Aquatic Operations Team Leader

Date: 19-Jun-2022

Location: Greenway ACT, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

  • Full-time position - 38 hours per week
  • Supportive team environment
  • Career pathways


Our Aquatic Operations Team Leaders are passionate about creating awesome experiences and building strong relationships within the community at our Lakeside Leisure Centre.


About your next role


The Operations Team Leader is required to provide leadership, management and ongoing training and direction to all Life Guards and Duty managers to ensure operations are maintained to the highest possible standard.


Assisting the Operations Coordinator, the Team Leader role requires the administration and management of a range of responsibilities. These include;

  • Direct service hours overseeing daily operations
  • Overseeing Pool Plant operations
  • Monitor, evaluate and report all risk and WHS issues
  • Assist to ensure SWMS, risk assessments and operational manuals are up to date, completed and implemented
  • Stakeholder management with all internal and external contractors and patrons
  • Deliver effective training to your team to better the experience of patrons


This is a full time role, working within and outside of regular business hours. Weekends are required as per operational needs of the business.


About you:

You will be an approachable and experienced leader. You are someone who can lead a team with precision and collaboration to ensure that all operations of the facility are functional to optimal level.

While you are driven, solution focused and motivated, you will be joining a team that works hard while having fun!

You will come with:

  • Relevant Industry experience in a similar position
  • Pool Operations Certificate
  • Understanding of WHS legislative requirements
  • Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Current First Aid & CPR
  • Working with Vulnerable People Clearance (or willing to obtain)



Our Recreation Team is a close-knit community of energetic people-people, with a passion for staying active and helping others. From our Duty Managers and Customer Service Officers, to our Instructors and Coordinators, the team are responsible for transforming our 24 Recreation Centres into warm, inclusive and safe spaces – providing access to health, fitness and recreation opportunities for those who need it most. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and wellbeing of vulnerable and underprivileged young people, always acting with integrity and respect to provide fun and meaningful experiences, safely. We’ll reward you with perks like flexible hours and free facility membership, and support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills – all while you make a difference to your community.


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Commitment to Safeguarding

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe. 

To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.