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Job Title Leisure Assistant Temporary Sessional Post (3 months initially)
Job reference PLA54
Department Place Directorate
Grade SCP 3
Pay From: £10.79 per hour To: £10.79 per hour
Hours 3.45 per week (15 hours per month)
Closing date 05 June 2023
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the North-west close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as Sessional Leisure Assistant in Place Services Directorate, Active Lives, Leisure and Fitness Service
Interested to Find Out More?

Sessional Leisure Assistant (temporary for 3 months initially)

Calling all Lifeguards… We want you!

Do you hold a lifeguard qualification? Think you would you enjoy working in a leisure environment and could become a great asset to our front-line customer service team? If so dive into this role with passion, motivation, and creativity to deliver outstanding customer service for Go Active.

Queens Park Health & Fitness are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent customer care skills to work in the Council's Health & Fitness facilities.

Ideally we are looking for individuals with first-hand experience of working in the Leisure Industry, who enjoy working as part of a team and have excellent communication skills with a good understanding of service delivery.

Day to day duties will include swimming pool supervision, general cleaning and housekeeping tasks and equipment set up. Each of these tasks requires a high level of interaction and communication with customers, including the completion of customer facility tours.

You will be required to work shifts including evenings, early mornings and weekends and we need a commitment to working flexibly to meet the needs of the service, to provide cover for colleagues and to attend training when required.
Plus! If you are successful, you will be eligible for the following benefits:

• Paid training opportunities to expand your skills, qualifications, and experience.
• Four weeks Annual Leave entitlement, plus Bank Holiday entitlement
• Access to the full Go Active facilities, including the Fitness Suite, Classes, and Swimming.
• Enhanced rates for weekend end (time and a half / double time if you have worked within the same role, within the same week

If you hold a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Certificate or are willing to gain your qualification within 12 weeks of commencement and have the skills and experience to add value to our service, then we would like to hear from you.

PLEASE NOTE: The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is an essential criteria for these posts: -

2 posts are based at Queens Park Health & Fitness working an average of 15 hours per month.

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing us at For an informal discussion please contact Ian Grice on (01744) 671717 or Jane Ascroft on 07716702157.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Disclosure Application Form Word.pdf
Leisure Assistant Job Description.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Lesiure Assistant Person Specification.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.