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 12 FREE places on a Life Guard training course taking place in August, 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, this will take place on *Saturday 20 July 2019, and will take place at Jesmond Pool.  The life guard training course will take place during the first week of *August (also at Jesmond Pool).

*All dates will be confirmed in writing

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 – 15 July 2019

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