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Lifeguard (30hrs) - Lewes LeisureCentre

Wave Active
Lewes, East Sussex
30 hpw - £16,299.90 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

Job Details

Role: Lifeguard

Location: Lewes Leisure Centre

Hours: 30 Hours Per Week (Contracted)

Salary: 30 hpw - £16,299.90 per annum



Wave Leisure Trust Limited (Wave) is a Charity and Social Enterprise with a purpose of “Inspiring Active Lifestyles” and a Vision, “To be at the heart of the improvement of health and wellbeing within the Community”.

Formed in 2006, Wave is recognised as an award-winning Trust, managing fifteen leisure facilities and Newhaven Fort along with providing a vast range of activity programmes and outreach initiatives.

Supporting well over one million active customer visits on an annual basis, Wave ensures all surplus revenues generated from activities are reinvested back into the community in the form of facility developments and refurbishments, new programmes of activity or outreach initiatives.

As we emerge from the intense phase of the pandemic our ‘Build Back Better’ Strategy focuses on three key activity areas:


  • The structure of the business focusing on core activities.


  • To ensure recovery, greater resilience and future sustainability.

Community Health

  • In isolation or in partnership with public health partners to deliver positive health interventions.


The Post in Context

The key purpose of this post is to maintain constant surveillance of customers in the facility; acting immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of customers in the event of emergency.  When necessary, you will provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.


Customer Service

The priorities of the Leisure Attendants are:

  1. To provide a friendly and efficient service to all customers.
  2. To pro-actively provide information to promote the Centre to the public at all times.
  3. To respond positively to customer enquiries.

General Tasks

  • To clean all areas of the Centre including pool hall, changing rooms, toilets, showers, storeroom and drains to ensure exceptional standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • To ensure that all users behave in an orderly manner at all times and take appropriate action should any member of the public misuse the facilities.
  • To assist with the delivery of continuous improvement plans.
  • To assist in the maintenance, use and updating of safety equipment and to ensure that the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act are properly adhered to.
  • To be diligent about compliance with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • To take on relevant responsibilities during Emergency Procedures.

General Tasks – Wet Side

  • To lifeguard and supervise the pool area, assist swimmers in difficulty, undertake any necessary life-saving operations and apply First Aid as needed.
  • To supervise changing rooms, showers and associated areas.
  • To make and record periodic checks on chemical levels of the pool water and report to a manager should it fail to meet the required standards.
  • To ensure the day to day preparation of the pool facilities for swimming lessons, special water activities and private parties.
  • To assist the OM in organising special water activities for children during the school holidays.
  • To maintain a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification including attendance at staff training on a monthly basis.

General Tasks – Dry Side

  • To ensure day to day preparation of facilities e.g. equipment set ups.
  • To undertake coaching/supervision of courses and sessions as required.

 Other Duties

  • To carry out other duties as required. To adhere to Wave Leisure Trust’s policies and procedures.


Wave Active Ltd is a charitable not-for-profit Trust working to inspire active lifestyles through providing high quality, affordable and accessible health and fitness facilities and activities for our community. Every penny you spend with us goes into running our centres and any surplus we make is reinvested into developing even better facilities and services for you to enjoy.

Nominated for Not for Profit of the Year 2019 at the Sussex Business Awards.

Our Centres

Company info
01323 490011
Wave Active Limited
Downs Leisure Centre
Sutton Road
BN25 4QW.
United Kingdom

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