The Sovereign Centre
Lifeguard next to pool





Current Vacancies



Duty Manager

Contract Type: Full time 37 hours per week on shift rotation

Description: As the Duty Manager you will manage the facility on a day to day basis ensuring all activities are delivered to a high standard with safety as the first priority.  The role will involve a high level of customer interaction as well as the deployment and supervision of the department teams. You will take control and respond in the event of any emergency situation.  Each Duty Manager will be aligned to a specific area of responsibility of which they will be accountable for. 

Essential Skills: As the successful candidate you must be able to evidence operational and stakeholder management experience, preferably gained within a Leisure environment. As a Manager of People you will have extensive experience of managing and successfully leading and developing team across Eastbourne Sovereign Centre. You will possess well developed problem solving skills with the ability to think creatively to satisfactorily resolve problems in a systematic and logical manner. Your naturally strong team working, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills will stand you in good stead in this role as will your ability to be assertive and exercise authority when appropriate.

Essential Qualifications:

  • First Aid at Work qualification including AED
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Desirable Skills:

  • Pool Plant Operators Qualification (PPO) - Desirable
  • IOSH Managing Safely qualification - Desirable
  • NEBOSH certificate - Desirable
  • IQL Trainer Assessor qualification - Desirable

Closing Date: 31st July 2018

How to Apply:  Applications via CV and covering letter to



Casual Receptionists

Contract Type: Casual must be flexible for morning, evening and weekend availability

Description: We are currently looking for casual reception cover for our busy Leisure Centre The Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne. You will be flexible, reliable, possess good communication skills, promote excellent customer service and enjoy working as part of a team.  The successful candidate will be provided with full training in all aspects of this role.

Essential Skills: Candidates will be able to demonstrate competency of working in an administrative role and be capable of following financial procedures and policies. Candidates will also demonstrate capability of cash handling and dealing with customer relations.

Desirable Skills: Computer literate and able to operate various software packages such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office.

Closing Date: Ongoing

How to Apply:  Applications via CV and covering letter to



Swimming Teachers

Contract Type: Part Time

We are looking for swimming teachers to join our teams at the Sovereign Centre and Motcombe Pool.

Essential Skills: Level 2 swimming teacher qualification or equivalent.  At least 6 months proven swimming teaching experience within a swim school background.  A current rescue Test Award for swimming teachers.  Have undertaken or be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS Criminal Records Check and Child Protection Training.

Desirable Skills: Knowledge of the national governing body professional swimming standards and the national plan/curriculum standards for teaching.

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to




Contract Type:  Various

Description: We are currently recruiting lifeguards to supervise our busy swimming pools. The successful candidates will be fit, healthy, and available to work a variety of shift patterns. They will have undertaken or be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS Criminal Records Check and Child Protection Training.

Essential Skills: National Pool Lifeguard Qualification & high customer service standards. 

Desirable Skills: First Aid at Work qualified, experience in the leisure industry, have a good understanding of health and safety.

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to



Group Exercise/Fitness Instructors

Contract Type: Part Time, Cover, Self-Employed

Description: We are currently recruiting part time and casual group exercise instructors to assist cover and maintain our extensive range of fitness classes here at The Sovereign Centre. We have over 50 classes a week, ranging from Circuits to Yoga and Aqua Aerobics (please see our class timetable on the website for the complete list of classes).

Essential Qualifications: Level 2 Exercise To Music or equivalent.

Desirable qualifications: Les Mills certified, Zumba certified, Pilates certified, Aqua certified.

Desirable Skills: Candidates ideally would be enthusiastic and team players and maybe have some experience already teaching in a group exercise role.

How to Apply: Applications via CV and covering letter to



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