Shellharbour City Council
Learn to Swim Instructor

Posted: 23 Jun
Closes: 14 Apr
Shellharbour, New South Wales


Do you have a Current Teacher of Swimming Water Safety Certificate and have a passion for teaching? 

We are currently seeking qualified Learn to Swim teachers who are motivated and reliable to deliver professional Learn to Swim programs focusing on developing the participant’s level of water safety and swimming ability. Our programs range from babies to squad levels as well as providing programs for adults.

The Learn to Swim classes run from Monday to Saturday mornings and in the afternoons from Monday to Friday.

Lessons are held at our 25m heated pool at Oak Flats, however intensive classes are held at our Albion Park & Warilla pools during the summer months.

We welcome your application if you have enrolled in a Teacher of Swimming Water Safety course within the next month or are awaiting your certification.

About us:

Shellharbour City, located in the Illawarra region, is just 80 minutes south of Sydney and is home to almost 76,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres.  It's an area of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, set against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. 

Our dedication to be financially sustainable in an evolving environment, while striving for a great organisational culture and committing to employing staff who embrace our Core Values, has made Shellharbour City Council an employer of choice.

We have been recognised with a wealth of state and national awards in 2019, 2020 & 2021 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library, Winner in 2021 for Small Regional Airport of the year, and recently being presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour offers a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We have exciting, rewarding career opportunities and flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

  • Casual positions working a variety of shifts Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings
  • Salary of $35.42 per hour (inclusive of casual loading)
  • 11% Superannuation
  • Additional penalty rates are paid to the ordinary hourly rate of pay for Saturday/Sunday work
  • Fast paced and fun team environment 

What you will need:

  • Current Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety Certificate
  • Current First Aid & CPR
  • Current "Working with Children Check" clearance in accordance with the 'Child Protection (WWC) Act 2012 for Paid workers
  • Completed (or willing and able to complete) the Competitive Strokes / Foundation Coach and/or Techer of Infant and Preschool Aquatics (INF) would be highly regarded
  • Requirement to pass a Pre Employment Medical Assessment


For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Kelly Mitchell, Aquatic Program Coordinator on 4256 0752.

Closing date: This recruitment will be perpetually opened throughout the year with applications being reviewed at any time based on operational needs. 


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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.