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Aquatics Team Leader - Ref 005 & Lifeguards - Ref 007

We’re on the hunt for responsible, fun and outgoing individuals to keep things at our Aquatic facilities running smoothly. We have a vacancy for a full time  Aquatics Team Leader and part time Lifeguards. Try out something new and see where it goes.

See below for details.


Aquatics Team Leader – Ref 005  

-           Lead a team of lifeguards (lifeguard training and qualification provided if necessary)

Want to grow your leadership skills, help keep people safe in the water and have a good time with a fun team?

If you’ve already got some leadership experience, why not look at leading our team of lifeguards and being in charge of what’s happening at the pool?

Your team leadership experience doesn’t have to be in lifeguarding or even at a pool because you’ll get full training. This only takes a few days and you get qualifications in lifeguarding and first aid. 

While you do need to be able to swim and pass a water competency test, we don’t expect you to be a swimming superstar. The most important things we need are your leadership skills, your desire to help people, your practicality, and your ability to be assertive when it counts. There’s a drug and alcohol test, but don’t panic – it’s just part of the process.

This is a great chance to try something new and different and build on some of the skills you already have. You’ll be able to see the value of the work you’ve done, whether it’s to help a member of the public feel comfortable in the pool or a team member gain confidence.


Lifeguards – Ref 007

-          Gain a lifeguarding qualification 

We’re looking for two Lifeguards to keep an eye on everyone at our Coastlands Aquatic Centre and our Otaki pool. You’ll get full training, which only takes a few days, and you’ll get qualifications in lifeguarding and first aid so you don’t need to know what to do before you join us

While you do need to be able to swim and pass a water competency test, we don’t expect you to be a swimming superstar. The most important things we need from you are your people skills, your ability to take charge and be assertive when it counts as well as your sense of fun. of the process.



Our pools have a fantastic reputation and there’s a lot of variety. Come and join us!! It’s fun, rewarding work with a great team of people.

So why not take the plunge?

Enquiries about these positions should be directed to Nick McConaghty, Coastlands Aquatic Centre Operations Coordinator, 04 296 4700 or free phone 0800 486 486. 

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. 

Applications close 9.00am, Wednesday 25 July 2018. 

Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked “(Role you are applying for)” to   

For the position descriptions for these roles please click on the links below

Aquatics Team Leader






Kapiti Coast District Council Application form:

Application for Employment (WORD)

 Application for Employment (PDF)

* This document must accompany every application submitted