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Casual Lifeguards

Lithgow City Council


Date posted: November 3, 2022

Closes: Jun 30, 2024

The Opportunity

Lithgow City Council has an exciting opportunity for Casual Lifeguards to join their team in Lithgow, NSW.

Reporting to the Aquatic Centre Team Leader, you will be responsible for the overall supervision of patrons using the Aquatic Centre, and making sure that the centre maintains a high level of safety and care for the community.

More specifically, your duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Maintain constant supervision of patrons using the facility in line with the Royal Life Saving Keep Watch at Public Pools initiative
  • Ensuring the centre is well maintained, clean and tidy and aesthetically pleasing
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the Centre’s Operations Manual
  • Understand and be able to implement the centre’s Emergency Action Plan when in emergency situations including giving first aid where needed.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of equipment, cleanliness of storage areas, amenities as well as setting up and packing away equipment when required
  • Ensuring that all people under the age of 5 are in arms reach of a parent or guardian at all times

For more detail about the specific duties and responsibilities of the position, please CLICK HERE for the complete Position Description. 

About you

The successful candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Current Pool Lifeguard Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check (if over 18)
  • Demonstrated commitment to WHS procedures
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of integrity and honesty

In addition, an ideal candidate would have experience in the following:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Class C Drivers Licence
  • Aqua Aerobics Certification
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Austswim Learn to Swim Course qualifications
  • Certificate III in Aquatics (SIS30110)
  • Chemical Handling course
  • Previous experience working in a public pool

Salary and Benefits

If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your Lifeguard career, this is the role for you.

  • Between $17.77 and $37.21 per hour, commensurate with your age, skills, qualifications and experience. 
  • Casual, on an as needs basis.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working environment 

To be considered for this position, candidates must address all selection criteria. Those who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 

Please note: Lithgow City Council is committed to the health and safety of its workers and the community. Council require all potential staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status (or a valid medical contraindication) if invited for an interview.

Preferred applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical, which includes a drug and alcohol screening and functional assessment. The preferred applicant may also be required to undertake a National Police Check and/or Working with Children Check if applicable. 

Lithgow City Council

Lithgow is located on the western edge of the majestic Blue Mountains, and is a Sydney metro satellite. Lithgow offers a truly unique lifestyle and is at the start of an exciting transitional period to harmonise its urban, industrial, and rural qualities that are unmatched.

The guiding principles of integrity, resilience, respect and accountability define how Lithgow City Council strengthen its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. For further details on Council's values, please visit


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