Be part of the new Coral Reef team
Bracknell's thrilling Coral Reef Waterworld reopens its doors to the public in late summer 2017 after a £13m transformation and installation of five new state-of-the-art waterslides.
If you would like to be a part of the new team that will present one of Berkshire’s favourite family friendly attractions, then apply at Coral Reef staff recruitment.
We have a variety of full time, part time and casual vacancies available in main reception, spa reception, lifeguarding, catering and housekeeping.
Coral Reef recruitment event
The Coral Reef Waterworld team have organised a recruitment weekend for anyone interested in joining their team to open the transformed new facility to the public in late summer.
We've arranged the event into 6 sessions (3 per day). Each session will last approximately 2 hours. You need only attend one 2-hour session. You can expect a brief update presentation before you can meet the team informally. Staff from reception, spa reception, lifeguarding, catering and housekeeping will be on hand to answer your questions. Potential lifeguards are encouraged to participate in a fun pool lifeguard training session. A qualified trainer assessor will be happy to answer your questions. Enthusiasm is one of the essential criteria of any team.
Due to potential numbers, space is limited to 60 per session. You can register to attend and receive confirmation of your chosen session.
Read our newsletters:
- Coral Reef Waterworld newsletter - March 2017
- Coral Reef Waterworld newsletter - January 2017
- Coral Reef Waterworld newsletter - December 2016
- Coral Reef Waterworld newsletter - September 2016
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We're currently on schedule to open in late summer 2017. We'll announce the precise date within the next few months. To reassure the many enquirers, The Coralina pirate ship remains a feature and will be there to greet visitors as they enter Coral Pools.
The 500 metres of new state-of-the-art waterslides are continuing to arrive and be assembled on site since our first delivery back in early February. The 5 interactive water slides will offer a 21st century rider experience for guests of all ages. More information about their amazing features will be released in the coming months.
The new roof structure and new flume tower can now be seen on the webcam. The new flume tower has reached its launch platform level, with only its roof to be added. An extra wide staircase incorporates a new viewing feature and the launch platform within the surrounding tree tops will offer riders options for their preferred interactive features within the flumes that will enhance their ride experience.
Reception has been modernised and redesigned for a more fluid entrance and exit. In the reception area, a new café has replaced the old vending machines and the toilets have had a complete refit. Coconut Grove restaurant has been reorganised and its décor upgraded to a modern, contemporary design.
For picture and video updates on how the work is progressing, head to our Facebook page.
While the work is ongoing, remember you can still visit our other leisure sites including The Look Out, Bracknell Leisure Centre and Downshire Golf Complex.
Leisure services review
Bracknell Forest Council needs to save £23.5m over the next 3 years and is reviewing how it provides all its services and this includes Leisure Services. A public meeting to brief customers on this review helped draw out the key points that customers wanted to understand and these are detailed below.
What is happening
- in order to achieve some cost savings the council is exploring whether a third party operator is able to manage the operation of Bracknell Leisure Centre, Downshire Golf Complex and Coral Reef to similar standards as the council but at a lower cost to the local tax payer
- the council will remain fully accountable for the services delivered
- the intention is for customers to receive the same level of access and quality of service that they receive now, or better
- any changes will not affect how customers benefit from the investment in Coral Reef
- if agreed, a contract will be in place to make sure that any incoming operator delivers the level of service that the council requires and customers expect and deserve
- the council anticipates customers will see improvements and further investments in the facilities in the coming years, which under the council would probably not be funded
- vulnerable groups and key clubs and activities will be protected with an aim to increase participation and healthy lifestyles for our residents
- staff will transfer to the new operator under existing terms and conditions if management of the service is outsourced
- customers will be kept informed of what’s happening as the review progresses
- the Council’s Executive agreed a procurement plan for this market testing exercise on 14 February 2017 with a decision in late summer/early autumn
What’s not happening
- the council is not selling any of the leisure centres
- the council will not lose control of pricing but will consider any proposed price changes by any operator, not to be unreasonably withheld
- the council will not be controlling the operator; they will have considerable freedom to run the centres in the way that they wish providing that the required standards and specification are met but major structural changes will require Council approval
Car park - important notice
The Coral Reef car park is permanently closed to the public at all times due to the Coral Reef refurbishment project.