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Senior Recreation Assistant


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £22,261 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 15 August 2022
Reference:  050822

An opportunity has arisen within the Operations department for a proactive, self-motivated and highly organised individual to join our team as a Senior Recreation Assistant.

You will operate as part of a team, assisting the Duty Manager with the delivery excellent customer services and the day-to-day operation of the centre. This includes cleaning and maintenance, preparation of areas and equipment for sessions as appropriate, providing poolside supervision and potentially performing water-based rescues. 

Previous experience in a supervisory role is desirable, as is a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), or equivalent, and a First Aid Certificate. If successful, the NPLQ would be fully funded by Surrey Sports Park.

Our offer includes:

    Free Full Access membership at Surrey Sports Park

    33 days of annual leave

    Volunteer leave

    One free Tastecard

    Free access to Surrey University’s Personal Development Courses

    Varied and supportive working environment

This role will include working early mornings, late evenings and weekends on a rota basis.

Surrey Sports Park is at the heart of sport and physical activity in Surrey, and our mission is to deliver the best possible sport, health and wellbeing experience to our University of Surrey students and to the wider SSP community. We provide strategic added value to the University by delivering an outstanding student experience through social and competitive sport and providing an excellent environment for wellness and fitness for Surrey staff and students, and our community impact is significant both culturally and physically

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application. If you have any queries regarding the application process or wish to speak informally about the role, please contact Toby Bookham on

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

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Surrey Sports Park is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.



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