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Recreation Assistant Apprenticeship

Lifetime Training
£200 per week
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

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Education & Training
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
12-18 months
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Job Details

All interviews for this position will take place on 22nd January.

Legacy Leisure is a not for profit charitable organisation that has been established to support a

national legacy following the Olympics, Legacy Leisure seeks to educate, inspire and support physical activity, to enhance the lives of our patrons and enable long term positive lifestyle changes. Legacy Leisure is passionate about improving the health and well-being of our patrons, and aims to offer a diverse range of physical and cultural activities that will engage and invigorate communities, be it through sport, the arts or other activities. We will continually seek to provide new opportunities for participation, recreation and leisure and will create development pathways for each individual to achieve their full potential.

The role of Recreation Assistant is a great position to be able to carry out and be involved in the full range of leisure activities. Continually customer facing the role provides rewarding opportunities. Meeting new people, variation in both activities and learning provides an exciting working day, every day, for our Recreation Assistants.

Recreation Assistants will perform duties pertaining to both wet and dry sites.

Primary Objectives for the Recreation Assistant will be:

● To ensure the safety of and enjoyment of everybody using the Leisure Centre.

● To partake in the management of all aspects of the daily activities of the Centre.

The Recreation Assistant will focus day to day on the following tasks:

● To guide, care for and assist all Leisure Centre customers.

● To facilitate a friendly but efficient working relationship with the people who use the Leisure Centre.

● To work as part of a team to achieve the objectives and usage targets of the Leisure Centre.

● To innovate ideas and initiate action to increase the usage of the Leisure Centre.

● To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort.

● Assist the Duty Manager in the effective control and security of the facility, patrolling all appropriate areas ensuring that equipment is stored safely and securely.

● To be aware of all Health and Safety issues within the Centre, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices.

● To ensure all parts of the Centre are safe and secure when not in use.

● To cover duties of such other members of staff as required.

● To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Leisure Centre.

● Portray a positive image of the Leisure Centre, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty

Some Recreation Assistant positions may be classed as a regulated post and therefore may require a DBS Disclosure. Where the individual does not already hold a DBS Disclosure, it will be necessary for the post holder to be submitted for a DBS check.

What your apprenticeship includes:

- A mixture of face to face and virtual catch ups with your learning coach every 4 - 6 weeks

- A mixture of on and off the job training, including workshops and webinars

- Feedback sessions to discuss progress

- Obtain Functional Skills in English and Maths (if you don't already have GCSE)

Some great benefits below:

- Competitive salary

- Generous annual leave

- Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

- Employee health cash plan

- Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending

- Cycle to Work scheme

- Pension Scheme

- Company sick pay

- Career progression

- Training and development

At Victoria Park you'll be working towards your Leisure Team Member Level 2 Apprenticeship over the course of 15 months.


Lifetime provides award-winning apprenticeship programmes and expert strategy advice. We are specialists in delivering apprenticeships across the Business Services, Management, Health and Social Care, Early Years, Active Leisure, Hospitality and Retail sectors between levels 2 to 5. We’ve developed through organic growth and strategic acquisitions over the last 25 years to become the UK's largest national provider of apprenticeships. We support over 20,000 learners a year, using our extensive knowledge and robust resource. Our team of over 1,000 employees ensures that we provide high quality, national coverage. Lifetime's Head Office houses our Operations 'Support Hub', while our delivery teams of Regional Trainers, English and maths Tutors, Area Managers, and Quality Improvement Coaches are field-based throughout the UK. This ensures that we can offer nationwide coverage with local delivery.

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