Careers & Jobs

Recreation Assistant

Lex Leisure

Breckland Leisure Centre & Waterworld

North & Midlands

£9.50 - £9.50 Per Hour


Recreation Attendant (Full-Time) | Breckland Leisure Centre, Thetford

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.

The Opportunity

The role of Recreation Assistant is customer facing at all times and provides the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of leisure activities.  The role of a Recreation Attendant provides an exciting working day, every day, in a social environment with the opportunity to gain further skills and qualifications.

Additional earning opportunities are available for candidates who demonstrate the desire and capability to provide Duty Manager cover and/or deliver swimming lessons either within their normal working hours or as overtime.

The Primary Objective is to:-

  • To provide safe supervision of bathers, within the swimming pool complex.

  • Ensure that facilities are maintained to the highest standard of cleanliness and presentation at all times.

  • To guide, care for and assist all Leisure Centre customers.

  • Assist the Duty Manager in the effective control and security of the facility, patrolling all appropriate areas ensuring that equipment is stored safely and securely.

  • To be aware of all Health and Safety issues within the Centre, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices.

  • To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Leisure Centre.

  • Portray a positive image of the Leisure Centre, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty.

The Person

A current RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is essential, although full training will be provided if required.

The post holder should also demonstrate the desire and capability to achieve additional leisure based qualifications (including Level 2 Swimming Instructor and National Pool Plant Operators Certificate) and an appetite to progress into a career in Leisure Management. 

Among the personal characteristics sought the applicant:

  • Will be a competent swimmer, and able to complete a range of physically demanding duties and activity set-ups throughout each shift.

  • Will have the flexibility to work a shift pattern of early morning, late evening, and weekend hours

  • Will be able to meet the demands of the role by working additional hours when required. 

  • Will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of how they wish to progress within the Leisure Industry.

  • Will be hard working, enthusiastic, and reliable.

  • Will possess good communication skills.

  • Will be a team player, and enjoy working as part of a team.

The role of a Recreation Assistant is classed as a regulated post. Where the individual does not already hold a DBS Disclosure, it will be necessary for the postholder to be submitted for a DBS check.

What can Lex Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous annual leave

  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

  • Employee health cash plan

  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Company sick pay

  • Career progression

  • Training and development

Lex Leisure is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

 Please apply with a letter of application and CV to

About Lex Leisure

Lex Leisure seeks to operate leisure venues on a commercial basis with a view to generating a surplus that can be used for our principal objective of supporting those who are disabled, physically or mentally or who require support or bespoke care plans to stay physically active. Lex Leisure, working with key partners, wants to empower disabled people to take a more active role in all aspects of sport and physical activity and for our facilities to be more inclusive and to provide a greater range of sporting opportunities for disabled people.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Applications by: 29/01/2023