SLA02212 - Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

South Lanarkshire
12 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture

Location: Hamilton Water Palace, 35 Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0HQ

Hours: 1 post at 16.5 hours per week / 1 post at 13.5 hours per week 

Duration: Permanent

Shift Pattern: Post 1 - Thursday 6pm - 10pm, Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 5pm - 9pm      /      Post 2 - Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 5pm - 9pm

South Lanarkshire Council administers the recruitment process on behalf of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture.

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team of Lifeguards at Hamilton Water Palace. You will be responsible to the Duty Officer for the daily operation of the Centre ensuring that facilities and equipment are safe and secure in accordance with procedures. You will also undertake a range of duties including pool supervision and cleaning.

A current Pool Lifeguard qualification is essential, with a first aid certificate and previous experience being desirable.


As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003. 

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture.

Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

Please note that if you are successful for this post you will have to cover the cost of the PVG check.

As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide.

 Applicant User Guide

Applications online

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

Interview Date: Thursday 10 November 2016

South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.


Closing Date:  Tuesday 25 October 2016 

See also:
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard).docx