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Lifeguard/Leisure Assistant

South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
Place of work:
Diss Leisure Centre, Diss
Salary details:
£3,097 - £3,236 per annum (FTE £19,100 - £19,960)
Job term:
Part Time
6 hours per week
Closing date:
25 September 2022 11:30 PM
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Other Key Information:

Shift work including evenings and weekends


Do you have as much enthusiasm as our customers?


Role Snapshot…

Do you enjoy fitness, wellbeing and thrice being part of a busy team working a range of shifts and dealing with the public? Do you want to work within the community at a thriving Leisure Centre? Do you love swimming and have a passion for lifeguarding? Then read on…



What you could be part of…

Diss Leisure Centre has been a part of the community of Diss for a long time, and

Continues to offer the best customer service. The centre is always busy, each week we run a few pool-based classes and our swim school is incredibly popular alongside these we have a busy timetable with options for the whole family. Diss Leisure Centre is part of the South Norfolk and Broadland council and is one of 5 Leisure Sites. We are a close team with lots of friendly faces, we strive for everyone to have a happy working environment with plenty of opportunity to gain qualifications and continue to develop in your careers.


Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like.  Continuous improvement is also vital and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.



What you’ll be doing…

  • Supervising the pool area
  • Setting up activities within the centre such as putting lane ropes out for sessions/classes/swim school and putting out equipment.
  • Ensuring the centre is well run, clean and tidy, and always ready for business
  • Delivering excellent customer service
  • Our teams work across our 5 leisure centres so you need to be able to travel between centres and enjoy this flexible working style.


You must have…


Essential Criteria

Essential Skills

NPLQ (or willingness to undertake the training with us which will involve a practical swim assessment)

Good Concentration Skills

First Aid Qualification (or willingness to obtain)

Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with the team and customers


Previous experience within the leisure industry is desirable.


Why Work For Us?

Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.



Where Are We Located?

Plan your travel route and find out where the Council office sites are located?

Our website has an amazing interactive map showing all our Council sites and the travel and route plan for each.



What Roles Do the Councils Offer?

The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.



What Benefits do our Employees Receive?

View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.



What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?

The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.



What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?

The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.



Where are we advertising?


Advertising Internally and Externally

If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager, a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.



Key Dates


Live Dates*

25 September 2022

Interview Dates

To be confirmed

*The Councils reserve the right to close the any and all vacancies after one week, if there is judged to be a sufficient number of applications received.



Other Information


Please note that this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced criminal record check.


If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or human resources, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.



Recruiting Manager: Becky Watts


Recruiting Manager Email:

Recruiting Manager Phone:

01379 652754



HR Team

01508 533995


If you want to learn more about the Councils, then please visit our joint website- South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils Website.


For lots of great information about employee life at the Councils please visit the above linked pages or visit our Jobs and Training Courses website page.


For information on how we use your data and the Councils Data Protection Policy please have a look at the Councils website.

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