Careers

Richmondshire Leisure Trust is a registered charity that provides leisure activities and community development services. This provision is delivered from Richmond Swimming Pool, Colburn Leisure Centre, Liberty Health Club and South Park Café Darlington. Our staff work tirelessly to bring together members of the community to foster both mental and physical wellbeing.

Casual Leisure Assistants (Wet Side)

(Various hours available) Salary meets NMW

Based at Richmond Swimming Pool, we are looking for highly motivated,
enthusiastic individuals to work in the role of lifeguard at Richmond Pool.
Duties will include but are not limited to; ensuring the safety of all swimmers,
keeping all the facilities clean, attending training, occasional work on reception
and ensuring that the highest standards of service to the public are
maintained. Candidates must be flexible and prepared to step in at short
notice if required. There are various work patterns available but all will include
mornings, evenings and weekends. Applicants will also be expected to provide
holiday cover where necessary.

Duties

Applicants should be physically fit, capable swimmers and must possess a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) & first aid qualification. Additional qualifications such as Pool Plant Operators Certificate and Swimming Teaching Certificates are desirable but not essential.

Maintenance and Car Park Assistant

(Part time – hours to be agreed)

Salary up to £7.83 per hour depending on age and experience
Based at Richmond Swimming Pool we are looking for highly
motivated individuals to work in a dual role covering general
maintenance duties across all of the sites operated by the Leisure
Trust whilst also being a part of the team that monitors the car park
at Richmond Swimming Pool. Duties will include performing general
repairs and basic maintenance tasks at all sites, grounds
maintenance duties including gardening, weeding, tidying and
cleaning and monitoring parking compliance in accordance with our
regulations, issuing warnings and penalty tickets where necessary.

Duties

Candidates should be approachable, friendly and flexible, smart in
appearance with basic DIY skills and ideally previous experience in
a similar role. Holding a valid driving license and having access to a
vehicle is essential as the successful candidate will be expected to
travel between and transfer equipment across all of our sites. The
working pattern is to be confirmed but will include some mornings,
afternoons and weekends. Applicants will also be expected to
provide holiday cover where necessary.

Full Time Senior Leisure Assistant (Wet Side)

(40 hours per week) Final salary exceeds NMW

Based at Richmond Swimming Pool we are looking for a Senior Leisure Assistant to join our friendly and professional team. We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills, and ideally has experience of working in a leisure environment, but more importantly, someone who has passion and drive, and is able to think on their feet, keep calm under pressure and able to deal with people from all walks of life. We want our employees and customer to have the best experience possible.

The working pattern will form part of a rolling rota which will include early mornings, evenings and some weekends.

Duties

You will be responsible for the day to day duty management and running of the swimming pool to the highest standard. You will be a proactive member of the team, who will be able to supervise the staff, ensuring performance potential is optimised and all work is carried out to the highest standard.

Applicants should be physically fit, capable swimmers and possess a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and a first aid qualification. Additional qualifications such as Pool Plant Operators Certificate and Swimming Teacher Certificates are desirable but not essential.