aberdeen sports village

Lifeguard - Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£18,528 - £21, 378
18 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

RLSS UK's new film #BeaLifeguard aims to inspire you to become a lifeguard! 

Full Time Sports Attendant (Lifeguard)

Aberdeen Sports Village wishes to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic individual to complement its busy Operations Team. Sports Attendants should have a friendly, flexible and welcoming personality; be able to deal with all types of customers and their enquiries in a courteous manner; have a keen interest in the promotion of exercise and sport; be able to work as part of a team.

Grade: Grade D, £18,528 - £21, 378

Hours of work: 36.5 hours

Other relevant information: This appointment will be made subject to the terms and conditions of employment of Aberdeen Sports Village. As it is appropriate to the post, ASV will request a PVG Scheme Record prior to employment, as part of their recruitment procedures.


  • Supervise the swimming pool areas working to prevent accidents and emergencies, carry out water tests and simple pool plant procedures, and clean the pool and changing room areas.
  • Preparing activity areas to include the safe setting up/dismantling of equipment and ensuring that all equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use.
  • Carry out health & safety responsibilities within the facilities.
  • Assume responsibility for opening the facilities on time, and for ensuring that facilities are secure at the end of the working day.
  • Following Normal and Emergency Operating Procedures.
  • Undertake general administration duties.
  • Assisting customers with enquires in a friendly and effective manner, proactively
  • Developing and maintaining high standards of customer care Liaise with line manager, to ensure safe running of the facilities.
  • Monitor the state of repair of all sports equipment (including teaching equipment & equipment for hire) ensuring that equipment checks are carried out as appropriate.
  • Assume responsibility for keeping facilities, equipment and general areas both inside and outside the building clean, tidy and safe.
  • Carry out emergency first aid as required.
  • Take an active part in the on-going staff training programme.
  • Undertake any other such duties as may be delegated by the line manager.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications e.g Academic, technical and professional education and training.


  • Valid RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
  • Computer Literate.


  • Sports coaching qualifications.
  • AED certificate
  • First Aid certificate.

Work and other relevant experience (including training). e.g. Specialist knowledge, levels of experience. Skills, supervisory experience, research.


  • Experience of working in a service industry.
  • Experience of dealing with people.
  • Experience in Health & Safety requirements.


  • Knowledge of customer care
  • Experience of working with sports equipment.
  • Knowledge of swimming pools
  • Experience of working in large events

Personal Qualities and Abilities e.g. Initiative, leadership, ability to work on own or with others, communication skills.


  • Cheerful and friendly Able to deal with all types of people and to work in a team.
  • Good communication skills verbally and written.
  • High standard of hygiene and personal appearance.
  • Have a positive personality


  • Ability to cope with both quiet and very busy time periods.
  • Demonstrates trust, openness and respect in dealing with people

Other e.g. Special circumstances (if any) appropriate to the job such as unsociable hours, travelling, physical requirements etc.


  • Willingness to work shifts and weekends.
  • Interest in physical activity.
  • A moderate level of fitness.
  • Competent swimmer


  • Flexible
  • Team worker
  • Ability to show initiative