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Join our team. Active Life is a great place to work and our staff are part of an interesting, fun and challenging industry with a real purpose behind it. We often have full time, part time or casual positions available for roles such as Lifeguards, Gym and Studio Instructors, Receptionists and Catering Assistants. We offer competitive rates of pay, a contributory pension, full training and membership benefits.

Vacancies

Recreation Assistants

Two positions are available.
Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury

Permanent – 39 hours per week
£8.36 or £8.91* per hour
£17,004.24/£18,122.94* per annum

More Information

Recreation Assistant roles are a great way to start your career in leisure. We can offer a great working environment and are looking to recruit NPLQ qualified lifeguards who are committed and reliable to join us at Kingsmead Leisure Centre.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Supervising the pool, keeping our bathers and members safe
  • Ensuring Health and safety is at the forefront of all that you do
  • Keeping the poolside and changing areas clean and tidy
  • Looking after our customers – ensuring all visitors have a great experience every time they visit
  • Attending monthly training sessions to keep your knowledge and fitness levels at the required standard


In return we can offer you:

  • Free Gym and Swim membership
  • A range of staff discounts across our sites
  • Pension Scheme
  • Monthly Staff training and development
  • Refunds for applicants that are already qualified prior to employment if your course was self-funded (T&C’s Apply)

*£8.91 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 23 and over / £8.36 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 23 (for those of at least school leaving age).

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: RA2-0621-KLC to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Recreation Assistant

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Part-time
£8.36 per hour (for those of at least school leaving age)
£8.91 per hour (if aged 23 or over)

More Information

Recreation Assistant roles are a great way to start your leisure career with the aim to progress into Duty Manager roles and beyond! We offer a great working environment and are looking to recruit an NPLQ qualified lifeguard who is committed and reliable to join us at Herons Leisure Centre.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Supervising the pool, keeping our bathers and members safe
  • Ensuring Health and safety is at the forefront of all that you do
  • Keeping the poolside and changing areas clean and tidy
  • Looking after our customers – ensuring all visitors have a great experience every time they visit

Attending monthly training sessions to keep your knowledge and fitness levels at the required standard

In return we can offer you:

  • Free Gym and Swim membership
  • A range of staff discounts across our sites
  • Pension Scheme
  • Monthly Staff training and development
  • Refunds for applicants that are already NPLQ qualified prior to employment if your course was self-funded (T&C’s Apply)

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: RA2-0621-HLC to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Qualified Crèche Assistant

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury
£8.36 per hour (for those of at least school leaving age)
£8.91 per hour (if aged 23 or over)

More Information

Every weekday morning we open our Crèche where our customers’ pre-school children can be cared for whilst they use our facilities. We are looking for an experienced and qualified individual with a friendly and positive attitude to join our Crèche team.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Preparing the Crèche in advance of opening
  • Keeping accurate records of the children attending the Crèche
  • Providing consistent care and engaging play for the children
  • Following policies and procedures to ensure the safety, welfare and enjoyment of the children
  • Clearing away and cleaning on closing

What you’ll need:

  • A Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in the field of Early Years Care & Education / Childcare
  • To be experienced and capable in working with children and a genuine interest in doing so
  • A friendly, professional and positive attitude
  • To be reliable and flexible, smart and well presented
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure, communicate with parents and work within a busy environment
  • An enhanced DBS certificate (this can be obtained by Active Life after job offer, subject to the receipt of the DBS certificate, before start date)

Active Life employees enjoy free uniform, access to training, a pension scheme and generous staff discounts.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: CR2-0621-KLC to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Senior Recreation Assistants

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Permanent – 35 hours per week
£8.36 or £8.91* per hour

More Information

We are looking for responsible, reliable individuals who, in addition to normal lifeguarding duties of ensuring that our swimmers are safe and our customers are looked after, whilst also keeping the centre clean and preparing the activity areas for our busy programme, will assume the Duty Manager role for our facility when required. This role includes key holder responsibilities. 

Applications are invited from both NPLQ qualified lifeguards and those who have recently held a lifeguard qualification, who can demonstrate the right attitude, experience of responsibility and a long-term commitment to this role.

