Sport Operations Assistant (Lifeguard) job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


Location: Jubilee sports campus
Salary: £23,149 to £24,715 per year
Full time, permanent
Deadline: Tuesday April 18, 2023
Interview date: To confirm
reference: 2230023MT

The University of Southampton Student Experience Directorate (SED) is hiring! Click here to learn more.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the University of Southampton’s Outstanding Sport and Welfare team as Lifeguard – Sport Operations Assistant. We have multiple locations including the signature Jubilee Sports Centre, Mayflower Gym, Wide Lane Sports Ground and Watersports Center that are open to students, staff and members of the wider community. With the University of Southampton recently committing to invest over £40m in our sports facilities, we offer an extensive range of sports, leisure and courses available to our customers from 7am to 10pm every day stand. We require sports professionals to provide our customers with a consistent quality sports and leisure service year-round.

The role

As a lifeguard you will be part of a highly motivated and organized sports and wellness team responsible for the safe and efficient day-to-day running of the facilities. Based at the Jubilee Sports Center on the Highfield campus, our lifeguard roles are primarily responsible for working as pool lifeguards, but also spend time processing client inquiries, preparing equipment, ensuring health and safety procedures are followed, and being an active and fitness lifestyle ambassador at the University of Southampton.

We encourage applications from individuals seeking a full-time or part-time position. You work according to fixed hour patterns, full-time corresponds to 36 hours per week, averaged over several weeks.

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About you

We are looking for professional, motivated and proactive individuals who are brilliant team players. Our roles require strong customer service skills as you may be the first point of contact dealing with a variety of people and situations. You are responsible for the health and safety of all pool users and must always act in a professional and safe manner.

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is essential; However, we will consider those who are currently working towards NPLQ qualification.

This role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) review that is performed during the bid process.

What we can offer you

With a competitive starting salary of £23,149 per annum, there is an additional 10% shift allowance.

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive pay rates. Our main advantages include membership in a pension scheme; a generous annual leave allowance with additional university closing days and public holidays; and an excellent family leave policy (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave).

As a member of the sports and wellness team, you are entitled to free full access to the gym membership.

To view the University of Southampton’s many benefits, please visit

For more information about the Student Experience Directorate, the positions we offer and top tips on how to apply, visit our website: click here

Please upload a CV and cover letter with your application.

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