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Learn to Swim Instructors


Reference: 4681085

  • Are you looking for a new challenge and hours to suit your lifestyle?
  • Do you thrive working within the community and love being a part of a team?

The Waimakariri District Council operates three Aquatic Facilities in the North Canterbury region including Dudley Park Aquatic Centre in Rangiora, Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre and Oxford Community Aquatic Centre.

From these facilities, we provide a high-level customer experience to a wide range of users ensuring that each facility is being utilised to its full potential.

We do this by offering high quality facilities and programming, including our WaiSwim Learn to Swim programme, delivering aquatic instruction to the individuals and students within our district.

To assist with this, the Council is currently seeking applications for Learn to Swim Instructors at both our Kaiapoi and Dudley Park Aquatic Centres. You will be working with a team to deliver a dynamic Learn to Swim programme as part of our WaiSwim lessons programme.

Our afterschool programme is delivered between 3.00pm and 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 12.30pm Saturday and Sunday following the 40-week primary school term. Permanent part time shifts are available throughout the week at both sites. Our schools programme operates between 9:30am to 2.30pm daily with additional casual hours available if suitable.

As a Learn to Swim instructor, you will be a passionate team player seeking a role, which shapes the skills and abilities of students within our community. You will be great at communicating, breaking down ideas and build rapport with your students.

Industry experience and the ability to work with a diverse customer base would be of benefit. Previous experience teaching Learn to Swim is not essential, but would be an advantage and the successful applicant will hold or be capable of achieving the Swim Teacher Award.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference in this community. We will work with you to develop your skills through ongoing training and provide opportunities to grow by learning skills in other areas of the business. You will help to grow recreation participation within the district and contribute to the growth and develop of your team. We offer a competitive remuneration package with flexible working arrangements, which allow for a great work life balance.

For more information, please contact Keith Walker or Sue Bergin on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV).

Please note: Short-listed applicants must be prepared to undergo both Police Vetting and pre-employment Drug & Alcohol testing.

Applications close Sunday 26th May 2019 at 5pm.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

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