Serving the community in the Elswick, Westgate
and Wingrove wards of Newcastle upon Tyne

Elswick Community Pool – Training Available

Looking for a New Challenge?

How does becoming a life guard sound?  Elswick Community Pool is undergoing refurbishment and will be reopening in September 2019 under community ownership.   The pool currently has 24 FREE places on a Life Guard training course taking place in June, there will be up to 15 job vacancies when the pool re-opens (on both a full and part time basis).

You MUST meet ALL the following requirements to be eligible for the training course:

  • Be 16 years or older
  • Be able to swim 100 metres (both on your front and back) without stopping
  • Be able to swim 50 metres in under 1 minute
  • Be able to service dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

To be considered for the training you must pass a water competency test, it is anticipated this will take place on 18 May 2019 (this will be confirmed with notice of success), and will take place at Jesmond Pool.  The life guard training course will take place during the first week of June (also at Jesmond Pool).

 

 

The following skills are also needed to be successful for the training:

  • Being self-motivated and committed
  • Hard working
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to give clear and precise instructions
  • Flexibility
  • Be able to work effectively with other professionals in a team environment

For more information on the life guard qualification please see https://www.rlss.org.uk/national-pool-lifeguard-qualification

How to Apply:

Send a one page CV summary along with a paragraph explaining how you meet the criteria and why you wish to become a life guard.

Applications to be sent to graeme.williams@centre-west.com and jh.jfhall@googlemail.com

 

You must reside in the North of Tyne CLLD area to be eligible, please click here for further details.

 

Closing date for applications – 9 May 2019

 

If you would like support with creating or writing your CV contact the Employability Teams at Riverside Dene and Denton Burn