Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
Aquatic and Recreation Officer

Posted: 28 Mar
Closes: 15 Apr
Kununurra, Western Australia


Aquatic and Recreation Officer

Applications Close (AWST): 11:45 PM 15/04/2024
Salary: $80,000 - $89,999
Occupation: Sport/Recreation
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Kununurra - Remote WA
Company Information
The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley (SWEK) is an extraordinarily beautiful and sparsely populated area in the northeast corner of Western Australia, and is known as one of the world's last wilderness frontiers. As a global tourism attraction, it is known for luxury accommodation, great food and friendly locals, and is a breathtaking and very unique part of Australia.  The Shire is diverse in many ways, with a unique mix of cultures, lifestyles and abundant opportunities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, values inclusivity and promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome contributions from all people. We encourage people of all abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, diverse cultures and backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and all age groups to apply.


Position Purpose
In this position you will work as part of the Leisure Centre Team ensuring a high level of aquatic and other fitness services are provided to the public.

You will assist in the development and implementation of fitness and recreation programs and provide a high level of customer service, whilst ensuring the maintenance of a healthy and safe environment for users and employees at the facility.


Skills, Experience and Qualifications required for the role

  • Demonstrated communication and customer service skills;
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to set priorities, plan and organise self in order to effectively undertake and complete multiple tasks as agreed;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer operations and administrative tasks with the ability to follow set processes and procedures (including those that involve cash handling);
  • Knowledge and experience in the promotion and programming of recreation and aquatic initiatives;
  • Demonstrated physical fitness to enable you to perform appropriately in a rescue or training situation;
  • Ability to work as an active team member;
  • Ability to drive between Wyndham and Kununurra, at times on a regular basis;
  • Knowledge of the use and safe handling of chemicals.


Qualifications, Memberships and Licenses
  • Western Australian Pool Lifeguard Qualification or similar from interstate;
  • Pool operations certificate Group 1 (or ability and willingness to obtain);
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and Chlorine Gas;
  • Current HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid Certificate;
  • Current WA Working with Children Check;
  • Current unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence.


  • Previous experience in a similar role;
  • Swimming Instructor and Aqua Aerobics qualifications;
  • LIWA Accreditation/Membership (Leisure Industry of Western Australia);
  • Fitness qualifications (Certificate III Fitness Instructor or Certificate IV Fitness).


  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • ADT (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough)

A copy of the full position description applicable to this vacancy can also be found at the bottom of this page.


Housing & Relocation
This position is not eligible for any assistance with housing or relocation. As such, applicants are strongly advised to make themselves aware of relevant accommodation and relocation options and costs that may be applicable to them should they be successful prior to submitting an application.


Benefits of working for SWEK
Working for the Shire means that as an employee, in addition to a competitive salary package, you will also enjoy:

  • 6 weeks annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • up to 5% matching superannuation contributions for additional employee contributions made (in addition to the statutory 11% amount)
  • the ability to salary package rent or mortgage interest expenses
  • 10 public holidays
  • 2 additional 'Local Government Days' per year (accrued on Christmas Day & Good Friday)
  • access to regular rostered days off (if working permanent full-time hours)
  • Shire provided work uniforms and PPE
  • opportunities for professional development and training
  • 24/7/365 free and confidential access to SWEK's Employee Assistance Program (access also extended to members of SWEK employee's immediate family and households members)
  • free benefits such as annual flu vaccinations and skin checks offered as a part of SWEK's Health and Wellbeing Program
  • complimentary memberships for permanent staff to the Kununurra Leisure Centre and Wyndham Pool


If you are ready to be part of our diversely talented team to build your future with an organisation that makes an impact, improves lives and inspires others please click the ‘Apply’ button at the bottom of this page or contact Travis Aston, the Shire’s Kununurra Leisure Team Leader, for a confidential discussion on 28 9168 2120 or if there's more that you'd like to know.

*Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement - acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant visa. Applicants will also be required to provide a National Police Clearance prior to interview stage of the recruitment process.

3227 - Position Description - Aquatic Recreation Officer - March 2024.pdf