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Pool Lifeguards - Casual

Job No: CEN3384
Location: Central Coast NSW


LocationAll Central Coast Council Leisure Centres

  • Fun and active role combining customer service, first aid, physical activity and more
  • Casual positions up to 38 hours per week
  • Salary $32.23 per hour (includes 25% casual loading) + 11% superannuation + Allowance. Penalty rates apply for weekend work.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Casual Pool Lifeguards are an important and highly valued part of our Pool Lifeguarding team allowing Central Coast Council to provide safe and enjoyable aquatic environments in accordance with the Council’s policies, and the requirements of the public and industry standards.

As part of our Casual team you will play a key role as you connect with members of the public, assist with supervision of the pool environment, manage customer enquiries, respond to incidents, and educate customers on relevant safety requirements.

We are looking for professional, team oriented and highly motivated individuals who enjoy being part of a diverse team, and understand the importance of aquatic safety, along with providing a positive customer experience. Our casuals have a great opportunity to get to know all of our teams from Peninsula Leisure Centre Woy Woy to Toukley Aquatic Centre, and enjoy variety in the teams, tasks and days and times worked.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Successful applicants will be employed on a casual day-to-day basis. Shifts will be available Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 4am and 10pm. Penalty rates apply for weekend shifts.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Ensure the public safety at all times through active supervision of the swimming environment;
  • Monitor pool water quality under direction of crew leader and shift supervisor as directed to ensure water quality is maintained to industry regulations;
  • Maintain excellent and ongoing customer focus within the business, to ensure a positive experience for all users;
  • Provide emergency response and first aid as required;
  • Follow safe work practices and take reasonable care of own and others health and safety.

Essential Criteria includes:

  • Current Royal Life Saving Society Australia pool lifeguard qualification;
  • Current Provide First Aid qualification (HLTAID 003 / HLTAID 011);
  • Working with Children Check Clearance Number or Application Number as per Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013 for the purpose of verification;
  • Demonstrated experience working in an aquatic or leisure environment providing aquatic safety;
  • Strong customer service ethos and a demonstrated customer-centric approach to service provision;
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace change and commitment to work across multiple work locations and across the spread of hours 4am – 10pm Monday to Sunday.

It is the responsibility of successful applicants to undertake a course of Hepatitis B and Tetanus vaccinations or to demonstrate their immunity prior to commencement of employment.

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to commencement with Central Coast Council.

Enquiries: Bob Gordon - Team Leader Aquatic Operations ph: 0418 459 890.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3 December 2023. 

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's 11 Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer time-slot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the  Library enquiry counter.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0417 293 628 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

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