Team Member, Lifeguard, West Wave

Date: 10-May-2022

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Team Member, Lifeguard
Our pool and leisure facilities are more popular than ever, and as a Lifeguard you will play a key part in ensuring that all customers have an enjoyable but safe experience.


We have a number of part-time positions available with fixed rosters for shifts that vary over 5 days from Monday - Sunday, and can include early mornings from 5am to late evenings of 10pm, weekends and public holidays.
Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing quality supervision to ensure health and safety standards are upheld
  • Providing customers and colleagues with accurate information on pool policies
  • Supporting the delivery of Centre programmes and classes

He kōrero mōu: About you

Previous experience as a Lifeguard is advantageous, but if you’re a strong swimmer looking to upskill, we can support you with training.


Having clear and effective communication skills is key, as is being practically minded and using your initiative where required. 

Ideally, you hold a current First Aid Certificate as well as a current Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate, however, we can assist you in obtaining these at our cost.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You'll be joining a team of energetic individuals who are passionate making a difference in our local community.


In addition to our Auckland Council benefits and a range of partner discounts, as a Leisure Centre employee, you will enjoy free use of the facilities. 


We aim to upskill and progress your career, so if you wish to train and take on other functions within our centres such as Learn to Swim Instructor, Fitness Instructor or Recreation Assistant the opportunity is there! 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.


You can also follow a career path and progress into Lead and Team Leader positions both in part time and full-time positions.

The process:

We will invite suitable candidates for a swim test and an informal chat about shifts etc. If all goes well we will set up a formal interview (usually online) and then into the pre-employment checks phase. It can take up to 2 weeks from the date of your interview through to be being hired. 

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






We also have vacancies for Full Time Lifeguards as well as Part Time Learn to Swim Instructors, Recreations Assistants, Customer Service reps and more.

Please check our Careers page to apply: Careers Page


If you have any questions before you apply please contact Gina Seward via text or a call on 027 283 4127 . Please don't leave a voicemail. 



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.  

  • This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing.  
  • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check. 

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.