Apprentice Lifeguard

How to apply

Please complete the registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.

 

 

Job Title  Activity Leadership Apprentice
Location
Wembley
Reference Code
BW943
Contract hours

39+ Hr / week (inc evenings and weekends)

Salary

£150 Per week

Number of vacancies  1
Potential qualification and progress 

Diploma in Leisure Operations/Leisure Management- and a NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification)

Estimated start date

 October 2019

Length of apprenticeship

12-15 months

Eligibility criteria

No previous qualifications required.

Application closing date

 30 September 2019

Summary

An exciting opportunity to gain hands on practical experience as an Apprentice Lifeguard. This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about the fitness and leisure industry, and will help you to develop a number of core customer and fitness related skills. You will be working a combination of Lifeguarding, teaching swimming, working in the gym and front of house. On successful completion of your apprenticeship will obtain a level 2 Activity Leadership qualification, a level 2 Leisure Operations qualification, and a National Pool Lifeguard certificate and Fitness Instructing level 2. You will also be supported in gaining functional skills in math, English and IT if required.


The role and responsibilities

The job will involve:

  • To promote quality customer care at all times, dealing with minor complaints and reporting serious complaints to the Duty Manager.

  • To check the safety of equipment and to report any damage or malfunction of equipment, plant or building fabric to the Duty Manager immediately after discovery.

  • To assist in the preparation and operation of events and activities, including the assembly and dismantling of equipment and minor repairs when required.

  • To maintain the vigilant supervision of the pool users at all time

  • To carry out first aid, resuscitation and effective pool rescues.

  • To attend regular staff training sessions as set out in the Centre’s procedures, you will be required to maintain your NPLQ by also attending the required training sessions according to the Centre’s Procedures.

  • To undertake general lifeguard duties ensuring that the poolside is never left unattended for any reason whatsoever.

  • To conduct pool water tests at presented intervals ensuring water quality is maintained and carry out backwashes in line with specification.

  • In the absence of the Duty Manager, to be aware of general pool conditions i.e. water clarity and odour and report any deviance from the norm to the Duty Manager.

  • In the absence of the Duty Manager, to monitor the number of swimmers in the pool at any one time and where numbers exceed the specified limits and/or additional lifeguards are required to advise the Duty Manager.

 

Skills and experience

  • Must be a strong and confident swimmer
  • Have a smart and professional manner
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic & Energetic
  • A real team player
  • Dedicated to completing the relevant qualifications

If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following:

  •  Jump/dive into deep water
  •  Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  •  Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
  •  Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part) 
  •  Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Qualifications required:

  • If you do not already hold your NPLQ, you will put on the course and must pass in order to continue with the apprenticeship.

·         To promote quality customer care at all times, dealing with minor complaints and reporting serious complaints to the Duty Manager.

·         To check the safety of equipment and to report any damage or malfunction of equipment, plant or building fabric to the Duty Manager immediately after discovery.

·         To assist in the preparation and operation of events and activities, including the assembly and dismantling of equipment and minor repairs when required.

·         To maintain the vigilant supervision of the pool users at all time

·         To carry out first aid, resuscitation and effective pool rescues.

·         To attend regular staff training sessions as set out in the Centre’s procedures, you will be required to maintain your NPLQ by also attending the required training sessions according to the Centre’s Procedures.

·         To undertake general lifeguard duties ensuring that the poolside is never left unattended for any reason whatsoever.

·         To conduct pool water tests at presented intervals ensuring water quality is maintained and carry out backwashes in line with specification.

·         In the absence of the Duty Manager, to be aware of general pool conditions i.e. water clarity and odour and report any deviances from the norm to the Duty Manager.

·         In the absence of the Duty Manager, to monitor the number of swimmers in the pool at any one time and where numbers exceed the specified limits and/or additional lifeguards are required to advise the Duty Manager.

 

How to apply

Please complete the registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.