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David Ross Sports Village Sports Assistant /Lifeguard

David Ross Sports Village

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £24,148 to £25,211 per annum including shift allowances, plus one-off welcome bonus of £750*
Closing Date:  Friday 09 June 2023
Reference:  REG194223

Do you love sport and want to work in a role that allows you to do something that you are passionate about every day? 

Would you like to be part of our ambitious future, working within sector leading sports facilities providing health, wellbeing, and exercise opportunities for our university communities, including international and elite athletes? 

If so, we would love you to join our team of Sports Assistants and Lifeguards based at the David Ross Sports Village on our Nottingham campus.

In this role, we will support you to develop your skills and gain industry recognised qualifications to further your career in Sport. 

And don’t worry if you’re not yet fully qualified, we will provide fully funded training in your first 6 months with us to ensure you achieve the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and in addition, our team of Professional Development experts will work with you to find the course, funding or programme you need to help you fulfil your potential.

A team player, you will bring a passion for customer care and a desire to deliver excellent service to the role. Working on a rota basis, you will ensure the highest standards of facility operation, set up and delivery of activities and large events, as well as providing safe supervision of customers and lifeguard cover of our 25-meter indoor swimming pool.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a generous holiday allowance of 26 days plus 13 public holidays, pension scheme and access to leisure and childcare facilities across our campuses.

Candidates will need to be flexible in their approach to their working week, noting that evening, weekend, and work over public holidays will be required. Core hours for the David Ross Sports Village are 6.00am to 11.00pm. 

There is 1 permanent position available. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Note; Interviews for the roles will include a practical swim competency test to take place within the swimming pool. 

Please note that the salary advertised is based on a standard salary of £20761 - £21197 per annum (pro-rata if applicable), PLUS shift allowance which is subject to change, plus one-off welcome bonus of £750*. Shift allowance is only applied to specific roles within the University and therefore will not be carried forward to any additional roles undertaken at the University where this allowance does not apply.

*£750 welcome bonus will be paid as two instalments upon completion of 6 months employment.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Skilled Worker, therefore we can only accept applications from candidates who already have the right to work in UK.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Cameron Offer, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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