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Coral Reef Waterworld

Opening late summer 2017

Message from the Manager

Coral Reef Waterworld originally opened in 1989 and is operated and managed by Bracknell Forest Council.  Coral Reef is Bracknell’s unique waterpark which boasts the famous pirate ship, giant water slides, water features, external lazy river, sauna world and restaurant. The Centre attracts 500,000 visitors per year with adults, children of all ages, groups and is accessible for disabled users enjoying the water features. It is open all year round at peak and off peak times, weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. The Centre’s programme includes parent & toddler sessions, swimming lessons, aqua aerobics group exercise sessions, children’s birthday parties and group functions.

Coral Reef Waterworld is currently undergoing a major £13 million refurbishment project which will result in a replacement roof over the main pool hall and other roofs, five thrilling state-of-the art interactive giant water flume rides within a new flume tower, enhancements to Sauna world, external Lazy River area, a new changing village, a new Coconut Grove café and a new café in reception and a redesigned new reception area and other areas of the building.

The new Coral Reef is planned to reopen in late summer 2017 and we are looking to recruit a new Coral Reef team and you can be part of it as a new staff member.  The positions available are:

  • Supervisors
  • Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard
  • Receptionists – Spa and Main Reception
  • Housekeeping/Cleaner
  • Catering – Supervisor, Team Leader & Catering Assistants

To see a full list of the opportunities available go to Apply Now.

Continuous training, career progression and development opportunities will be available – see training & development.

Successful applicants will need to have excellent customer service and communication skills, be enthusiastic, with a positive attitude and approach to working at a very busy leisure centre.

In return you’ll have the benefit of working in a friendly team within a unique, fun environment and a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement and local government pension.
Gary Swann, Centre Manager

Training & Development

As part of Bracknell Forest Council’s Training & Development programme new staff will be inducted into the Council and will participate in various on-line and group training and development sessions which are programmed throughout the year.

We provide continuous training with recognised qualifications delivered by internal Trainer and Assessors on site, covering the following courses:

  • Site Specific
  • RLSS Approved Centre Status for NPLQ Courses
  • First Aid at Work
  • Health & Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Awareness


In addition, external training is provided on the following subjects:

  • ASA Level 1 & 2 Swimming Teacher qualifications
  • National Pool Plant Operators Training
  • Food Hygiene Levels 1 & 2
  • Allergen Training

For permanent staff wishing to achieve further development, National Vocation Training (NVQs) & Training via the new Apprenticeship Frameworks is delivered through an approved training provider, courses available include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management
  • Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
  • Level 2 and above ILM/CMI Management qualifications
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Sales


Pension scheme
Coral Reef Waterworld is part of Bracknell Forest Council which operates the Local Government Pension Scheme, which is a Career Average Re-evaluated Earnings (CARE) scheme, open to everyone up to the age of 75. Contributions depend on salary level, for example, a salary of £21,001 to £34,000pa contributes at 6.5%.
Holiday – Casual Staff
The full annual entitlement is 28 days per annum, including bank holidays. This entitlement is pro-rated for the amount of the year you work, and holiday pay will be paid monthly calculated as a percentage of your pay (12.07%).
Holiday – Permanent Staff
23 days holiday, increasing to 27 days after three years’ service
Other Benefits
Free use of facilities & family discounts, subsidised meals when on duty, uniform

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions: Permanent Staff

Probationary Period

All employees will be required to undertake a probationary period of 6 months.  There will be a review at the end of 3 months and again at the end of 6 months.  Appointment onto the permanent staff will be subject to the successful completion of this probationary period.

Notice Period

Permanent posts will be offered as a permanent contract subject to one month’s notice on either side.

Working Hours

The average basic working week is 37 hours. This will be worked on a shift rota basis which will include daytime, evenings, weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.

Medical Questionnaire

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview.   As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job.  You may be required to attend a medical examination.


Please give the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference.  At least one should be from your current/last employer, but references from school/colleges are also acceptable. If you give a home address for a referee, please indicate which employer or school/college they represent.For posts in contact with children/young people or adults at risk employment references will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

Terms & Conditions: Casual Workers

Working Hours

Your work is on an ‘as and when required’ casual basis.  As such there is no guarantee that work can be offered, no set hours of work and no obligation on your side to accept an offer of work.

Working with Children and Adults at Risk

Coral Reef, which is owned and managed by Bracknell Forest Council, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/adults at risk and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced DBS check (formerly known as a CRB disclosure) because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/ adults at risk.  On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/safeguardingchildrenboard

DBS Checks

Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and if applicable to the post, a Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB disclosure).

Join The New Coral Reef Waterworld Team

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