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Trainee Lifeguard - Newham, London

Newham, London
£19,760 - £21,424
Closing date
22 Jul 2022
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Trainee Lifeguard - Newham, London

Location: East Ham E6, Atherton E15 and Newham Leisure Centre E13

Salary: £19,760 per annum during training, rising to £20,404 per annum upon successful completion of training and then £21,424 following successful completion of 6-month probation.

Job Type: Full Time, Part Time (variable Shift Working including Weekends)

Trainee Lifeguard – leading Leisure Centres in the London Borough of Newham

We have exciting opportunities for exceptional individuals to join us as Trainee Lifeguards at activeNewham.  You will be working in a fun, lively environment with likeminded people. You will help to inspire others to work together and deliver their very best.  You will be making a significant contribution to the community we support by helping the London Borough of Newham deliver on its 50 Steps to a Healthier Newham Strategy.

We are a diverse and ambitious organisation, which will give you job security and all the challenge you could wish for. Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

To be considered for a Trainee Lifeguard role you must:

  • Meet the requirements to undertake the National Poolside Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ)
  • Must be 16 years of age at the date of the NLPQ assessment Successfully complete the following swimming test:
  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on back
  • In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to working hours and location
  • Demonstrate high levels of situational awareness i.e., be aware of what is happening around you
  • Be able to keep your head in stressful and pressurised situations
  • Have a customer service focus

Once you qualify as a Lifeguard, we will offer ongoing training & competency assessments as well as opportunities for first aid at work training and swimming teacher qualifications.

There are many opportunities available for you within activeNewham.  Starting your career with us as a Lifeguard is a great first step to many different routes including Operational Management, Fitness, Swim Teaching or Customer Service.

What benefits do you get working for activeNewham:

  • 31 days holiday (inc. UK Bank Holidays)
  • Company Sick Pay after 6 months of service
  • Free leisure centre membership for you and your partner
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Comprehensive Occupational Health Scheme
  • Training and Development
  • Progression planning
  • Overtime


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