Pool Technician Adviser (Pacific Games)

Closing Date: 19 June 2023

Category: Engineering & Built Environment

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all.

VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

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. 
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
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.

Solomon Islands

Explore islands with natural white sandy beaches, a rich culture, and history. Spend time on the water with endless opportunities to experience the incredibly diverse marine wildlife. 

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

Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community.  You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 
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 provide training and development programmes.
Apply Now!

Apply for this amazing opportunity through our website. For more information on this assignment, email volunteer@vsa.org.nz.

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time volunteering opportunity in the Solomon Islands
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Build capacity across the Pacific

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.