This section contains information about the current opportunities for doing paid work or volunteering roles at the Petersfield Open Air Swimming Pool.
CURRENT VACANCIES - PAID ROLES
We are looking for 1 or 2 additional people to run the BBQ during weekends during term time and everyday in the summer holidays from mid-July to end of August (weather permitting). Shifts will be approximately 12-4. The Ideal candidates have or are willing to get a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification (2 hour on-line course). Previous experience BBQing is a definite asset – although POASP will provide training if necessary. The job involves getting the BBQ ready, cooking and preparing simple BBQ food such as burgers and sausages and cleaning up afterwards. All candidates must be able to demonstrate good customer service and the ability to work respectfully with others. POASP is keen on fostering a great team of young people that love working at the pool. Shifts will be allocated on a rota system based on staff availability. Pay will be £8/hr (or minimum wage if older than 20). We encourage all who work at the pool to also swim (for free) at the pool in their free time. Staff can swim anytime when there is drop-in availability but not during peak times when the pool is booked to full capacity.
Volunteers play a very important role in helping to keep the pool viable. We currently have volunteers who generously give their time to the pool providing free IT support, legal advice, gardening care, plant room support and day to day site maintenance.
We also have a few groups that we call on occasionally which are:
We have a pool of (normally semi- skilled or skilled) volunteers who join in for “maintenance days” – in the spring prior to opening and in the autumn after closing for the winter.
Reception / Café Volunteers
We have a few “on-call” reception volunteers who are able to step in to help when we have staff shortages (usually in May).
We are currently also seeking the following:
Marketing and Events
Someone who is willing to work with the Operations team at the pool to assist or lead marketing and or events planning. If you are interested in this but would only be able to do this on a paid basis, then please let us know also as it may be possible to find some budget to help in this area. Most of the work related to marketing is during the main open season – although ideally, events planning takes place prior to the main open season
If you are interested in any of the roles below please contact email@example.com and put “Volunteer” in the header.
BECOME A TRUSTEE
POASP has between 5 and 8 trustees on the board at any one time. Trustees meet once per month but also take on “responsibility areas” which demand some additional time. Desirable skills which we would warmly welcome include: HR, Events Organisation, Small Business Management (e.g. Café / Shop management).
Potential trustees need to have some time to “do” as contributing well as a POASP Trustee is not just providing “strategic wisdom”. We have very few paid staff and the pool would not be able to operate without dedicated trustees and volunteers.
Prospective trustees should have a passion for the pool and ideally are users of the pool as this enables trustees to be more informed and provide better management support. To find out more about being a trustee, please contact the pool via firstname.lastname@example.org and put Trustee in the subject header.