Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €11.26 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 24 September 2019


A short break at Center Parcs allows families to create their own experience, where they are free to do as much or as little as they like. In Summer 2019, we’re bringing our unique and unrivalled family short breaks to Longford Forest in The Midlands region of Ireland.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest, our new Center Parcs resort – Longford Forest - will welcome 250,000 guests each year, providing the very best facilities and activities. To transform our vision into a reality, we’re looking for an incredible and unstoppable team of around 1,000 employees – and this is a unique opportunity to be involved from the start.


You probably won’t find another swimming pool like ours in Ireland.  Our Subtropical Swimming Paradise is the focal point of every village. We have slides, whirlpools, splash areas for our younger guests, underwater activities to enjoy and cabanas to kick back and relax in. Our Lifeguards are present and involved in each area and activity, so your job will be incredibly diverse. 

We’re a team. Imagine working in an environment where support and wellbeing are second nature. Our team of Lifeguards, Team Leaders and Managers extend their experience and knowledge as often as they can, so we can all work together to achieve guest excellence.


Working in a large team, you’ll be allocated general cleaning and testing duties to make sure the pool is safe for guests. You’ll be on rotation with other Lifeguards, monitoring various activities and attractions on a 30 minute cycle, as well as supervising guest leisure activities. At each of the lifeguard stations you’ll be expected to maintain guest safety, whilst ensuring they are happy in their environment.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicants will be required to undergo Garda Vetting.  This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.


Successful candidates will be required to attend an NPLQ course and an offer of employment will be subject to passing the course and a successful interview.

Please note that the course will be full-time hours for 5 days and include classroom sessions on the responsibilities of being a Lifeguard, how to observe our pool guests, how to rescue those in need and how to administer first aid and CPR.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a recognised lifeguard qualification that lasts two years from the date of assessment. 


You’ll be someone who is naturally cheerful, friendly and approachable, and who works well in a large team. Each day will bring different duties around the pool, from pool, slide and water safety checks, through to cleaning, tidying and generally being on hand to provide a great service to our guests. This means that you’ll need to be the sort of person who loves helping others and thinks nothing of going over and beyond expectations.

Essential requirements:

  • IWS/RLSS Pool Lifeguard Qualification (training will be provided)
  • Excellent interpersonal, observational and communication skills
  • Able to work in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Candidates must successfully pass a swim test in order to progress to interview stage


We have full-time opportunities available, working on a flexible basis, this means that your days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.    

Your working hours will include evenings, weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.


We have a great range of standard benefits which all our employees are entitled to but as a Lifeguard, you’ll also enjoy a fantastic team environment where rewards and recognition go hand in hand. Training is paramount to ensuring safety so you can expect us to continually support you in achieving standards, as well as helping you to progress your personal career in leisure.

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

  • Staff bonus scheme
  • Contributed pension scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

If this sounds like your ideal job, and you’d like to be in at the start of something great, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date:  24 September 2019 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held:  On a weekly basis

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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