Kickstart Lifeguard

Our Butlin’s resorts are currently recruiting Lifeguard’s for a fixed term placement as part of the Governments ‘Kickstart’ Scheme which is eligible to all 16 to 24-year olds.

We truly believe that variety is the spice of life and on this placement you’ll have the opportunity to learn not just one new job but 3!

The Lifeguard Placement will train you to become a qualified Lifeguard, Swimming Pool Receptionist and Changing Room Cleaner

If this is something that interests you here is what we’re looking for -

Firstly…. you’ll need to be a strong swimmer
There will be a pre-employment skills test in the water for all candidates that are progressed to interview stage

We’re looking for candidates that are confident to talk to and assist our guests.
You’ll need this skill poolside, at the reception and in the changing rooms

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate that you can effectively supervise, communicate clearly and guide our guests.
You’ll be required to observe a designated area of the swimming pool to ensure our guests are always safe and secure

We’re also looking for someone who is calm under pressure.
All areas of the swimming pool can become busy and you may be required to do multiple tasks at one time. Keeping a cool head in these moments will be key

We think our pools at Butlin’s are something special and we know our guests love to keep returning to them as part of their holiday experience so the cherry on the top for the successful candidate is for them to be fun, keen to join in and work as part of a team, and is interested in ensuring our guests have a great time, every time

No previous experience required, as this opportunity is a work experience placement with opportunity to develop and grow. If you have the right attitude, we can provide the skills!

This role is the perfect introduction for a long-term career in Leisure, we will provide full training and induction, ongoing mentoring, feedback and training development throughout the season and assist you to work towards your goals.

We will provide you with the necessary NPLQ and First Aid Qualification you’ll need in order to become a qualified lifeguard.

Minimum 25hrs
Flexible working hours
Dates and hours to be discussed
With possibility of extra hours

Important requirement – Kickstart scheme:
Must be between 16 – 24
Currently on universal credit
Applicants must meet the criteria set out by UK Government to be eligible for the kickstart scheme

Business & Role Overview:
You will be joining a high successful high performing team on a 6-month placement through the new Kickstart scheme. To deliver the best experience to every guest every time and highlight areas that may enhance the guest and team experience.
On this role you will use your upbeat personality and extraordinary ability to support the organisation to create memories that last a lifetime.
The ideal candidate will successfully progress in the role and take part in a professional development programme tailored to develop your skill sets to support you on your development.


Lakeland Leisure Park


Moor Lane, Flookburgh, Cumbria LA11 7LT GBR


Swimming Pool

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Effective Date

3 May 2021

Expiration Date

25 June 2021