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Customer Update 25/10/21:
Please note, the steam room @ Xcite Armadale is currently closed. The sauna is still available and can be booked online or at site. 
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Lifeguard  

  • Lifeguard @ Xcite Livingston ref:BLPLG29

    Location: Xcite Livingston Leisure Centre

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  29 hours per week

    Monday 1630 - 2130 

    Tuesday Off 

    Wednesday Off 

    Thursday 1630 - 2130 

    Friday 0900 - 1700 

    Saturday 1000 - 1800 

    Sunday 1030 - 1700 

    Apply online here 

  • Casual Lifeguard @ Inveralmond Community High School

    At Xcite we sometimes require flexible individuals who can be called into action at short notice!

    You'll be on standby to help during busy times to cover holidays and periods of absence.

    Closing date: Monday 6th September 2021

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours: Casual

    Apply online here 

  • Lifeguard @ Xcite Livingston ref; LG35.5

    Location: Xcite Livingston 

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  35.5 hours per week

    Monday 13.30-21.30

    Tuesday 14.30-21.30

    Wednesday 15.00-21.30

    Thursday 15.00-21.30

    Friday 14.00-21.30

    Saturday OFF

    Sunday OFF

    Apply online here 

  • Lifeguard @ Xcite Livingston Ref:BLP32.5

    Location: Xcite Livingston 

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  33 hours per week

    Monday 1530 - 2130 

    Tuesday 1330 - 2030

    Wednesday 0830 - 1600

    Thursday 1630 - 2130 

    Friday 1400 - 2130

    Saturday OFF

    Sunday OFF 

    Apply online here

  • Casual Lifeguard @ Xcite Bathgate

    At Xcite we sometimes require flexible individuals who can be called into action at short notice!

    You'll be on standby to help during busy times to cover holidays and periods of absence.

    Closing date: 28th September 2021

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours: Casual

    Apply online here 

  • Lifeguard @ Xcite Whitburn

    Closing date: 20 October 2021 

    Location: Xcite Whitburn  

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  32 hours per week

    LG Vac Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
    Week 1 7.45-15.30 7.45-15.30 7.45-15.30 7.45-14.45 7.45-14.45 OFF OFF
    Week 2 15.00-21.30 15.00-21.00 15.00-21.30 OFF OFF OFF 8.30-15.30

    Apply online here 

  • FTC Lifeguard @ ICHS

    Closing date: 05 October 2021

    Location: Inveralmond Community High School 

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  18.25 hours per week

    Contract: FIXED TERM - 9 MONTHS

    Monday Off 

    Tuesday 1515 - 2200 

    Wednesday Off 

    Thursday 1515 - 2200 

    Friday 1515 - 2000

    Saturday Off 

    Sunday Off 

    Apply online here 

  • Lifeguard @ Xcite Linlithgow

    Lifeguard vacancy ref:  LGLLC275

    Closing date: 15 October 2021

    Location: Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre  

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  27.5 hours per week

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Week 1

    14.30 - 22.00

    Off

    Off

    Off

    09.00 – 15.30

    08.30 - 15.00

    08.00 - 15.00

    Apply online here 

  • Lifeguard @ Xcite Whitburn

    Closing date: 20 October 2021

    Location: Xcite Whitburn 

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  34.5 hours per week 

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Week 1

    0745 – 1500

    0745 – 1500

    0745 – 1500

    1445 – 2100

    1445 – 2130

    0FF

    0FF

    Week 2

    0745 – 1500

    0745 – 1500

    Off

    Off

    1500 – 2100

    0830 – 1530

    0830 – 1530

     

    Apply online here 

  • Casual Lifeguard @ Xcite Linlithgow

    At Xcite we sometimes require flexible individuals who can be called into action at short notice!

    You'll be on standby to help during busy times to cover holidays and periods of absence.

    Closing date: 12 October 2021

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours: Casual

    Apply online here 

  • Casual Lifeguard @ Xcite Broxburn Pool

    At Xcite we sometimes require flexible individuals who can be called into action at short notice!

