Lifeguard | Stanmore Bay

Date: 02-Mar-2023

Location: Orewa/Whangaparaoa, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
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.


As such, we will provide this training for you free of charge.


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.


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


Permanent Part-time positions available:

  • Mon 12:45-21:15 & Tue 5-13:30 & Wed 5:00-9:00 & Sat 9:45-18:15 (28 hours)
  • Mon 12:45-21:15 & Tues 12:45-21:15 & Wed 12:45-21:15 (24 hours)
  • Mon to Thurs 3:00pm - 6:30pm (14 hours)



He kōrero mōu: About you
We are looking for people of age that are strong swimmers, dedicated to helping others and can commit to their 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's 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.    

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.