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Team Leader Pools

Based in various Communities around Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Reference: 5134430

  • Fixed Term contract until 31 March 2021
  • Salary package starting at $79,216.55 per annum
  • Based in Areyonga community

MacDonnell Regional Council

MRC was established in 2008 and its area covers our 13 major remote communities as well as many outstations. MRC employs over 500 staff, 370 of whom are the local Aboriginal staff.

MRC's vision is "many voices, one dream, building a quality desert lifestyle" and our mission is "to improve the lives of Council residents by delivering valued and relevant services".

The Role:

The role has the primary purpose of operating remote community swimming pool infrastructure and to provide lifeguard duties. As the Team Leader Pool, you will be responsible for maintaining and upholding pool rules for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons.

The Community:

Areyonga, known locally as Utju, is nestled in a spectacular valley in the western end of the MacDonnell Ranges, about 100km from Hermannsburg and 240km west of Alice Springs. Its population of 235 residents predominantly speak Pitjantjatjara.

Despite being a relatively small population, it is a proud and vital community with its own store, community hall and a weekly air service.

Key Duties:

  • Undertake maintenance and cleaning of aquatic facility, plant and equipment including pool water quality testing and correction in line with relevant legislation
  • Supervise, train and develop staff
  • Develop positive working relationships with stakeholders
  • Develop and follow rosters to ensure that the facility meets GSPO supervision requirements and MRC policies
  • Maintain required records and implement appropriate policies and procedures for the effective operation of the pool facility and swimming programs
  • Maintain an awareness of and adhere to the MRC Safety Management System requirements, policies and procedures

Skills and Experience:

  • Possess a good level of physical fitness
  • Ability to work unsupervised and effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to lead, motivate and mentor team members to foster independence and increase local ownership of the service
  • Current Pool Lifeguard Certification including Oxygen Resuscitation
  • Current First Aid Certification including CPR
  • Current Pool Plant Operations Certification
  • Current Driver's License
  • Ochre Card
  • Experience in aquatic facility management and associated understanding of health and safety legislation relevant to a public swimming pool environment


Staff choose to work here because of their commitment to advancing the lives of our residents. Staff are rewarded with diverse and challenging work that supports career growth.


  • 6 weeks leave (pro-rata)
  • Remote Salary packaging
  • Up to 3% additional Employer Super Contribution

This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in Central Australia. For further information contact Zoe Lang, Coordinator Aquatic Facilities and Projects, by phoning (08) 8958 9616.

Applications close 31 August 2020