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Location: Thurston Manor Leisure Park, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SA

Salary: £12.02 (Qualified Lifeguard) / £7.58 (age 16-17), £11.44 (age 18+) – (Leisure Assistant)

Contract Type: Seasonal (May to January)

Hours: As trade demands – weekend and bank holiday shifts essential. Shifts between 8am and 9pm

About the Role

Our Leisure Team ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for all park visitors by overseeing leisure facilities, performing lifeguard duties, and maintaining quality standards in line with safety regulations. Your contribution to this dynamic team will be the magic behind our guests' smiles, creating a welcoming and well-maintained environment for relaxation and enjoyment.

Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Undertake continuous swimming pool surveillance, recovery of bathers, resuscitation, first aid and general assistance in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Communicate with guests effectively, dealing with enquiries and providing a first-class service
  • Oversee the general safety and monitor behaviour of guests to prevent injury, misuse and damage to facilities or unsocial conduct
  • Maintain excellent hygiene standards on poolside by undertaking a systematic cleaning schedule
  • Perform water tests as required and report any readings outside the normal levels

About the Person

We are looking for someone with experience as a lifeguard and an up-to-date lifeguard qualification. You will need to be enthusiastic, friendly and able to work unsupervised.

Skills and experience required:

  • A current NPLQ (or similar) qualification with recent experience as a Lifeguard is desirable but full training can be provided for the right candidate
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A friendly and flexible attitude with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to situations which occur on poolside

As this role involves working with children you will be required to complete a DBS criminal records check, the cost of which will be met by the company.


When you join Team Verdant you will be working in a fun and collaborative environment. You can also take advantage of some fantastic benefits including:

  • Save money with our online discount platform;
  • Discounts on park breaks for you, your friends and your family;
  • Discounts on park facilities, including restaurant and leisure; 
  • Access to a 24/7 confidential counselling and advice line; 
  • Opportunities for recognition and reward;


For more information or an informal chat about the role, please call the park team on 01368 840643 or email

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