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Impington Village College

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How to Apply 

Applicants are asked to do the following:

Complete an Impington Village College application form which is available below.

Write a supporting letter of application stating why you wish to be apply for the vacancy and how you match the requirements of the person specification and criteria for the post. Complete a Equality and Diversity form to be returned with the application form.

Candidates will be selected for interview based on the information provided in both the application form and the letter.Please note we do not accept CVs. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Barring and Disclosure Service check and a minimum of two satisfactory references. Medical clearance is also required for permanent positions.

The completed application form and supporting letter should be emailed to
Susan Kay, Personnel Manager

Or alternatively sent to:
Susan Kay
Personnel Manager
Impington Village College
New Road
Cambridge CB24 9LX

Please complete the application form with full details, for example show the subject with the grade in the Education section, not just “6 GCSEs”.

Please ensure that your application is received by the closing date as detailed on the advertisement as late applications may not be accepted.

If you have a disability, please let Ian Hill know if there are any special arrangements which we can make if you are called for an interview, to ensure that you play a full part in the interview.

Thank you for your interest in this post and in Impington Village College.

Robert Campbell


Casual Lifeguards

Impington Sports Centre requires Swimming Pool Lifeguards to work in our popular Sports Centre.  The posts are available for daytime, evening and weekend work.  Salary is £8.68 per hour plus holiday pay.

You will need to hold a current RLSS Pool Lifeguard qualification and be available to attend a 2 hour training session once a month on a Monday evening.

We offer a varied swimming programme from Lane Swimming through to Fun Sessions.  Candidates must be able to communicate well with both adults and children with an emphasis on safety and customer care. 

If you require any further information on this vacancy please contact   Completed applications should be sent to Susan Kay HR Manager by the closing date.

Closing date:  Open ended

Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All post-holders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  We do not accept applications by CV.

Job Desciption


Post Title:



Post Purpose:

The Lifeguard will contribute to Impington Sports Centre’s purpose of providing an excellent and efficient service, in a safe environment, to help exceed the expectations of our customer needs.  They will carry out lifeguarding and cleaning duties 


Reporting to:

Duty Officer


Liaising with:

Operations Manager, Duty Officers, Receptionists and members of public


Working time:

The work arrangement, to be agreed by the Duty Officer will reflect the shift requirements of the position. The shift arrangements may include evenings and weekends and occasional public holidays.


Salary/ Grade:

Point 9



Holiday pay will be paid at 12.07% per hour


Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS

1. Main Responsibilities

  • To assist in the efficient and effective operation of Sports Centre and to establish and maintain good relationships with the general public, ensuring that an appropriate ambience is maintained in the facility, making customers feel welcomed and valued
  • Maintains a constant concentrated surveillance of the Swimming Pool; acts immediately and appropriately to ensure all customers comply with the ISC Swimming Pool Rules. Carries out immediate action to caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards to prevent potential incidents occurring
  • Responds quickly to follow the Emergency Action Plan and procedures established in the event of an emergency.  Provide emergency care and First Aid as required until the arrival of emergency medical services
  • Presents a professional appearance and attitude at all times.  Educates swimmers to inform them of the purpose and need for pool rules and regulations
  • To undertake basic clerical and administrative duties, as required
  • To assist in the communication and promotion of the centre's services and activities ensuring all information given is correct and up to date
  • Ensuring security of the Centre’s property
  • Serve drinks and snacks in the Cafe
  • Inspects the facilities for cleanliness, completes cleaning duties as per the cleaning schedule and when immediate cleaning action is required
  • Set up and dismantle sports equipment
  • Undertaking other tasks that may be required from time to time to ensure the efficient operation of the facility

2. Training

  • Attend staff training once per month for a duration of two hours.  Must maintain a degree of physical fitness and strength to meet the demands of the job
  • Attend an Impington Village College Child Protection Training session every 12 months

3. Trust Ethos

  • To play a full part in the life of the College community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students to follow this example.
  • To promote and support the College’s policies
  • To comply with the College Health and Safety Policy

4. Safeguarding

  • To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the College’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies
  • To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/adult protection training as required by the College.

Person Specification

Before completing your application please read the Person Specification and Job Description.  In supporting your application you should demonstrate how your qualifications, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. 







National Pool Lifeguard qualification


Qualified first aider





Previous experience in the leisure industry or customer
facing environment.


Skill in the application of life-guarding surveillance and rescue techniques


Previous lifeguard experience


Experience of CPR and emergency medical procedures


Skills & Abilities



Ability to work constructively as part of a team,
understanding roles and responsibilities of the life guard team


Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency


Excellent communication skills when dealing with the


Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions


Ability to prepare routine administration paperwork


Ability to work shift work and weekend work to cover the
needs of the sports centre





Display commitment to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children and young people


November 2018