One of our guests’ favourite activities is swimming. Jumping in or diving into the water, or competitions to see who is first to the other end. As the lifeguard you make sure that they can enjoy water-play in the swimming pool safely and without any worries.
What you will be doing
You will maintain continuous supervision over our guests’ safety. Always with a big smile on your face. You will point out the swimming pool rules politely but also will enjoy chatting to them. As a true water hero you will immediately spring into action if necessary and give first aid, resuscitation and/or rescue anyone in difficulties in the pool. In addition, you will verify that all the safety resources are in place and that the personal equipment is in good order. You will keep a logbook up to date, check the slide and the associated steps for unsafe situations and hygiene. You will also be sure to give the guests a warm welcome and whenever necessary help out at reception or on the till. Obviously, you and your colleagues will look after cleaning and tidying up the swimming pool and grounds.
Who we are
Located in between the Ardèche river and the 17th-century castle of Château de Sampzon is the lively park RCN la Bastide en Ardèche. From your tent or caravan you can hear the chorus of crickets against the background burbling of the river. The park has a wonderful atmosphere. Everyone gets to know everyone else and it turns into one big family. The park is surrounded by hidden caves, rocky outcrops, rivers, castles and quaint villages. You can canoe your way to the world-renowned Pont d’Arc.
What we are looking for
A lot! But that’s what makes it so challenging and instructive. Working in a holiday park demands flexibility and hard work. Needless to say, you understand that this job will entail working at weekends and on public holidays, all during the holiday season.
- are at least 18 years old
- have good social skills
- get on well with people
- make contacts easily
- are able to work both independently and in a team
- have a great sense of responsibility
- are spontaneous, customer-friendly and hospitable
- are sportive
- knowledge of French, Dutch and/or German is not essential but is a nice-to-have
- are the holder of a certificate in first aid /emergency safety at work
- can provide a recent Certificate of Conduct
- are available for a minimum of 6 weeks in July and August
What we offer
Working in a holiday atmosphere for a growing organisation! A job full of variety at a fantastic location. We will give you a lot of autonomy and self-responsibility. As an employee with us you’ll have lots of space for new ideas and excellent growth opportunities for self-development. You’ll be in the countryside, meeting lots of pleasant visitors as part of a tight team of pleasant colleagues at one of France’s most enjoyable holiday parks. Accommodation at the park is possible but not mandatory. If you stay in the park, you will be charged a small contribution. You will be working under a French contract. The French working conditions for campsites (Collective Labour Agreement known as HPA=Hôtellerie de Plein Air) will apply.