Qualified Lifeguard / Trainee | Water Meadows

Mansfield District Leisure Trust
£19312 to £19698 per year
Closing date
26 May 2022
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Job description:

Job title: Qualified Lifeguard / Trainee

Location: Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex, Mansfield, NG18 1BA

Job Type: Permanent, full time

Working Hours: 37 hours between Monday to Sunday, covering earlies and lates

Salary: £19,312 to £19,698 per annum + excellent benefits




Here at Mansfield leisure our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver these services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team - and right now we are recruiting for full time Lifeguards, however if you do not have the qualification please still apply as we can put the right candidate on an NPLQ course.


As a Lifeguard you’ll be an important part of life here at the centre as you ensure that everyone can use the pool in safety and that they have access to everything they need to enjoy their visit. This will involve you providing customer care to people of all ages, supervising activities, maintaining high standards of cleanliness in the pool area, and ensuring the safe handling and set up of pool equipment. And of course, when needed – you’ll help to save lives.


Without you there can’t be any pool activity. But you won’t be working alone. Our leisure centre has a close knit and supportive team, all working towards providing an inclusive leisure hub for the entire community.


We share your passion for leisure, and we will offer a safe, fun, and professional working environment with excellent development opportunities.  You will also receive free gym membership for you and a family member across our fantastic leisure centres!



About you


No previous Lifeguarding experience required, this role is open to anybody who has the desire to be a lifeguard and can meet the minimum requirements in a swim test.



To pass the swim test you must be able to perform the following:

  • Swim 8 lengths (4 on front & 4 on back total 200 meters)
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool and retrieve object (deepest part 2.0 meters)
  • Swim 2 lengths (50 meters) in under 60 seconds
  • Climb out unassisted (not using steps).


The NPLQ course will take place during Easter in April half term, (Tuesday 5th April to Friday 8th April, then Tues 12th April to Thurs 14th April 2022) so please make sure you can commit to these dates if successful.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: Swimming pools are the beating hearts of our leisure centres and without lifeguards we can’t operate. They ensure that our customers can enjoy their activity in safety and when needed they save lives


A world of opportunity: Our lifeguards are integral to the running of our centres, so as well progressing into senior lifeguard positions they can move into other centre management roles in one of our 55 facilities.


Great people: Our centres are close-knit and friendly, and we rely on each other for support. As well as the backing of the team you’ll also find all the resources you need for career progression through Serco Learning


What we offer

  • Gain of life skill & deliver an amazing public service
  • Build a fantastic foundation career in leisure.
  • Get fit, stay fit & increase your social circle.
  • Gain a nationwide recognised qualification
  • AED and Spine board training qualification
  • Free/heavily discounted use of all the facilities at the Centre
  • Excellent Development and Training Opportunities
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A chance to make a positive difference to the community


Serco/Serco Leisure Operating Limited are appointed as the Trust’s Managing Agents. We manage the recruitment process and the Trust’s employees in the delivery of the service on their behalf. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application. Applicants should be aware that in line with the company’s policy, employees will have a DBS check where appropriate.


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