Team Member - Network Support

Date: 6 Sep 2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Lifeguard (Network Support Team Member) | North Shore and West Auckland


We are looking for 2 highly motivated and capable candidates to join our Network Support Team.


This is an exciting hybrid opportunity where you will get to develop leadership skills working as a lifeguard and as a customer service representative.


As a Lifeguard (Network Support), you will:
•    Provide cover for planned leave and training for our regular employees
•    Be rostered on a variable schedule across sites in the Lifeguarding and Customer Support functions


These permanent part-time opportunities are 22 and 24 hours a week, working on a variable roster across our North Shore and West Wave pools and leisure centres. Working on a variable roster (fortnightly changes) from 5am to 10pm. You will be required to work at least one weekend day.



He kōrero mōu: About you

We are looking for people of age that are strong swimmers, dedicated to helping others. To become a lifeguard with Auckland Council as the first step you will need to be able to pass this test:

  • Swim 200m in less than 6 minutes (Any stroke, or a mixture of strokes, can be used) 
  • Swim 50m breaststroke
  • Swim 25m sidestroke
  • Retrieve objects from the deepest part of the pool (depth varies across centres) 
  • Tread water for 5 minutes 


To be a lifeguard, you will need a Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate and a First Aid certificate.

These trainings will be provided at no cost for suitable candidates.

You will need to be available for the lifeguard training from 16 October to 27 October or 13 November to 25 November (Weekdays 8:30am - 4pm) at West Wave.

We are looking for someone that has:

  • Proven administration and communication skills,
  • Proven ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Excellent communication skills, maturity, and reliability


A Full driver’s license and own vehicle are required as you will be working on a variable roster (fortnightly changes) from 5am to 10pm.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As one of New Zealand’s largest employers, Auckland Council also offers a range of development opportunities, both sideways and upwards.

Additionally, you will have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including a range of partnership discounts. As you will be a Leisure Centre employee, you will enjoy free use of the facilities. 



Pay rate: Starting $27.27 per hour



Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and is deemed a safety sensitive position.  As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting and a drug test prior to commencing employment.    

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process. 

Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.