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Lifeguard or Pool Attendant

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Lifeguards or pool attendants look after the safety of people using a swimming pool and rescue anyone who gets into difficulty.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

As a pool attendant your wages in Scotland would be in the range of £8.50 to £10.00 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are in local authority swimming pools, health and fitness centres, hotels, activity holiday centres and leisure centres.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
6153
0.2 %
RISE
2024
6164
  United Kingdom
2019
63857
2.2 %
RISE
2024
65236

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
Tel: 01509 226474
E-mail: info@cimspa.co.uk
Website: http://www.cimspa.co.uk
Twitter: @cimspa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIMSPA

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS)
Tel: 0300 3230 096
E-mail: info@rlss.org.uk
Website: http://www.lifesavers.org.uk/
Twitter: @RLSSUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLSSUK

SkillsActive
Tel: 0330 004 0005
Website: http://www.skillsactive.com/
Twitter: @SkillsActive
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkillsActive

SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for active leisure and learning, including sport, recreation, health and fitness, outdoor education and adventure.

Swimming Teachers' Association (STA)
Tel: 01294 463901
E-mail: stascotland@sta.co.uk
Website: http://www.sta.co.uk
Twitter: @STA_HQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stahealthleisurelife

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