WAYNE’S STORY

Working at Aqua Park Cardiff as a Duty Manager has been such a fun and enjoyable experience.

I was looking for a summer job whilst I continue my studies at university as a paramedic in Cardiff. I saw working for the Aqua Park as an opportunity to use my existing skill set in managing Leisure Centres to take on an exciting challenge and work outdoors for the summer.

I have really enjoyed managing a team of driven young people, and helping provide a great experience for all our customers to enjoy. In my role I have gained new skills, learning about the operational produces of the Aqua Park and being trained as an RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard.

I found working with the shift pattern really flexible and allowed me to work as much as I wanted and still take a holiday over the summer. I can’t thank the management team enough for their great support in both my training and throughout the summer and I hope to return next year.

The Aqua Park has a small number of leadership roles to fill each year, as we train and develop our people season on season.

If you have the following types of skills and experience then you could apply to join our leadership team: operational management experience in a Duty Manager role in a leisure facility, or experience of leading a customer services and reception team.

You will have a strong knowledge of health and safety and hold a First Aid at Work qualification. But most importantly you will lead the team from the front, creating an environment that our customers enjoy spending their leisure time in and your team enjoy working in.