Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €11.61 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 14 July 2020


Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.

After an almost four-month closure due to the global coronavirus pandemic, we cannot wait to welcome our guests and colleagues back to the forest.


You 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 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. Once we open, 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.


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 qualifications and experience:

  • IWS/RLSS Pool Lifeguard/NARS certification
  • The ability to perform and remain calm under pressure
  • Great communication skills and the confidence to challenge others to maintain the safety of guests when required

We’d love you to have your First Aid certification already but our training is very comprehensive and we’ll help you attain this if not. We also hold monthly first aid refresher courses, so our guests are confident in our ability to support their care and safety. 


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis.  This means that your actual hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive 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.

Our standard benefits include:

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

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

Closing date: 14 June 2020 

Interviews to be held: w/c 13 July 2020 

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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