Lifeguard | Albany

Date: 18-Nov-2022

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Foot in the door to recreation industry, free use of centre
  • Part time and Full time roles available
  • Based at Albany Stadium Pool and Leisure Centre, all training provided!



He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Lifeguard | Albany Stadium Pool and Leisure Centre


To work as a pool lifeguard in New Zealand, the Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate (PLPC) is the minimum award you need to hold.


Pool lifeguards are observant, patient, and good with people. Their skill set means they have the confidence to act in a quick, responsible, and calm way.


The Shifts:

  • Saturday 3pm – 7:30pm & Mondays 4pm – 7pm & Thursday 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 8am – 4.30pm & Monday 1pm – 9.30pm
  • Tuesday 5am – 1.30pm & Wednesday 5am – 1.30pm & Thursday 5am – 1.30pm
  • Friday 1pm – 9.30pm & Saturday 11am – 7.30pm
  • Full-Time option


As such, we will provide ALL training for you free of charge and we also pay you to attend the training.

For more information about the PLPC Certification please read here: PLPC

*Please note that all the training has been completed for 2022, you may not be able to start until next year if you do not have PLPC.


He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for people of ages that are strong swimmers, dedicated to helping others and can commit to full-time work.


To become a lifeguard with Auckland Council as the first step you will need to be able to pass this test, please only apply for this position if you feel you can do this (or could do this with training).

  • Swim 200m freestyle in less than 6 minutes 
  • Swim 50m any stroke 
  • Duck, dive and retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool (at 5m depth) 
  • Tread water for 5 minutes 



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


You will be joining a team who are outgoing, and customer focused.


As an Auckland Council employee, you will also enjoy multiple discounts and partnership benefits, along with having free use of the centre facilities.


We aim to upskill and progress your career, so you can train and take on other functions within our centres, such as Recreation Assistant, Fitness Instructor and more.


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.


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. 


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.