Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Coordinator, Aquatic Facilities Safety and Compliance




An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic professional to lead and support a high performing team and positively impact the University and local community.

• Be part of a dynamic and committed team • Excellent conditions including free gym membership and other University benefits


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Coordinator, Aquatic Facilities Safety and Compliance to manage a team of lifeguards to ensure patron safety and compliance in all aquatic areas aligned with all Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) requirements, including provision of aquatic emergency incident response, rescue techniques and public awareness around swimming pool safety and legislative requirements.

Reporting to the Manager, Sport Venues Operations, the role will be an integral part of the middle management team responsible for ensuring our aquatic facilities are open to members and guests promoting the ongoing safe participation in line with industry guidelines.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate and contribute to all aspects of the annual RLSSA aquatic centre audit requirements to maintain a 5-star facility safety rating;
  • Manage recruitment, induction, training, mentoring and review of lifeguard staff, ensuring adequate resourcing (roster) and team qualifications are current and records are kept;
  • Build and manage relationships with the Aquatic Programs and Venue Operations teams to collaboratively ensure the safety, presentation and quality of aquatic venue operations;
  • Support the development of the lifeguard team, by assessing and managing performance and identifying development opportunities and training in line with RLSSA requirements, including quarterly in-service training;
  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of the centre's Emergency Management Plan and WHS compliance ensuring the lifeguard team preparedness and understanding their responsibilities as Area Wardens and first responders.
  • Ensure that the lifeguard team are familiar and in compliance with the Sport & Aquatics Centre standard operating procedures, including pool supervision, application of Keep Watch Policy and aquatic safety requirements;
  • Perform lifeguard direct service duties as required to support business operational requirements;

    Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre (MUSAC) is a multi-purpose venue. Located at Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde, our facility includes a 6-lane heated indoor pool, and an 8-lane outdoor heated Olympic-sized swimming pool, a large Health Club, Gymnastics Hall and sports halls.

    At Campus Life we believe in a diverse, robust and supportive work environment. We know our capacity to drive progressive change and offer excellent programs and services is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are committed to our people, we embrace diversity and welcome our people just as they are.


    You have a customer centric mindset combined with demonstrated leadership skills and experience in the safe operations of aquatic facilities combining industry knowledge, people management skills and an understanding of safety and compliance.

    In addition, you meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in aquatic operational leadership roles in Sport, Aquatic and Recreation facilities;
  • Demonstrated skill and experience leading and managing staff;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of RLSSA GSPO and NSW Public Swimming Pool and Spa Advisory standards;
  • Knowledge of WHS and public safety applications within an aquatic facility;
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to respond to unplanned events effectively and productively;
  • Pool Lifeguard Workplace Supervisor
  • Current Pool Lifeguard Qualification (SISSS00129)
  • Must be available to work open and/or close shifts on weekdays and weekends, as required.
  • This role requires a Criminal History Check as part of the recruitment process. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia.


    To be considered for this position, please submit your CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability for the role addressing the criteria. All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

    For job specific information, please contact the General Manager – Sport & Recreation, Bruno Toppini, on 0422 895 717.


  • Competitive Salary Range
  • Complementary Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre gym access
  • Ongoing education and professional development opportunities in the University
  • Access to our staff wellbeing program and staff support services
  • Working on a vibrant parkland campus, with a huge variety of food & beverage outlets, general practice & hospital amenities
  • Access to discounted corporate health insurance and employee flu shot program
  • Full access to the University's Library and mailroom services
  • Staff discounts at Campus Life operated hospitality outlets
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    09/04/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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    Coordinator, Aquatic Facilities Safety and Compliance


    Macquarie University




    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 09, 2024

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    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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