Swimming Instructor

Job No: BVSC297
Location: Bemboka, Candelo, Pambula Beach, Eden

A career at Bega Valley Shire Council will immerse you in rewarding and interesting work for the diverse communities that call the south-east corner of NSW home, all of them nestled between rolling countryside and some of the best seaside locations NSW has to offer.

Our workforce of over 350 meets the needs of these communities with a wide range of services including, libraries, customer service, finance, children’s services, engineering, project management, road works, water management, environment and parks, gardens & town centre care.

Most recently we’ve added recovery, rebuilding and resilience to the important work we do.

Council has a range of employment benefits supporting our staff these may include;

  • Rostered day off schemes
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Staff development and award programs

The Opportunity

We have multiple opportunities for enthusiastic and patient Learn-to-Swim Instructors that will prepare, teach and promote swimming lessons at Bega Valley Shire Council pools.

As a Swimming Instructor, you will teach swimming lessons whilst ensuring you complete student attendance records, incident reports, time sheets and shift covers. You will engage with the community to promote the centre and its programs as well as structure lessons and times in conjunction with the program coordinator.

About You

We are seeking people who hold a current Swimming and Water Safety Teacher Qualification and are registered within the industry.

You will have the following skills and experience;

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to relate positively to children, parents and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to program changes including class times, type and group sizes.
  • Proven understanding of principles of teaching children in an aquatic environment.
  • NSW Working with Children Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate

These are casual, seasonal positions and are remunerated at $32.11 per hour (inclusive of 25% casual loading), plus 10% employer superannuation contribution.

To view the Position Description, please click here.


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 28 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. 

Bega Valley Shire Council undertakes a merit-based recruitment and selection process. 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.
  • Where there is clear preferred applicants based on written responses to selection criteria, the panel will make an appointment without an interview process.

For further information on this position, please contact Nicholas Hoynes - Coordinator | Aquatic and Leisure Facilities on 02 6494 3100.

This position requires applicants to be suitably immunised in line with recommendations from the Australian Immunisation Handbook, currently mandated Public Health Orders and/or Councils Immunisation Procedure.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and address the advertised selection criteria demonstrating their suitability for the role.

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