Activation Advisor | Te Matariki Clendon

Date: 27 Mar 2024

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Be part of a fun, friendly, and positive team environment
  • Permanent part-time position available working 20 hours per week!
  • Earn a living wage with fantastic benefits, including free use of our facilities!


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

We aim to get Auckland the most active city in Aotearoa. From sports leagues to preschool groups to school holiday activities, this is where it is all happening. We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated, proactive, fun-seeking individual to join our dynamic team at our Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre.  

As an Activation Advisor within our Recreation team, you will play a crucial role in fostering engagement and driving participation within our community. You will be responsible for developing strategies to activate community members, increase their involvement, and maintain a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere. This role requires a blend of creative thinking, strategic planning, and excellent collaborative and communication skills.

Our ideal candidate will be available over the weekend with the flexibility to work through out the week, you will play a key part in developing, planning, and facilitating a variety of recreational programmes for our Clendon community. These include working with different age groups, coordinating user groups and sports leagues, implementing new ideas, and continuously improving our standards to meet our community promise of "Getting Active Your Way". It goes without saying you will have a passion for the community and able to collaborate with a range of stakeholders!

Please note as our Centre plays a vital role in supporting our local community recreational activity events throughout the year, flexibility to sometimes work a variety of shifts between the hours of 9AM to 9PM is essential.

This is a hands-on role assisting our overall recreations team plan and deliver our Out of School Care (OSCAR) and holiday programmes, risk assessment and risk management to ensure the highest possible standards of Health and Safety are met.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Part of an energetic and proactive team, you are a keen team player with a flexible approach and an ability to use your initiative to assist in our innovative and exciting programmes.

The ideal applicants will be passionate about sports and recreation as well as possessing or working towards obtaining a relevant qualification within the field. You’ll also be a strong swimmer and be willing to upskill in this area.

Previous experience working within the community and youth in a recreational based capacity is preferred however, it is not a discounting factor as we will be happy to support and train the right person tools of the trade. A full, clean class 1 licence is a must due to the nature of the role.

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.


Tono Mai: Apply Now!

You can find the position description here *Official Title is Team Member

Pay rate: $26 /hr

Applications close 14 April 2024

To find out more about Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre, please visit our website.

If you think you have what it takes to join our professional and fun team apply now!


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.

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


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.