Senior Lifeguarding Apprenticeship Westbury Swimming Pool

Are you looking for a career in the leisure industry? Westbury Pool are looking for keen swimmers to lead their Lifeguarding team as a Senior Lifeguard. You do not need a Lifeguarding Qualification to apply but must be a strong swimmer.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    37.5 Hours. Shifts tbc

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a Senior Lifeguarding Apprentice you will be responsible for supervising the Lifeguards and ensuring the comfort and safety of all users at the leisure centre and working towards your Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations. 
You will also be required to provide customer service to the highest standard.

Your duties and overall role will include:
1. To supervise the Lifeguarding team and act as Duty Manager when required
2. To maintain vigilant supervision of pool users and ensure their safety at all times.
3. To administer first aid, effect pool rescues and apply resuscitation as necessary.
4. To deal with customers in a friendly and professional manner.
5. To be a key holder
6. To carry out cleaning duties as necessary.
7. To wear the prescribed staff uniform at all times.
8. To carry out patrols of the Centre.
9. To prepare activity areas involving the setting up/dismantling of equipment.
10. To ensure that all Centre equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use.
11. To report any maintenance issues using the appropriate procedures.

All applicants must be strong and confident swimmers.
Apprentices may also need to assist in other duties around the centre when required as the needs of the leisure centre may change.
We are looking for an apprentice who has a positive attitude, good communication skills and a person who is flexible in terms of working patterns

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Apprentices must be strong swimmers as you will eventually be providing the supervision and safety for swimmers within the leisure centre. 
You must also be able to work well within a team, have leadership skills and have a friendly approachable personality.

You will have a swim test as part of the interview process

Personal qualities

What are we looking for in our apprentice? 
Enthusiasm and a positive attitude; 
Ability to work well in a team;
Good communication skills are essential as you will be dealing with the public;
A genuine passion and interest in health, leisure and fitness;

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications required but applicants must be strong swimmers.

Future prospects

Full-time employment

Things to consider

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment

About the employer

Places for People Leisure manage leisure centres on behalf of Local Authority partners offering affordable activities to help you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. We have recently become a social enterprise as a result of the acquisition by property management and development group Places for People, a not-for-dividend organisation.


Westbury Swimming Pool


Church Street


BA13 3BY

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Training provider

Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management
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Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Leisure Operations and Leisure Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Oct 2017