Lifeguard - Full Time

Location Abingdon
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Contact name: Rebecca Richmond

Job ref: 194008
Startdate: 24402.92

GLL is looking for a Lifeguard to work at The White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Lifeguard, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a Lifeguard job, it's a career.


A Lifeguards job can't be underestimated, and neither can the responsibility that comes with this vital lifeguarding role if you're calm under pressure, highly responsible and natural with people from all walks of life, this is your chance to develop as a Lifeguard.


As a Lifeguard your passion for swimming and love of great customer service will shine through when supervising our customers in the pool, as well as supporting the team in keeping our centres clean and tidy.


What you need: 

*         A can-do attitude

*         A real focus on customer service.

*         Passion and personality

*         Knowledge of health and safety

*         Be a great team player

*         Ideally, you'll have your National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with up to date NPLQ training records and if not the NPLQ training can be provided subject to passing a swim test.


What you’ll do: 

*         You will experience regular pool rotations

*         Supervising and cleaning the pool area

*         Setting up equipment

*         Deliver first-class customer service

*         Deal with customer queries

*         When not poolside you will be a key support to your team on a daily basis from preparing Studios, Gyms or Sports Halls for various activities to the general cleaning and upkeep of the centre.


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees: 


*         A Real Living Wage salary or above 

*         A Values driven organisation

*         Learning & development to support career development

*         Good Pension schemes

*         Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

*         Job security GLL have been operating over 30 years and is the largest leisure provider in the UK 

*         Industry leading rates of pay

*         opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events

*         Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal

*         Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria

*         Health assurance

*         Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.

*         Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

*         25% off Red Letter Days

*         25% off Buy A Gift

*         20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products.

*         Ride to work scheme

*         Free eye tests and discounted glasses


About GLL 

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, GLL offers a diverse range of career opportunities for individuals in our local communities. Managing over 400 facilities across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, we oversee public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries, and children’s centres.


Our Commitment to the Community

Our workforce is drawn from the very communities we serve, enabling us to make tangible improvements in local areas. One of our core values is ‘More than a Job,’ reflecting the wide range of possibilities and opportunities available to our employees. We are dedicated to positively impacting our people, offering flexible and part-time working options to ensure your job aligns with your lifestyle. Subject to available vacancies, you may choose between a regular work schedule with a contractual commitment or the freedom of flexible hours, contributing to the health and wellbeing of your community.


Employment Options

We offer two primary types of work arrangements:

         Permanent Employment Contract*: Available in part-time and full-time capacities.

         Flexible Worker Engagement*: Join our flexible worker pool for more adaptable working hours.


If you prefer a consistent number of working hours and can accommodate a 7-day-a-week service, a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the ideal choice for you.


Areas of Work

Whether your interests lie in:

*         Sport and leisure

*         Events and catering

*         Health and beauty

*         Corporate support

*         Working with children


GLL has a position that can match your ambitions.


Our Values and Benefits

As a passionate advocate for thriving communities, we reinvest in our facilities, projects, and people. GLL is proud to be an Investors in People Gold Award employer. We embrace inclusivity and diversity, ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities we serve. As a living wage employer, we guarantee fair compensation, with pay rates determined by skills, experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants under 18 will receive pay appropriate to their age group.


Join Us

No matter how you choose to work with us, you can expect to be a valued member of our team, collaborating with great colleagues and making a real difference in people’s lives. Explore the possibilities with GLL and help us create healthier, happier communities.