Casual Lifeguard (leisure attendant)

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade C £22,737 - £12.11 p/h
  • Location: Bootle Leisure Centre, Merseyside
  • Contract: Casual
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Part Time
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 01/03/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: COMM/24/269253

An opportunity has arisen within Sefton Council for a casual leisure attendant post based at Bootle Leisure Centre, to work in the role of a lifeguard.

You are required to hold a full - current lifeguarding certificate and will be expected to provide poolside as well as dry-side area supervision. You will be required to work as part of a team, ensuring customer safety and high standards of service and customer care at all times.  This role requires constant supervision of the poolside; you will need to be fully focused with the ability to remain vigilant, alert, and attentive at all times.  This position also involves the setting up of equipment to meet the needs of the programmed activities and to undertake cleaning tasks to ensure the centre is well presented to the highest standard. 

Ideal candidates will need to be available to work throughout the summer holiday period June to September inclusive.

Candidates will have a friendly and approachable manner to always maintain a high level of customer service.  Candidates must attend monthly training sessions to demonstrate competency and maintain a valid qualification.


It is essential you have a current Royal Lifesaving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. A first aid at work qualification, AED and pool plant operator’s certificate are also desirable.

Skills and Experience

The Leisure Attendant should ideally be able to demonstrate a level of experience and
knowledge commensurate with the position.

  • Ability to remain vigilant, alert and attentive.
  • Ability to be calm and in control in pressurised situations such as emergencies.
  • Customer care skills
  • Communication skills
  • The ability to set and achieve high standards of centre cleanliness and presentation.
  • Health & Safety awareness

This position requires an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.


Equal Opportunities


Sefton Council strives to ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential. We are always open to learning and growing as an organisation, and we welcome new ideas and initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer; all candidates will receive equal treatment. Our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.


Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

If you are currently in care or have previously been in care, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for care experienced people if you meet the essential requirements for the role.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

This vacancy is now closed