Lifeguard | Wellington Pools | Full-time

  • Wellington City Council
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • 26 Jan, 2024
Full time Customer Service and Call Centre Sport and Recreation

Job Description

We're seeking people at all stages of life - We will provide you with the training, you just need to be a confident swimmer!


We are hiring Lifeguards across our Wellington Pools - you can pick from multiple locations. 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.


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)

We pay $56,213 per annum for full-time Lifeguards.


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.  The 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.


If this sounds like you, Apply now. All applications must be submitted online. 

Find out more by checking out the position description, or you can contact for more information. 


Please note we currently do not have any part-time vacancies available at this time, however we encourage you to keep an eye out for future opportunities.


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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.