Pool Technician Adviser (Pacific Games)

Closing Date: 13 December 2022

Category: Engineering & Built Environment

Become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge and skills to transform the lives of many, provide greater cultural understanding, and create a fair future for all.
About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

VSA will cover living allowances, accommodation, and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA. 
Our Partner Organisation

The National Sports Council (NSC) of Solomon Islands was established by an act of Parliament in 1988. The purpose of the organisation is to foster and promote the development of sport and recreation in Solomon Islands; provide facilities for sport and physical recreation; conduct research and disseminate knowledge and advice on matters relating to sport and physical recreation; and collaborate with external stakeholders to secure benefits from facilities, training and expertise offered. Currently NSC is working with other local stakeholders to support preparations for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held in Solomon Islands - the largest sporting event in Solomon’s history.

The Assignment

In this assignment a volunteer is required to support NSC in ensuring that there is a team of local staff trained in pool repair and maintenance. A key aim is to ensure that after the 2023 Games there are local expertise in this area and that all swimming pools in Honiara continue to be repaired and maintained.

As this will be the first time NSC will be engaged in pool maintenance and repair, the volunteer will work alongside the Pool Manager and other staff in the Facilities Management Unit (FMU) and the organisation to ensure that local staff have the skills and expertise required to maintain this asset

The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:

  • Certified pool operator/technician.
  • At least five years of pool maintenance and operation experience with at least two of these being in a supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of swimming pool cleaning methods, techniques and terminology required for the operation of aqua recreational systems.
  • Skills in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Sound knowledge of flows, pressures and capacities of pipes and other equipment.
  • Ability to conduct water testing.
  • Knowledge of equipment and materials required for pool care and management.
  • Ability to provide training and development programmes.
Apply Now!

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Certified pool operator/technician.
  • Skills in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to conduct water testing.