- Job Type
Job Title: Lifeguard
Location: Oswestry Leisure Centre
Working Hours/Pattern: Casual, covering earlies, lates and weekends.
Salary: £7.10 to £10.42 per hour + Excellent benefits
Here at Shropshire 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 those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team - and right now we are looking to recruit for Lifeguards to join our leisure centre. Even if you do not hold your qualification yet, please apply as we do have fully funded Lifeguard courses taking place throughout the year.
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.
You will be 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. You will also receive fantastic training and development opportunities and benefits including free leisure access and other various discounts.
Serco manages these facilities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Trust.
What you'll need to do the role
You’ll need to have excellent customer service skills as you’ll be interacting heavily with our customers. So, whether you’ve earned that experience in a leisure or another customer facing environment, you’ll be a people person who is happy dealing with people of all ages and backgrounds.
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 it’s desirable that you hold a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (Royal Life Saving Society) or equivalent, however full training will be provided.
This role will require a DBS check.
What we offer
- Free membership at the Centre, plus heavily discounted use of classes and facilities
- Free safeguarding training and DBS check
- Excellent Development and Training Opportunities
- 6% employer matched pension contribution
- 21 days annual leave (pro rata) + Public Holidays
- Life assurance up to 2x base salary
- Simply health cash plan
- Anytime health line
- Employee assistance programme
- Cycle to work salary sacrifice
- Benefits portal offering discounts on eating out, travel, shopping and entertainment
- A safe and supportive culture
- A chance to make a positive difference to the community
Meaningful and vital work: Swimming pools are the beating hearts of our leisure centres and without lifeguards we can’t operate. You ensure that our customers can enjoy their activity in safety and when needed you save lives.
A world of opportunity: Our lifeguards are integral to the running of our centres, so as well progressing into senior lifeguard positions you 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.