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Research Assistant - RLSS (Fixed Term)

Salary
Hourly Paid: £13.98 per hour. Fixed term: September 2022 to December 2022. Up to 370 hours across 50 days (flexible)
Location
Chichester
Hours
Full Time

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Institute of Sport, Nursing and Allied Health Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Research Project: How effective is the 10:20 scanning system for hazard detection using a video task? A lifeguard’s job is to engage in constant surveillance of an assigned zone in the water, and although an occasional rescue may be warranted, surveillance is still the primary component of their day-to-day work experience (Lanagan-Leitzel & Moore, 2010). The surveillance process can be described as observing, recording and assessing the water area that is being surveyed (Fenner, Leahy, Buhk, & Dawes, 1999). The current RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification suggests that: “The HSE publication ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’ says ‘Scanning is the skill required to supervise a particular zone using a sweeping action. The internationally recognised practice known as the 10:20 system requires lifeguards to be able to scan their supervision zone in 10 seconds and to be close enough to get to an incident within 20 seconds’. Therefore, in your pool you should be able: To scan your zone within 10 seconds To reach an incident in the furthest part of the zone within 20 seconds The 10:20 system is the most widely used scanning technique used by lifeguards in the world. However, the evidence that underpins this guidance is limited and as of April 2022 we are unable to access any peer-reviewed supporting studies. Given the limited evidence base exploring the effectiveness of the 10:20 scanning system, this programme of research will provide evidence of its efficacy in comparison to a natural observation strategy determined by the lifeguards. The Institute of Sport, Nursing and Allied Health are looking to recruit a research assistant to join this research project. Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Jenny Smith - Reader in Performance Psychology at jenny.smith@chi.ac.uk. The University of Chichester embraces all forms of diversity and aspires to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and so we encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. Closing Date: 21 August 2022 (at midnight) Interview Date: TBC Skilled Worker Route SOC Code: n/a





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