What you’ll need:

  • Experience as a lifeguard and a proven capability for responsibility, particularly with regards to colleagues and customers
  • A mature and hard-working attitude with the desire to learn and develop
  • A professional yet friendly manner and a genuine interest in working with the public
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and within a busy environment
  • An interest in working in the Leisure Sector
  • To be reliable, flexible and honest

Fully funded training leading to the National Pool Plant Operator Certificate will be provided, as appropriate, for the successful applicants.

Active Life employees enjoy free gym membership and staff discounts (subject to qualifying criteria) access to training, a pension scheme and free uniform.

*£8.91 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 23 and over / £8.36 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 23 (for those of at least school leaving age).

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: SRA-0621-HLC to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Senior Recreation Assistants

Two positions are available.
Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury

Permanent – 39 hours per week
£8.36 or £8.91* per hour
£17,004.24/£18,122.94* per annum

More Information

We are looking for responsible, reliable individuals who, in addition to normal lifeguarding duties of ensuring that our swimmers are safe and our customers are looked after, whilst also keeping the centre clean and preparing the activity areas for our busy programme, will assume the Duty Manager role for our facility when required.

Applications are invited from both NPLQ qualified lifeguards and those who have recently held a lifeguard qualification, who can demonstrate the right attitude, experience of responsibility and a long-term commitment to this role.

What you’ll need:

  • Experience as a lifeguard and a proven capability for responsibility, particularly with regards to colleagues and customers
  • A mature and hard-working attitude with the desire to learn and develop
  • A professional yet friendly manner and a genuine interest in working with the public
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and within a busy environment
  • An interest in working in the Leisure Sector
  • To be reliable, flexible and honest

Fully funded training leading to the National Pool Plant Operator Certificate will be provided, as appropriate, for the successful applicants.

Active Life employees enjoy free gym membership and staff discounts (subject to qualifying criteria) access to training, a pension scheme and free uniform.

*£8.91 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 23 and over / £8.36 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 23 (for those of at least school leaving age).

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: SRA2-0621-KLC to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Recreation Assistant

The Bay Sports Arena, Herne Bay
Evenings & Weekends
£8.36 per hour (for those of at least school leaving age)
£8.91 per hour (if aged 23 or over)

More Information

We are seeking enthusiastic, responsible and reliable individuals to join our team of Recreation Assistants at The Bay Sports Arena.  Located at Herne Bay High School, primarily you will be responsible for putting bowls mats away during the school day. Successful applicants may also be considered for additional weekday and evening hours, helping to deliver a wide range of sport and recreational activities to our customers, delivering excellent customer service and ensuring the highest standards of safety.

Additional duties may include:

  • Marshalling public roller-skating sessions
  • Assisting in children’s party and activities programmes
  • Assisting with the supervision of coaching sessions as required
  • Setting up equipment required to deliver activities

You will need to be customer focused, honest and have a professional, yet friendly manner. You should be able to think on your feet & remain calm under pressure. Previous experience in a customer-facing or similar role would be advantageous.

Please note: Successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) application.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: RA1-0621-HBH to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Receptionist/Front of House

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Casual cover
£8.36 or £8.91* per hour (*if aged 23 or over)

More Information

Our receptionists are usually the first people our customers meet. Add to this responsibility for cash handling and bookings and you can appreciate the importance of this role.

The role involves meeting and greeting our customers, providing excellent customer service, bookings, cash-handling and ensuring the smooth running of the Reception area.  As well as being the first point of contact, both face-to-face and via telephone enquiries, you will also undertake some administration and use our computerised booking system.

You will need to be customer focused, honest and organised with a professional, yet friendly manner. You should be able to think on your feet & remain calm under pressure. Previous experience in a customer-facing role and an aptitude for learning and using computerised till systems are desirable.

Active Life employees enjoy free gym membership and staff discounts (subject to qualifying criteria) access to training, a pension scheme and free uniform.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: HLC-0621-RE to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Receptionist

Whitstable Swimming Pool
Sundays, 7:45 – 15:30
£8.36 or £8.91* per hour

More Information

Receptionists at Active Life are the first to meet our customers. First impressions are important and as a Receptionist, you will be responsible for providing a warm welcome to each customer, bookings, taking payments and ensuring the smooth running of the Reception area whilst providing excellent customer service. You’ll also be the first point of contact for telephone enquiries and will carry out administration and use our computerised booking system.

