Pool Manager wanted for Ashburton Pool!

Post of Pool Manager, Ashburton Pool
Due to the retirement of our current manager, we are looking for an enthusiastic, part time manager to oversee all aspects of running our outdoor heated pool in the center of Ashburton.
The trustees are committed to making this post work for the right candidate so we would welcome enquiries even if you don’t quite fit the description below but you think you have something to offer. We would be interested to consider how you think you could make this role work for you and us.
Role Description and Person Specification
Supervision & Support: The board of Trustees
Contract: 12 months initially with the intention of extending it to be a permanent role.
Pay: £12- £14 per hour PAYE (depending on experience & training required)
Mid September – Mid March: approx 4 hours per week
Mid March – Mid September: 8-12 hours per week
NB. There is potential for extra earnings between May – August for a candidate who is trained as a lifeguard (or would like to train as a lifeguard).
The week-to-week work pattern isn’t fixed, but the successful candidate should be available to work on the opening day in May 2022 and the closing day in September.
Mid September – Mid March: from home with the occasional site visit as necessary.
Mid March – Mid September: while some work can be undertaken from home, we would like the successful candidate to spend a large portion of their work hours on site. There is a site office available with broadband provision.
The Pool
Ashburton Swimming Pool Community Interest Organisation (CIO) is a charity that runs the outdoor swimming pool in Ashburton for the local community. The CIO is made up of volunteer trustees who, with the assistance of paidlifeguards and numerous volunteers are responsible for the upkeep of the site and the day to day running of the pool.
The overall purpose of this job is to assist the trustees in running the pool in three main areas: pool administration, management of the physical infrastructure and recruitment and management of the lifeguards. A ‘can do’ attitude is essential as the role will continuously evolve to suit the needs of the pool and the CIO.
Given the seasonal nature of the pool, the role naturally divides into jobs that need to be undertaken in the run up to and during the season and those that can be undertaken as needed during the off season. Consequently the role is for fewer hours during the off-season and more during the on-season

Main duties & responsibilities
Updating and communicating operating procedures including H&S and COSSH.
Monitoring use of the pool
Arranging various inspections and compliance checks
Website admin/updates/facebook
Managing the timetable/booking system
– Reporting back to the Trustees on progress, opportunities and issues.
Pool Plant & Site (training in pool plant management can be provided if necessary):
Undertaking periodic checks to ensure water quality is within acceptable limits
Conduct weekly management and checks of the pool plant
Maintain an ongoing list of site-wide tasks that need completing. Where tasks require external contractors, arrange for this work, and where they require volunteers, liaising with the committee
Working with the Lifeguards:
Assisting with seasonal recruitment and training of life guards
Assisting with the lifeguard rota and reviewing timesheets
Dealing with day to day queries from the lifeguards where possible

Qualifications & experience
Commitment to the pool, to the value it provides for the community and to the service we offer to a diverse range of pool users.
Experience of running projects, businesses or events (in a formal or informal setting) which demonstrates the ability to manage the day to day running of the swimming pool and a small team of lifeguards whilst keeping on top of a variety of practical tasks.
Good communication skills; the Pool Manager will be in regular contact with the Trustees, the Lifeguards and the pool users. We hope that the successful candidate will enjoy working with all of these groups.
It is essential that the Pool Manager has a reasonable level of admin and IT skills. The CIO uses g-suite for documentation and email and has a wordpress website integrated with an online booking and payment system. We would like the Pool Manger to use these systems comfortably following some basic induction training.
This role is subject to advanced DBS disclosure.

Flexibility to work hours across the week
Experience/training in pool plant operation and management.

Qualified Lifeguard or desire to become a qualified lifeguard
Experience of funding applications and development. This is not a core part of weekly management of the pool, but
the Trustees would welcome discussing this aspect of the job with the right candidate who wishes to enhance the

How to apply
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter by email to events@ashburtonpool.com
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10th December 2021
We will respond to all applications and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview during the week of
 3th – 17th December
Two references, not family members, will be taken up prior to the job offer being given and an enhanced DBS check will be undertaken prior to signing a contract.
Ashburton Pool is committed to supporting and celebrating diversity, and we welcome applications from all ethnic, heritage, professional and social backgrounds. We would love to hear from anyone who has the aptitude and enthusiasm to take on this role.

For more information please get in touch.