About the role
Salary: £10.30 per hour plus holiday pay. Rising to £10.90 from 1st May 2023. | Flexible casual and full time hours available | Early or late, day time, evening and weekend shifts available.
We are looking for lifeguards who want to work full time or casual hours to join our team. As a Lifeguard you are essential in ensuring the safety of all visitors to our Leisure Centre. You have excellent swimming skills, are safety-minded, and able to swiftly assess situations and make careful decisions regarding swimmer safety. You will work as part of a welcoming team that is instrumental in delivering outstanding customer experiences, maintaining orderliness and cleanliness across our leisure facilities, including swimming pool areas and changerooms. This is a customer facing role, and as such you must be ready to communicate with a diverse range of clients, including the public, children and young people, youth group leaders and teachers.
Important: If you do not have an RLSS NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification), which is essential in order to apply, but are 16+ years and keen to become a lifeguard, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss options to obtain an NPLQ in our of our future courses, with you.
Full details regarding this role and how to apply are in noted in the Job Description & Person Specification below. Please do download and read this carefully to ensure there are no delays in processing your application.
Salary: £10.30 per hour. Rising to £10.90 per hour from 1st May 2023. Plus, holiday pay.
Hours: Flexible casual and full time hours available. Early or late, day time, evening and weekend shifts available.
Qualification: NPLQ Essential. If you do not have an RLSS NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification), which is essential in order to apply, but are 16+ years and keen to become a lifeguard, email email@example.com and we will discuss options.
Important dates and how to apply
Read the full Job Description and Person Specification that outlines the expectations of this role in detail. If this sounds like you and you are interested, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply. Please note that London Youth does not hold a sponsor licence so we are unable to employ someone without permission to work in the UK.
To apply, please submit all of the following documents via email, with the subject line Lifeguard Application to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Your comprehensive CV
- A supporting statement indicating clearly how your experience meets the essential requirements of the role (no more than 2 A4 pages)
- Completed Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form
- Completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
NOTE: Applications will be considered upon receipt and only those that satisfy the criteria will be shortlisted and invited to an online first round interview. If successful, we will then invite you to a second in-person interview, where you will meet the team, see the centre and have the opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the role as part of this process.
Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every application submitted – if you have not been invited to an interview within 21 working days of submitting your CV and supporting statement, please consider your application unsuccessful at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
If you would like to ask any questions about the role or process, feel free to ring 01494 433531 and ask for Leisure Operations & Duty Manager, Hannah Lyon.
Our commitment to anti-racism
In July 2020, we issued a statement committing to become an anti-racist organisation and to actively tackle racism. Since then, London Youth has worked with our staff and trustees to understand first the issues within our organisation, collaboratively developing a Theory of Change to define our areas of focus, approach and plan of action moving forward.
We have a Race Equality Action Stakeholder Group which is chaired by a London Youth member and trustee. This group includes representatives from across the organisation and oversees the implementation of our Race Equality Action Plan.
At the heart of youth work is the drive to level the playing field for all young Londoners to succeed, regardless of their backgrounds. Over two thirds of the young people we work with are from racialised communities and we know that without the opportunities which youth organisations provide, there would be limited experiences open to them.
London Youth embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to the ongoing development of an organisation that values and represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills and welcome applications that reflect this.