Assistant Swimming Pool Manager

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa €30,800 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 26 October 2021

Assistant Swimming Pool Manager

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.


As a focal point for every Center Parcs village, our Subtropical Swimming Paradise (STSP) is a real favourite with all our guests and that theme is set to continue here at Longford – in fact, ours is one of a kind and the largest pool in Ireland.

It has something for everyone – from whirlpools to cold water plunge pools – and as one of our Subtropical Swimming Paradise Assistant Managers, your role will focus on helping ensure all guests receive a warm welcome, enjoy great times and create unforgettable moments in a safe and superb setting.

Reporting to and supporting the Subtropical Swimming Paradise Manager, you’ll assist in the smooth running of all facilities and help oversee day to day pool operations. This will involve leading a large and diverse team, with responsibility for maintaining high standards of compliance in relation to quality and safety, as well as delivering the very best in guest service care, whilst meeting agreed performance targets in your functional areas of accountability.


As you’ll appreciate, it a demanding and challenging role, ideally suited to an experienced leisure professional, able to demonstrate evidence of managing a large/diverse team in a related environment, along with a good knowledge of swimming pool operations. In addition, we’ll also be looking for a strong customer focus, first rate communication skills and good level of commercial awareness, coupled with a proven ability to manage service standards and meet agreed KPI’s.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to apply for Garda Vetting. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.

Essential requirements:

  • IWS/National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Previous experience of managing large teams within a similar environment

Desirable requirements:

  • A Leisure Management Qualification
  • PPO certification/experience
  • RLSS Trainer Assessor


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week but you will always receive your contracted hours per period.

Your working hours will include days, evenings, weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management/Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications 

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date:  26 October 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: W/c 25 October 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.


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