Team Member, Lifeguard, Otara

Date: 27-Apr-2022

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Calling all strong swimmers or experienced lifegaurds!
  • Otara based, $22.75 per hour
  • 40 hours per week, fantastic benefits, including free use of the facility


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Team Member, Lifeguard


Shifts will vary across early mornings, late evenings, over weekdays and weekends at Otara Pool & Leisure Centre


There’s never a dull moment at our busy and fun-filled pool facilities, and as a Lifeguard, you will play a key part in ensuring that all customers have an enjoyable but safe experience.


Your main responsibilities will include providing to all pool users with quality supervision to ensure health and safety standards are upheld, providing customers and colleagues with accurate information on pool policies, Centre facilities, and aquatic safety and supporting with the delivery of Centre programmes and classes.


We aim to upskill and progress your career, so you have the opportunity to train and take on other functions within our centres, such as Learn to Swim Instructor, Fitness Instructor or Recreation Assistant. 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.



He kōrero mōu: About you


  • You’ll already have a love for aquatics and be committed to supporting community safety and wellbeing.
  • Previous experience as a Lifeguard is advantageous, but if you’re a confident swimmer looking to upskill, we can support you with training. 
  • Having experience in water-polo is especially beneficial as a transferable skillset. 
  • Having clear and effective communication skills is key, as is being practically minded and using your imitative where required. 
  • Ideally, you’ll hold a First Aid Certificate as well as a Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate, however, we can also support with training to help you obtain these.
  • The centre operates 7 days a week, so reliability and commitment to working early, late and weekend shifts are crucial.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


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



To find out more about all our centres please click here


We have a variety of full time permanent (40 hours) and many part time (differing shifts) permanent roles available across many of our centres.


Please tell your friends to us if you think they would be interested in applying and check out our Careers Page HERE



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, therefore this position will require pre-employmenr drug testing and a satisfactory police check. 


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.