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Various locations throughout the City, G4 0QW
£21,250.43 - £22,813.48 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Salary: £21250.43 - £22813.48 per year pro rata / £11.648 to £12.50 per hour with potential to earn more dependent on your working pattern.

Glasgow Life is looking to recruit qualified and unqualified Lifeguards to join us as Glasgow Life Assistants on full time, permanent contract. As a Glasgow Life Assistant (Pool Lifeguard) you will be joining our in-demand sports team and UK’s most extensive leisure operations with 32 leisure facilities across the city. Our team is diverse and driven to deliver the highest level of service to our customers. We strive to create a world class fun and enjoyable health and wellbeing environment for our customers.

More about our Sport teams
As a Glasgow Life Assistant you’ll be joining our Glasgow Life Sport team, playing your part in encouraging people to live an active Glasgow life. Through sport and physical activity, we promote inclusion and wellbeing throughout the city. From Glasgow Club to our Learn to Swim programmes, the services we provide allow people to experience the life-changing benefits of participating in sports at all levels. Read more on our website.

About Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music.

The role
As a Glasgow Life Assistant (Pool Lifeguard) you’ll be an integral part of the team by delivering exceptional customer service to our swimmers and customers. You’ll go going above and beyond to deliver the highest of standards when dealing with customers and cleanliness in our venues. Reporting to the Duty Manager and working alongside an established team, you’ll be responsible for supervision of both our pools and customers.

The candidate
If you’re interested in joining us as a Glasgow Life Assistant (Pool Lifeguard) you’ll need:
• To be a competent swimmer (be able to achieve a timed 100m swim).
• Hold an existing pool lifeguard qualification OR be able to complete the STA Pool Lifeguard qualification within 12 weeks (delivered by Glasgow Life)
• Commitment to attend regular work training to maintain your qualification.
• Excellent communication and customer service skills.

You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.

Full time roles work 35 hours 5 days over 7, depending on the venue, our earliest shift starts at 5.45am and latest finishes at 10.30pm (Monday to Friday) and weekends operate from 8am with closing at 8pm. Rotas typically work on a 3 rolling week rotation, so you'll know what hours you are working in advance. Our teams support venues across Glasgow as required, but everyone has a primary venue which will be discussed at interview. We have vacancies currently at 8 of our pools - Bellahouston, Scotstoun, Tollcross, Springburn, Castlemilk, The Bridge, Gorbals and Maryhill.

We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.


Important Dates: Closing date 26th November and interviews are provisionally scheduled for w/c 4th December. Our selection process consists of an in-person interview and a practical swim test at one of our pools.

Benefits at Glasgow Life
We offer a generous holiday allowance of 30 days, rising to 35 days after 5 years, plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). You’ll also be eligible to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, which pays 19.3% employer contribution and is one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional benefits include staff discounts, access to our programme of in-house training and CPDs’, cycle to work scheme, option to buy annual leave, flexible retirement as well as family-friendly policies. This post also provides the STA Pool Lifeguard qualification with access to our programme of in-house training and CPDs’

Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.

Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.

Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged