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Full time Lifeguard

National Sports Campus
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
9.54 per hour
Permanent | Full Time
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Job Description




Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility users by preventing and responding to incidents.




Responsibilities /Activity Headings


 Health & Safety

  • Responsible for Bathers Health and Safety
  • Immediately respond to any incident or situation that may occur
  • Report any unsafe conditions or equipment to Duty Manager/Team Leader on shift
  • Be aware of all emergency procedures and assist in controlling emergency situations.
  • Complete any incident or accidents report forms immediately
  • May be required to assist with regular checks of all rescue equipment



  • Be vigilant on rotation zones and alert at all times
  • Enforce all facility policies, rules and regulations when on shift
  • Responsible for the safe handling, transportation and storage of centre equipment
  • Assist in the setting up and dismantling of equipment for different activities and events
  • Undertake cleaning tasks where requested in order to maintain to an appropriate  standard of cleanliness throughout the building
  • You may be required to complete other departmental duties assigned to you as necessary
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by Duty Manager or Team Leader


Customer Service

  • Demonstrate excellent customer care skills at all times.
  • Dealing with customers in a friendly, polite and professional manner.
  • Adhere to the Culture and Values of the National Sports Campus



  • Participate and successfully complete regular in house training sessions
  • You will be required to actively assist the Lifeguard Duty Manager in the training and mentoring of all new employees



Technical Responsibilities


  • Must have and maintain a valid and in date pool lifeguard qualification.
  • Must maintain a high level of fitness (strength and endurance)


The above contains the main outline of duties. However it’s inevitable that tasks may arise which may not fall within the remit of the above list of main duties.  Employees are required to respond with a flexible approach when ad hoc tasks arise which are not specifically covered in their job description.  Should an additional responsibility become a regular part of an employee’s job, the Job Description will be amended to reflect this.


JOBHOLDER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:  Identify the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required.

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

  • Previous experience in a similar role an advantage
  • Current IWS Pool Lifeguard or RLSS NPLQ lifeguard qualification/certificate essential. This qualification must be valid and in date for a minimum period of six months from expected start date.
  • First Aid Qualification an advantage
  • Pool Plant Operator Qualification an advantage
  • Adequate level of fitness essential
  • National Aquatic Centre water tests must be passed
  • National Aquatic Centre First Aid test must be passed


Key Skills

  • Excellent customer care/service
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Remain vigilant and alert at all times
  • Ability to immediately respond to any situation or incident that may occur



 Please note the following :-

  • This is a 0-39 hour contract,Part-Time Lifeguard position
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be available for immediate start
  • Must be open to flexible working hours
  • Mandatory requirement - If your pool lifeguard qualification is due to expire within 6 months of application, you must have arranged recertification in order to meet minimum criteria requirements.

Related Sectors:
Miscellaneous , Fitness and Leisure
Related Locations:
Dublin North

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