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Thank you to The Oldenburg pub, on Winner Street in Paignton, for asking for one of our collection pots for their bar. The landlady, Tanya, has lots of memories of using Shoalstone Pool and wanted to give back.

If you’ve a bit of space on your show or bar counter, let us know and we’ll bring a collection pot round.

Lifeguard jobs – 2017

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Fancy working outdoors over the summer at our lovely pool? We are currently advertising for lifeguards to be put on a rota between May and September 2017.

We will offer:

  • A highly competitive rate of £7.05 per hour (plus 12% annual leave payment)
  • Flexible shifts covering between 10 and 48 hours a week
  • A safe, supportive and fun working environment
  • The opportunity to be involved in a range of exciting events throughout the season

 

You will be:

  • An NPLQ qualified lifeguard (with First Aid)
  • Reliable, a good time keeper, and available to work flexible shifts throughout the summer season
  • Able to react calmly and effectively in challenging situations
  • Committed to working as part of a team, and with people from a wide range of different backgrounds
  • Keen to serve the Brixham community – both locals and tourists – and deliver a high quality experience to pool users

 

For an application pack, send an email to carl.alan.reynolds(at)gmail.com. Closing date midday on February 15th 2017. We look forward to seeing your application.

Join the Shoalstone Pool team!

Are you local to Brixham? Would you like to help your lido go from strength to strength? Well now’s your chance! We are on the look out for two new volunteer directors to join our team…

Being a director for Shoalstone Pool is a very important role. The board meets once a month, and discusses everything to do with running the pool including day to day operations, special events, grant applications, fundraising and marketing. We are looking for someone who can think strategically, but also has the time and the energy to be hands on with the variety of tasks that need completing.

Specifically, we are looking to fill two key gaps in our team: we would love to find a maintenance director and a personnel director who could bring skills and experience from their own lives to support us in these areas.

The maintenance director would ideally be someone with an interest and aptitude in fixing things (not necessarily pool related), and would be heading up an enthusiastic team of volunteers. There are a range of maintenance jobs that need doing at the pool, from cleaning to painting to general repairs. Where necessary we do pay to pull in professionals (to carry out electrical work for example), but wherever possible we need to conserve funds by using our volunteer maintenance team.

For the personnel director, we are looking for someone who has excellent people skills, and ideally experience in managing and leading teams. The role would involve overseeing the management of our volunteers as well as recruiting new ones, and also overseeing the paid lifeguard team in season alongside the pool manager.

Both directors would also play a key part in managing the future of Shoalstone Pool, helping us to ensure that it stays at the centre of our community and can be enjoyed by many more generations to come.

If you think you might be interested in either of these roles, and have a few hours a week to spare to help support your local lido, then please do get in touch!

Email info@shoalstonepool.com for more details.

Last Swim of the Year

One way to revive a pool is to use it for races. As part of our Shoalstone Revival we want to embrace the cold water swimming community…and visitors and locals who fancy a bit of madness on New Year’s Eve. So we got a cup – which we’ll award every year – cleaned the pool, baked mince pies and organised volunteers and lifeguards to look after our visitors.

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Brixham Wild Swimmers get some pre-sea swim practice in
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Rosemary Clarke (Shoalstone Secretary) gives Carl Reynolds the first Last Swim of the Year cup

Carl Reynolds won our inaugural two width sprint (we’ll need to adjust his handicap!), second was a visitor from London in his undies, and third was Tony Medlock. And thereafter the pool echoed to the cries and thrills of twenty or more people taking a reviving dip in our seaside jewel. And we raised a few more quid in donations.

Meanwhile over on Bolton Street, the Friends of Shoalstone Pool organised a coffee morning and raised £215 for the pool. Apologies to those of you who wanted to do both.

We’re currently planning a series of swimming and social events for 2017. If you’ve got a plan, idea or just want to help out, please get in touch.