Our client is the UK's largest and most forward thinking and innovative leisure trust. They are currently looking to recruit a number of recreation assistants for their leading leisure facility based in the heart of Poplar.ROLE OVERVIEW A Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard is responsible for the cleaning, preparation and general safety of areas in a sport and recreation facility. In 'wet-side' facilities they will have a key responsibility for the safety of customers in the swimming pool and its surrounding areas. In 'dry-side' facilities there may be a greater emphasis on the setting up, taking down and storage of equipment. In both cases Recreation Assistants are the first point of contact with customers and will need strong communication and social skills. Desired skills Confident Swimmer (training will be provided however they would need to pass swim test) Ability to stay calm under pressure and integrity A can-do attitude and a real focus on customer service. Knowledge of health and safety legislation and a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification will be ideal. But this is not essential as training is given as long as you are a competent swimmer.