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Senior Lifeguard - Splash Palace

Permanent Full-time

Invercargill, New Zealand

Reference: 5507522

It's an exciting time to be in Invercargill and a privilege to work in this region.

With around 1400 visitors coming through the door each day, and with our new hydroslide open, Splash Palace is a busy place! We are looking for an enthusiastic and customer focused individual to join our already fun, vibrant and dynamic team!

At Splash Palace we pride ourselves on creating a fun and safe environment for all of our customers. We are looking for a permanent full-time Senior Lifeguard to join our team. Together, our poolside team supervise our pool users to ensure their experience is a safe and enjoyable one, and the Senior Lifeguard works with our Supervisors to play a key part in making this happen.

Your high level of attention to detail is essential so that you never miss a beat. Stepping in to assist the Supervisor when directed, you will have the ability to ensure the safe and efficient running of the aquatic facility. You will also enjoy working in a team environment, be approachable, responsible, reliable and have a positive ‘can do' attitude.

You must be a competent swimmer and be able to maintain high standards of lifesaving techniques. You will have a current First Aid Certificate and National Lifeguard Award (Level 3) or the ability to obtain these within two weeks of commencing work. Previous lifeguarding experience and experience in the supervision of staff or in a similar position of responsibility would be an advantage.

If you value water safety, health and fitness and feel you could add significant value to our community facility, then we want to hear from you! Working 40 hours per week, you must be willing to work to a roster which will include split shifts, evenings, weekends and public holidays.

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

The Invercargill City Council is committed to the wellbeing and protection of children, the elderly and vulnerable adults. As a component of this role involves interaction with one or more of the above groups, as part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting as per the Children's Act 2014 and a Pre-employment Alcohol and Drug Screening test to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our customers and members of the public.

For more information please see the full job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

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Applications close 13 June 2021

With the current border and quarantine restrictions in place, successful applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, first priority will be given to those applicants who are currently residing in New Zealand.

Applications Close: 16 Jul 2021