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Careers

 

There are a wide range of career opportunities at the Sovereign Centre, from Lifeguard to fitness instructor, cleaners and cafe staff.  Details of our current vacancies are listed below.

Gym Instructor

Contract Type: Part Time up to 22 hours

Purpose of Job:

  • Be approachable, friendly, communicative and actively engaging with members.

  • Lead, instruct and motivate individuals and gym based groups exercise activities.

 

Principal Duties:

  • Actively engaging with members on the gym floor.

  • Planning and delivering inductions, health & fitness assessments, programme cards and short gym floor classes.

  • Demonstrating the correct way to use gym equipment and individual exercise routines; monitor any misuse of the equipment and correct individual’s techniques or posture.

  • Ensuring the gym, studio, sports hall are clean and free of health and safety hazards including the gym’s changing rooms.

  • Completing daily, monthly and quarterly maintenance and cleaning checks.

  • Helping with gym membership retention through participation in H&F events and other H&F based activities on the gym floor.

  • Helping driving new member’s sales initiatives through knowing the company’s product and current offers.

 

Qualification Level

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor

  • Member of CIMSPA

Essential Skills

  • Excellent customer service and customer care

  • Communication and listening

  • Professionalism

  • Time management

  • Organisational skills

  • Problem – solving

  • Able to work under pressure

 

Personal Attributes

  • Approachable and friendly

  • Hard – working

  • Strong work ethic

  • Enthusiastic

  • Self-driven and motivated

  • Communicative

  • Team player

  • Lead by example

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to Olga Holcakova olga.holcakova@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Duty Manager

Purpose of Job

To lead, manage and be responsible for the day to day operation of the facilities in and around a leisure centre site within a demanding commercial environment. Support, manage and develop a team of Lifeguards and Supervisors across the site, and assist the Operations Manager.

The post holder will be required to consistently provide on a pre-planned, ad-hoc, breakdown and reactive basis.

Principal Duties

  • Inspect and monitor the facility throughout the day in accordance with the procedures and deploy staff as required.

  • Lead, direct and motivate the operational team to ensure a quality service delivery.

  • Provide information, instruction, induction and training to operational staff to ensure they fulfil their roles in an efficient and safe manner.

  • Control and manage events such as accidents and emergencies.

  • Maintain a high profile throughout the facility and respond positively to customer needs, expectations and comments.

  • Undertake cash and transaction reconciliation and ensure cash security is maintained and

  • Ensure all financial procedures are complied with.

  • Undertake appropriate HR responsibilities and actions as required by the business.

  • Ensure the absence management policy is effectively applied at all times.

  • Attend training sessions on and off site, in order to demonstrate competency and maintain a valid qualification.

  • Attend meetings on and off site as required by the business.

  • Confidence and the ability to communicate at all levels.

  • Excellent time management and personal organisation skills.

  • Make sure that a thorough rota is in place to ensure that the correct amount of staff are working for to achieve operational excellence.

  • Ensure that the staffing requirements are within the budget

  • Manage and lead on all aspects of cleaning including budgeting, stock control and quality standard.

  • Obtain the ability to work in all areas of the business to relieve pinch points and help grow the business.

 

Qualification Level

  • Royal Lifesaving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) (desirable)

  • IOSH Managing Safely Certificate or equivalent (desirable)

  • Level 3 Qualification in a relevant discipline (desirable)

 

Experience Level

  • Experience of facility management at a supervisory level and confidence in applying management systems.

  • Working knowledge of health & safety at work legislation and its practical application.

  • Some experience in leisure or a service led background.

 

Essential Skills

  • Maturity and calmness under pressure.

  • An ability to delegate and to issue clear, concise instructions.

  • High personal integrity and motivation.

  • An open, honest and confident personality.

  • Proven leadership qualities.

  • A commitment to ensure the success of the site and the Company.

  • Team player with excellent communicational skills on all levels.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Maturity and calmness under pressure

  • An ability to delegate and to issue clear, concise instructions

  • High personal integrity and motivation

  • An open, honest and confident personality

  • A proven leader

  • A commitment to ensure the success of the site

  • Team player with excellent communicational skills on all levels

Salary: £27,395.93 per year

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to Phil Clark phil.clark@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Senior Lifeguard

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Senior Lifeguard. 

Competitive rates and benefits.

Description: We are currently recruiting for a senior lifeguard to assist the duty manager in supervising our busy swimming pools. The successful candidates will be fit, healthy, and available to work a variety of shift patterns. They will have undertaken or be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS Criminal Records Check and Child Protection Training.

Essential Skills: National Pool Lifeguard Qualification & high customer service standards

Desirable Skills: First Aid at Work qualified, experience in the leisure industry, have an understanding of health and safety.

Salary: starting from £22,456 per year

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to Phil Clark phil.clark@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Lifeguards

We currently have vacancies for full time and part time lifeguards.

Competitive rates and benefits.

Description: We are currently recruiting lifeguards to supervise our busy swimming pools. The successful candidates will be fit, healthy, and available to work a variety of shift patterns. They will have undertaken or be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS Criminal Records Check and Child Protection Training.

Essential Skills: National Pool Lifeguard Qualification & high customer service standards

Desirable Skills: First Aid at Work qualified, experience in the leisure industry, have an understanding of health and safety.

Salary: £11.25 per hour

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to Phil Clark phil.clark@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Aerobics Instructors - Dance Fitness, Body Pump, Indoor Cycling, Pilates, Yoga, Body Balance, Body Combat, Body Step, Thai Chi, Chi Ball

Contract Type:  Self Employed/Casual

Description: We're recruiting for qualified aerobics instructors to teach the following:

Dance Fitness, Body Pump, Indoor Cycling, Pilates, Yoga, Body Balance, Body Combat, Body Step, Tai Chi and Chi Ball.

Essential Skills: Qualification in the specific classes

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to Olga Holcakova olga.holcakova@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

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