City of Hobart
DKHAC – Lifeguards (6500) – Casual

Posted: 27 Mar
Closes: 21 Apr


Unit: Sport and Recreation
Division: City Futures
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
Employment status:
THAC Level 2
 The Hobart Aquatic Centre Agreement 2006
Salary range:
$33.15 per hour (inclusive of 25% of casual loading) + 11% superannuation.

  • Multiple roles available. 
  • Build and shape a positive team culture.
  • Free membership to Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre. 

About the role

Join our team at the Aquatic Centre and become a guardian of the waves! We are seeking vigilant and dynamic individuals to fill the role of Lifeguard. This role will ensure the health and well-being of the patrons of the facilities in the aquatic centre at all times. 

Role accountabilities include:

  • Provide pool rescue and/or first aid attention when required.
  • Set up/pack up equipment for programs or events within the Centre.
  • Supervise the public in use of the aquatic facilities to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment for members, guests and user groups and to respond to customer queries re the use of the aquatic facilities.
  • Perform a range of other duties (as directed) within the level of the occupant’s skills, knowledge and experience in accordance with established policies, procedures and work practices.

Learn more about the role in the position description: Position Description DKHAC Lifeguard

About you

We are looking for casual people to join our team who fulfil the below criteria: 

  • You are energetic and confident.
  • You are passionate about Client Safety. 
  • You are customer focused and committed to helping members reach their potential.
  • You have an enthusiastic approach, willingness to learn and seek innovative solutions when faced with challenges.

Relevant Industry Qualifications are essential for this role. Qualifications required include:

  • Pool Lifeguard Certificate (Issued by Royal Life Saving Society)
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011).
  • Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID010).
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (HLTAID009).
  • Current Registration to Work with Vulnerable People.
  • Current Drivers Licence.

Whilst experience is preferred, we welcome applications from people who love working with range of different customers in a fun, team-based environment and who are ready to seek new knowledge. 

We would ideally love it if you were available for up to 7 days to cover our existing shifts, however also understand that sometimes life just happens. Our ideal candidate will be flexible, and we would also work with you for when you need your days off. 

If you believe you can contribute and are suited to the role then please apply now by clicking the application link provided.

About us

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other. We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all. With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

We recognise contributions to our workforce and offer:

  • Above Award wages and Employer Superannuation at 11% with salary sacrifice options.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • A wide range of leave entitlements.
  • Health and Wellness programs, including onsite gyms.
  • Free membership at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • An Employee Assistance Program that offers onsite visits.
  • Corporate Health Plan discounts with BUPA, St. Lukes and Medibank.

As a Local Government Recreation Centre in the City of Hobart, we can offer excellent training and support for career growth.

Learn more about what the City of Hobart can offer you.

The City of Hobart is committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities.

City of Hobart has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Assessment including drug and alcohol testing.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values.

How to apply

If you require any further information specific to this role please contact Nathan Williamson, Lifeguard Supervisor on 03 6222 6960

All applications must be made in the online portal, and you can save your application as you progress through the stages until you submit your final application. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please email details of the issue to Please note that we do not accept applications via email or after the position has closed so if you have issues submitting your application, please contact us prior to the closing time.

Before you begin

You will need to read the position description prior to commencing your application as you will be required to address the key duties, skills and knowledge for this role in 600 words or less.

Please ensure you have copies of your resume, qualification/s, and your Driver Licence ready to attach at the end of your application.

Selection process

Candidates are initially selected for interview based on the details provided in their application. Candidates that do not supply a copy of the mandatory qualifications, will not be progressed to interview.

The City of Hobart assesses all applications based on merit.

Positions are filled, based on how well the successful candidate meets the requirements of the position.

Learn more about the selection process on our website.

Applications close 11:59 pm Monday 22 April 2024 (AEDT).