Join our amazing Team of Lifeguards!
Aquatics Horowhenua opened its doors in 1990 and since then it has been continuously growing and expanding. We offer a variety of activities such as learn to swim, aquacise, fitness training, swim and water sports clubs as well as recreational water fun including inflatables and the hydro slide. It’s easy to understand why our facilities are so popular!
We are located at the heart of the Horowhenua District, featuring a stunning natural environment on the lower west coast of the North Island, where the mountains meet the sea. Kilometres of unspoilt beaches, forest walks and a hinterland that is rich in both Maori and European history. Horowhenua is blessed with superb natural assets, treasured historical heritage and a thriving cultural life, all within easy reach of New Zealand's capital city Wellington, which is just over an hour drive to the south.
Horowhenua can offer all essential services and sophisticated facilities and at the same time also provides a wealth of quintessential New Zealand experiences from the simple pleasures of a walk along a pristine beach to experiencing life in classic, Kiwi small towns. With about 30,000 residents living between the Tararua Ranges and the Tasman Sea, Horowhenua is the perfect place to live, work and play.
About the role.
We currently have one permanent full-time position and nine permanent part-time positions available each with a varying amount of hours per fortnight. Within your application, please identify which type of role you would like to apply for and the possible hours you would be able to commit to each fornight. You would join a dynamic team of professionals who deliver excellent public service to our community through ensuring enjoyment and active supervision by identifying risks, hazards, and the prevention of accidents. You would interact with a variety of people from different ages and backgrounds which will enrich your skills and cultural experience.
Some more benefits of working with us include:
-Paid training towards achieving your Lifeguard qualification and 1st aid certification.
-The opportunity to further gain national qualifications which include NZQA credits.
-Career progression within the organisation and development in the Aquatic industry.
-Free entry to all of our Aquatic centres.
We are open 7 days a week, including public holidays, and our roster offers shifts between the hours of 5:30am and 9:30pm, at our local centres in Levin, Foxton, and Shannon.
Our ideal candidate will share a passion for service delivery and customer satisfaction, with a strong positive attitude. As one of the requirements to become a Lifeguard, applicants would need to be confident in the water and be able to swim 200 metres in under 6 minutes.
If this sounds like the ideal place and role for you, we would like to hear from you. For any questions or additional information, please contact Gaston Velez on 06 368 0070.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a swim test and job suitability assessment prior to an interview. Preferred applicants will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks including drug and criminal history checks. Successful applicants will be required to attend a full week of training.
Due to the fast-paced nature of recruitment at Horowhenua District council, these vacancies closing date may be subject to change at short notice, so please ensure you apply as soon as possible.
Applications close: Wednesday the 11th of August 2021 at 5pm.