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Reporting to: Lifeguard Operations Manager Paterson Grading: C2 Remuneration: Gross Annual R248 560 over 13 months.*

The gross annual includes 13 cheques / pays. Deductions that come off this include 7% pension, 50% medical aid premium and 1% UIF. Benefits over and above the annual amount include 8% pension, 50% medical aid 1% UIF as well as death and disability cover. Errors & Omissions Excepted.

Geographic Area: National

Purpose: Responsible for the facilitation and implementation of the relevant NSRI lifeguarding courses to volunteer stations and lifeguard services.

Summary Of Duties: Reporting to the Lifeguard Operations manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the facilitation and implementation of relevant NSRI lifeguarding courses to volunteer stations and lifeguarding services, to maintain the high standards of lifeguarding in the NSRI.

  • The incumbent will be responsible to facilitate training, assessments, and relevant lifeguarding administration.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the lifeguarding training needs of the relevant NSRI lifeguard units are met and attended to. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing, leading and directing the various lifeguarding courses.
  • This position calls for a lot of flexibility and is not structured on a typical Monday to Friday 9 – 5 cycle.
  • This job will involve extensive travelling to stations nationwide.


  • Matric
  • Relevant Lifeguard training qualifications
  • A proven track record of lifeguard training and mentoring
  • Surf rescue swimmer / lifeguard award
  • Class 4 coxswain / IRB driver
  • Lifeguard instructor/assessor qualification advantageous
  • Drivers license


  • 5 years experience in sea rescue or similar lifeguarding organization with a focus on preventative lifeguarding
  • Served in a leadership position in lifeguarding/rescue service
  • Strong administrative skills with proficiency in Microsoft exel, word, powerpoint
  • Organised, detail orientated and will accept ownership of tasks and projects


  • Inspire, lead, support, coach and develop a team of staff and volunteers, promoting high quality interpersonal relationships, in order to create an inclusive environment for all NSRI lifeguards
  • Provide training and administrative support for NSRI lifeguard units
  • Facilitate the introduction of new NSRI lifeguarding courses
  • Plan and organize pre-season NSRI lifeguard standards, procedures and skills training `
  • Familiarised with the NSRI surf rescue swimmer qualification and all relevant lifeguarding courses and policies
  • Be an ambassador for safety and lifeguard PPE in training
  • Coordinate lifeguard assessments
  • Liaise with Trainers and Assessors to follow up assessment evidence and outstanding items
  • Ensure lifeguard records and trainer and assessor qualifications are kept up to date
  • Process task sheets and certification
  • Ensure training is facilitated in accordance with the SOP’s
  • Ensure training is tracked via the relevant platforms

NSRI is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Please send a letter of introduction together with your CV and contactable references to – Include “: Lifeguard Trainer/ Lifeguard training coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications close : 25 August 2021

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