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Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard

Salary:£21575-£22396 / Grade D

Service Unit:Leisure

Closing Date:14/02/2023

Post Number:L001

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Various hours are available

Location: Exeter Leisure Centres


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About you

An exciting opportunity has arisen for ambitious, committed, and proactive individuals who are willing to go the extra mile in the role of a Lifeguard Recreational assistant within a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

You may be an experienced lifeguard / recreational assistant, a recently qualified lifeguard, or someone who is looking to take first steps in the leisure industry.

It is preferable that you already hold a National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ) however, full training and certification will be provided for the right individual.


About the role

FULL TIME, AND CASUAL ROLES AVAILABLE! (Part-time will also be considered for the right applicant)

The post holder will ensure the safety and enjoyment of centre users and partake in the management of all aspects of daily activities in the centre. Providing a warm, friendly, professional atmosphere and high standard of customer care at all times. Please look over the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further requirements of the role.

We have multiple positions available to be a part of the opening team for our brand new leisure centre in the heart of Exeter, St Sidwell's Point.

We are offering both full-time and part-time hours. Posts will offered on a permanent basis for regular hours across the full year. Schedules will work on a rota basis covering 7 days per week.

If you applying for part-time hours, please confirm in your application the weekly hours you are looking for. Hours will be discussed at the interview stage.


About the team

We are amidst an exciting period within Exeter Leisure. Riverside Leisure Centre has undergone a full refurbishment of its wet side facilities and has recently reopened to the public, closely followed by the new flagship site St Sidwell’s Point, which is the UK’s first passivhaus leisure centre. St Sidwell’s Point will complement our existing thriving centres within Exeter Leisure; Riverside Leisure Centre, Wonford Sports Centre, ISCA Bowls centre, Northbrook Swimming pool and Exeter Arena.


What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact us via email at


We reserve the right to close any vacancy before the closing date if enough applications are received.


Our commitment

At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

If you would like further information on this please contact our HR Team at



Exeter City Council is a Mindful Employer



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Last updated 27 January 2023