Recreation Assistant

Surrey, United Kingdom
£20,963 per annum
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location: Guildford
Salary: £20,963 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 23 March 2023
Reference: 0612225R

An opportunity has arisen within the Operations department at Surrey Sports Park for a full-time Recreation Assistant.

Working on a rota of an average of 40 hours per week including every other weekend, early mornings and evening shifts. This is a full-time, permanent contract (please do not apply if you are looking for casual hours).

We are looking for a proactive, self-motivated and highly organised individual to join our friendly and busy team. The role is active and varied and you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the centre.

An RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is essential for this role but training and funding will be provided for candidates who pass the swim test and interview.

If you hold excellent customer service skills, are passionate about sport and fitness, and enjoy working as part of a team please apply. 

Our offer includes:

  • Free Full Access membership at Surrey Sports Park
  • 33 days of annual leave
  • Volunteer leave
  • One free Tastecard
  • Free access to Surrey University’s Personal Development Courses
  • Varied and supportive working environment

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application. If you have any queries regarding the application process or wish to speak informally about the role, please contact Toby Bookham, Duty Manager -

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

Surrey Sports Park is at the heart of sport and physical activity in Surrey, and our mission is to deliver the best possible sport, health and wellbeing experience to our University of Surrey students and to the wider SSP community. We provide strategic added value to the University by delivering an outstanding student experience through social and competitive sport and providing an excellent environment for wellness and fitness for Surrey staff and students, and our community impact is significant both culturally and physically.

This role does not meet the salary requirement for Certificate of Sponsorship.

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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