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Swim Instructor / Lifeguard

Reports to: Leisure Centre Manager


The Gallen Group are looking for a suitably qualified Swim Instructor / Lifeguard.

Important Information
Date Posted: 12th October 2021
Closing Date: 5th November 2021
Industry: Hospitality
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

  • Overseeing activities at the Leisure centre 
  • Explaining and enforcing rules, regulations, and policies to ensure the safety of patrons
  • Monitoring designated areas to recognize signs of danger
  • Warning swimmers regarding unsafe situations
  • Maintaining order in swimming areas
  • Responding to emergencies and rescuing swimmers in danger of drowning
  • Performing first aid procedures
  • Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of all areas.
  • Maintaining records and reports
  • Teaching swimming techniques, swimming strokes, and water safety rules to students with varying swimming abilities.
  • Assisting more experienced swimmers to enhance their swimming abilities.
  • Assessing the progress of students and adjusting teaching programs accordingly.
  • Monitoring students to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Implementing ground rules for each swim session.
  • Planning swimming lessons that take into account students’ abilities and progressive development.
  • Identifying incorrect swimming techniques and correcting students accordingly.
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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Right to work in Ireland
  • Flexibility to work various shifts including evenings and weekends
  • RLSS Life Saving

Desired criteria

  • Swim instructor
  • Experience in a similar role

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Customer Service

Customer Service

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Reception skills

Reception skills

Swimming

Swimming

Gallen Hotel Group

A family-run hotel group owned and managed by the Gallen Family.

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The Gallen Hospitality group is comprised of three 4-star, family-run hotels located in Ballybofey and Gweedore, Co Donegal. Owned by the Gallen family, the Villa Rose Hotel was established in the year 2000 and is comprised of 57 bedrooms, state of the art spa facility and has been consistently named Ireland’s top hotels in the Tripadvisor Traveller’s choice awards. In 2016, the Gallen family added Jackson’s Hotel to their offering. With 135 bedrooms, a leisure centre and extensive conference & banqueting facilities the hotel is one of the largest in the region. In 2021, the family acquired An Chúirt Hotel in Gweedores 66 bedrooms & a health club. An Chúirt is nestled in the beautiful Donegal countryside with the iconic Errigal Mountain as it's backdrop.

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At Gallen Hospitality our culture centers around our people and we focus on their well-being, safety and equality. With over 300 employees, we are a principal hospitality employer in the County. When we take care of our staff, our staff take care of our guests. WELL-BEING We believe the role we can play in our employees well-being is one of the most important responsibilities we have as employers. EQUALITY We operate an Equal Opportunities Policy. We are proud of how often employees are promoted within the Group. SAFETY We have implemented the Failte Ireland Covid 19 Safety charter, operated at the highest level to ensure the safety of our employees.

Our benefits

We pride ourselves on creating a positive working environment for all our employees, with employee wellbeing, autonomy and supportive management at the core of everything we do.

Vacation/Paid Time Off

Flexible Schedule

Office Perks

Employee Discounts

Gym Membership or Wellness Programs

Free Parking

Open office

Competitive Salary

Family and Friends Rates

Discount on Meals Purchased

Discount on Spa Treatments/Products

Free Meals during shifts

Free parking/Discounted parking

Swim Instructor / Lifeguard

A family-run hotel group owned and managed by the Gallen Family.