Fixed-term Network Lifeguard | East and South Auckland

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

32-hours Fixed-term Network Lifeguard with opportunities to become permanent | East and South Auckland

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Join our highly motivated and capable Network Support Team and take advantage of an exciting hybrid opportunity to develop your leadership skills. As a valued member of our team, you'll have the chance to work as a lifeguard or a customer service representative.


As a Lifeguard (Network Support), your role will involve providing cover for planned leave and training sessions for our regular employees. You'll enjoy a variable schedule that allows you to work across different sites, supporting lifeguarding and customer support functions. 


This is a fixed-term 32-hour lifeguard position (till Feb' 2024), working on a variable roster with fortnightly changes, your shifts are between 5AM and 10PM. Please note that at least one weekend day will be required as part of your schedule. This role will provide support and cover across multiple Leisure Centres including South Auckland (up to Manurewa), Howick, Pakuranga, Mangere, and Otara. There will be opportunities to become a permanent staff as well. 


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He kōrero mōu: About you

We're seeking individuals who are strong swimmers, and dedicated to helping others. As a lifeguard with Auckland Council, you'll need to pass the following test:


  • Swim 200m freestyle in less than 6 minutes.
  • Swim 50m breast stroke.
  • Swim 25m side stroke
  • Demonstrate the ability to duck, dive, and retrieve objects from the bottom of a 5m pool.
  • Tread water for 5 minutes.


To become a lifeguard, you'll need to hold a Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate and a First Aid certificate. Don't worry, if you're a suitable candidate, we'll provide you with the necessary training at no cost.


In addition to your swimming skills, we're looking for individuals with proven administration and communication skills, a track record of providing outstanding customer service, and excellent maturity and reliability. As you'll be working on a variable roster, a full driver's license and access to your own vehicle are required.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As one of New Zealand's largest employers, Auckland Council provides a range of development opportunities, allowing you to grow both laterally and vertically in your career.In addition, you'll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including partnership discounts. As an employee of the Leisure Centre, you'll also enjoy free use of the facilities.


Starting at $27.27 per hour, we offer competitive pay rates. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to join our team. Apply now and kick-start your part-time job journey with us! 


Application closes Sunday 24 September 2023


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.