Lifeguard | Community Pools and WRAC (Full-time or Part-time) - Forget your preconceptions of what a lifeguard looks like - you just need to be a confident swimmer and be great with people

  • Wellington City Council
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • 27 Oct, 2023
Full time, Part time Customer Service and Call Centre Sport and Recreation

Job Description

Are you a confident swimmer who wants to make a difference in your community? Come and work as a Lifeguard within our team at Wellington Pools, we are a diverse group of fun and motivated people.

We currently have a variety of vacancies across our Wellington Pools.

About us At Wellington Pools we have fun and support our community by keeping them safe. People come first for us at Wellington Pools, so if this is the case for you, and you want the chance to make a positive difference to people's lives then we would like to hear from you. 

Forget your preconceptions of what a lifeguard looks like - you just need to be a confident swimmer and be great with people. This is a super supportive environment where we will ensure that you are well looked after and never thrown in the deep end (excuse the pun!).  No experience is necessary as we will provide all training and support to get you up to speed AND we will pay you as you train!

You will gain at a minimum the following qualifications:

  • First Aid Level 2 Certificate
  • Pool Life Saving Practicing Certificate (PLPC)

The Community Pools across Wellington provide a vital service to our city - and as a lifeguard you'll play a key role in helping people get the most out of their recreational facilities, and have a safe, enjoyable experience.

You'll work in a stimulating environment and have plenty of development opportunities within Wellington City Council. We have a rostered system which includes some weekends. Let us know your availability when you apply.

Working as a Lifeguard for Wellington Pools means you'll benefit from being part of an organisation that grows its people. If you want to develop a career in recreation, we can help you.

If this sounds like you, get in touch. Find out more by checking out the position description, or you can contact

Applications close 8 November 2023. All applications must be submitted online and include a cover letter telling us why you're a great fit for our role.

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We're Working for Wellington. Wellington City Council's team provides more than 400 services every day for Wellingtonians - everything from parks and pools to consents and cemeteries - playing our part in making Pōneke an inclusive, sustainable and creative capital for people to live, work and play. 

Applicants must be 16 years of age or over and be prepared to undergo pre-employment screening if successful.