Lifeguard | West Wave

Date: 21 May 2023

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Working as a lifeguard is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. Lifeguards are the key to ensuring a safe environment for our customers and are essential to the successful running of our aquatic facilities.


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 a Lifeguard you are responsible for:

  • Provide a safe environment through proactive supervision and positive interaction with customers
  • Educate and enforce pool rules
  • Respond to any First Aid emergencies
  • Ensure pool and surrounds are clean at all times


The Shifts:

12 hour position – Monday and Friday

  • Monday 1.30pm – 10pm and Friday 4pm – 8pm

32 hour position – Sunday, Wednesday – Friday

  • Sunday 11:00am – 7:30pm 

  • Wednesday 9:30am – 6:00pm

  • Thursday 11:00am - 7:30pm

  • Friday 5:15am – 1:45pm



He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for people of all ages that are strong swimmers, dedicated to helping others and can commit to 32 hours of 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 

To work as a pool lifeguard in New Zealand, the Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate (PLPC) is the minimum award you need to hold.
As such, we will provide ALL training for you free of charge and pay you to attend the training.


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 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.





Auckland Council is committed to the protection and well-being 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.