Job opportunity: Lifeguard (full time)

Directorate / Service

Commercial Development and Economic Growth Directorate / Sport and Active Lifestyles.


Grade 4 - £19,312 to £19,698 per annum, pro rata (plus enhancements).


Fixed term contract for 2 years.


37 hours per week, following the shift pattern below. 

  • Monday: 7.30 to 3.00pm
  • Tuesday: 6.30 am to 2.00 pm
  • Wednesday: 2.00 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Thursday: 2.30 pm to 10.00
  • Friday Rest day
  • Saturday: Rest day
  • Sunday: 7.30 am to  2.30pm

The postholder will be required to work evenings and weekends, for which appropriate enhancements will be paid.

About the job

You will be providing supervision and a ‘can do’ attitude in our swimming pools and activity areas. You will also need to ensure that facility presentation is a key priority. As an important team member, you will be familiar with the facility programmes and ensure that activity areas and changeovers are achieved in a professional and timely manner.

We offer the following benefits:

  • flexitime
  • membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • generous annual leave
  • training opportunities.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and, as such, appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure & Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.


  • You must be familiar with, and adhere to, our Health and Safety Policy, helping us to deliver safe, enjoyable activities at all times.
  • You should have experience of a customer facing environment within the leisure industry.
  • You must possess a valid RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification and preferably a First Aid at Work Certificate.

Closing date

5pm Sunday 30 January 2022. 

Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated.

Supporting documents

Download the job description and person specification.

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