It may be helpful to have experience of working with the public.
You should be physically fit as this is an active job.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of work. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
You could work for a local authority, a university or college, a private leisure centre, health and fitness centre or a health club.
What Does it Take?
You should be:
interested in sport and fitness
polite, friendly and helpful
patient and tolerant when helping customers
able to explain things clearly and tactfully to clients
good at planning and organising your work
able to remain calm in an emergency
responsible and safety conscious
good at working in a team.
Training is on the job which would include health and safety guidelines.
You could take a first aid qualification if you do not already have one.
If you are responsible for maintaining the water quality, you can complete the RLSS National Pool Management Qualification. This 4-day course is a technical qualification for staff operating pool plant each day.
You might take coaching and officiating qualifications in your own sport, if you do not already hold them.