/ Deputy Sports Centre Manager - Caterham School, Surrey

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Lighthouse on 06 Jun 2014 -
Do you have experience of working in a supervisory management role at a leisure centre and/or outdoor education centre? Are you well organised and reliable and keen to work as part of a multi-tasking team that’s committed to our aim of being one of the country’s finest co-educational schools? Then you could fit in perfectly as a Deputy Sports Centre Manager at the Caterham School Sports Centre.

Built in 1996 to offer increased resources for pupils, our Sports Centre offers a wide range of facilities, including 25 metre Swimming Pool, Fitness Suite and Sports Hall. There is also an open plan room with a servery and covered external balcony that’s ideal for hosting almost any activity from children’s parties and corporate functions to aerobics classes. In short, whether beginners, fitness fanatics or leisure lovers, there really is something for everyone. And, when it’s not being used by our pupils, outside members of the Sports Centre enjoy all of its benefits.

As a Deputy Sports Manager, you will work both as part of a team and individually on a rota basis as Duty Manager for the centre. You will also be responsible for delivering staff lifeguard training in your capacity as the Centre Trainer. What’s more, as a qualified Pool Plant Operator, you will ensure the safe operation of the pool, including maintaining plant room equipment and carrying out water testing and treatment.

The marketing and safe operation of the school’s Outdoor Adventure Centre will also come under your remit, including coordinating groups using the climbing wall and high ropes course. You will also make sure the buildings, facilities and surrounds are effectively managed by liaising with maintenance, grounds and caretaking and housekeeping departments. Organising and developing hire opportunities, teaching swimming and acting as a nominated key holder – all are aspects of this challenging and rewarding role.

Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, you have a positive attitude, ‘can-do’ and flexible approach and a passion for customer service. A minimum of 2 years’ spent working as a National Pool Lifeguard is essential, as is a similar time spent in a climbing/outdoor education role. Numerate and literate, you are also proficient using Microsoft Office. You relate well to young people too, and are happy to train and be trained by others in order to deliver a consistent service. Above all, you have the communication skills it takes to convey the professional image and ethos of the school.

During your time here you can expect a wonderful, forward-thinking working environment and a genuine CV-enhancing experience to relish. You’ll be part of a positive and joyous community and work with many ambitious high-achievers.

Caterham School is an HMC co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11 to 18 years. The 200 acre campus is located in a beautiful valley site bordering the North Downs and surrounded by woodlands, yet close to the M25 and a short walk from the local station.

For more information and an application form, please visit our website

The closing date for applications is 20 June and first interviews will be held week commencing 23 June. Early applications are encouraged. The School reserves the right to appoint at any stage of the recruitment process

Caterham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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