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Splashdown Quaywest

Lifeguard Positions NPLQ – Qualified

  • Location Paignton, Devon
  • Job Type Seasonal, Part Time
  • Closing Date 26th April 2024
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Responsible To: Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark Managers/Supervisors

Lifeguards are team members trained in accident prevention, rescue and first aid. Individuals should be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively. Please Note: Good spoken and written English is a must

Hours: Varying shift patterns are available will include weekend and Bank Holidays

Primary Objectives: To prevent any accidents through pro-active supervision and to maintain a disciplined, safe and welcoming environment for visitors to the waterpark.


Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To help our guests feel welcome, happy and safe in the waterpark
  • To identify emergencies quickly and take appropriate action
  • To carry out rescues and other emergency action when necessary
  • Give immediate first aid to any casualty
  • Keep a close watch over the pools and waterslides and its users to anticipate problems
  • To supervise pool activity when required
  • Communicate with both visitors and colleagues when performing these tasks
  • To encourage our guests to adhere to waterpark safe operating procedures

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Implement pool rules and safety operating procedures
  • Educate visitors in water safety and our Splash Code of Conduct through effective communication

Skills Required: Applicants MUST possess a valid National Pool Lifeguard qualification. To enrol on a NPLQ course candidates must also be at least 16 years of age and be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria: –

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim continuously for 100m on both your front and back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without the use of ladders or steps

Training and Assessment: Team members will have to attend designated training sessions each month, and prove their competency in both the theory and practical sides of the NPLQ. As a lifeguard it’s your responsibility to keep your qualification valid and up to date.

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