Job Opportunities - Casual Recreation Assistant

Job Opportunities - Casual Recreation Assistant

We currently have an opening for a Casual Recreation Assistant

Download the Job Pack HERE

For more information or to make an application please review the job description and person specification in the Job Pack and if you meet the criteria please complete an application form:

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Role:                                    Recreation Assistant

Location:                              Pill Millennium Centre (Pill Mill)

Responsible To:                     Centre Manager / Senior Recreation Assistant

Responsible For:                    Supervision of Recreation Assistant staff and volunteers

Hours:                                  Casual – hours will vary each week

Working Hours:               The post will require the post holder to work flexibly including early mornings, evenings and weekends on a regular basis.  This post holder will primarily cover evening and weekend shifts.

Pay:                                       £9.90 per hour

Job Purpose:

To play a part in the day to day operation of a thriving community and leisure facility based in the heart of Pillgwenlly, Newport.  You will be responsible for the completion of all of the hands-on operational duties that are required to ensure the provision of a safe, clean and welcoming facility.  You will be committed to, and will play a key influencing role in, maintaining the high standards and comprehensive operational procedures in place.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Build a relationship with Centre customers to ensure that a quality service is given.

·        Supervise the conduct of the public in all areas of the Centre to safeguard the enjoyment of all Centre users.

·        To manage the reception area by allowing access and exit to and from the building and greeting and dealing with customer enquiries.

·        To answer phone calls and deal with general and booking enquiries.

·        To safely set up activities in line with the requirements outlined on the booking form, in the correct rooms, at the correct times.

·        To safety check all equipment that is being used, before and after use, to ensure that it is safe to be used.

·        Identifying and reporting any defects, breakages and faults.

·        Safely storing equipment in its correct space.

·        Assist management in ensuring a high standard of Centre presentation is provided for all users at all times by cleaning the Centre (inside and outside areas) and assisting in maintenance as required.

·        Regular maintenance and management of the outside 3G area and artificial pitch surface.

·        Regularly monitor the Centre both internally and externally, particularly unsupervised areas of the Centre, to avert vandalism and prevent misuse of damage to the Centre and equipment.

·        Assist in the promotion of the Centre and its services by maintaining a high standard of dress and appearance at all times and responding positively to all customer enquiries to encourage sales and repeat custom.

·        Participate in all necessary external and internal training as required by the Centre Manager.

·        To administer first aid in line with the level of qualifications achieved and assist the Centre Manager in dealing with emergency situations.

·        Ensure a high standard of accuracy and clarity when completing paperwork.

·        To ensure that excellent communication skills are used to ensure that relevant information is shared in a timely manner to the Centre Manager, other staff, partners, customers and to the community.

Additional Responsibilities (to be carried out as and when required):

·        To ensure that the building is left secure by following the daily lock up procedure.

·        Undertake any other duties as directed by the Centre Manager.


The selection process includes:

Paper sift of CV and application form
Interview applicants chosen via application form
Reference checks
Offer of employment is subject to a 6 month probation period