Swim Safety Internship

  • Employer Swim Safety
  • Town / City Hoddesdon
  • Job Type Internship
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 26/02/2018
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Swim Safety is the UK’s leading event water safety management & consultancy company servicing the events industry; working across a range of mass participation sporting & corporate events. We specialise in recruiting, developing and managing local water safety teams and plans for events requiring water safety cover, offering a ‘one-stop ’water safety service for event organisers. Over the season we work with clients such as Ironman, Tough Mudder, London Triathlon and for this coming season the Glasgow 2018 European Games.

It’s not all about Sporting events though, whilst event water safety cover makes up the large majority of the work we do, we also provide water safety services for PR shoots/stunts, on TV & film sets and for corporate events.

The Role

To assist event managers with the operational delivery of their events, with a view to progressing to taking operational lead of your own event under the supervision of a senior event manager, as the season progresses. You will also be required to assist with a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to preparing written documentation for events, undertaking site visits, recruiting & liaising with personnel to join our water safety teams for specific events & preparing & maintaining equipment.

Depending on your qualifications – while on-site at events you’ll have the opportunity to join all our specialist teams to get a good level of understanding of their operational role. Throughout the internship you will be supported and mentored, so you can get the most out of your experiences and develop a range of skills. The opportunity to gain additional qualifications will also be encouraged. You’ll need to be highly motivated, organised and able to work under your own initiative.

Within this role, you’ll be providing valuable support to our existing event managers both administratively but also operationally on-site at events. An interest or experience in outdoor water sport activities/water safety/lifeguarding is a distinct advantage, as is having a good level of knowledge of triathlon, open water swimming and/or obstacle racing.

An average week will consist a combination of office based work, site visits and/or meetings and two or three days on-site at events. Being happy to work most weekends over the season is essential.

Swim Safety is looking for a bright & enthusiastic individual to join us for the 2018 season as part of our core team. You’ll get an insight into the workings of a small, niche company providing water safety management & consultancy services to a large array of clients.

Desired Qualifications

  • BCU Lifeguards SESA Qualification (or alternative BC qualifications)
  • Internationally recognised Beach or Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • RYA L2 Powerboat Certificate (or above)
  • NGB Rescue Boat Driver/Crew Qualification
  • PWC/RWC Qualification
  • NGB Diving Qualification (Commercial or Recreational)

Other relevant qualifications will also be considered. Please include in application form.


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