    You'll be on standby to help during busy times to cover holidays and periods of absence.

    Closing date: 14 October 2021

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours: Casual

    Apply online here 

  • Lifeguard @ Xcite Bathgate

    Location: Xcite Bathgate

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work:  36 hours per week

    Week 1              
      Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
      0800-1530 0930-1530 0800-1500 0800-1515 0800-1515 OFF OFF
    Week 2              
      Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
      1100-1845 1100-1900 1530-2130 OFF OFF 0930-1600 0900-1700
    Week 3              
      Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
      0800-1530 0800-1500 0800-1430 1100-1900 0800-1500 OFF OFF
    Week 4              
      Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
      1100-1845 1100-1900 1530-2130 OFF OFF 0830-1630 0900-1600

    Apply online here

 Job Description

Job Purpose - Overview

West Lothian Leisure is a Community Benefit Organisation, a registered Scottish charity.  It is at the heart of the West Lothian community, helping people to improve their wellbeing and make healthy lifestyle choices.  We care passionately about the service we provide to the people who live, work and visit West Lothian. As a valued organisation that understands, cares about and engages with its community, we are the delivery partner of choice for West Lothian organisations responsible for improving people’s lives through sport, health and physical activity.

Your role as a Lifeguard is to prevent accidents by identifying hazards and taking preventative measures whilst working as part of a wider team to deliver excellent customer service.

Core Accountability & Responsibilities

  • Patrol the pool sides(s) or sit in an elevated chair to supervise the swimming pool(s) and its users
  • Stop behaviour which could be dangerous
  • Respond quickly in emergency situations to effect rescues
  • Perform first aid if required
  • Undertake routine maintenance and cleaning duties
  • Set up and take down sports equipment such as lane ropes and diving blocks
  • Undertake scheduled water tests such as PH and chlorine levels
  • Deliver excellent customer service and resolve customer complaints should they arise
  • Process bookings and payments through cash and credit card transactions
  • Promote products and services to customers and visitors.
  • Maintain vending stock levels (at designated facilities)
  • Undertake general administrative tasks to support the delivery of programmes and services
  • Attend regular training to maintain job competence and the NPLQ

The above list is illustrative, not exhaustive. Accordingly, there may be a requirement to undertake additional duties, consistent with the level of the post, as directed by management.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • A good ability to demonstrate the core competencies.
  • 2 standard grades or equivalent in Mathematics and English (or similar)
  • Hold and maintain National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (Level 2)
  • Hold or willingness to obtain, update and apply knowledge/skills from automated external defibrillator (AED) qualification.
  • Suitable and sufficient face to face customer service experience, preferably in a similar role.
  • A working knowledge of Health and Safety responsibilities in a swimming pool environment.
  • Willingness to continuously develop and attend training and development sessions in line with your personal training plan, on occasion out-with your normal hours of work, to ensure the required level of competence.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Successful study of a relevant subject at NC level or equivalent.
  • Coaching and/or sports coaching qualifications.
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor or equivalent.
  • A working knowledge of the maintenance of swimming pool plant and water treatment equipment.
  • A working knowledge/willingness to learn about the Charity’s policies and procedures/products and services.

Job Dimensions

  • Taking possession of security keys to open and close the leisure centre as may be required.
  • Will often work in hot, humid and noisy conditions.

Core organisational competencies

  • Service delivery
  • Champions the service, focusing on individual customer’s needs and responding with service that surpasses their expectations.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Being truthful, keeping promises and commitments and making ethical decisions.
  • Respect for equality and diversity
  • Understanding others’ behaviours and culture and treating everyone fairly.
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Personal responsibility for making things happen – being accountable for your own actions.

Additional information

  • This position is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme check.
  • Hours will be worked on a shift rota basis and is likely to include evenings and weekend working.
  • You will be required to be aware of current Health and Safety Policy and to take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

 

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