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Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Manager

Rangiora, New Zealand

Reference: 5583905

  • 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 tasks in a fast-paced environment?

The Waimakariri District Council operates four Aquatic Facilities in the North Canterbury region including Dudley Park Aquatic Centre in Rangiora, Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre and the seasonal sites of Oxford Community Aquatic Centre and Waikuku Beach Paddling Pool.

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 the role of Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Manager. In this role, you will be leading a diverse team across a range of functions to ensure the comfort, safety and security of our customers. Working closely with the Dudley Park Aquatic Centre manager, facility Coordinators and wider Aquatics team you will nurture talent and deliver high-quality customer experiences within our facilities. During the summer season, this role is responsible for overseeing the delivery of services at our seasonal facilities, Oxford and Waikuku. Further, you will be responsible for coordinating the successful delivery of Lifeguard services, training, water quality, plant and maintenance across our facilities.

As the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Manager, you will take a collaborative approach to deliver a high-quality experience to our customers, ensuring a professional, approachable and solutions-focused approach to community needs.

You will champion innovation & new ideas to ensure the best value solutions approach, through the planning, organisation and delivery of services. This will require a high degree of self-awareness, motivation and strong communication skills.

You will hold a tertiary qualification in Recreation and Sport, Business management or have at least 4 years of industry experience in senior roles. 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 with opportunities to contribute to the development and direction within Council and the wider Recreation Industry. We offer a competitive remuneration package with flexible working arrangements, which allow for a great work-life balance.

For more information, please contact Matthew Greenwood on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV) or

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

Applications close at 5pm on 15 August 2021.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

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Applications Close: 15 Aug 2021