Vacancy Details

3438 - Lifeguard

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 25-Feb-2019
About the Role

The primary responsibility of the Lifeguard is to provide uninterrupted supervision and accident prevention management in the swimming pool facility at school.

Scope of this job is to ensure the safety of every person using the school pool during and after school hours. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
  • Keep a close watch and an appropriate level of control over the pool and surrounds including users and spectators.
  • Communicate effectively with pool users, colleagues and spectators
  • Anticipate problems and prevent accidents though daily use of risk assessments and on going assessments;
  • Intervene to prevent behavior which is unsafe;
  • Identify emergencies quickly and take appropriate action;
  • Carry out a rescue from the water when required;
  • Give immediate first aid to any casualty (including Resuscitation, Spinal Injury Management)
  • Be able to supervise pool user’s adherence to safety rules and safety standards.
  • Basic pool cleaning and testing.
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors.


About Your Benefits

Person Specifications:

  • Be physically fit, have good vision and hearing, be mentally alert and self-disciplined;s
  • Be strong, able and confident swimmers;
  • Be trained and have successfully completed a course of training in the techniques and practices of supervision, rescue and first aid in accordance with a syllabus approved by a recognised training organisation (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification)
  • Receive a programme of induction (to include health and safety management) prior to undertaking their duties, and as specified by the pool operator;
  • Receive a programme of regular on-going training.


About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School

GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys (NSB), Dubai, opened in September 2017 with the aim of providing an outstanding level of education for mainly local Emirati boys. As a school we want to ensure most of our boys leave with the academic qualifications for Higher Education along with the skills to succeed in a global market. Ultimately we want our boys to become good men, good fathers and good members of the UAE community. Along with GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls, we will be the flagship schools for Emirati education.

NSB offers an enhanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England with Arabic language and UAE culture, heritage and tradition at the heart of everything. As an all-through educational provision, the school currently caters for children from FS1 to Year 11 with plans to grow to Year 13 in successive years. FS provision is co-educational and Y1-11 is boys only. FS boys are educated in the GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls, which is adjacently located within the school campus.

The boys will be the decision makers and the change agents of the future within the UAE and this position is a chance for you to make a genuine difference and to leave a lasting legacy within Dubai.

The school enjoys a prime location making it easily accessible to everything that Dubai has to offer as well as other Emirates. As well as being a fabulous place to work, Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Here in Dubai you will enjoy an excellent lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.