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Staff Testimonial

I worked as a group assistant for three weeks in the summer and had the most amazing experience. It was challenging, rewarding, enjoyable and informative. It was physically and mentally challenging because you are always incredibly busy, but you got home after a long day excited for the next. Being surrounded with so many lovely people as your colleagues was a big help and made the experience so much more enjoyable; friendships were created as a result. Everyone worked so well as a team and learnt from each other of a daily basis. There was never a day that I didn't learn something new. I gained unbelievable amounts of confidence during my time at camp and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to seek experience working in a child centred environment. I fully intend on re-applying for easter and summer again this year with the hope that it will be just as fun as last season.

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Molly Molly 17th December 2018

Roles | Lifeguard

Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure: the health, safety and welfare of the children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured, you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: Lifeguards are responsible for the safety of children and staff in and around the pool area. Lifeguards must have full understanding of Barracudas NOP and EAP and implement all safety procedures therein. 

Duties include: 
• Follow policies and procedures outlined in the Swimming Pool file
• Complete daily checks of: water, signage and buoyancy aids
• Provide safety instructions to bathers at the start of each session and ensure they are adhered to
• Direct non-Lifeguarding staff in their non-Lifeguarding pool duties
• Responsibility to monitor and conduct swimming tests on camp
• Maintain daily and weekly written records of swim tests and buoyancy aids
• Ensure appropriate levels of staff and Lifeguards are maintained for bather levels
• Identify emergencies quickly and take the appropriate course of action
• Ensure the pool is securely locked at all times when not in use 
• Anticipate problems and prevent accidents from occurring
• Maintain a clean pool and ensure equipment is packed away

Requirements – You will:
• Have a valid NPLQ issued through: RLSS, STA, or HABC and be able to provide the original certificate
• Complete and pass a Barracudas Lifeguard Competency Assessment around CPR and physical fitness
• Be: mentally alert, self-disciplined, physically fit and have good hearing and vision
• Be able to make a retrieval from the bottom of the pool you are Lifeguarding at
• Be required to attend a pool induction session, which may not be at your camp location
• Be aged 18 or over by the time you start
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Provide satisfactory references, 1 of which must be from a previous/current Lifeguarding role 
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas 
• Attend an Assessment Day if you’re new to Barracudas. These take place over the weekends at various locations. You can view the 2019 Assessment Day dates here. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops.
• Complete relevant online training modules annually.
• Attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens)*.
• Assist with pack up at the end of camp

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years~
Hours: 09:00 – 16:30
Salary: £350.00 per week 

*During Induction training day, Lifeguards will have time to read the Swimming Pool file and familiarise themselves with the contents for the specific pool they will be Lifeguarding at, along with their duties and responsibilities. In any event, it must be read prior to any Lifeguarding duties.

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a lifeguard, and is designed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.

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