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Employment Opportunity - Aquatic Education Officer


Location: Port Hedland Leisure   Occupation: Leisure   Division: Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle

$90,678.64 pro-rata per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

  • Fantastic opportunity in the leisure and fitness industry
  • Dedicated and supportive team environment
  • Make a real difference to our community

The Town of Port Hedland is transitioning the management of the Wanangkura Stadium, South Hedland Aquatic Centre and Gratwick Aquatic Centre to in-house management and an exciting new position has opened up for an experienced Aquatic Education Officer.

This is a unique opportunity to bring your previous experience and qualifications to provide an Aquatic Education service within the Town of Port Hedland. As the Aquatic Education Officer, you will be responsible to provide appropriate levels of swimming instruction to Swim School participants.   We are looking for a passionate and motivated person to help develop a progressive culture of health and well-being in the Port Hedland community.

At the Town of Port Hedland you can develop your career with people passionate about making a difference in our community.

The position will be based in Port Hedland, a town of rich heritage, spectacular landscapes, friendliness, a diverse and embracing community and relaxed lifestyle. As the largest bulk export port in the world, the town is home to global resource leaders and is significant to the national interest.

Our vision is ambitious, forward focussed and exciting and we are seeking applications from candidates genuinely interested in tackling the challenges unique to the region and who want to be a part of a team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Austswim Certificate in ‘Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety’
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Children
  • Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers:

In addition to the salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions.

This position is not eligible for subsidised housing or housing allowance. Prospective applicants should make themselves aware of the accommodation situation in Port Hedland prior to submitting an application.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Applicants are advised to provide a resume along with a brief summary (should be no more than one page) outlining how their skills and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who fail to address this criteria may not proceed to the second stage of recruitment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For more information on the Town or to obtain a copy of the position description please visit Town of Port Hedland website. Should further information be required please contact Tony Butler, Manager Facilities on 08 9158 9300.

Applications close 4:00pm, 31 March 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - TOPH Position Description Aquatic Education Officer.pdf

Posted on Mar 15 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:00:00

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