Lifeguard

Location : Devizes, Wiltshire, England
Job Ref : HA98
Consultant : Holly Arman
Sector : Education
Salary : Market related

Description

HA98: Lifeguard

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Salary: Competitive DOE

Overview:

First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Lifeguard on behalf of one of our clients.

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:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • To assist in the day to day operation of the Swimming 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 the manufacturer’s recommendations and any Approved Codes of practice and used properly by hirers and visitors at all times.
  • To attend staff training sessions (a minimum of once per month for theory and once a month for practical training).
  • To supervise and ensure the safety of all persons in the swimming pool.
  • To work a flexible shift based rota as a member of the lifeguard team, incorporating evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays as required to effectively cover School Pool
  • To maintain standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the Pool and its immediate environment to include the changing facilities.
  • To operate as front of house in the Sports Centre as required and maintain a high standard of customer care.
  • To co-operate with the Swimming 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 and any other subsequent and/or relevant legislation

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • A good practical knowledge of health and safety issues in swimming pools. 
  • Evidence of continuous lifeguard training/assessment since passing qualification. 
  • Experience of working as a Lifeguard 
  • Able to concentrate for lengthy periods of time 
  • 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. 

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Salary: Competitive DOE

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