Casual Lifeguards

Calling all Poolside Superheroes!
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Get ready to rule the pool while others keep cool - we’re looking for water and safety conscious lifeguards to join our team on a casual basis!

As a Lifeguard you will take pride in providing amazing customer service, while ensuring a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for our community. Dealing with people from all walks of life, each day will be different and keep you on your toes!

Bring your:

  • Awesome observational skills.
  • Ability to stay calm in busy and pressured situations.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong team approach.
  • Keen eye for spotting potential hazards and preventing incidents.

Previous Lifeguard experience/training and a current First Aid certificate is not essential - full training will be provided to the successful applicant. All applicants must be able to complete a practical assessment, including swimming 200m within 6 minutes, retrieving an object from the bottom of the pool, and treading water for 5 minutes.

Hours are on a casual basis, after school and in the weekend.

What are you waiting for? If you’re ready to dive in and earn some valuable skills in the aquatic and recreation industry, apply now! We will be reviewing applicants throughout the recruitment process.

To view a copy of the position description please email us at jobs@timdc.govt.nz.

All applicants are required to be either a New Zealand Citizen or have a current New Zealand work visa

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre

1 Te Weka St
7910 Timaru Directions enquiry@timdc.govt.nz 036842229

Employee Benefits

We recognise the importance of providing our staff with perks and benefits that look after their health and wellbeing so they can get the best out of their working week. We offer:

  • Flexible Working Hours

    We do our best to assist our employees to have a good work/life balance. We are open to flexible working conditions to make the role work for you and your lifestyle.

  • Social Club

    We have an active social club that engages in a variety of social events including monthly after-work socialising, themed mid year and end of year functions, sporting activities and family orientated functions.

  • Flu Vaccinations

    We want our employees to remain as fit and healthy as possible. We offer free flu vaccines to all staff each year (both flu jabs and oral tablets are offered).

  • Regular Eye Checks

    Vision checks are conducted for employees using Visual Display Units.

  • Medical Insurance

    All employees are eligible for discounted health insurance through Southern Cross.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    A confidential and professional Employee Assistance Programme is available to all employees to assist with counselling, support, development and advice.

  • Work Sports Teams

    We have work sports teams for those who like to get out and exercise including Touch, Cricket and Croquet.

  • Ergonomic Work Station Assessment

    We encourage and support all of our employees to have a healthy work space and offer assessments to all staff wherever they work and whatever role they do.

  • Car Parking

    Free carparking in the Timaru District Council Staff Carpark is available after completing one year service.

  • Wellbeing Committee (COSI)

    Our COSI Committee strives to look after the wellbeing of the people of Timaru District Council. The committee's core values are: Customer Focus (internal and external), One Team, Successful, Integrity.

    The COSI Committee arrange many varying events including employee awards, morning tea quizzes, fundraising events/days, individual and interdepartmental competitions (eg. baking, gardening, Christmas decorating, moustache growing) , dress up days - all of which get excellent support and engagement from our people.

    The work of our committed committee members helps our employees to have fun, be happy, positive, creative, healthy and build stronger working relationships.

  • Staff Discounts

    We have some retailers/suppliers who offer discounts to Timaru District Council employees on varying products, services and bank lending rates and offer staff an N3 Employee Discount Card.

What the Timaru District Council can offer you:


  • A forward-looking, friendly workplace that is respected in the industry.

  • Hands on experience on large scale projects.

  • An attractive and affordable lifestyle in one of the most stunning parts of the country.

  • Real career progression and a real opportunity to make a difference to the community. 

  • A supportive and encouraging team environment.

Already working at Timaru District Council?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

email
@timdc.govt.nz
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