Casual Recreation Assistant

Date: 12-May-2022

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Help deliver our exciting range of fitness and leisure programmes for children
  • Join a diverse team dedicated to making a positive contribution to Aucklanders health and wellbeing
  • Access to a range of Council benefits, including free use of Centre facilities


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Situated in our Howick Leisure Centre, as a Casual Recreation Assistant no two days will be the same! You will help us deliver an exciting range of activities, school holiday programmes, and other sporting activities.

In this frontline role, your responsibilities will include, assisting to deliver a fun and enjoyable holiday programme for children between the ages of 5-13 years, coaching sporting activities to young children, delivering exceptional service to our customers and visitors supporting with the delivery of a variety of exciting programmes for children, helping the Centre maintain a caring, fun and safe fitness and leisure environment, providing assistance to Centre management with administration and operational duties; and supporting with Centre activities including sporting leagues and daily timetabled programmes


He kōrero mōu:  About you

You’ll already be passionate about sports and recreation, and ready to step into a frontline customer service role. It goes without saying that you’ll be responsible when it comes to working with children. You’ll have a flexible approach and be able to use your initiative to facilitate suitable programmes for kids. An enthusiastic team player, you’ll have a positive attitude and infectious energy, and be committed to providing your customers with an exceptional experience. 

Ideally, you’ll hold a First Aid Certificate and understand health and safety procedures however we can provide training for this. While previous experience working with children is beneficial, it’s not essential. Importantly, you’ll be committed to maintaining a high degree of professionalism in your work.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You’ll be joining a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about promoting health living and making a difference in our local community. We can provide you with plenty of opportunities to upskill, including training in leadership and in the facilitation of our programmes. You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including an annual zoo pass and a range of partnership discounts. As a Leisure Centre employee, you will enjoy free use of the facilities.


To know more about Howick Leisure Centre please visit our website.

This is a casual opportunity with most hours needed to work during the school Holiday times, possible weekdays between 4.30 PM – 8.00 PM and possible weekends.

If you can think on your feet and have the get-up-and-go to keep up with children, then apply online now!


We aim to upskill and progress your career, so you can train and take on other functions within our centres, such as Lifeguard, Fitness Instructor or Customer Service Rep. By the same token, if we occasionally need some help in other areas such as on our front desk and general customer service duties, as a team member, you may be called on to cover these areas if short staffed or at peak periods.


To find out more about our all Pool and Leisure Centres, please visit our website.


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Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.