Applications are now open for paid lifeguard positions at our pools across Auckland this summer.
If you're a confident swimmer with effective communication skills and an interest in community well-being, then this is the role for you. You’ll receive on-the-job training and work with a team of passionate people in a fun and inspiring environment.
Otara Pool and Leisure Centre Aquatics Team Leader Teapanga Varu started his career at Auckland Council Pools and Leisure as a summer lifeguard and has since worked his way up to management.
Reflecting back on his time as a summer lifeguard, Teapanga says his experience was awesome.
“I was very curious and wanted to know how things worked and why, so the chemistry and machinery involved in the job really caught my attention,” he says.
“It’s a practical role and I had regular in-house training to develop my skills. I got to work with the community I was raised in and had an amazing team who treated me like family. Most of all I made some lifetime friends, some of whom I still work with today.”
Teapanga recommends the role to anyone thinking of a career in sport and recreation.
“Seasonal lifeguarding will open many doors for you in the sport and recreation industry. You’re also given the opportunity to work with the local community and help others achieve their health and fitness goals.”
Visit careers.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/summerlifeguards for more information and to apply.
Applications close 1 October 2017, 10.30pm.