Job opportunity: Lifeguard (part time)


Grade 4 - £11.18 per hour to £11.39 per hour. 


We have two part time vacancies avaliable; 

  • 20.25 hours per week 
  • 14.25 hour per week

Please state the number of hours that you are applying for in your online application. 

You will be required to work some evenings and weekends, for which appropriate enhancements will be paid.




Jubilee2, Newcastle under Lyme, Brunswick Street, Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire ST5 1HG.

About the job 


Times are changing for the Sport and Active Lifestyles team.   We are looking for a customer focused person to join our team as a Lifeguard to ensure our customers get the best possible leisure journey when they walk through our doors.

You will be providing supervision and a ‘can do’ attitude in our swimming pools and activity areas, making sure that facility presentation is your priority.  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.

You must also be familiar with and adhere to, the Council’s Health and Safety Policy, helping us to deliver safe, enjoyable activities at all times.

Due to the expanding and diverse programming of activities in the Sport and Active Lifestyles’ facilities, there will be the continuing opportunities for you to access further training and assist with the delivery of activities.  In these cases, all training will be provided.


  • 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.
  • 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.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Carolyn Brookes, Aquatic Manager, on (01782) 616606. 

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme is on the up!  We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities.   

If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop.  We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.

Our historic Borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our Borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.   

“Residents here are rated the happiest and most satisfied across the entire West Midlands” (source: 2021 Annual Population Survey)

With a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in our town centres, we are re-shaping our urban landscape.  With almost £35m of Government investment and Kidsgrove, whilst being prepared for its HS2 connection is receiving £17m of Government investment to improve economic regeneration of the borough. 

Our People Offer 

We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including cycle to work scheme and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.

View our full people offer and 'working for us' video here

Closing date

5pm on Thursday 25 May 2023. 

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

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification

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