Trainee Lifeguards - Chiswick and Brentford
Working hours of 06:00-22:00
Salary: £11.95 per hour
Positions available at Chiswick and Brentford Leisure Centres
We are looking for candidates looking to enrol on our next National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course. Our next course will be held on Monday 4th March - Saturday 9th March at Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be offered a full time position at either our Chiswick or Brentford leisure centre.
In order to be enrolled on our next NPLQ course, you'll need to have strong swimming skills and be able to pass a swim test which includes; swim to a depth of 1.8, swim 50m in less than 1 minute, swim 100m continuously on your front then 100m on your back, tread water in deep water for more than 30 seconds.
The swim test for this course will be held at New Chiswick Pool (Edensor Road, Chiswick W4 2RG) on Friday 23rd February from 4.30pm.
About the Job
Our Lifeguards are enthusiastic, responsible, and hardworking individuals. A Lifeguards job can't be underestimated, and neither can the responsibility that comes with this vital lifeguarding role if you're calm under pressure, highly responsible and natural with people from all walks of life, this is your chance to develop as a Lifeguard. Lifeguarding can also be a stepping-stone towards a career in the leisure industry.
We are offering free* NPLQ lifeguard training to anyone interested in starting their career in lifeguarding. This is a 6 day course at the of which you will be fully qualified Lifeguard. Please note to be enrolled on the NPLQ training course, you will need to complete and pass our swim test.
About the NPLQ
The NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) is internationally recognised and is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland. It is commonly undertaken by anyone looking for a career within the leisure and fitness industry.
Other benefits include:
- The qualification is recognised around the world allowing candidates the opportunity to work and travel
- Varied working hours that can be easily fit around other commitments (i.e., college or studies)
- Great opportunity for career progression and to learn essential life skills including First Aid & CPR
- A great way for students to fund studies
The course requires a minimum of 36 hours and includes both training and an assessment at the end of the course. The assessment consists of the following:
- Practical pool assessment
- Theory assessment on lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR
As a Lifeguard your passion for swimming and love of great customer service will shine through when supervising our customers in the pool, as well as supporting the team in keeping our centres clean and tidy.
As a lifeguard you'll naturally need to be safety conscious, vigilant, and able to deal with pressurised situations. Lastly, you'll need to have strong swimming skills and be able to pass a swim test which includes; swim to a depth of 1.8, swim 50m in less than 1 minute, swim 100m continuously on your front then 100m on your back, tread water in deep water for more than 30 seconds.
About Lampton Leisure
We set established high standards with our exuberant, friendly, driven professional approach across all our sites in Brentford, Chiswick, Hanworth, Heston, Isleworth & Osterley.
Our leisure centres boast a full range of facilities including fitness studios, health suites, swimming pools, indoor & outdoor courts, pitches, tracks, and café facilities. It is our mission to provide inclusive and safe environments where we deliver supportive and professional services for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to make a real difference and an enjoyable customer experience for all users of the Centre’s facilities.
In return Lampton Group will offer you
- Free Parking at all Leisure Centre Sites
- Generous Holiday Allowance
- Free Gym Membership
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave
- Pension Scheme
- Refer a Friend Scheme
- Staff wellbeing services
- Flu Jabs
- Eye care vouchers and support towards glasses
Employee benefits portal
- Cycle to work scheme
- Electric Car salary sacrifice scheme
Due to the needs of the business and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of what we value as an organisation. Lampton Group is an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other status protected by law. Our recruitment team are happy to support with any reasonable adjustments that are needed within the recruitment process.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
*T&Cs apply. The course usually a costs £270, however it will be covered by Lampton Leisure if you pass the qualification and work a minimum of 16 hours per week – with a learning agreement in place.