Lifeguard NPLQ – Qualified

Responsible To: Managers/Supervisors

Lifeguards are team members trained in accident prevention, rescue and first aid. Individuals should be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively.

Hours: Varying shift patterns are available including evenings and weekends.

Primary Objectives: To prevent any accidents through pro-active supervision and to maintain a disciplined, safe and relaxed, environment for visitors.

Splashdown Quaywest is now hiring for its 2019 season.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To identify emergencies quickly and take appropriate action
  • To carry out rescues and other emergency action when necessary
  • Give immediate first aid to any casualty
  • Keep a close watch over the pools and its users to anticipate problems
  • To supervise pool activity when required
  • Communicate with both visitors and colleagues when performing these tasks

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Implement pool rules and safety operating procedures
  • Educate visitors in water safety and our Splashcode through effective communication

Skills Required: Applicants MUST possess a valid National Pool Lifeguard qualification. To enrol on a NPLQ course candidates must also be at least 16 years of age and be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria: –

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim continuously for 100m on both your front and back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without the use of ladders or steps

Training and Assessment: Team members will have to attend designated training sessions each month, and prove their competency in both the theory and practical sides of the NPLQ. As a lifeguard it’s your responsibility to keep your qualification valid and up to date.

Please Note: Good spoken and written English is a must.

Apply today – we look forward to welcoming you!

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Splashdown Quaywest