Work at QLDC

Swim School Instructor

Otago - Queenstown

Are you looking to work in a progressive forward thinking organisation? The most beautiful District in New Zealand is currently experiencing a high growth; this growth offers career development opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and results-driven professionals like you.

The Company

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 350 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. With an annual operational budget of over $100m and a capital expenditure programme of $550m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.

The Location

Queenstown is nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is rated as one of the World’s top destinations. Queenstown is renowned for its four distinctive seasons which offer snow-capped mountains during the winter months for snowboarding and skiing, and long hot days which are perfect for mountain biking, food and wine tasting or walking along the many trails Queenstown has to offer during the summer months. Thrill seekers, families and food and wine connoisseurs will all find Queenstown Lakes District the perfect place to call home.

The Role

The Swim Instructor role is responsible for ensuring the safe and enjoyable delivery of Aquatic Services by providing the instruction of Learn to swim services to all customers.

Your friendly and helpful service will help maximise customer learning and enjoyment and you will be focussed on ensuring personal safety and the safety of others.

Do you want to make a difference in the community? Apply your passion for people and the water by delivering our Learn to Swim services!

We’re seeking a dynamic and driven individual for the role of Swim School Instructor. This is a part-time role (minimum of 30 hours per week) based at the Queenstown Event Centre.

About You

  • 2 years minimum relevant experience as a Swim School Instructor
  • Experience in teaching Adult Beginners and Improvers, Parent and child classes and learn to swim program
  • AustSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety / Swim Teacher Award (SNZ STA) or equivalent
  • AustSwim Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics / SNZ Early childhood Swim Teacher award or equivalent.
  • Current First Aid certificate is an advantage

The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates


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