*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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.