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Stromness Swimming Pool Stromness Orkney, KW16 3AH
£32,210 - £35,140 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Stromness Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

Senior Duty Officer - Swimming Pools

35 hours per week
£32,210 - £35,140 / £17.65 - £19.25 per hour (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

A Senior Duty Officer for Swimming Pools is required to effectively co-ordinate the management of, and oversee, all the operational procedures for the Council's 5 swimming pools. Included within the facility at Stromness there is also a gym, health suite and squash court facilities.

The successful candidate will be expected to co-ordinate the Council's Learn to Swim programme across all five pools, and to work closely with pool staff in creating an exciting and welcoming environment in all facilities with the aim of increasing usage.

You should hold an HNC or other equivalent qualification at SCQF7 in a sport/ leisure
related subject, OR where this is not held, a minimum of 3 years previous
relevant work experience in a swimming pool setting is required.

You should hold or be willing to achieve a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, National Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor Qualification and a National Pool Plant Qualification within 6 months of taking up the post.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation and their ability to provide a high standard of customer care. An HSE First Aid qualification could be an advantage.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sarah Johnston, Team Manager – Sport & Leisure, telephone 01856 873535 ext. 2430 or email 

Closing Date: Sunday 15 October 2023

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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