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Full-time Lifeguard

Starting September 2022

BSB is a not for profit, inclusive independent international school comprising 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Located in the parkland of Tervuren, we enjoy world class facilities set within an inspiring green campus, yet near all the amenities of the university city of Leuven and the capital city of Brussels. But what makes our school an exceptional place to learn and grow, and what really sets us apart, are the relationships we build, the culture of kinship we foster and the pursuit of quality in everything that we do.

We are committed to providing a vibrant and engaging holistic education for our students in a harmonious atmosphere. With everyone learning and working together to inspire success, we have created a thriving community with the notion of ‘one school’ at its heart. By balancing academic endeavour with pastoral care, and classroom-based learning with enrichment opportunities, we provide our students with the best opportunities possible to broaden their aspirations and horizons.

Our curriculum is British based and uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and diverse student body. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke enquiry-based curriculum. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC.  Our Enrichment programme is exceptional, offering over 100 activities per week.

As one of the top performing schools in the world, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe. We believe that our exceptional student outcomes and top world rankings are really a happy by-product of our unique culture built on care, curiosity and collaboration.

As one of the top performing schools in the world, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe. We believe that our exceptional student outcomes and top world rankings are really a happy by-product of our unique culture built on care, curiosity and collaboration.

Purpose of the role:

Undertake general lifeguarding duties.

The successful applicant will:

  • supervise the pool and guarantee the safety of the pool users.
  • ensure that the pool users comply with our pool regulations.
  • Ensure pool hygiene and well-functioning of pool systems. Complete all associated paperwork related to the daily tasks.
  • Carry out tasks around the pool in a friendly and professional manner, in such a way that the requirements with regard to safety, cleanliness and hygiene are met.
  • Correct risk assessment, respond appropriately to drowning signs to perform rescue duties or to lead evacuation as mandated in the emergency plan.
  • Administer efficient and adequately first aid with high-level equipment, incl. AED.
  • Logistic tasks in and around the pool (e.g. handling pool furniture, lane ropes, equipment trolleys, …)
  • Assist in the preparation and operation of activities or events, e.g. the assembly and dismantling of equipment in the swimming pool in a timely and safe manner.
  • Study pool and campus safety policies, procedures and emergency plan, know your role by heart and always be ready to respond fast and accurate in every incident and this as part of your lifeguard team, liaising with the school nurses and with the BSB intervention team.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the technology and the safety systems used in BSB swimming pool due to our provided training and self-study.
    Know the safety, first aid and CPR equipment thanks to our training, your expertise and the daily inspections. Be able to use it fast and accurately in the most difficult and unexpected moments.
  • Conduct all safety and first aid drills as requested by BSB.
  • Attend actively all safety and first aid training as requested by BSB.
  • Swim weekly at least 500 meters, as part of keeping up swimming and lifeguards skills and as field inspection of pool installation and to spot hazards or potential hazards in the pool.
  • Report to campus operations

Qualifications

  • Possess a valid lifeguard certificate compliant to VLAREM (min. “Hoger Redder” BLOSO accredited, incl. a valid yearly refresher certificate).
  • Have an extended CPR-, ALS- and ERC-certificate or willing to follow these training and recycling courses as organised and requested by BSB.

Experience

  • The post is open to newly qualified as well as to more experienced Lifeguards

Skills

  • Show a positive and professional attitude, with courtesy and tact
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the technology and the safety systems used in swimming pools
  • Show the highest respect and be a role model when working with children, parents and teachers
  • Check and report prohibited behaviour in a gentle way but be firm when necessary.
  • Ability to respond calm and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Able to accept constructive feedback and to maintain good public relations.
  • Carry out easy going but highly efficient teamwork.
  • Be fluent in job related spoken English. Sound knowledge of one of more languages is recommended, either French or Dutch.

The Person:

  • Commitment to the BSB Guiding Statements
  • Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students
  • Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone
  • Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.

Conditions of service

  • Full-time (37,5 hours per week) term time only contract, permanent position. Work in shifts alongside the other Lifeguard
    The opening hours of the swimming pool in term time are from 06:30 to 19:30.
  • Occasional weekend work
  • Attractive salary (BSB Operational scale – Band 2 with a minimum of € 29.563 and a maximum of € 46205 gross per year, based on relevant working experience
  • Interesting extra-legal benefits, including paid school holidays, hospitalisation insurance, extra pension payments, luncheon vouchers, free use of the BSB sport facilities
  • Interesting position in an international environment and in a well-equipped, beautiful campus
  • The post holder will be expected to undertake any appropriate training provided by the school to assist them in carrying out any of the above duties.

Application process:

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 June 2022 at 16.00 (CET).

Interviews will be held at the school before the summer holiday.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have not heard anything further from us by the end of June, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

 

 “The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.” (with reference to the most recent KCSIE)

 BSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our community.

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