Leisure Attendant/Lifeguard, Kent

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Sevenoaks SchoolKent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Not less than c.£17,314p.a
Contract term: Permanent

The Sports Centre 

Completed in December 2004, at a cost of £7m, the Sennocke Centre comprises the following facilities:

  • 8 court sports hall
  • 25m, 6 lane swimming pool
  • Recently refurbished fitness suite & weights room
  • 3 glass-backed squash courts
  • Dance and aerobics studio
  • Rock and rope climbing area
  • 3 indoor tennis courts
  • Café & meeting room
  • Floodlit hard court  
  • Athletics Track, Astro and Grass pitches with pavilions   

The Role

The Lifeguard will report to the Duty Manager or Team Leader, as appropriate.  

Purpose of Job

  • To carry out leisure attendant duties for the Sports Centre including assisting with the day to day running of the sports centre & outdoor areas.
  • To work as part of a team delivering an effective and efficient service for both school and external users, thereby enhancing the experience of sport and leisure on the campus.  

Main Responsibilities

  • Preparing facilities in support of the programme requirements for both the School and external users in accordance with centre policies and procedures.
  • Lifeguarding pool sessions as required.
  • Ensuring the Centre’s safety and security processes are upheld. 
  • Customer liaison, including deputising reception duties as and when required, including telephone communication and IT systems.
  • Assisting in the delivery of coaching & supervision activities as determined by individual capabilities.
  • Undertake cleaning, housekeeping and general replenishments.
  • Monitoring and recording of information.
  • Communicating (in the absence of a direct line manager) outcomes & occurrences.
  • Reporting all faults, incidents, accidents and dangerous occurrences.
  • Upholding the safety, security and welfare of yourself, school pupils, external users and your colleagues in accordance with all Centre procedures and H&S legislation and raising any concerns regarding this issue with the Sports Centre Manager.
  • Complying with the Centre’s Emergency Action Procedures and drills as required.
  • Assist the School PE department as agreed by your line manager.
  • Any other duties as required.
  • Attending (outside of normal working pattern) meetings & further training.
  • Cover absences to ensure continuity of service. This may at time to time be at short notice.   

Working Hours

The Centre operates throughout the year (i.e. not just in term time) the role requires you to work a rotational shift pattern including, evening, weekend & Bank Holiday shifts.  This role is full-time, 40 hours per week.  

For full details, please download the attached job description.



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More about Sevenoaks School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 455133
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Academic excellence, with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension.

Sevenoaks School is a large, co-educational HMC school. Founded in 1432 by William Sevenoke, the school has over the last 50 years developed an internati...