Senior Lifeguard/Sports Assistant

University of Oxford

Oxford University Sport is situated at the iconic sports ground where the world record four-minute mile was first broken.

We currently have opportunities for two Senior Lifeguard/Sport Assistants to join our friendly team and provide operational support to the Rosenblatt swimming pool and surrounding sports complex.

These are permanent, full-time posts.

What We Offer

We are a key part of the University of Oxford and as an employer, genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

•           An excellent contributory pension scheme

•           38 days annual leave

•           A comprehensive range of childcare services

•           Family leave schemes

•           Cycle loan scheme

•           Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

•           Opportunity for personal and professional development

The University also runs an enormous number of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

About the Role

We are looking for team players to join the Sports Department team as Senior Lifeguard/Sports Assistants working throughout the entire sports complex at our Iffley Road site.

As a member of operational staff, you will provide full support to the Management Team and support the day-to-day operation, along with acting up as a Duty Manager when required.

Our working hours are an average of 36.5 per week (excluding breaks) and you will work on a well-balanced 2-week shift rota which includes just three set days during the week and short weekend shifts every other weekend.

About You

You will need to hold a RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) or be a strong swimmer who is willing to obtain an NPLQ. First Aid at Work and Pool Plant Operator qualifications would be ideal but training for these can be provided.

Owing to the nature of this position, offers of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information or to arrange an informal conversation about the role please contact [email protected]

Applications should be made online and please quote Reference 169193 on all correspondence.

Please submit your application before 12:00 midday on Wednesday 22 November 2023.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 December 2023.

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