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Full Time Lifeguard / Trainee Lifeguard

Location: Aquadrome, Basingstoke, RG22 6PG

Think you're a potential trainee? Can you .......

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100m continuously on your front and back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the bottom of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided

Trainee Lifeguards can apply online via this link

Qualified Lifeguard applicants, email your CV to

Purpose of Job / Key Objectives

The Lifeguard's role is to work within the centre ensuring customer safety and high standards of service and customer care at all times.  The role will involve supervision of specific activities, maintaining high standards of cleanliness and the safe handling and set up of equipment.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to remain vigilant, alert and attentive
  • Ability to be calm and in control in pressurised situations such as emergencies
  • Customer care skills
  • Communication skills
  • The ability to set and achieve high standards of centre cleanliness and presentation
  • Health & Safety awareness
  • The ability to deal with customers of all age groups and levels of ability
  • Sustain a level of fitness to enable the physical aspects of the position to be undertaken

Personal Attributes

  • Committed to the Serco Values and Serco Leisure Mission Statement
  • High personal integrity and motivation
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Self motivated
  • An open, honest and confident personality
  • High standards of presentation
  • Flexible attitude

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)

In line with Serco Leisure’s policy, all employees will have a CRB disclosure at an appropriate level.

Principal Duties

Provide supervision of swimming pools to ensure customer safety at all times by preventing accidents and incidents and by taking the appropriate action in the event of these occurring

Provide supervision of dry-side activities to ensure customer safety at all times by preventing accidents and incidents and by taking the appropriate action in the event of these occurring

Ensure equipment is set up in order to meet the needs of the programmed activities

Undertake cleaning tasks as required to ensure the centre is well presented and monitor standards of cleanliness in customer critical areas such as changing rooms and toilets

Monitor customer use within the centre and ensure unsafe practices are promptly dealt with or reported as appropriate

Maintain high levels of customer service at all times

Maintain a full product knowledge of the services and activities available at the centre

Attend training sessions in order to demonstrate competency and maintain a valid qualification

Follow the processes laid down in the SLIMS (Serco Leisure Integrated Management System), in particular, the Pool Normal Operating, Pool Emergency and Centre Emergencies Procedures

Consistently and actively apply good housekeeping principles, such as turning off lights and equipment when not in use, in order to contribute to our strategy to reduce utility consumption and carbon footprint.

Undertake any other duties as required within the Centre as directed by your line manager