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Reference: 4993730

  • Do you thrive working within the community as part of a team to deliver high quality results?
  • Are you seeking a new challenge, dealing with a wide variety of operational tasks?

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 are a respectful and progressive team delivering value for our customers.

To assist with this, the Council is currently seeking applications for Lifeguards at both our Dudley Park and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centres. You will be working with a team to ensure the comfort, safety and security of our customers while they visit our facilities. We have a variety of shifts available including casual and permanent part time hours. Shift times include throughout the day, evenings and weekends and depending on your availability can be grouped into contracts of between 4 to 20 hours per week. As our facilities operate an average of fifteen hours a day, seven days a week, additional casual hours are always available.

As a Lifeguard, you will be a passionate team player seeking a role, which gives you direct contact with the public. You will be self-motivated, great at organising tasks and a strong communicator.

The demonstrated ability to work within a team to serve a diverse customer base would be of benefit. Previous Aquatics experience is not essential, but would be an advantage. The successful applicant will hold or be capable of achieving the Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate, which requires a degree of fitness including a timed swim of 200m (8 lengths of a 25m pool) in 6 minutes.

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 including Learn to Swim and Customer Service. 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 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 January 2020 at 5pm.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

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