About the role

Our pair of Senior Leisure assistants are at the core of the smooth running of the centre; they’re the familiar faces known by our regular customers and they’re part of a small team who gets to know the operation inside out. We want you to fulfil the role of lifeguard and swimming teacher and will invest in the training you require to do both. You will also help manage the pool plant machinery. We will put you through the Pool Plant Operator training as well as First Aid at Work.

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience. The main focus of your time will be lifeguarding which is supplemented by other responsibilities and duties beyond those which can be undertaken by the other leisure assistants.

On occasional rota’d evenings and weekends you would take on duty manager responsibilities for a short period, providing you with an excellent opportunity to develop and prove duty manager skills by leading the other staff and dealing with any incidents that may arise.

Swimming Teacher Development

As part of a two-year development plan, we will be covering the costs of your training as an STA qualified swimming teacher. In the first year we will be providing training to achieve the STA Level 2 award, which will allow you to teach children to our Swimmer 2 level, when you have passed your STA award you will be expected to teach a certain amount of hours (up to 15% of your total working time). These hours will be provided for you to teach, most likely as school holiday Crash Courses. There may be some staff absence or sickness cover on top of this allocation.

In the second year we plan to train you to achieve the STA Level 2 Certificate which will then allow you to teach from beginners up to advanced. This will also enable you to earn a higher rate for that time you spend teaching.


Key information

Location: Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0QG

Salary: £17,952 per annum plus uniform, swimming teacher training fees and contributory pension

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Leave: 31 days + bank holidays (inclusive of Christmas closure days)

Deadline: ongoing


Important dates and how to apply

Applications are ongoing.

Please submit your London Youth application form to evie.edwards@londonyouth.org

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

Any questions? Call 01494 432 433


Essential documents

Senior Leisure Assistant – Woodrow – Job Description and Person Specification

Employment – Guidance to Applicants – Oct 17

Employment – Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form – Sept 16

Employment – Application Form – Sept 16

Employment – Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form – Sept 16

Employment – Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy – Sept 16