Casual Recreation Assistant

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Situated in our Stanmore Bay 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 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 healthy 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.
This is a casual opportunity with most hours needed to work during the school Holiday times and possibly weekends. 

If you can think on your feet and have the get-up-and-go to keep up with children, 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 Learn to Swim Instructor. By the same token, if we occasionally need some help in other areas such as at 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.


Please note that due to our recruitment shutdown, interviews may be conducted after the new year, and this role has a start date of late January to February.

Pay Rate: $23.65 per hour



Auckland Council is committed to the protection and well-being 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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.