Call for Applications

City of Cape Town South Africa Swimming Pool Lifeguard Call for Applications.

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Application Deadline: May 6th 2016

Applications for temporary lifeguard positions, at public swimming pools in Cape Town, have opened in preparation for the upcoming summer/festive season. Applications close on 6 May 2016.
The Sport and Recreation Department  is making every effort to ensure its amenities are ready for the upcoming season – with a special focus on public swimming pools.
With the emphasis on safety awareness,  the department wants to ensure that all
35 swimming pools have sufficient, and qualified, lifeguards on duty. The suitable candidates will fill more than 200 temporary vacancies available at public swimming pools.

One of the City’s critical requirements for the safety of Cape Town’s residents is to have trained and competent lifeguards available at our swimming pools. The City would like to encourage people who meet the criteria to apply timeously, so as not to lose out on this temporary employment opportunity.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for appointment as staff on a
non-permanent, seasonal contract basis to the positions of Senior Municipal Pool Lifeguards and Municipal Pool Lifeguards.
Senior Municipal Pool Lifeguards
  • Grade 10 certificate
  • A valid lifeguard certificate would be an advantage
  • The ability to meet the requirements according to the standard, as per Lifesaving South Africa
  • At least 24 months (four seasons) relevant experience
  • Proven supervisory experience would be an advantage
  • Physically fit
  • Clear criminal record and no criminal cases pending outcome or awaiting trial
Municipal Pool Lifeguards
  • Grade 10 certificate OR 12 months relevant lifesaving experience
  • The ability to meet the requirements according to the qualifying certificate standard, as per Lifesaving South Africa
  • A valid lifeguard certificate would be an advantage
  • Physically fit
  • Clear criminal record and no criminal cases pending outcome or awaiting trial
Only suitably qualified individuals will be considered. Applications will close on 6 May 2016.
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