Great place to work, long or short term
Relief Manager (Current Employee) – Ellesmere Port, Cheshire – 5 September 2018
The typical day is finely structured and busy. There is so much to learn if you want it brio seem more than happy to train you up for different rolls.
From my personal experience the management have been exceptional from duty management, site management to HR and operations level at head office, May be I'd say that don't get enough time to converse with the staff.
The workplace culture is a strange one, with some staff there is a lot of negativity about the job while at the same time they love the social aspects. I observed this while I was working casual hours to me it felt like everyone had theor own story and direction our reasons all unique, for some it was a main source of income while others it was a stepping stone, working while at collage or university, second income to work experience.
A tough part to the job is the initial adaptation while dealing with some negativity. I can imagine for a new starter to shadow a negative member of staff on a busy day to be very daunting. Sight specific staff training. For example neston and EPSV are regular pools you don't train a different a schedule but you need to train at both site to work in both places and if you'd like the option of working in the NGA which has a unique pool which is understandable but you would have to train there too. Every month. 72 hours of staff training is required per year to lifeguard in the 3 sites.
The most enjoyable part is the progression with all rolls available. Catching up with all your work mates and being able to work in other sites.
Holiday allowance, Quick progression if you are hardworking and habe a good attitude, Company pension, Cycle to work scheme, Good staff, Multiple sites with more opportunities, They invest in developing staff by paying courses, The management are making considerably efforts to make a difference within the community
Staff moral, The structure is streamlined to the point where you are at check mate when you are one staff down, Overtime set to the basics rate without accumulating holiday so after tax and NI the rates poor