Combined Seasonal Lifeguard Trainees (Pool Lifeguard Award) Trainees mainly undergo training in lifesaving and get familiar with the daily operation of swimming pools for the purpose of acquisition of Pool Lifeguard Award issued by the Hong Kong Life Saving Society.
Full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard (1) To ensure the safety of swimmers at public swimming pools of the LCSD; (2) To rescue drowning swimmers; (3) To maintain order; and (4) To perform cleaning work, etc.
In-service Training Trainees will be arranged to attend related vocational training courses (provided by relevant professional institutions) and sit for professional examinations for attainment of the following lifesaving qualifications during the employment period:
(1) Bronze Medallion; (2) First Aid; (3) Aquatic First Aid; and (4) Pool Lifeguard Award
Trainees are required to first pay a deposit HK$2,500 for attending the training and examinations. To encourage Trainees to successfully acquire lifesaving qualifications and serve as full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguards, the deposit will be refunded to those who have successfully completed and passed the training and examinations as designated by the LCSD, accepted the direct appointment as full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguards and completed the whole contract period of full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguards to the satisfaction of the LCSD.
On abortion and cancellation of the Scheme, the LCSD will refund to the trainees the amount of deposit that they have paid.
The deposit will not be refunded to those trainees in any one of the following situations – (1) those who fail to successfully complete the training and on-site practical training as designated by the LCSD; (2) those who fail to pass the examinations as designated by the LCSD; (3) those who do not accept or cannot accept the direct appointment as full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguards after successfully completing and passing the training and examinations as designated by the LCSD; or (4) those who fail to complete the whole contract period as Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguards to the satisfaction of the LCSD.
Salary Successful candidates will become combined seasonal lifeguard trainees to receive one month training and their monthly allowance will be HK$13,990. After successfully completing and passing the training and examinations as designated by the Department, they will be appointed as full-time seasonal lifeguards and their monthly maximum salary will be HK$20,000.
Working Hours Combined Seasonal Lifeguard Trainees (Pool Lifeguard Award)) Trainees are required to receive full-time mode training and examinations of around 100 hours as designated by the LCSD (normally scheduled from Monday to Saturday), the duration will be approximately one month. Trainees are also required to be deployed to work at any public swimming pools at the discretion of the LCSD based on operational needs. The total hours of training and work are 45 hours net per week (excluding meal breaks). Trainees may need to work on irregular hours, overtime and shifts (including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). Actual training and working hours will be arranged by supervisors.
Full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard The conditioned working hours of a full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard are 45 hours net per week with 7.5 hours per day (excluding meal breaks). The incumbents are required to work on shifts during the period from 6:15 am to 10:15 pm according to supervisors’ arrangements or to work overtime. They may also be required to work on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Actual working hours will be arranged by supervisors.
Candidates should: (1) attain a level of proficiency in Chinese and English languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard; (2) pass an eyesight test and the Ishihara’s Test for colour-blindness (A candidate’s visual acuity should be at least 6/60, i.e. myopia not exceeding roughly 300 degrees. Wearing of plastic corrective lens and goggles with appropriate prescription while on duty is mandatory unless candidates have unaided good eyesight for lifesaving duties); (3) pass a swimming test by swimming 50 metres forward in 1 minute or less time in any style without wearing swimming goggles; and (4) pass a selection interview.
[Notes: (1) Applicants will not be considered if they possess a valid Pool Lifeguard Award or Beach Lifeguard Award or above issued by the Hong Kong Life Saving Society by the closing date of application. (2) Candidates without supporting documents of the Chinese and English languages proficiency of (1) above may also apply. There will be assessments of Chinese and English languages proficiency during interview. (3) Trainees who can successfully complete and pass the training and examinations as designated by the LCSD will be directly appointed as a Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard. He/ She will be remunerated at a salary of a full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard from the date of appointment. (4) Applicants who possess a valid First Aid Certificate issued by the St John Ambulance Association, Hong Kong Red Cross or Auxiliary Medical Service throughout the whole contract period of full-time Seasonal Lifeguard as determined by the LCSD (on a single contract basis, excluding the contract period of Combined Seasonal Lifeguard Trainees (Pool Lifeguard Award)) may be granted an additional amount of HK$300 per month during the whole contract period of Seasonal Lifeguard (excluding the contract period of Combined Seasonal Lifeguard Trainees (Pool Lifeguard Award)) as determined by the LCSD. To be eligible for additional pay as specified above, selected candidates who are offered an appointment as Seasonal Lifeguard must present a true copy of valid First Aid Certificate, prior to his/ her signing of a contract with the LCSD, and that the remaining valid period (calculated from the effective date of the contract of Seasonal Lifeguard) of that First Aid Certificate must be longer than or equivalent to the designated contract period of Seasonal Lifeguard as prescribed by the LCSD. (5) The LCSD reserves the rights to modify, abort or cancel the Combined Seasonal Lifeguard Training Scheme.]