Surf Life Saving NZ is Aotearoa’s leading beach & coastal safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.

We’re truly unique, delivering proactive surf lifeguarding & essential emergency rescue services, beach & coastal safety, a range of public education beach safety programmes, member education, training & development as well as a highly respected sport. We do this all as a charity.

SLSNZ is the national association that represents 74 surf lifesaving clubs with 18,000+ members, including more than 4,500 volunteer Surf Lifeguards. Our lifeguards patrol more than 80 locations in summer, as well as provide emergency call-out rescue services throughout Aotearoa - saving hundreds of lives each year and ensuring thousands return home safe after a day at the beach.

Even though our Surf Lifeguards save hundreds of people each year and there have been no fatal drownings between the flags, New Zealand’s fatal drowning rate is still too high. We are committed to changing this. Our vision is no-one drowns on our beaches. It’s what drives us.

We have a fantastic team at Surf Life Saving NZ and we take great pride in what we do. If you are keen to make a difference, you can view our current job vacancies (including volunteer roles) below:

SLSNZ Paid Roles

Club Development Officer – Gisborne-Tairāwhiti

Surf Life Saving Eastern Region are looking for a Club Development Officer. Working collaboratively with the Regional Manager, you will play a key role in supporting Eastern Region with the Gisborne/Tairāwhiti clubs; Ngati Porou, Tolaga Bay, Wainui, Waikanae, Midway to enhance member development, support club sustainability and help grow capability. 

We are looking for someone with;

  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills, in particular with volunteers and paid lifeguard staff.
  • The ability to be self-directed and work flexibly at times with some evenings/weekends work requirements.

Apply here

For more information, please contact:

Avan Polo
Regional Manager – Eastern Region

SLSNZ Voluntary Roles

SLSNZ NZ Surf Boat Team - Assistant Manager

Surf Life Saving High Performance is looking for a SLSNZ NZ Surf Boat Assistant Manager to support the efficient and effective management of the New Zealand Surf Boat Teams for the Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge (TTSBC).

This role is essential in supporting the NZ Surf Boat Manager in management of New Zealand Surf Boat teams including:

  • Providing logistical and operational support for selected NZ crews to achieve performance goals at the Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge (TTSBC).
  • Assist planning and preparation for the New Zealand Surf Boat team for the TTSBC.
  • Promote a collaborative, high integrity, positive and performance focused NZ team culture.

Expressions of interest close 5pm 4 September 2023 

To apply contact: 

Tanya Hamilton 

SLSNZ High Performance Manager

Club Roles