Team Leader Lifeguard

Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Full Time
4 weeks ago

Full-time - Permanent

About the role

This is a busy role with loads of opportunities to grow and develop based at Coastlands Aquatic Centre. Our lifeguard team is on a mission to be the best. If you really rate your lifeguarding skills, enjoy leading teams by example, and thrive in a busy environment then we'd like to hear from you.

You'll be one of four Team Leader Lifeguards reporting to the Operations Manager. When on duty you will lead and organize your team, manage water quality, liaise with our frontline, contractors, conduct 'in service training'. You'll also manage and report on incidents, ensure the facility has the highest of standards for supervision, health and safety, and customer service.

Salary range for this role is $64,400 to $72,000 per annum pro-rata.

Skills and experience

  • Holds a current poolside lifeguard qualification and relevant NZQA water quality management unit standards. Expired qualifications may also be considered but will be required to undergo renewal
  • Holds a current NZ Certificate Senior Lifeguard L3 and working towards Level 4 or relevant experience as a Senior Lifeguard
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Possess skills and experience (or proven aptitude) in aquatic plant operation and poolside supervision
  • Be capable of dealing with the public in a confident, calm and friendly manner and dealing with emergency situations
  • Be able to work all shifts of the roster - weekdays, weekends, day and late shifts
  • Effective interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to customer service and willingness to and capability for dealing with a wide range of people within and outside the organisation
  • Current and valid New Zealand driver's licence is preferred but not essential

About us

Beautiful beaches and a short journey to or from Wellington make the Kāpiti Coast a great place to live and work. Working for the Kāpiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective customer-focused team who makes a positive difference in the community we serve. To find out more about our vision and direction please visit our website.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Zuri Brudenell, Aquatics Training Coordinator on 04 2965 503 or free phone 0800 486 486.

How to apply

The preferred candidates will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening and police, criminal history and credit checks.

Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Further information about the position and application documents are published on our website at

We will process applications as they are received, so don't delay!


Job Contact Name

Zuri Brudenell

175 Rimu Road
Paraparaumu 5254