We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.
Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.
WHY JOIN US.
You probably won’t find another swimming pool like ours in Ireland. Our Subtropical Swimming Paradise is the focal point of every village. We have slides, whirlpools, splash areas for our younger guests, underwater activities to enjoy and cabanas to kick back and relax in. Our Lifeguards are present and involved in each area and activity, so your job will be incredibly diverse.
We’re a team. Imagine working in an environment where support and wellbeing are second nature. Our team of Lifeguards, Team Leaders and Managers extend their experience and knowledge as often as they can, so we can all work together to achieve guest excellence.
QUALIFIED AND TRAINEE LIFEGUARDS | €13.09 per hour
Working in a large team, you’ll be allocated general cleaning and testing duties to make sure the pool is safe for guests. You’ll be on rotation with other Lifeguards, monitoring various activities and attractions on a 30 minute cycle, as well as supervising guest leisure activities. At each of the lifeguard stations you’ll be expected to maintain guest safety, whilst ensuring they are happy in their environment.
Trainee candidates will be required to attend an NPLQ course and an offer of employment will be subject to passing the course and a successful interview. Please note that the course will be full-time hours for 5 days and include classroom sessions on the responsibilities of being a Lifeguard, how to observe our pool guests, how to rescue those in need and how to administer first aid and CPR.
Candidates must successfully pass a swim test in order to progress to interview stage
Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a recognised lifeguard qualification that lasts two years from the date of assessment.
Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicants will be required to undergo Garda Vetting. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.
You’ll be someone who is naturally cheerful, friendly and approachable, and who works well in a large team. Each day will bring different duties around the pool, from pool, slide and water safety checks, through to cleaning, tidying and generally being on hand to provide a great service to our guests. This means that you’ll need to be the sort of person who loves helping others and thinks nothing of going over and beyond expectations.
HOURS OF WORK
We have both full and part-time contracts available with a variety of shift patterns including daytime, evenings or a mix of both.
Flexibility will be required as our village is open 365 days of the year, so you will need to be able to work some weekends and public / bank holidays on a rota basis with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.
We have a great range of standard benefits which all our employees are entitled to but as a Lifeguard, you’ll also enjoy a fantastic team environment where rewards and recognition go hand in hand. Training is paramount to ensuring safety so you can expect us to continually support you in achieving standards, as well as helping you to progress your personal career in leisure.
Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:
If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.
Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams.
Imagine being greeted by playful squirrels and a good morning ‘quack!’ by the local ducks on your commute into work. Imagine having a workplace that’s up to 400 acres of beautiful forest. Imagine being part of a family where you love coming to work and helping to make special memories. At Center Parcs, you can have all that and more.
Whether you’re a Housekeeper, Chef, Lifeguard or Electrician, everyone is part of the same Center Parcs family, and no two days are the same. If you are looking for a unique place to work with endless opportunities and famously good staff perks, visit our vacancies page and apply to work at Center Parcs.