Lifeguard, Highgate, North London

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Highgate SchoolHighgate, North London

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10.50 per hour
Contract term: Fixed Term


Dates: Closing date is midnight on 29th March 2020 but applications will be considered on receipt   
Salary: £10.50 per hour. Dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.
Location:  Highgate, North London
Contract type: Casual fixed term contract (no guaranteed hours).

To apply: Applications should be made via Highgate’s website


To provide support to Mallinson Sport Centre Operations and Enterprise Managers and lifeguard our newly refurbished pool during School and commercial operating hours.


Poolside duties:

  • Keep swimmers safe – stop behaviour which could be dangerous.
  • Patrol the edge of the pool or sit on an elevated chair to keep a close watch on the pool and its users.
  • Provide First Aid – where necessary.
  • Use life-saving techniques in emergencies.
  • Ensure tidiness / cleanliness of poolside surrounds.
  • Set up pool equipment.
  • Check water temperature, pH and Chlorine levels.
  • Attend monthly Lifeguard training.


Customer Service:

  • Have a basic working knowledge of the centre so you are able to deal with enquiries.
  • Be presentable and courteous to all customers.


Health & Safety, Safeguarding

  • Develop a good understanding of the importance of health and safety and safeguarding aspects of school life – reporting back to the Operations Manager.



  • Adopt a pro-active approach to continuous service improvement.
  • The successful candidate will also be willing to assist with general administrative tasks and other activities around the centre e.g. Holiday camps and Birthday parties.



Award-winning success

Founded over 450 years ago in 1565 by Sir Roger Cholmeley, Highgate is one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools for pupils aged 3-18. There are currently in the region of 1,850 pupils split across our Pre-Preparatory School, Junior School and Senior School premises, in conjunction with approximately 550 teaching and support staff. We are proud to be able to claim some of the top academic results across the UK, as well as titles of Independent School of the Year 2019 and 2020, and Independent School of the Year for Social Mobility 2019. Pupils are also able to participate in over 77 co-curricular clubs as diverse as bee-keeping, medical society and robotics.

A culture of community and kindness

We are a School whose charitable ethos is an inextricable part of both staff and pupil DNA. Highgate doesn’t exist in a bubble, but is connected to, and part of, a community. We have partnerships with over 60 state Schools across 7 London boroughs, and, in 2017, Headteacher Adam Pettitt co-founded the free sixth form college, The London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham (LAET), with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as business sponsors.

Working with us

The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.

Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.

Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers, overseas police check if necessary and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Sport has traditionally held a significant place in the life of Highgate School, and the sports facilities are excellent.  The School has extensive playing fields covering some 20 acres with squash, tennis and Eton Fives courts.  The Mallinson Sports Centre consists of a large sports hall, a cricket hall, a 25m swimming pool, squash courts and a weights suite together with a social area, ancillary offices and changing accommodation.  The Sports Centre services the needs of the extended school family and the local community as well as those of pupils.   During term time the Centre is used exclusively by the School between 8am and 6pm and outside these times and at weekends the community use programme is in place.

Highgate School recently opened its refurbished swimming pool in March 2020! the fully modernised interior now features on-brand tiling in blue, grey and green against freshly white-washed walls as well as a 3D logo. The ceiling is topped with multiple sleek sky lights and there are two digital screens positioned above the pool to display scores and news.

There are new changing rooms and showers, as well as bespoke viewing balconies for parents and pupils to watch matches.

More about Highgate School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: North Road, Highgate, London, N6 4AY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8340 1524
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Established in 1565, Highgate is now one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools, with around 1,700 pupils aged 3-18.

Academic excellence

Academic standards at Highgate remain high, as our most recent exam results demonstrate. In 2018,...