Position Details
Reference Number 11385
Position Title Aquatic Facilities Team Members (Casual Pool)
Group Assets & Operations Directorate
Award Classification Local Government (State) Award 2017 - Band 3 Level 1
Position Summary

Aquatic Facilities Team Members (Casual Pool)

  • Beautiful Country and Ocean location
  • Engaging Community
  • Challenging and Rewarding role

As the second largest employer in the shire, Bega Valley Shire Council currently employs around 400 staff in many professional, para-professional and vocational occupations. We provide an opportunity for you to add value to the community while providing a supportive work environment. Our PLaCE values reflect the great importance we place on quality leadership and operational practices.


We are seeking suitable applicants for various casual roles in our Aquatic Facilities team for the upcoming summer swimming pool season. To be successful in these roles, you will need to have:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of customers, ages, abilities and user groups.
  • Personal qualities which enable you to work effectively in a team or independently as required.
  • Promote public safety, a positive Council image and contribute to the safe and effective operation of Council managed aquatic facilities across the Shire.

Through this process, you will be able to apply for and be considered for the following roles, depending on your skills, experience and qualifications.

  • PD801 Lifeguard/ Pool Attendant: Actively supervise swimming pools, perform lifeguard duties, provide first aid and emergency response, complete routine cleaning and operational procedures, undertake cash and EFTPOS transactions for pool entry, memberships, stock and merchandise and complete organisational documentation. 
  • PD 807 Learn to Swim Instructor: Safely and positively instruct aquatic programs within our established program and industry guidelines, structure lessons and determine client needs in consultation with program supervisor, prepare/set up and disassemble program equipment, complete organisational documentation and liaise regularly with program supervisor.

Overall, your ability to provide a safe and effective service to customers and present a positive image of Council will be highly valued. (Please see each position description for full list of duties). These are casual positions working variable hours dependant on the operational requirements of the aquatic facilities. Remuneration is $30.40 per hour (inclusive of 25% casual loading) and as per the Local Government (State) Award 2017, plus 9.5% employer superannuation contribution.


Open Recruitment

This is an open recruitment process designed to meet the seasonal and operational needs of the aquatic facilities. For this reason, there is no closing date set for the advertising period. We will endeavour to assess each application within 14 days of submission and notify applicants with an outcome. Where position vacancies are filled and there is no longer an operational need for a specific role, applications will remain on file and be re-assessed as a vacancy or operational need arises.


Assessment Method

It is essential that the required qualifications, skills and experience is demonstrated through the selection criteria, as such, the following applies to this position:  

  • Written responses are to be made to the advertised selection criteria.
  • Applicants may be requested to attend an interview and/or perform a practical demonstration where required, in order to demonstrate competency for this role.
  • Where there are suitably qualified applications demonstrated via the written responses, the panel may make appointments without an interview process or practical demonstration
Selection Criteria Essential: Please specify which position/s you wish to apply for (Lifeguard, Learn to Swim Instructor or both)
Essential: Work in a manner consistent with BVSC organisational values and associated behaviours.
Essential: Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to liaise effectively and positively with customers.
Essential: Ability to provide appropriate first aid assistance and emergency response relative to position/s applying for:
Essential: Demonstrated experience in the safe use, operation and maintenance of equipment relative to position/s applying for:
Essential: Please specify your relevant qualifications for the position/s applying for: (i.e. First Aid, Perform CPR, Pool Lifeguard, AUSTSWIM)
Essential: Appropriate level of physical fitness to carry out the duties required.
Essential: Six (6) months experience in aquatics industry or customer facing role. (Indicative.)
Desirable: Additional skills, knowledge and qualifications that may be applicable to this position
Essential: Current NSW Working with Children Check
Contact Person Nicholas Hoynes
Contact Number 02 6494 3100
Alternate Contact Person Employee Support Services (ESS)
Alternate Contact Number 02 6499 2222
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
PD801_position description_lifeguard pool attendant_rev 3_MJDC.pdf Open
PD807_ Position Description_ Learn-to-swim instructor_Rev 3_MJDC.pdf Open
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