Lifeguard / Pool Attendant

Job No: BVSC310
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 diligent Lifeguards to join the team, who will assist in the day-to-day operation and supervision of Bega Valley Shire Council pools.

As a Lifeguard / Pool Attendant, you will undertake routine operations and maintenance of pool equipment, safety and security systems, ensuring appropriate documentation is completed. You will provide lifeguard duties and first aid as required whilst also providing basic administration assistance through processing charges and memberships as well as reconciling daily cash and stock management.

About You

We are seeking individuals who hold a current Pool Lifeguard Certificate, a current Australian Pool Lifeguard Licence and has a minimum of 6 months experience in the aquatic industry (indicative).

You will have the following skills and experience;

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to liaise effectively with customers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pool testing and correctional procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in the safe use, operation and maintenance of pool equipment.
  • Ability to provide appropriate first aid assistance to pool patrons in relation to safe pool operations.
  • Provide First Aid Certification
  • NSW Working with Children Check

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 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. 

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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