Lifeguard - Trainee / Qualified

Location: Whinfell Forest Village - Cumbria

Hours of Work: Various Hours Available, Part-Time, Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £12.46 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 18 June 2024

Lifeguard - Trainee / Qualified

Nestled in the heart of our forest you will find the centrepiece of Center Parcs, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Open from 10am to 9pm daily the huge pool area includes a toddler pool, wave pool, whirlpool and exciting flumes as well as the wild water rapids. There are many activities available from learning to Snorkel, Scuba Diving and Aqua jets.

LIFEGUARD - TRAINEE / QUALIFIED | £12.46 per hour

A Lifeguard is the main point of contact for our guests in the Subtropical swimming Paradise. You will demonstrate just the right mix of welcoming our guests in a positive, friendly manner and ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety necessary in the pool environment. As the face of Center Parcs, you will make a great lasting impression on our guests, impressing them with your professionalism and guest care skills.

You will be a friendly, naturally helpful and vigilant team member who naturally seeks out opportunities to ensure the guests' requirements are met. You will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness standards within the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and ensure that all company and legal requirements are met at all times.

As part of the interview process, candidates are required to complete a swim test.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) with Child List Barring Check. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.

HOURS OF WORK

We have contract sizes available from 96 hours per 4-week period to 150 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period. Shifts will fall between 8am and 9pm, working alternate weekends. 

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.

ABOUT YOU

You must possess excellent communication skills and be friendly and approachable as you will provide a supportive role to our guests, providing personal attention and care at all times.

Essential requirements:

  • Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life
  • Ability to perform and remain calm under pressure
  • RLSS Pool Lifeguard / NARS Qualification – for qualified lifeguards
  • Friendly, genuine and warm towards guests and colleagues

Desirable requirements:

The ideal candidate will be qualified or have experience of the following:-

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Experience in Pool Plant Operation
  • Use of a Defibrillator

ABOUT THE BENEFITS

Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 18th June 2024 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Wednesdays and Fridays 

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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At Center Parcs, everyone’s welcome.

We recognise that we’re all at our best when we’re being ourselves. We are committed to building a culture that champions diversity, equity and inclusion, where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We welcome people from all backgrounds and want them to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. We place a lot of value on recruiting based on behaviours rather than prioritising qualifications or experience.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, please let us know if you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process.

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