Lifeguard | Otara

Date: 15-Sep-2022

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Calling all strong swimmers! Have you thought about Lifeguarding?
  • 40 hours per week based at Otara Leisure centre
  • Foot in the door to recreation industry, free use of centre


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.


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


Our centres are open 7 days a week so flexibility will be key, with early morning shifts from 5:00 am and late shifts up to 10:00 pm.



He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for people of ages that are strong swimmers, dedicated to helping others and can commit to full time 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 is 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 object from bottom of 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 facilities.


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 on 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.



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.