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Lifeguard and Gym Attendant

Date: 13-Jun-2019

Location: Darwin, NT, AU, 0820

Company: Broadspectrum

Broadspectrum is an operations, maintenance and construction services organisation, operating globally in the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, rail, property and defence sectors. This is a diverse and growing business offering the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.

Broadspectrum are currently recruiting for a Qualified Lifeguard/ Gym Attendant to deliver on site support services under the Sport and Recreation sector in Darwin.  As a Qualified Lifeguard and Gym Attendant you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe pool and spa activities in ADF facilities.



  • Lifeguards/Gym Attendants will perform duties as per the GSPO’s, related Defence Instructions, and Site Standing Orders, including:
  • General pool management and administration associated with water quality and other legislative requirements
  • Overseeing the Emergency Action Plan
  • Checking and using pool rescue equipment
  • Operating, retracting and safely stowing pool covers where provided
  • Checking advisory signs
  • Pool surface, sub surface cleaning and pool surrounds
  • Moving and securing lane markers and booms
  • Supervising bathers, 
  • Ensuring bathers adopt safe water entry practices
  • Ensuring pool users move safely about the pool area
  • Ensure all pool users adhere to site-specific orders and instructions. 


The Lifeguard/Gym Attendants will perform a number of specific tasks to supervise bathers and the pool/Gym area:

  • Ensure that personnel are authorised to use the aquatic facilities (including sauna)
  • Maintain an awareness of the aquatic area and those within it as per GSPO SUI Bather Supervision
  • Periodically patrol the aquatic surrounds
  • Ensure there is at least one lifeguard on duty and facing the water at all times while swimmers are in the pool area. We will ensure that our rosters allow for this level of safety and we will periodically check that the lifeguards are performing to this specification
  • Be aware of the number of swimmers and call for assistance from other sport and recreational staff where required. Ensure that swimmers are safe and not involved in practices that will endanger themselves or others. 
  • Intervene in any non-safe practice,. Ensure that non-swimming activities, such as cleaning, lane rope changes or SCUBA testing, pose no danger or inconvenience to swimmers and that they are in accordance with the GSPO’s and do not affect the supervision of patrons and as per GSPO SU4 Lifeguard Duties.
  • Ensure and emphasise that proper supervision is maintained over children as per the GSPO SU3 Supervision of Children. 



  • Broadspectrum lifeguards will have the following minimum qualifications:
  • HLTFA311A Apply Senior First Aid 
  • HLTCPR211A Perform CPR 
  • PUAEME001B Provide Emergency Care
  • PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation 
  • SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues
  • SISCAQU306A Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environment 
  • SISCAQU307A Perform advanced water rescues
  • HLTFA311A Apply Senior First Aid Refresher course annually as per the GSPO SU5 Accreditation For Pool Lifeguards
  • Requalify in all lifeguard specific competencies annually
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Rescue and Resuscitation qualifications (often known as depth test) to at least the deepest part of the pool at their facility (valid for 12 months). 

Be an Australian citizen and able to maintain a Department of Defence Security Clearance

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.

Position Reference Number: 105345

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