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Role Introduction

We are looking for exceptional Lifeguards to join our team!

We have brand new indoor facilities, including a new swimming pool and two sports halls. These are all complement our fantastic current outdoor facilities, which include approximately 40 football/rugby pitches, a 2km rowing lake, 19 cricket pitches and 50 tennis courts.

Our Lifeguards will have particular responsibility for the health and safety of users of the pool and the cleanliness of poolside and related areas. 

As outlined in the attached job description, all Lifeguards working at the College are required to hold a valid National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). However, if you are interested in this role and have relevant experience but do not yet hold an NPLQ then we would still welcome an application from you. If you have any questions about this then please do contact the Recruitment Team at

Main Duties

  • Carry out lifeguard rescues when deemed appropriate;
  • When on shift, full ownership of facilities; ensuring the user’s safety and correct use of our swimming pool and other facilities, such as changing rooms, showers and toilets and other communal areas;
  • Carrying out lifeguard duties by overseeing the general safety and behaviour of the users to help prevent injury, drowning, misuse and damage to facilities;
  • Enforcing water safety policies and pool regulations whilst on shift;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity & inclusion;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

Please see attached job description for more information.

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and Competencies Required

  • Have a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification;   
  • First Aid at Work is desirable;
  • Knowledge of the importance of Health and Safety procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, for the purposes of providing advice/guidance, as well as information and assistance on services offered and the operation of equipment.            
  • To be able to demonstrate team player attitude and the desire to help and assist others when needed.
  • Ability to be able to work independently and show a proactive attitude whilst adhering to instructions given by Sports Facilities Manager
  • Previous lifeguard experience is desirable

Please see attached job description for more information.


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including; an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme (where applicable), free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discount at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.



Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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