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Invite for swimmers keen to work as pool lifeguard

HOW would you like to spend summer by the pool and earn money at the same time?

Cumberland Council is inviting applicants to apply to be pool lifeguards and undertake a two-day Pool Lifeguard course with Royal Lifesaving NSW.
The council is partnering with recruiter Programmed, one of Australia’s largest employers in operations and maintenance services, to find the right candidates who must be over 16 and hold a first aid qualification (HLTAID003) as a pre-requisite.
Course components include Supervision, Risk Management, Communication, Aquatic Rescues and Emergency Rescues.
After completing the course, successful applicants are then able to undertake a log book requirement while on pool deck.
“This is an opportunity for members of the local community to upskill and learn on the job – all while earning money and putting their new skills into action,” a spokesperson said.
“Many of our lifeguards enjoy the flexibility of working shifts at the pool around other roles, school or university.
“We roster to the availability of our employees.”
Duties include supervision of patrons, with eyes always on the water to ensure the safety of all.
Kyle, 19, has been working as a lifeguard at Cumberland pools for the last three years and loves his job.
“I have always enjoyed being near the pool and in the sun so being able to do that for work is amazing,” he said.
“If you like working with the community and being near the water, this will be the job for you.
“Everyday is different, every day is a new challenge; you will constantly meet new people and work within a great team of people.”
If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, call the Programmed team on 1300 856 676.