Recreation Team Member | Birkenhead

Date: 31-Aug-2022

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Recreation Assistant – Rock Wall Supervisor



This position is based at Birkenhead Leisure Centre, and we are looking for 2 people to cover two shifts


This is a full part time position of 12 hours per week


Option 1 

Monday 4:00pm - 8:00pm (4hours)

Sunday 9:45am - 6:15pm (8hours)



Option 2

Wednesday 4:00pm - 8:00pm (4hours)

Saturday 9:45am - 6:15pm (8hours)


Opportunity for additional hours for Holiday Programme and EOTC programming.


The role will encompass:


  • Teaching people how to use the rock walls safely
  • Interacting with customers of all ages
  • Ensuring all customers are safe and supported
  • Assisting on the front desk as and when required


Whilst rock climbing experience is advantageous it is NOT necessary, all training can be provided.



He kōrero mōu: About you 

You will already be passionate about sports and recreation and be ready to step into a frontline customer service role.


You will also be:


  • responsible when it comes to working with children. (While previous experience working with children is beneficial, it is not essential)
  • have a flexible approach and be able to use your initiative to facilitate suitable programmes for kids.
  • be an enthusiastic team player
  • have a positive attitude and infectious energy
  • be committed to providing your customers with an exceptional experience. 
  • understand health and safety
  • you will be committed to maintaining a high degree of professionalism in your work




You will need a First Aid Certificate so we will help you attain this if you do not have one already.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer.


If you are someone who loves being a Recreational Assistant, but also interested in the opportunity to upskill and progress your career, our Team Member role is perfect for you. We are keen to have a multifunctional workforce within our centres, so you would potentially have the chance to train and in time take on other roles such as Lifeguard, Learn to Swim Instructor, Fitness Instructor or Customer Service. 


There are opportunities for advancement into senior and leadership roles, and we are fortunate to have a wide range of opportunities across the Auckland Council.


As an employee, you will gain access to many benefits and discounts subject to your employment agreement. Click HERE to find out more about our employee benefits package and as a Leisure Centre employee, you will enjoy free use of the facilities.  







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. 
  • 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.