Learn to Swim Instructor | Takapuna

Date: 03-Mar-2023

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Here at Auckland Council, our leisure centres play a key role in achieving our goal of get Auckland the most active city in the world. And right now, we’re looking for Learn to Swim Instructors to join our Pool and Leisure Centres teams across Auckland to help achieve that goal!

This is a fantastic job where you don’t need any formal qualifications or experience to apply – just a passion to work with our diverse community while also making a difference! We'll provide the training you need to succeed in the role. 
Day-to-day you could expect to work on: 

  • Teaching people the basic principles of how to swim (we'll teach you how to do this!)
  • Maintaining a fun, caring and safe environment for customers and visitors
  • Being part of an amazing team serving your local community


We have 2 permanent part-time 6-hour and 1 permanent 16-hour opportunities available at our centres, with the possibility of picking up additional shifts.


For the 6-hour roles, you will need to be available for at least one weekday shift and one weekend shift as follows:  

  • Monday – Friday 3.15pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 8.45am – 1.15pm or 2.30pm to 6pm


For the 16-hour role, you will need to be available for :  

  • Monday – Wednesday, and Friday 3.15pm – 6:45pm
  • Saturday 8am - 12:45pm

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be a great swimmer and instructor, have a love of water, have exceptional customer service skills, and be able to communicate well with members of the public. 


You don’t need any formal qualifications or experience. If you do have a recognised swim teacher qualification or previous experience as a Swimming Instructor, that’d be fantastic. However, we will provide full, comprehensive training that you need to excel in the job. You will need to be available for Training dates 11th April – 23rd April 2023. 


To be considered for this role, you must also be willing to complete First Aid training.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As a Learn to Swim Instructor, you’ll have free access to our facilities, hours that provides work and life balance, and above all else a fun, supportive team. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing the work you do is important and impactful, especially the pride and joy you will get from watching someone gain the confidence that comes from learning how to swim.


We strongly encourage up-skilling and training and as such once you are hired you would have the opportunity to pick up extra hours in a variety of roles such as Lifeguard, Customer Service Rep, Recreation Assistant and more.



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. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting 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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.