Date: 07-Mar-2023

Location: Mount Annan, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

  • Join a fun, supportive team focused on safety and making a real difference to the community
  • Your chance to dive in, start your Y career & learn new skills with full training provided
  • Be a part of something new and innovative, the Y NSW has partnered with Macquarie University to create Virtual Reality technology for Lifeguard training and assessment
  • Casual, part time and full time opportunities

Are you looking for meaningful work where you can work with local communities, ensure their safety, and help to change lives? We are currently looking for aspiring Lifeguards to join our friendly Y team at Mt Annan Leisure Centre.

Our focus at the Y is to make sure our communities stay water safe while still having fun – and we need your help! We’re looking for all skills and experience - whether you’re a beach lover, return-to-work parent, student, educator, first jobber, retiree, or transitioning careers; if you bring energy and passion, this could be the position for you. We’ll train you up and get you qualified so you can make a difference to your community and your career.

It’s an exciting time to be a lifeguard at the Y as we are currently in the process of piloting a Virtual Reality training and assessment program. This technology will assist to develop and enhance lifeguard skills through a simulated environment.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to work a flexible rotating roster from 5:30am to 9:00pm, Monday to Sunday and public holidays.

What you will bring: 

  • A passion for customer service 
  • A commitment to the safety of your community
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Love of the water
  • Calm and quick thinker under pressure
  • The desire to learn and grow
  • What we will provide: 

Flexible working hours

  • A friendly and fun team environment
  • Detailed induction with ongoing support and training
  • Y Family benefits including free gym membership, uniform, and more
  • Out of School Hours Care discounts
  • Opportunity for career progression with multiple development pathways available across the Y 


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.


Vaccination Policy

This position involves direct contact with vulnerable persons who have an increased risk of COVID-19, including children. It is a condition of employment that successful applicants provide evidence of compliance with YMCA NSW's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy prior to commencing.


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.