Head Lifeguard & ATC Co-ordinator

Location : Devizes, Wiltshire, England
Job Ref : HA99
Consultant : Holly Arman
Sector : Education
Salary : Market related


HA99: Head Lifeguard and ATC Co-ordinator 

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Salary: Competitive DOE


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Head Lifeguard and ATC Co-ordinator on behalf of one of our clients.

To assist in the day to day running of the swimming pool. Working on a rota basis with other staff members, our lifeguards are responsible for supervising and ensuring the safety of all people within the swimming pool. This role will involve significant involvement with pupils

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist in the day-to-day operation of the Pool, ensuring that all health and safety legislation codes of practice and operation procedures are complied with at all times.
  • To ensure that all equipment is erected and dismantled on time in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations and any Approved Codes of practice and used properly by hirers and visitors at all times.
  • To hold or be capable of holding the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification within 6 months of employment commencing having completed a Lifeguard Competency Assessment.
  • To supervise the swimming pool to ensure the safety and welfare of all users in accordance with the company’s Swimming Pool Operating Procedure (PSOP),
  • To attend the staff training sessions (a minimum of once a month for Theory and once a month for practical training).
  • To operate on a flexible shift basis as a member of the Lifeguard Team, incorporating evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays as required to effectively cover our clients School Pool.
  • To co-operate with the Sports Centre Manager in all issues of health and safety under the provisions within the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the School’s Health and Safety Policy, Pool Safety Operating Procedures (PSOP) and any other subsequent and/or relevant legislation.
  • To always maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the Centre.
  • Undertake regular routine cleaning duties as required by the Sports Centre Manager.
  • Assist the Sports Centre Manager to ensure that all equipment, fixtures, and fittings are maintained in a safe condition in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and relevant health and safety legislation, and that all defects to the buildings are reported as quickly as possible.
  • Maintain a high standard of customer care.
  • Supervision of the gymnasium and carry out gym inductions for pupils, staff and members of the public, as and when required.
  • To attend programmed staff meetings as required by the Sports Centre Manager.
  • Any other duties the Sports Centre Manager sees fit providing that such duties are appropriate to your role.
  • Approved Training Centre (ATC) Co-ordinator – Management of all training requirements for Lifeguards and facilitate all training sessions in the swimming pool.
  • Administration of the Lifeguards rota.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 
  • A good communicator and positive thinker 
  • Happy and friendly individual 
  • Works well within a team environment and approachable 
  • Willing to undertake necessary cleaning and setting up procedures 
  • Ability to communicate with people from a range of backgrounds 
  • A Flexible attitude to work relating to requirements for weekend and evening work and cover for colleagues. 
  • Ability to work without close supervision and contribute to own performance goals. 
  • To hold RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification within 6 months of employment, having completed a Lifeguard Competency assessment. 
  • NPLQ Trainer Assessor 
  • Level 1 or 2 Swim Teacher 
  • A recognised First aid at work certificate. 
  • Pool Plant Operator Certificate 

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Salary: Competitive DOE

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