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2022-23 Junior Surf Programme Coordinator (Fixed-term)

This might be your perfect Summer job!

Tairua Surf Life Saving Club is seeking an experienced Lifeguard who can lead our Junior Surf Programme in Tairua this summer. If you love working with children and teenagers, have great communication and organisational skills and thrive in a team environment then this job is for you.

You will be a guru when it comes to planning and logistics – who is on the beach, or in the water, doing what and when; you need to be comfortable managing a team of volunteers; and be on hand to deal calmly with any escalations that might come your way.

You have the ability to lead a team as well as the ability to work within one with excellent communication and organisational skills, leadership and people management skills.

Key tasks include:

  • Coordinating recruitment of instructors (from within the club membership) and running a training weekend
  • Assisting the Lifeguard Instructors with planning their daily activity programme, ensuring they have all appropriate equipment and safety gear etc
  • Assessing and monitoring safety conditions alongside our Regional Lifeguards
  • Engaging with parents/whānau and other members of the community and answering queries
  • Monitoring all activities, providing direction if required and reviewing the daily programme following each session
  • Being a positive role model and advocate for Tairua SLSC and Surf Lifesaving NZ

While you will take overall responsibility for the delivery of JSP, you will be fully supported by a wonderful team of experienced Lifeguards, Administrators, Committee Members and Volunteers with a huge amount of shared experience in running these Summer Programmes.

The role contributes significantly to ensuring that our community of locals and holiday makers are protected on the beach by a strong team of patrolling lifeguards.

This is a paid position commencing with a few hours per week starting late September and increasing during our peak season in December and January. There is some flexibility around hours, however, you will need to be present for the entire programme Tuesday 27th December 2022 – Friday 13th January 2023. 9am -12.30pm Monday – Friday.

This is a busy, fun and rewarding role within a supportive club environment. 

We are seeking applications from experienced Lifeguards to oversee this successful and growing programme.  Any queries please contact Betsie Warner - betsiew@me.com

2022-23 Junior Surf Programme Instructors

Emails have been sent out to Lifeguards for the upcoming JSP season. If you wish to apply as an instructor please fill in the form via email or the following link below.