Sports Assistants (including lifeguard duties)

Job title Sports Assistants (including lifeguard duties)

Department Sports Development & Recreation

Salary Starting from £18,009, rising to £19,133

Grade Grade 3

Placed on Monday 13 September 2021

Closing date Monday 11 October 2021

Interview date Friday 29 October 2021

Reference CC8522R


This vacancy is eligible for the Recruitment Referral Scheme. Apply today and if you are appointed a £200 fixed payment will be made to the employee who recommends you, payable upon the successful completion of probationary period (six months) *subject to Terms & Conditions

Are you a sports enthusiast with ambition and want to be involved with all levels of sport?

Join our hardworking team of over 100 staff providing activities, services and facilities for students, university staff, the local community and high-performance athletes. We will support you with all the training you need to thrive in this dynamic environment.

Here at Team Bath we challenge ourselves to be recognised as a leading centre for creating impact through sport and activity by maximising our unique environment every day for every customer – including supporting athletes going to the Tokyo Olympics. We aspire to create a world leading multi-sport environment based in our inspiring Sports Training Village, supporting all ages and all abilities to achieve their personal goals.

If you have a lifeguarding qualification (or can obtain one prior to starting in post) and good interpersonal skills, we would love to hear from you. Your role will involve working with the Shift Managers and Sports Supervisors in setting up indoor and outdoor activities and events. With a focus on lifeguarding, operation and maintenance of the sports facilities and associated areas, security, cleanliness, health & safety and emergency procedures.

In return for your commitment we offer a range of benefits and you will be able to take advantage of discounted access to all the facilities at the Sports Training Village. We also offer a competitive rate of pay, a great pension scheme, tax and national insurance savings through salary exchange schemes (on nursery care, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work and fitness schemes) and up to 25 days annual leave per year.

The post will involve early morning, evening and weekend shift work, and will require a basic DBS check.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.