What you’ll need to be:

  • Customer-focused with great communication skills
  • Honest and organised with a professional, yet friendly manner
  • Able to think on your feet & remain calm under pressure
  • Able to learn and use computerised till and booking systems
  • Ideally experienced or qualified in customer service

In return we can offer you:

  • Free Gym and Swim membership & a range of staff discounts across our sites**
  • Pension Scheme
  • Uniform
  • Set hours, with annual leave and sick pay** entitlement.
  • Additional hours often available to cover holidays and sickness

*£8.91 rate of pay is the National Living Wage, which is paid to those aged 23 and over / £8.36 rate of pay is for NPLQ qualified employees aged under 23 (for those of at least school leaving age).
*Subject to T&Cs

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: RE(SUN)-0621-WSP to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Receptionist/Front of House

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury
Casual cover
£8.36 or £8.91* per hour (*if aged 23 or over)

More Information

Our receptionists are usually the first people our customers meet. Add to this responsibility for cash handling and bookings and you can appreciate the importance of this role.

The role involves meeting and greeting our customers, providing excellent customer service, bookings, cash-handling and ensuring the smooth running of the Reception area.  As well as being the first point of contact, both face-to-face and via telephone enquiries, you will also undertake some administration and use our computerised booking system.

You will need to be customer focused, honest and organised with a professional, yet friendly manner. You should be able to think on your feet & remain calm under pressure. Previous experience in a customer-facing role and an aptitude for learning and using computerised till systems are desirable.

Active Life employees enjoy free gym membership and staff discounts (subject to qualifying criteria) access to training, a pension scheme and free uniform.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: KLC-0621-RE to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Recreation Assistant

Whitstable Sports Centre
Evenings & Weekends
£8.36 per hour (for those of at least school leaving age)
£8.91 per hour (if aged 23 or over)

More Information

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with an interest in sports to join our team based at the Whitstable Sports Centre.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring equipment is erected, dismantled and stored correctly
  • Assisting with coaching sessions
  • Operating the till and booking systems and assisting with the reconciliation of till receipts and monies as directed

Carrying out cleaning duties as directed to maintain high standards of hygiene

What you will need:

  • Enthusiasm
  • A mature attitude
  • To be reliable and flexible
  • Smart and well presented
  • Honest and organised, with a professional yet friendly manner
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and within a busy environment
  • An interest and enthusiasm for fitness and sports

Full training and uniform will be provided. Employees of Active Life enjoy access to pension and staff discount schemes.

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: RA1-0621-WSC to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

Recreation Assistant

Herons Leisure Centre, Herne Bay
Casual
£8.36 per hour (for those of at least school leaving age)
£8.91 per hour (if aged 23 or over)

More Information

Recreation Assistant roles are a great way to start your leisure career with the aim to progress into Duty Manager roles and beyond! We offer a great working environment and are looking to recruit an NPLQ qualified lifeguard who is committed and reliable to join us at Herons Leisure Centre.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Supervising the pool, keeping our bathers and members safe
  • Ensuring Health and safety is at the forefront of all that you do
  • Keeping the poolside and changing areas clean and tidy
  • Looking after our customers – ensuring all visitors have a great experience every time they visit
  • Attending monthly training sessions to keep your knowledge and fitness levels at the required standard

In return we can offer you:

  • Free Gym and Swim membership
  • A range of staff discounts across our sites
  • Pension Scheme
  • Monthly Staff training and development
  • Refunds for applicants that are already NPLQ qualified prior to employment if your course was self-funded (T&C’s Apply)

If you wish to apply:
Please send your CV quoting the reference number: CRA2-0621-HLC to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk.

If there isn’t a vacancy that suits you, but you think you’ve got the right experience, a positive attitude, and are keen to be part of an interesting, fun and challenging industry with a real purpose behind it, then we’d love to hear from you!

Email your CV and covering letter to jobs@activelifeltd.co.uk

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