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Leisure Centre Assistant

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Education
Some of these occupations may require a Leaving Certificate or similar.

Related Experience
Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter clerks, construction laborers, and waiters or waitresses.

€19k > 45 
Spa & Leisure Staff
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€19 - 45 
Related Information:
Spa Manager: 30 - 45
Leisure Club Manager: 24 - 45
Spa/Beauty Therapist: 19 - 26
Fitness/Gym Instructor: 19 - 30
Data Source(s):
RecruitIreland (2014)

Last Updated: July, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Assists with the daily operations of recreational facility, ensures safety, encouraging participation, and administering first aid as required.


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Orla Gallagher
Spa Manager  

Orla Gallagher works as the Spa Manager for the Sirana Spa located in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone. She holds a Social Science Degree and has Diplomas in the following areas; Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Spa Management. She also has an array of complementary health subjects such as Thai Massage, Iridology, Colon Hydrotherapy, Homotoxicology etc. She is also working with the Athlone Institute of Technology in devising the first Spa Management Degree course in Ireland which will be available in September 2009.

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The Work header image

The Leisure Centre Assistant is normally a front office position. This involves dealing with customers on an on-going basis within a number of different areas in a leisure facility.  
 
Typical duties include:

  • Maintenance of the facility including the safe-storage and handling of chemicals used in cleaning.

  • Preparation of the facility for activities including the setting up, taking down and recording of equipment.

  • Welcoming and providing information to the customer regarding the facilities and activities available, handling telephone queries, etc.

  • Receiving and recording bookings, monitoring and controlling entry, communicating information regarding specific enquiries on goods and services, supervising and encouraging people taking part in various activities and assisting in developing their skills, technique and knowledge.

  • Assisting in providing a healthy and safe environment for customers, including hygiene and water testing.
 


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.

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Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.

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Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures, and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.

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Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.

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Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.

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Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.

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Confer with management to discuss and resolve participant complaints.

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Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities, and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.

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Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.

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Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired results.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Assisting and Caring for Others:  Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:  Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Thinking Creatively:  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Coaching and Developing Others:  Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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Scheduling Work and Activities:  Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Performing General Physical Activities:  Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Psychology:  Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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Education and Training:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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Administration and Management:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Social Perceptiveness:   Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Management of Personnel Resources:   Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Service Orientation:   Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Instructing:   Teaching others how to do something.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Personal Qualitiesheader image

Physical fitness is very important, as the job involves standing for most of the time and moving equipment and furniture that may be heavy. Fitness and stamina are also needed for any active involvement with sports and fitness courses. A keen interest in sport is important.  
 
Common sense, a practical approach, initiative and a sense of responsibility are needed. It is important to be good at working as part of a team. You should be good at explaining things to people, such as the safe use of equipment.


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Contactsheader image

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Organisation: Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM) Ireland
  Address: Allenwood Enterprise Park, Allenwood North, Naas, Co Kildare
  Tel: (045) 859950
  Email: Click here
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Organisation: National Employment Rights Authority
  Address: Information Services, Government Buildings, O'Brien Road, Carlow
  Tel: (059) 917 8990 Locall: 1890 80 80 90
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