Casual Activity Assistant

Job No: BC1976
Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, halfway between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 54 residential suburbs, and a population of 403,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 644,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

Blacktown City Council strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity

Key Venues consists of 11 of the Council’s premier sport and leisure facilities. We deliver first-class activity and program choice, we promote Blacktown City as the leader in sport, recreation and leisure and we give every visitor and customer a safe and memorable experience. Our values are teamwork, customer focus, innovation and commitment to safety.

Activity Assistants will provide high-quality pool supervision at the following centres:

  • Blacktown Aquatic Centre
  • Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre 
  • Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope
  • Riverstone Swimming Centre (seasonal)
  • Mount Druitt Swimming Centre (seasonal).

Expressions of Interest are being sought for enthusiastic Activity Assistants to apply to the venue of their choice.

Successful applicants will be responsible for maintaining high-quality pool supervision and a high standard of centre cleanliness. Activity Assistants will assist with setting up equipment for program delivery.

Position purpose:

Activity Assistants are responsible for ensuring the effective day-to-day operation of the facility through adherence to Policy and Procedures and the facilitation of a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors to the Centre.

Qualifications and experience


  • Current Pool Lifeguard Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Relevant experience
  • Current driver's licence
  • Current Working with Children Check.


  • Knowledge of applicable legislation/ regulations
  • Experience and knowledge of water testing procedures
  • Experience in a similar position Activity Assistant
  • Experience working within a team environment
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • An hourly rate of $27.0632 (Grade 3, Level 1) per hour plus 25% casual loading, as well as penalty rates, apply for weekend shifts 
  • Trainee rates apply for applicants under 19 years of age
  • Casual working hours
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 10% employer superannuation contribution payable to the Active Superannuation Scheme, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

This position has been identified as child-related work, in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013. Therefore, your application must include a Working with Children Check (WWCC) number. For further information, go to

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random and cause testing.

Please note being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a requirement prior to commencement and throughout ongoing employment with Blacktown City Council.

We are a child-safe organisation that supports and promotes the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

 Position description 

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Closing Date:          Friday 11 March 2022, 11.30 pm   

Contact Officer:      Sarah Ryan on 8869 9000

INTERNAL REF:      Casual


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