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Take the plunge and find a new job at recruitment event for lifeguards

For those who would like a new job as a lifeguard, East Riding Leisure are holding a recruitment event at East Riding Leisure Driffield on Wednesday 14th September from 9am to 6pm.

Successful candidates may be offered a position as a lifeguard on the day, subject to checks and procedures.

The events will include swimming tests in the pool, an interview and a DBS check.

A lifeguard’s role is to monitor customers in the pool, ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable experience but also to be vigilant and ready to intervene when necessary. Lifeguards may even save someone’s life if they are in trouble.

For many, lifeguarding provides an excellent foundation for a career in the leisure industry – many centre managers began their professional careers as a lifeguard.

Lifeguarding also presents the opportunity to get fit, make friends and, most importantly, gain an invaluable skill which can be carried through life.

Adrian Walters, health and wellbeing facilities manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Lifeguards are the backbone of our service. We cannot open our pools without them, and they play a leading role in ensuring that our customers have an enjoyable and safe experience.

“The skills and attributes our lifeguards gain through training and experience are well sought after and many of our staff go onto careers as paramedics, nurses, police officers and similar careers, as well as becoming the centre managers of the future.”

Cllr Mike Medini, portfolio holder for culture, leisure, libraries and customer services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Lifeguards are vital to pool safety and do an incredible job protecting the public at pools across the East Riding. I encourage all those interested in becoming a lifeguard to register for this recruitment event as soon as possible.”

Anybody interested in attending must book in advance, to be allocated a timeslot. Please book via eryc.link/lifeguard

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