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.
You could also take an SVQ in management.
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) run short courses for sports and leisure assistants.
After gaining experience and perhaps some of the qualifications noted above, you might get a job as a supervisor.
You might then move on to a become manager of a sports or leisure centre.
You could do further qualifications and become a sports coach, fitness instructor or personal trainer.