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:


Lifesaving Manager - Central Region

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is currently looking to employ a Life Saving Manager in the Central Region. This position will be based in Wellington and reports to the Central Region Manager. The purpose of this role is to manage all aspects of the Surf Lifesaving program in the Central Region.

The Life Saving Manager will support the implementation of SLSNZ’s Lifesaving strategy by coordinating the delivery of national and regional programmes throughout the region. Working closely with other Central Region staff and Surf Life Saving personnel nationally, the position will be a key link between the Regional Management plan and programme delivery.

Surf Life Saving knowledge and experience along with broad experience dealing with Volunteers at a club level would be helpful.

The closing date for all applications is 5pm Friday 30th October 2020.

For more information about this position please contact Charlie Cordwell on

To apply forward your CV and a covering letter to Charlie Cordwell at the email address listed.