Permanent Lifeguard | Albany

Date: 15 Sep 2023

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Lifeguard | Albany Stadium Pool and Leisure Centre


Working as a lifeguard is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. Lifeguards are the key to ensuring a safe environment for our customers and are essential to the successful running of our aquatic facilities.


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.


As a Lifeguard you are responsible for:

  • Provide a safe environment through proactive supervision and positive interaction with customers
  • Educate and enforce pool rules
  • Respond to any First Aid emergencies
  • Ensure pool and surrounds are clean at all times

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


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


The Shifts:

#1 Permanent Full-Time 40 hours Position:

  • Tue to Fri 1pm-9:30pm
  • sat 9am-5:30pm

#2 Permanent Full-Time 40 hours Position:

  • Sun 11am-7:30pm
  • Mon 7:30am-4pm
  • Tues 1pm-9:30pm
  • Wed 1pm-9:30pm
  • Thurs 7:30am-4pm



If you are interested in Summer Lifegurads (works during Summer), please apply via Summer Lifeguard | North Shore




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 in less than 6 minutes (Any stroke, or a mixture of strokes, can be used) 

  • Swim 50m breaststroke

  • Swim 25m sidestroke

  • Retrieve objects from the deepest part of the pool (depth varies across centres) 

  • Tread water for 5 minutes 


You should be available for the LG training from 16 October to 27 October or 13 November to 25 November (Weekdays 8:30am - 4pm) at West Wave (however, we can look into alternative training).



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 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.



Pay Rate: starting  $26/h




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.