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Sports Centre Leisure Duty Manager Apprentice

Brighton College
Brighton, East Sussex
£8.50 per hour for the first year. Then NMW for age or NLW for the remaining 6 months.
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Brighton College as a Sports Centre Leisure Duty Manager Apprentice.

You will work as part of a friendly and supportive team in our inspiring and exciting School of Science and Sport, featuring a range of world-class sports facilities.

By joining us for 18 months as an apprentice you will work to obtain a Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager qualification, whilst also gaining a wealth of skills and experience in the leisure industry.

The apprenticeship programme is delivered through Functional Skills UK and covers:

  • Leisure Facility Management 
  • Front Line People Management 
  • Customer Service 
  • Legal & Compliance 
  • Business Support 
  • Financial Responsibility

On successful completion of this apprenticeship the Leisure Duty Manager will be eligible to become a Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

The role will prepare for and enable covering of Duty Manager shifts alongside obtaining a Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager qualification. As part of the apprenticeship, you will need to achieve the following qualifications: First Aid at Work, Level 3 Pool Plant Operator Certificate.

Duties include:

  • Provide a professional and friendly welcome to all users.
  • Promote and provide an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for all users.
  • Ensure timetabled sessions are set up and cleared away promptly.
  • Lifeguard swimming pool sessions and supervise dry-side sports activities (subject to successfully completing the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification).
  • Take pupil registers.
  • Cleaning duties as required on a day-to-day basis to achieve the highest standards of presentation, supported by the cleaning team.
  • Conduct regular building patrols to ensure cleanliness and safe use of facilities.
  • Manage and operate the swimming pool plant in accordance with the Operating Manuals to ensure appropriate dosing of the pool to maintain water quality.
  • Assist with the supervision of contractors with respect to health and safety, safeguarding, access and compliance documentation.
  • Be familiar with the College’s Health & Safety Policy and its application to all site facilities.
  • Any other reasonable management request.

Essential skills:

  • If you do not already hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) we will pay for the postholder to complete this qualification. You will therefore need to have the ability to swim. The criteria for this is: 
  • At least 16 years of age at the start of the course.
  • Able to swim a minimum of 100 metres on your back and front continuously.
  • Able to swim 50 metres in 60 seconds.
  • Able to dive to a depth of 3 metres.
  • Able to swim efficient breaststroke and have some knowledge of sidestroke.

Safeguarding responsibilities:

  • This role will involve daily contact with pupils, and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.

Hours of work:

  • 30-hours per week which will include early, late and weekend shifts.
  • This includes 'Off the Job' training, delivered by Functional Skills UK.
  • The postholder may be required to work occasional overtime, as agreed with your line manager.


  • 20 days (pro rata), in addition to bank holidays.
  • Annual leave should be taken during the school holidays.
  • Subject to operational requirements, additional days may be awarded during the period between Christmas and the New Year.


  • Significantly subsidised gym membership for the School of Science and Sport is available for eligible employees, which includes access to yoga and Pilates classes, the gym and pool.
  • Healthy heart checks.
  • Meditation sessions.
  • Access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College Library.


  • Complimentary lunch is provided during term-time.
  • Free tickets to the College's music, dance and drama performances.
  • Job specific Learning and Development programme available to all employees.
  • Life Cover is provided to eligible employees whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period.
  • Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within 3 months of employment.
  • Perkbox: Employee* benefit and rewards platform which provides access to a wide range of discounts, employee benefits and wellbeing resources.
    *Eligible staff are those who are exclusively employed at Brighton College and on a permanent, contracted hours basis.


Brighton College is one of the UK’s leading schools and the oldest public school in Sussex.

The College was recently named ‘England's School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times. The award was given on the basis of our exceptional examination results as well as our fundamental emphasis on kindness and social engagement.

The Sunday Times also named Brighton College ‘England’s Independent School of the Year 2019’, the second time in a decade the school has won this accolade. The Week magazine named Brighton College ‘Most forward-thinking school in Britain’ for two years running in 2017 and 2018. Tatler magazine awarded Richard Cairns the title of ‘Head Master of the Year 2012-13’, and Brighton College was named UK ‘Independent School of the Year 2013- 14’ at the Independent Schools Awards. The last full ISI inspection in 2015 awarded the College the top grade in every category including ‘Exceptional’ for teaching and learning.

The Brighton College family of schools also includes Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School, St Christopher’s School and Handcross Park, educating a further 1,150 children aged 3 to 13. Overseas, the College has opened Brighton College Abu Dhabi, Brighton College Al Ain, Brighton College Dubai and Brighton College Bangkok, with Brighton College Singapore the most recent addition, having opened in September 2020.

There has also been major investment in new facilities over the last ten years. This has seen the construction of five major buildings on the main site, including the new £55m School of Science and Sport which opened in January 2020, which includes eighteen state-of-the-art laboratories alongside a new sports hall, 25-metre swimming pool, fitness centre and roof-top running track. Other recent additions include two new boarding houses, a state-of-the-art Music School and the Yeoh Building, a teaching building which includes 22 classrooms for maths, history, economics, politics and EAL, alongside an innovative Creative Learning Centre, opened in 2017.

Above all, Brighton is a very happy place where staff and pupils feel fulfilled and purposeful. We are proud to have taken a progressive stand on diversity, equality and inclusion and we are committed to furthering this agenda through our teaching, and all aspects of the life of the school. We are a member of the School Inclusion Alliance and an important aspect of our vision for education is to increase diversity among our teaching staff to enrich all aspects of the life of the College and provide diverse role models for all pupils. We pride ourselves on being a warm, inclusive and respectful community, where our staff are welcoming and positive and our pupils are intellectually curious and kind.

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