Temporary Lifeguard Summer 2020 – closing date 11th March 2020

Limerick City and County Council is responsible for the promotion of water safety and the prevention of the loss of life by drowning within the boundary of Limerick and on the rivers and navigation channels.  The Council works closely with the local Fire & Rescue services, Civil Defence units and local Search & Rescue units.

Candidates will demonstrate through their application and at the interview that he/she:

  1. holds as a minimum, a current Irish Water Safety Beach Lifeguard Award or an equivalent qualification as recognised by the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS)
  2. has thorough knowledge of resuscitation including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  3. is not less than 17 years of age on 18th May 2020

Other qualifications that are desirable: S-VHF Certificate, First Aid, ISA Powerboat Level 2 or higher, Manual Handling, Occupational Health & Safety Certificate

Salary €462.41 per 37 hour week/ €278.07 per 22¼ hour week

Annual Leave 22 days per annum

Hours of Work – Determined in order of merit following interview, Lifeguards will be required to work either a 37 hour week or a 22¼ hour week of irregular hours to coincide with tidal conditions and bathing periods, including split shifts, work at weekends etc.

Application Process

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to no later than Wednesday, 11th March 2020. 

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition.  Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.

The Application Form and Briefing Document are also available from Human Resources, Corporate Headquarters, Merchant’s Quay Tel: (061) 557160;  E-mail:

Please send your application from an e-mail address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that e-mail address.

Application Form application-form-lifeguard-2020.doc 165.38KB

Briefing Document briefing-document-lifeguard-2020.pdf 298.56KB

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