Health, Fitness and Leisure Assistant

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Closing date: Wednesday, 3rd Mar 2021

Hourly rate: £8.76 per hour/£16,854.24 per annum
Band: B
Location: Henshaws College, Harrogate
Hours per Week: 37 (To be worked flexibly over 7 days)
Working Weeks: 52 weeks per year
Annual Leave: 25 days Annual leave plus 10 bank holidays (Pro-rata for term-time and part-time posts)
Contract: Permanent
DBS : Enhanced with Child and adult barring

Click here to apply online or download application form and email to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

Henshaws Specialist College is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower children and young people living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.  Whether that’s preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, we enable our students to make their aspirations possible and goals a reality.

We are looking for a Health, Fitness and Leisure Assistant  to work as part of our Health and Fitness Team

Job Summary:

Henshaws Specialist College offers further education to young people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and complex health needs. The College site boasts a fully accessible leisure centre with fully enabled gym, sports hall hydro- and swimming pool. The leisure centre team share the facility with a team of physio and occupational therapists

To assist the Sports & Fitness Centre Managers in the effective running of the Sports & Fitness Centre and to help ensure that all areas are maintained to a high standard and meet all health and safety requirements. The role will require a combination of administrative and customer focused skills and will include providing sport and fitness advice for all users of the Centre, along with a willingness to work flexibly in order to accommodate student needs and income generation opportunities.

Key responsibilities will include:

To support and assist the Sports & Fitness Centre Manager in any area of the Centre as required (gym/ sports hall/ swimming/ hydrotherapy pools)

Assist the Sports & Fitness Centre team in the delivery of student activities and physio programs under the supervision of the Sports & Fitness Centre Manager

Ensure all gym equipment is kept clean and well maintained

To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Experience of working in a sports centre

Minimum Level 2 gym qualification

Qualification or a willingness to work towards National Pool Plant Operators Certificate and Lifeguard qualification

Closing date Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – 12 Noon

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888

 

Application Form (Mobile Friendly)

  • Section A

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  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

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  • Section B

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  • About You

  • Do you have a Disability? * REQUIRED
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    Due to the services offered by Henshaws, you may be required to complete an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB). Please refer to the job description for details of how this applies to the role you are applying for. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are "protected" and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
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