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Apply for a temporary lifeguard position<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the positions​​​​​​</h2><p>We have a number of lifeguard positions available that will be based at beaches and swimming pools across the city, during the summer season.</p><p>Lifeguards are employed on a temporary contract from October 2021 to April 2022, however, at some swimming pools the period may continue until June 2022.</p><p>You can apply for the following positions:</p><ul><li> Seasonal beach lifeguard</li><li> Seasonal municipal pool lifeguard</li><li> Seasonal senior beach lifeguard</li><li> Seasonal senior municipal pool lifeguard</li></ul><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>fitness and drug testing</h4><p>All shortlisted applicants are required to complete a fitness assessment and undergo drug testing.</p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​How to apply​​​​​​​</h2><p>This year, we will only accept online applications. </p><p>To apply for one of the above positions, you will need to do the following:</p><ul><li> <strong>Step 1:</strong> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Register/eservices-and-municipal-accounts/Register-for-a-municipal-account">Register for e-Services.</a></li><li><strong>Step 2: </strong>Activate the careers service and create an online CV. </li><li><strong>Step 3: </strong>Complete the online application form. </li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> You will need to apply using a computer - cellphones are not compatible.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Requirements​​​​​​​</h2><p>The lifeguard application process is rigorous and requires further training and testing for the prospective candidates. Each lifeguard has to meet requirements in line with the standard put in place by Lifesaving South Africa.</p><h4>Seasonal beach lifeguard</h4><p>To apply you will need one of the following:</p><ul><li>Grade 10 certificate, or equivalent qualification, and 6 months’ voluntary duties with a surf lifesaving club, or worked one season as a temporary or seasonal surf lifeguard; or</li><li>a minimum of 5 years lifesaving experience, while in possession of a Lifeguard Award with valid annual retests.</li></ul><p>In addition, you will need:</p><ul><li>a valid Surf Lifeguard Award, Rescue Swimmer Award or equivalent and you should have taken the annual retest / assessment in the past year;</li><li>a clear criminal record and no pending criminal cases, awaiting trial and/or pending sentencing cases;</li><li>to be drug free: all shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo compulsory drug testing; and</li><li>a valid Level 2 First Aid certificate, or you will be required to obtain one within 6 months of appointment.</li></ul><p>The following would be advantageous:</p><ul><li>A valid Code A motorcycle licence or Code EB driver's licence.</li></ul><h4>Seasonal municipal pool lifeguard</h4><p>To apply you will need:</p><ul><li>Grade 10 certificate;</li><li>at least 24 months (four seasons) relevant lifesaving experience;</li><li>to be physically fit;</li><li>the ability to meet the requirements based on the standards set by Lifesaving South Africa;</li><li>a clear criminal record and no pending criminal cases, awaiting trial and/or pending sentencing cases;</li><li>to be drug free: all shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo compulsory drug testing; and</li><li>good communication and strong interpersonal skills, conflict resolution skills, and the ability to uphold the image of the City at all times.</li></ul><p>The following would be advantageous:</p><ul><li>A valid lifeguard certificate</li></ul><h4>Seasonal senior beach lifeguard</h4><p>To apply you will need one of the following:</p><ul><li>Grade 12 certificate, or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years’ professional surf lifeguard experience;</li><li>A minimum of 10 years lifesaving experience while in possession of a Lifeguard Award and you should have taken the annual retest / assessment in the past year; or</li><li>Experience as a lifesaving club squad leader for 5 years or more, while in possession of a Lifeguard Award and you should have taken the annual retest / assessment in the past year.</li></ul><p>In addition, you will need:</p><ul><li>a valid First Aid Level 3 Certificate or equivalent;</li><li>a minimum of 2 years professional Surf Lifeguard experience;</li><li>a valid Surf Lifeguard Award, Rescue Swimmer Award or equivalent and you should have taken the annual retest / assessment in the past year;</li><li>a willingness to attend Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act Training;</li><li>a valid and appropriate law enforcement qualification (Peace Officer) or willingness to attend relevant training;</li><li>a clear criminal record and no pending criminal cases, awaiting trial and/or pending sentencing cases;</li><li>to be drug free: all shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo compulsory drug testing; and</li><li>a valid Code EB vehicle driver’s licence.</li></ul><p>The following would be advantageous:</p><ul><li>Supervisory Skills Training Course certificate or equivalent<br></li><li>Surf Proficiency Award (SPA) Instructor's Certificate or equivalent</li><li>Valid Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) driver's certificate</li><li>Valid skipper's licence</li><li>Valid professional driver permit</li></ul><h4>Seasonal senior municipal pool lifeguard</h4><p>To apply you will need:</p><ul><li>Grade 10 certificate;</li><li>the ability to meet the requirements according to the qualifying standard as per Lifesaving South Africa;</li><li>at least 24 months (4 seasons) relevant lifesaving experience;</li><li>to be physically fit;</li><li>a clear criminal record and no pending criminal cases, awaiting trial and/or pending sentencing cases;</li><li>to be drug free: all shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo compulsory drug testing; and</li><li>good communication and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to uphold the image of the City at all times.</li></ul><p>The following would be advantageous:</p><ul><li>A valid lifeguard certificate</li><li>Proven supervisory experience</li></ul> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us​​​​​​​</h2></span> <h4>Area 1<br>Elvina Cupido</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 444 3785</a><br><br>Email:<br><a href="mailto:Lifeguard.north@capetown.gov.za?subject=Temporary%20lifeguard%20applications:%20Area%201">lifeguard.north@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p><h4>Area 2<br>Shireen Albrecht</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 814 1277</a><br><br> Email:<br><a href="mailto:Lifeguard.east@capetown.gov.za?subject=Temporary%20lifeguard%20applications:%20Area%202"><em>lifeguard.east@capetown.gov.za</em></a></em></p> <em><em> <h4>Area 3<br>Samuel Thomas</h4> <p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 444 7646</a><br><br> Email:<br><a href="mailto:Lifeguard.central@capetown.gov.za?subject=Temporary%20lifeguard%20applications:%20Area%203">lifeguard.central@capetown.gov.za </a></em></p> <h4>Area 4<br>Dyan Geland</h4> <p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 444 6808</a><br><br> Email:<br><a href="mailto:Lifeguard.south@capetown.gov.za?subject=Temporary%20lifeguard%20applications:%20Area%204">lifeguard.south@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p> </em></em>GP0|#97faa778-c7d5-4a13-9364-725a1383e00f;L0|#097faa778-c7d5-4a13-9364-725a1383e00f|Jobs and opportunities;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4Applications are closed.0

 

 

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