Team Leader Aquatics | Birkenhead

Date: 12 Feb 2024

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Help us empower our customers to be safe, happy, confident swimmers.
  • Utilise your passion for coaching and leadership.
  • Enjoy free use of the facilities and other Council benefits!     


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Our Birkenhead Pool and Leisure is one of New Zealand’s Leading Aquatic Facilities, as Team Leader Aquatics you will play a key part in improving the customer experience for all Aucklanders who visit our Centre to another level.

You will be responsible for, and not limited to:

  • Effectively leading the day-to-day operation of the Aquatics team including the safe supervision of our pools and operation of our Aquatic services. 
  • Responsible for leading, coaching and engaging a team of Lead Lifeguards and Lifeguards.
  • Ensuring hazard management plans, policy, processes, and training are effectively managed and there is ongoing compliance within the team. 
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to proactively identify and where appropriate implement ways to improve customer experience and grow participation.

This is a permanent, Full-time opportunity. 

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will have strong people leadership experience as well as management experience in similar Aquatic environments.  Joining an energetic and passionate team, you will be an influential leader with experience managing and developing a high-performing team within a leisure facility.  You will also ensure that employees' physical and mental well-being is always prioritised. 

It is preferred that you hold a current Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate and have pool plant management and operations experience.

As the centre operates 7 days a week, reliability, and commitment to working early, late and weekend shifts are crucial.  You'll be working 40 hours per week, mostly Monday to Friday with weekend work rostered if required.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You will be joining an enthusiastic and high-performing team who are dedicated to helping Aucklanders get active.

You will have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits and a range of partnership discounts. And as you will be a Leisure Centre employee, you will enjoy free use of the facilities.

If you are passionate about fitness, well-being, aquatic safety and helping our community, then come help us make this goal a reality.

Tono Mai: Apply Now!
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Applications Close: 5 March 2024


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 and drug testing prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.


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.