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Important Employment Docs

 Please find some important information you need to know prior to applying for a Regional Lifeguard Service position

 Surf Life Saving New Zealand Members

 In order to apply for a position as a Regional Lifeguard you MUST:

  • Hold a current SLSNZ Surf Lifeguard Award (or equivalent qualification) and be able to demonstrate current proficiency for all components of the SLSNZ Surf Lifeguard Award qualification at any time.
  • Hold a current First Aid Level 1 or Work Place First Aid Qualification (you will need to know the date you last completed the relevant first Aid qualification)
  • You MUST also have the following documents completed with you prior to (sent through the Q jumpers system) or on the day of the above Regional Assessment dates:

IR330 Tax Code Declaration (pdf)
Either a Kiwisaver Opt In (pdf) or Kiwisaver Opt Out (pdf) application 
New Employee Details (doc)
Police Vetting Form (doc). Refer to the Police Vetting User Guide (pdf)  for assistance.

  • You will need your membership number in order to complete the online application. If you do not know this please contact your club administrator.
  • The Regional Lifeguard Service programme employment duration varies from region to region. It is expected that you will be available to work throughout this period including public holidays that fall in between Mondays and Fridays during your employment period.
  • You will only need to apply for your preferred position once, should you not be successful in this your supervisor will reposition you into another vacant position upon your consent.

International Applicants

In order to apply for a position as a Regional Lifeguard you must: 

  • Be legally allowed to work in New Zealand. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/
  • Hold either a SLSA Bronze medallion or SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Award and be able to demonstrate current proficiency for all components of the SLSNZ Surf Lifeguard Award qualification at any time.
  • Hold a current First Aid Level 1 or Work Place First Aid equivalent qualification (you will need to know the date you last completed the relevant first Aid qualification)
  • Enter a SLSNZ Membership number as 00000 ( this requires you to be a member of a member of a SLS club in New Zealand)
  • The Regional Lifeguard Service programme employment duration varies from region to region. It is expected that you will be available to work throughout this period including public holidays that fall in between Mondays and Fridays during your employment period.
  • For information about our RPL process and application click here