Full Job Description

Level 1 or higher swimming instructor required. Training in NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) will be provided on commencing of starting job.

Purpose of Role
This role will primarily involve working as a lifeguard/swim teacher
Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility users through prevention & identification of risks and hazards, and in the event of an incident, ensuring the appropriate & timely response. Deliver a consistence high standard under the Swim Safe Programme and provide excellent customer care in a safe and fun environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere to and implement all Birr Leisure Centre policies & procedures
  • Keep accurate records concerning all aspects of work. i.e., cleaning, pool test results, first aid/accidents report etc.
  • Ensure full use of all equipment as per NOP
  • Teach the Birr Leisure Centre Swim Safe Programme according to the syllabus and guidelines.
  • Ensure best practice and delivery are followed when teaching private, school and group bookings.
  • Ensure customer service is to the highest standard when dealing with queries/concerns.
  • Maintain the pool environment, setting up and taking down equipment as required.
  • Additional duties as allocated by the Manager/Assistance Manager
  • Participate and successfully complete monthly staff training and other in-house training sessions, as required
  • Continuously improve instructor knowledge and skills to remain up-to-date on all teaching practices and trends.

Employee Benefits:

  • Bike to work scheme
  • Flexible work environment
  • Free Parking
  • Free use of the gym and pool facilities


  • RLSS/WSI lifeguard qualification
  • Minimum assistant Swim Teacher Certificate with Swim Ireland/IWS/STA
  • It is the employee’s responsibility to keep their qualifications in date
  • Flexible with hours including days, evenings and weekends
  • The desire to contribute to a positive work environment. A shared sense of purpose and commitment to Birr Leisure Centre values and evidence of demonstrating these values in practice.
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism
  • Friendly

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, experience and competencies.

  • Patience, empathy and a genuine desire to help others.
  • The ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.

The selection process may include short-listing of candidates and will be based on the position’s requirements. It is important that you provide a detailed and accurate account of where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements for the position.

This should be contained in a cover letter accompanying your CV.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 20-30 per week

Salary: €11.00-€13.00 per hour


  • Flextime
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking


  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Birr, Birr, CO. Offaly R42EH74: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • English (required)


  • NPLQ/WSI Qualification (preferred)
  • Swim Ireland/WSI/STA Level 1 or higher Swimming Instructor (required)

Work authorization:

  • Ireland (required)

Expected start date: 23/06/2022