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Head Lifeguard

  • Job Location

    Greece, Spain, Sardinia and Croatia

  • Start date

    April, May or June

  • Duration

    3-7 month contracts

  • Job Benefits

    Up to £620 PCM (Net) + Accommodation, flights, food + great overall package



Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful Beachclub resorts where it's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!

You will lead a team to ensure our multiple swimming pools are safely lifeguarded throughout the working day. Working alongside other departments you and your team will ensure that all activities taking place in and around the pools are fun, memorable and delivered safely.

While on duty, you and your team must remain alert and professional at all times, providing constant surveillance covering all activities in the pool area. You will also ensure that your team are actively promoting and delivering swimming lessons to all guests.

In the event of an emergency, the Lifeguard on duty will be ready jump to the rescue of anyone in danger. You’ll support your team and instil the ability to remain calm, manage a situation with confidence, and correctly administer any necessary first aid.

Your team will maintain an excellent standard of customer service; be friendly, approachable and fun; however, the primary purpose is to collectively provide a safe environment for all guests, prevent unnecessary accidents and help to avoid any dangers.

This will require an approach that is firm but fair, to make sure that all guests/staff follow the set rules and regulations of the pool, to caution any swimmers against unsafe practices and deter those causing a safety hazard to others.


Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Valid UK/EU passport or EU work visa
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) or equivalent (This must be valid for the duration of the contract)
  • Educated to GCSE standard
  • Experience of swim teaching
  • Experience of working in a pool environment
  • Previous customer service experience
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract - This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace
  • ASA/UKCC Level 2 in Teaching Aquatics or Coaching Swimming or equivalent (Desirable) 
  • Previous experience in a managerial role (Desirable) 

We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

About us

With Neilson Active Holidays, you’ll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there’s always plenty of time to play. You’ll need to be a natural communicator who can interact confidently with both our guests and other staff members

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