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Leisure Duty Manager

Brighton College
Brighton, East Sussex
£24,000-£26,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience.
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

Job Details

Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Leisure Duty Manager of our award-winning School of Science and Sport.

As Leisure Duty Manager, you will work as part of a team to take responsibility for the operation and management of the award-winning School of Science and Sports Facilities, opened in 2020. You will ensure that the facilities are kept to the highest standard and that exceptional levels of customer service are delivered at all times.


  • Provide a professional and friendly welcome to all users.
  • Promote and provide an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for all users.
  • Ensure that all staff on duty are following the appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Ensure timetables sessions are set up and cleared away promptly.
  • Ensure adequate lifeguarding of swimming pool sessions.
  • Cleaning duties as required on a day-to-day basis to achieve the highest standards of presentation, supported by the Cleaning team.
  • Liaise with the school facilities, grounds and cleaning departments to ensure the effective maintenance and cleanliness of the building.
  • Ensure the building opens and closes at scheduled times.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring the safe and effective performance of the swimming pool through bacteriological monitoring, chemical monitoring, back-washing, plant and treatment monitoring.
  • Ensure routine maintenance, checks and inspections of plant, machinery and equipment are carried out (by others, where appropriate). working closely with the Manager of the School of Science and Sports Facilities to achieve this.
  • Assist with the supervision of contractors with respect to health and safety, safeguarding, access and compliance documentation.
  • Promptly investigate, document and report on any incidents or accidents.
  • Be familiar with the College’s Health & Safety Policy and its application to all site facilities.
  • Any other reasonable management request. 

Desirable training:

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) (if the post-holder does not already possess this qualification, they will need to successfully obtain this during probation and pass a swimming test at interview stage).
  • Experience of working in a leisure environment with a swimming pool.
  • Pool Plant Operator.
  • First Aid.
  • Manual Handling.
  • COSHH.
  • Child Protection. 

Candidates must be able to achieve the following as part of the swimming test: 

  • Jump/dive into deep water.
  • Swim 50 meters in less than 60 seconds.     
  • Swim 100 meters continuously on front and back in deep water.
  • Tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool.
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps.

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:

  • 40 hours per week split over seven days, which will include early, late and weekend shifts.
  • The rota will require the Duty Manager to cover one in three weekends.
  • Overtime may also be required with the approval of the Manager of the School of Science and Sports Facilities. 


  • 20 days, in addition to bank 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, which includes access to yoga and Pilates classes and use of the gym and swimming pool (for eligible staff). 
  • Healthy heart checks.
  • Meditation sessions. 
  • Access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College Library.  


  • Complimentary lunch is provided.
  • Free tickets to the College’s music, dance and drama performances.
  • Life Cover is provided whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period (for eligible staff).
  • Job-specific Learning and Development programme available to all employees.
  • Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within three months of commencement of employment.
  • Perkbox:  Employee* benefit and rewards platform that 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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