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Casual Lifeguard

Eton CollegeWindsor and Maidenhead

We are looking for exceptional Lifeguards to ensure a safe environment for all our pool users. You will be joining Eton at an exciting time, as Eton embarks on the next stage of embracing education through sport. By 2022 we will have brand new indoor facilities, including a new swimming pool and two sports halls. These will all complement our fantastic current outdoor facilities, which include approximately 40 football/rugby pitches, a 2km rowing lake, 19 cricket pitches and 50 tennis courts.

Our Lifeguards will have particular responsibility for the health and safety of users of the pool and the cleanliness of poolside and related areas. As a casual member of staff, you will work a flexible shift rota, providing adhoc support when needed. The pool will be open from 7am - 10pm everyday, so shifts may include early mornings, evenings and weekends. 

Main Duties

  • Ensure that all health and safety duties are carried out in accordance with NOP/EAP procedures and that procedures in the staff information file are followed;
  • Enforcing water safety policies and pool regulations whilst on shift;
  • Carrying out lifeguard duties by overseeing the general safety and behaviour of the users to help prevent injury, drowning, misuse and damage to facilities;
  • Carry out lifeguard rescues when deemed appropriate;
  • When on shift, full ownership of facilities; ensuring the user’s safety and correct use of our swimming pool and other facilities, such as changing rooms, showers and toilets and other communal areas;
  • Setting up swim sessions, such as assembly and dismantling of equipment (ie. lane ropes and diving blocks or any other poolside equipment);
  • To assist the Duty Manager in the opening and closing of the facility and preparing the pools for use;
  • Ensuring Eton’s policies and procedures are followed at all times, as well as additional guidelines as laid out in the Centre’s Staff Information file;
  • To contribute to the continuous improvement of the Eton Colleges services
  • Attend staff training on a regular basis (currently once a month) to practice practical skills and to cover department issues;
  • To comply with relevant codes of practice, including the code of conduct, and policies concerning data protection and health and safety;
  • To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity & inclusion;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge of the importance of Health and Safety procedures in relation to leisure/ sports facilities.
  • National pool lifeguard qualification is essential.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, for the purposes of providing advice/guidance, as well as information and assistance on services offered and the operation of equipment.            
  • To be able to demonstrate team player attitude and the desire to help and assist others when needed.
  • Ability to be able to work independently and show a proactive attitude whilst adhering to instructions given by Sports Facilities Manage.
  • First Aid at Work is desirable
  • Previous lifeguard experience is desirable


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including; an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discount at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

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