Trainee Lifeguard

Serco Leisure
££12.49 to ££12.49 per hour
17 May 2024
14 Jun 2024
Full Time
Job description:


Job Title: Trainee Lifeguard 

Location: Oxford Leisure 

Contract Type: Full Time, Part Time and Casual 

Working Hours/Pattern: Various hours available 

Salary:  Up to £12.49 per hour + Excellent Benefits 



Always wanted to be a lifeguard but not had the resources to get your National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. 


You should read on as we are recruiting for unqualified Lifeguards as we have Full time, Part time and Casual roles available where you can be supported in achieving your National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) worth £300 (subject to signing training agreement), to be able to work as a Lifeguard across Oxford facilities. 


Here at More Community leisure Trust 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. 


As well as being an everyday hero, 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. NPLQ Lifeguards at Serco Leisure have followed exciting career paths going on to be swimming teachers, duty managers or even contract managers, to name a few options! We will support you in your career path and 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: 

  • Jump/dive into deep water 

  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds (this is usually 2 lengths of the pool) 

  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water (this is usually 8 lengths of the pool) 

  • Tread water for 30 seconds 

  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool (this is usually no deeper than 2.0m) 

  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits 

The next NPLQ course will likely take place at one of the local facilities in weekends throughout March, exact dates to be confirmed, so please make sure you can commit to these dates before applying. Additional courses will be held from April. 



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 and follow an exciting career pathway 

  • Get fit, stay fit & increase your social circle. 

  • Gain a fully funded nationwide recognised qualification 

  • AED and (PXB) Spine board training qualification 

  • Free/heavily discounted use of all the facilities at the Centre 

  • Excellent Development and Training Opportunities 

  • Serco Leisure Specific Benefits Package 

  • A safe and supportive culture 

  • A chance to make a positive difference to the community