Female Qualified Pool Attendant Central Park Leisure Pools

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					*Female Qualified Pool Attendant
Central Park Leisure Pools
Permanent
8.46 hours per week (on average)
Grade D (£17,802 - £20,198) pro rata
Please quote reference: 026/9202

Duties will include the safety and welfare of users of our pools.

You must hold a current National Pool Lifeguard Certificate, or equivalent and the
appointment will be subject to a successful diving test to a depth of 4.5 metres.

Experience of working as a Pool Lifeguard is desirable. You will be expected to
work a rolling shift pattern which will include early mornings, evening, weekends
and bank holidays.

*Due to the nature of the post, Section 7 (2) b(ii) of the Sex Discrimination Act
1978 applies.

The pool works on a 6 week rota and hours for this position are as below:

Week one:                                        Week two:
Monday:       7am – 8.30am                       Monday:       7am – 8.30am
Tuesday:      4pm – 8pm                          Tuesday:      11.30am – 4pm
Friday:       2pm – 9.30pm
Saturday:     9am – 5pm

Week three:                                      Week four:
Monday:     7am – 8.30am                         Monday:    7am – 8.30am
Saturday:   9am – 12.30pm                        Friday:    4pm – 10.15pm
                                                 Saturday:  9am – 5pm

Week five:                                       Week six:
Monday:       7am – 8.30am                       Monday:       7am – 8.30am

Please note this post it subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check
and is not suitable for job share.

Closing date:        Wednesday 10 February 2010

For an application form and further details, please contact 01752 668000 or email
jobs@plymouth.gov.uk or apply online at www.plymouth.gov.uk/counciljobs
                                                        Role Profile

Job Title                Qualified Pool Attendant    Job No.        D120     Band/Band            Grade D
                                                     (Office                 Range-(for career
                                                     Use)                    grades)

Directorate              Community Services                                  Department           Culture, Sport and
                                                                                                  Leisure


Division                 Plymouth Leisure                                    Unit


Reports to (Job          Head Pool Attendant                 Org Chart Attached?
Title)

Suitable for Job Share          Yes                               If No – reason
(Y/N)

Location                        Central Park/Plympton Pool         Shift Pattern       Some requirement to work early
                                                                                       mornings, evenings, weekends and
                                                                                       Bank Holidays

CRB check required              Enhanced CRB check required.
                   To ensure the safety and welfare of users of the pools through adhering to established policies, procedures and
Purpos



                   nationally recognised guidelines. Role involves work with children and vulnerable adults.
 Job

  e




                   •   Works to laid down procedures, including the pool’s safety operating procedures and emergency action plans and
Decision Making




                       prioritising own work. Meets with line manager on a regular basis to discuss work issues or personal
                       performance. Has access to line manager for advice and guidance on unusual or difficult problems.




                   •   Some direct impact on the well-being, health & safety of service users:
                   •   Responsibility for adhering to and enforcing pool rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable
                       environment.
Accountabilities




                   •   Ensure lifesaving equipment is in good working order, reporting defects to a supervisor
                   •   Full life guarding duties including rescuing individuals including children, disabled and the vulnerable who are in
                       danger and performing first aid as necessary.
                   •   Maintain a safe, clean and hygienic environment by carrying our various cleaning duties within the building, pool
                       surrounds
                   •   Assist with the set up of various pool activities and special events.
                   •   Undertakes other duties appropriate to the grade of the post
                  •   Required to maintain an adequate standard of fitness especially required for life saving duties.
                  •   Work involves crouching, bending and stretching and pulling and pushing.
Demands




                  •   Carry out life guarding duties rescuing individuals who are in danger by performing various life saving techniques
                      including spinal cord management and CPR.
                  •   Concentrated attention is needed throughout swimming session to identify potential risks to pool users




                  Role is based at pools where there is considerable exposure to humidity and chlorine fumes from pool and there may
Conditions
 Working




                  be encounters with verbal abuse from pool users or some exposure to bodily fluids.




                  Essential:
                    • Knowledge of the Authority’s relevant procedures and practices including Vulnerable Adult and Child
Knowledge and
 Qualifications




                       Protection which will be gained during the induction period.
  Experience,




                    • National Pool Lifeguard Certificate or equivalent.

                  Desirable
                    • Experience of working as a pool lifeguard
                    • First aid certificate
                           •   Interpersonal and communication skills will be required:
 Skills and Technical




                           •   Tact will be required when dealing with difficult customers for example sorting out swimmers levels of
   Competencies




                               competence.
                           •   Administering first aid and documenting actions accurately.
                           •   Advising members of the public in relation to safety issues for example recommending floatation devices for
                               children.
                           •   Perform highly precise lifesaving techniques (e.g. using spinal boards, resuscitation manikins, throw ropes,
                               pool buoys, rescue poles, spinal grips)

                        Technical competencies will be developed in liaison with departments over 2009/2010.


                         A corporate behavioural competency framework is currently under development and guidance on completing this
Competency
Behavioural




                         section will be provided at a later date.




                               •   Act at all times in accordance with appropriate legislation and regulations, codes of practice, the provisions
                                   of the council’s constitution and its’ policies and procedures.
  Standards
  Corporate




                               •   Work within the requirements of the Councils’ Health and Safety policy, performance standards, safe
                                   systems of work and procedures.
                               •   Undertake all duties with due regard to the corporate equalities policy and relevant legislation.

				
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