Non Civil Servants

Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard Training Scheme (2022 Swimming Season)

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Closing Date: 2021-09-30 18:00
$13,650 per month
 

Salary History

Entry Requirements

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) ; and
(3) pass a swimming test by swimming 100 metres forward with 2 minutes or less time in any style without wearing swimming goggles.

[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 applications.
(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 the tests.
(3) If Trainees successfully complete the training and pass the examinations as designated by the LCSD, as well as the selection interviews/ trade tests of SLG(SP), they will be appointed as FT SLG(SP) and start to be remunerated with the monthly salary of FT SLG(SP) with effect from the date of appointment.
(4) The LCSD reserves the rights to modify, abort or cancel the Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard Training Scheme.]

Duties

Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard Trainees
Trainees will mainly undergo training in lifesaving and learn the daily operation of swimming pools with a view to acquiring the Pool Lifeguard Award issued by the Hong Kong Life Saving Society and becoming SLG(SP) of LCSD.

Full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard
(1) To ensure the safety of swimmers at public swimming pools of the LCSD;
(2) To rescue swimmers in distress;
(3) To maintain order; and
(4) To perform cleaning work, etc.

In-service Training
Trainees will be enrolled 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 –

(1) Bronze Medallion;
(2) First aid;
(3) Aquatic First aid; and
(4) Pool Lifeguard Award

Trainees are required to first deposit HK$2,500 for attending the training and examinations. To encourage Trainees to successfully acquire lifesaving qualifications and serve as FT SLGs(SP), the deposit will be refunded to those who have successfully completed and passed the training and examinations as designated by the LCSD, as well as passed the selection interviews/ trade tests of SLG(SP) and completed the whole contract period of FT SLGs(SP) with satisfactory performance and conduct.

On abortion and cancellation of the Scheme, the LCSD will refund to 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 as designated by the LCSD;
(2) those who fail to pass the examinations as designated by the LCSD;
(3) those who fail to pass the selection interview/ trade tests of SLG(SP);
(4) those who do not accept the appointment as FT SLGs(SP) after passing the selection interview/ trade tests of SLG(SP); or
(5) those who fail to complete the whole contract period as FT SLGs(SP) to the satisfaction of the LCSD.

Salary
Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard Trainees
The monthly salary of Trainees is HK$13,650.

Full-time Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard
The FT SLGs(SP) of 2021 swimming season is remunerated with the monthly salary at HK$18,560 and a gratuity at the rate of 10% to 15% of the total basic salary during the contract period. The monthly salary and terms of appointment to be offered for 2022 swimming season are subject to the prevailing contract terms at the time the offer of appointment is made.

Working Hours
Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard Trainees
Trainees are required to receive full-time training and examinations (normally on Monday to Saturday) for a total of approximately 100 hours in about one month as specified by the LCSD. Trainees are also required to work at any public swimming pool under the LCSD. 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 FT SLGs(SP) 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.

Terms of Appointment

The in-service training will begin in around the fourth quarter of 2021. Trainees who have successfully completed and passed the training and examinations as designated by the LCSD will then be arranged to undergo the selection interview/ trade tests of SLG(SP) after the end of the training. Those who pass the aforesaid selection interview/ trade tests will be appointed as FT SLGs(SP) and are required to perform lifesaving and related duties at any public swimming pool of the LCSD throughout the swimming season of 2022.\r\n\r\nSuccessful FT SLGs(SP) will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

HK$13,650 per month / HK$18,560 per month (Seasonal Lifeguard)
Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.

General Notes

(A) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(B) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(C) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(D) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(E) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/ or interview.
(F) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/ she will be invited to attend the selection interview/ written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(G) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/ Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address.

How to apply

(1) Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).

(2) Completed application forms together with photocopies of relevant supporting documents of academic qualifications should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for applications. Please specify on the envelope “Application for Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard Training Scheme”. Applicants should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of applications. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Applications which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax or email, not duly signed by the applicants, or not made in the prescribed form will not be considered.

(3) Candidates who are selected for the recruitment tests will normally receive an invitation in four to six weeks from the closing date for applications. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those who are not invited for the tests may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry

Job No.: 44714
Address: Appointments and Establishment Unit, Leisure Services Branch, 7/F., Leisure & Cultural Services Headquarters, 1 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
Telephone: 2601 8713
Closing Date 2021-09-30 18:00
Publish Date 2021-09-10

Job Summary

Swimming Pool Seasonal Lifeguard Training Scheme (2022 Swimming Season)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
HK$13,650 per month / HK$18,560 per month (Seasonal Lifeguard)
Telephone: 2601 8713
Closing Date: 2021-09-30 18:00