assistants, to property management professionals, architects, project officers, CAD, space management, sustainability and energy and administrative personnel.

Role

Part Time, Fixed Term Contract for 9 months

1 x 13.5 hours (Thursday 4pm - 10.30pm & Saturday 12pm - 8.30pm)

DMU is currently looking to recruit a dynamic, customer service focused Leisure Assistants 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.

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.

Ideal Candidate

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.

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.

The candidate 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.

Please note: salary will be prorated
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