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Apply for a temporary lifeguard position<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the positions​​​​​​</h2> <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>applications are closed</h4><p> The deadline for submitting applications was 12 August 2020. No late applications will be accepted.</p></div></div></span> <p>We offer a variety of lifeguard positions based at beaches and swimming pools across the city during the summer season.</p> <p>Lifeguards are employed on a temporary contract from October 2020 to 12 April 2021, however, at some swimming pools the period may continue until June 2021.</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> <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>fitness and drug testing</h4><p>All shortlisted applicants are required to complete a fitness assessment and undergo drug testing.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Requirements​​​​​​​</h2></span> <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> <p>Additional requirements per level of position include:</p> <h4> Seasonal beach lifeguard</h4> <ul><li>A Grade 10 certificate or 12 months relevant lifesaving experience; or </li><li>A qualification equivalent to a grade 10 and 6 months’ voluntary duties with a surf lifesaving club and/or have worked one season as a temporary/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 need:</p> <ul><li>a valid Surf Lifeguard Award, Rescue Swimmer Award or equivalent with current annual retest; </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</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>a Grade 10 certificate or 12 months relevant lifesaving experience;</li><li>the ability to meet the requirements according to the standard as per Lifesaving South Africa’s certificate;</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 handling skills, as well 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 for this position, you need to have at least one of the following:</p> <ul><li>A Grade 12 certificate with a minimum of 2 years’ professional surf lifeguard experience​​</li><li>A qualification equivalent to a grade 12 with a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience</li><li>A minimum of 10 years lifesaving experience while in possession of a Lifeguard Award with valid annual retests </li><li>Experience as a lifesaving club Squad Leader for 5 years or more, while in possession of a Lifeguard Award with valid annual retests.</li></ul> <p>In addition, you need:</p> <ul><li>a valid advanced 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 with current annual retest;</li><li>a willingness to attend occupational health and safety training;</li><li>a valid, 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</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 need:</p> <ul><li>a 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 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 handling skills, as well 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></span>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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