Lifeguard/ Pool Attendant

Job No: BVSC522
Location: Various locations

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 and town centre care.

The Opportunities

We have multiple opportunities for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to assist in the day-to-day operation and supervision of Bega Valley Shire Council’s pools. 

As a Lifeguard/ Pool Attendant, you will undertake routine operations and maintenance of facilities, pool equipment, safety and security systems. Monitor water quality and temperature and correct or escalate to supervisor as required as well as prepare, set-up and disassemble facility and pool activity equipment as directed.

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About You

We are seeking individuals who holds a Pool Lifeguard Certificate (SISSS00111) and have Provide First Aid or equivalent (HLTAID011).

You will have the following skills and experience;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pool testing and correctional procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in the safe use, operation, cleaning and maintenance of facility and pool equipment.
  • Appropriate level of physical fitness to carry out the duties required.
  • Ability to provide appropriate first aid assistance to customers in an aquatic facility environment .


These are casual positions working varying hours and can work across a number of facilities in the Bega Valley.

The hourly remuneration package for this position commences at $37.24 gross per hour, comprising of:

  • $26.84 per hour base salary 
  • $6.71 per hour casual loading (calculated at 25%)
  • $3.69 per hour superannuation (calculated at 11%)

Applicants under the age of 18 years shall be paid in accordance with Part A Clause 32 B of the Local Government (State) Award 2023. Salary commencement is in accordance with age:

  • 15 years - $16.51 gross per hour
    • $11.90 per hour base salary
    • $2.96 per hour casual loading (calculated at 25%)
    • $1.64 per hour superannuation (calculated at 11%)
  • 16 years - $20.61 gross per hour
    • $14.85 per hour base salary
    • $3.71 per hour casual loading (calculated at 25%)
    • $2.04 per hour superannuation (calculated at 11%)
  • 17 years - $24.24 gross per hour
    • $17.47 per hour base salary
    • $4.37 per hour casual loading (calculated at 25%)
    • $2.40 per hour superannuation (calculated at 11%)

Additional benefits for this position include:

  • Additional allowances (as per the Award)
  • Annual Award salary increases and performance reviews.
  • Wellbeing Initiatives – Employee Assistance Program, LifeWorks App, social club, health monitoring and annual flu vaccinations.

Application Process

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 a written application, as such, the following applies to this position:

  • Written responses are to be made by addressing the advertised selection criteria.
  • A competency based assessment may for part of the recruitment process.
  • Where there is clear preferred applicants based on written responses, the panel will make an appointment without an interview process.

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

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

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

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