Hartham Leisure Centre

Activity Leadership Apprenticeship

Employer:

Hartham Leisure Centre

Training Provider:

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Weekly wage £150.00
30.0 hours per week 30 hours shift work incl. evenings and weekends, times TBC.
duration: 12 months
start: 12 February 2020
Hertford
Intermediate(level 2)
Activity Leadership (apprenticeship standard)
5 February 2020 (application closing date)
Are you looking to start your career within the sport and leisure industry? Everyone Active are looking for motivated candidates to work towards their Activity Leadership Level 2!

Responsibilities

Everyone Active are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work towards their Activity Leadership Level 2 and be part of a friendly team to provide a fun, safe and quality experience for all of our customers. 

You will also work towards your Level 2 in Fitness Instructing (Which is included in the Activity Leadership Level 2).

Your duties will include:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to all members
  • Assisting with gym tours and inductions
  • Support the centre swim teaching team to deliver exceptional swimming lessons
  • Adopting a customer service focussed and commercial approach to swimming lesson sales and retention, similar to that traditionally seen in the fitness environment
  • Showing members how to use the gym equipment and machines
  • Creating personal exercise places for members
  • Support and deliver community engagement linked to increasing swimming participation
  • To support the coaching team when required to maintain continuity of teaching and excellent customer service
  • To teach swimming when needed to fit the needs of the programme
  • To cover lifeguard positions when needed to fit the needs of the swimming lesson programme and centre pool programme
  • You will support the swimming lesson programme under the guidance of the General Manager or equivalent and the Regional Aquatics Manager

You will work a combination of Gym and Leisure side hours whilst working within the centre.

You will work towards your Activity Leadership Level 2 through work-based learning delivered by Lifetime Training as well as your National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification, Fitness Instructing Certificate (Included in the Activity Leadership).

To be considered for this role, you must be a strong and confident swimmer.

If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following. 

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part)
  • Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Future Prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full-time position.

Reality Check

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.15 an hour for 18-20-year olds, £7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.21 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). These rates apply from 1st April 2019.

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Qualities Required

  • Working well in a team
  • Candidates must be passionate about wanting to work within the leisure industry and willing to work towards their apprenticeship.

Qualifications Required

No previous qualifications required.

Training Provided

  • Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership
  • Functional Skills in maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT
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