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Trainee Lifeguards

Trainee Lifeguards

Posted 28 August by Center Parcs
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We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


With up to 200 indoor and outdoor activities available, Center Parcs is the perfect place for families to try something new together. The Leisure team plays a key role in ensuring families feel confident, safe and happy during their activity, whatever their age or ability.

There are many opportunities in the Leisure team, and our offering of activities continues to grow. From donning an eye patch in Pirate and Princess Adventure, to whizzing around a track in Quad Bike Safari or scaling the forest canopy in Aerial Adventure, our focus is on delivering a quality experience that guests will remember, whether it’s their first or fiftieth time.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


We are currently recruiting for Trainee Lifeguards to work in our Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Your role as a lifeguard on poolside will be to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our guests.

You will be required to assist in the smooth running of the pool by maintaining a high standard of service to our guests in line with Center Parcs policies as well as observing and supervising our guests to prevent dangerous behaviour and ensure pool rules are followed at all times.

You must maintain a positive and professional attitude to exceed guest’s expectations whilst they are using the facility and be responsible for acting immediately and rescue any swimmer who may be in difficulty or require first aid. In addition, you will be required to complete general cleaning duties around poolside.

Successful candidates will be required to attend a NPLQ course and employment will be subject to passing the course.

Please note the pay rate for Trainee Lifeguard is £7.95 per hour rising to £9.14 per hour once passed the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

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


You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

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


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.

Candidates will be required to successfully complete a swim test in order to progress to interview.

Essential requirements:

  • NPLQ Lifeguard Qualification (full training will be provided)
  • Good swimming ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Closing date: 28 August 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 3 September 2018

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

Reference: 35870077

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