Careers

We understand that the largest determinant of our success is the quality of our staff.

Poolside Manor is always on the lookout for talented, energetic staff that share our values of delivering the highest quality services and seeking continuous improvement.


Roles

We look to recruit on an ongoing basis and as such do not post specific vacancies on our website. The positions we most regularly look to fill are as follows:

Role:

Swimming Teacher

Qualification Needed?

Yes:
ASA Level 1 or 2 or STA equivalents

When are such opportunities available?

Seven days per week
Mornings, afternoons, evenings and/ or weekend mornings and/or during the holidays

Description:

Teaching swimming to children and adults of all abilities.

Role:

Lifeguard

Qualification Needed?

Yes:
The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
Applicants can obtain this qualification either from our own course (please see the Training Courses section for more info) or from elsewhere.

When are such opportunities available?

Seven days per week
Evenings and/ or weekends and/or during the holidays

Description:

Maintaining the safety of the swimmers and the cleanliness of the pool area during our member’s sessions.

Role:

Party lifeguard

Qualification Needed?

Yes: The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
Applicants can obtain this qualification either from our own course (please see the Training Courses section for more info) or from elsewhere.

When are such opportunities available?

Weekends after 12.30pm: you sign up in advance for parties you would like.

Description:

A perfect way to build your confidence and leadership skills, you will form part of a team of 3-4 leading a child’s pool party- from their safety and entertainment in and out of the pool to dealing with any parents’ queries.

Role:

Multi Activity Day Camp Leader

Qualification Needed?

No

When are such opportunities available?

Every weekday of every school holiday.
You choose which weeks you are able to work.

Description:

Another perfect way to build your confidence and leadership skills… after initial training, you are responsible for leading children in activities such as sports, crafts and arts, dance and drama as well as afternoon swimming.

Role:

Receptionist

Qualification Needed?

No

When are such opportunities available?

Seven days per week Mornings, afternoons, evenings and/or weekends and/or during the holidays

Description:

Being the face and voice of the company on the front- line:
Dealing with client queries and sales and maintaining the tidiness of the newly redesigned, open plan reception area.

Role:

After School Club play leader

Qualification Needed?

No

When are such opportunities available?

Weekdays from 3pm or 4pm to 6pm at St. Mary’s Primary School, near to Poolside Manor

Description:

Leading and looking after children in a range of activities.

We are also interested in those who would like to train with us to gain the necessary qualifications in order to work for us.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested and feel you have something to offer in our strive for excellence. Please do get in contact!


How to Apply

If you would like to apply for one or more of these roles, you need to take the following steps.

  1. Download and complete our Staff Application Form - Click to Download
  2. Send your CV and completed application form either electronically or by post (see the Contact Us page for our postal address). To send electronic copies, please send your CV and application form as separate file attachments in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Please ensure your full name features in each file name as follows:
    • cv-joe-bloggs.doc or applicationform-joe-bloggs.doc
    • Please ensure your CV is no longer than two A4 sides in length and typed in a font no larger than size 12.
    • Please ensure it contains the following sections:
      • Personal Details: which must include home and mobile phone numbers, home address and email address.
      • Education: universities, colleges and schools attended, starting with most recent first, including any qualifications achieved (or predicted).
      • Employment History/Work Experience: detailing all employment/work experience you have undertaken, starting with most recent first, with the start and end dates, job title and organisation names stated; as well as a short description of your role and the activities you performed; as well as what skills you developed in doing so.
      • References: the name and contact details of at least two referees who have expressly given their permission to act as a referee for you. Please state their relationship to you. At least one of these references must be in a professional capacity.
  3. After no more than five working days from receiving your application, you will hear from us with feedback about your application. We may invite you to an interview. Please read the section entitled The Interview Process for more information.
  4. Up to five working days after your interview, you will hear from us with the outcome of your application, providing feedback in each case.

The Interview Process

Your interview will last approximately thirty minutes and focus on why you want to work in your chosen role/s and why you feel you are suited to it/them. You will be interviewed by either one or two members of the Company’s Management or Directors.

The nature of your interview will differ according to the role/s you are applying for; it will always feature a traditional ‘dry’ interview, but may also feature a ‘wet’ component. For example, those being interviewed for lifeguarding or swimming teacher positions may undertake a ‘wet’ interview which examines your on-the-job performance; as well as a ‘dry’ interview.

There are however central skills or competences that any interview will examine; and as such some questions will ask you to draw on examples of when you have shown

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Initiative
  • An aptitude for working with children
  • A willingness to work hard
  • Safety consciousness

Here are some facts and tips regarding the interview process.

  1. Do not worry about your interview. Prepare properly and you will be rewarded. But do not panic, we will not set out to scare you or trip you up.
  2. We do not necessarily expect you to have vast experience working in similar roles- we will focus on gaining an understanding of your personality, attitude and work ethic.
    The examples you draw on can be from anything you have done; in or outside of school or a work setting; at any time, but the more recent the better. These examples must focus on yourself.
  3. Please attend with an idea about your availability in the coming weeks and months. Whilst some work is highly flexible (such as party lifeguarding) or only available during the school holidays (such as holiday camp leadership), other positions require regular shift work and staff are therefore contracted to their agreed weekly sessions for the term in question.
  4. Please also prepare a short list of questions you may wish to ask us- remember that this is a two way process and you need to be happy with us as we need to be with you.

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