Penrith City Council


Posted: 10 Aug
Closes: 22 Aug
Penrith, New South Wales


Are you ready to start making your mark on the world? Do you want to make a positive impact in your community while earning for your future? 

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter.  

As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that is committed to supporting flexibility and balance, ensuring safety and providing development opportunities for its employees and much, much more!  

Take the plunge and become a fully qualified Lifeguard with Penrith City Council. Positions available are for Permanent Full time and Part time, Seasonal, and Casual Lifeguards. We are currently offering the right candidates the opportunity to obtain all necessary qualifications for FREE, setting you up for success with nationally recognised credentials. 

Once qualified you will become part of an inclusive team that provides fantastic customer service and critical patron safety to our members and guests within our pool environment. You will have the opportunity to work across our Ripples Leisure Centres in St Marys and Penrith, with flexible hours that can fit around your life. 

You will also be part of an organisation that truly cares about people, both in our community and our workplace. We want you to be your best self and we have a proven track record of providing development opportunities that can help you get there. 

If you are looking for a rewarding job with generous pay, then apply now and see where a career with Council can take you. 

Essential Criteria 

  • Pool Lifeguard Certificate (Pool Lifeguard Skill Set)  
  • Lifeguard License or ability to complete prior to completion of probationary period 
  • First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate 
  • NSW Working with Children Check   

Desirable Criteria 

  • Experience in an aquatic / leisure / sport environment is desirable.  
  • Aquatic Supervision qualification  
  • Pool Operations Certificate  
  • Demonstrated commitment to corporate values of Penrith City Council  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  

Commencing Salary 

  • Full-time $59,374.00 - $68,729.00 (salary + 10.5% superannuation) 
  • Part Time $59,374.00 - $68,729.00 Pro- Rata (salary + 10.5% superannuation)
  • Casual Lifeguard $33.99 - $39.34 (including 25% casual loading) 

This position has been identified as a Child-Related position under Child Protection laws in NSW. 

This position requires the worker to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a medical contraindication certificate. 

You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied. 

Visit to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below. 

In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to respond to the selection criteria as a part of their initial application. 

Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on 21 August 2022. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application. 

For further information about the position, please contact Hamish Sherwood, Team Leader - Venue Operations on 9833 3000 or at 

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.