Sport Development Coordinator

Surf Life Saving Queensland

  • West Burleigh Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 20 Jan 2019
Applications 0


About the role

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sport Development Coordinator to join our team. Working in a passionate team from our Burleigh office this position is responsible for creating and implementing effective developmental programs and associated resources which enhance performances for sports athletes and coaches throughout the State.

In this role you will

  • Plan annual state-wide Surf Coach Accreditation Programs.
  • Manage the state-wide Queensland Coach Accreditation processes.
  • Plan and coordinate state-wide Coach Education Programs.
  • Promote strategic partnerships with external organisations i.e. Queensland Academy of Sport, Gold Coast Academy of Sport etc.
  • Assist regional staff/officers with regional Athlete/Coach Development clinics.
  • Coordinate logistics for the Queensland Cyclones State Teams: (Ocean, Surf Boats, IRB & Pool Rescue).
  • Develop recognition plan for State Team athletes and management.
  • Attend to enquiries on Sports Development issues from clubs, branches, SLSQ employees and members.
  • Support the Sport Event Coordinator (SEC) in conducting and managing Sports Events.
  • Submit regular written Sport Development reports.

Skills and experience


  • Working with Children Blue Card or ability to obtain one quickly.
  • Development Coach Accreditation.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends as required.

Highly Regarded: 

  • Tertiary sports qualification 
  • High level of surf life saving sport knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge of coaching and/or officials accreditation systems.
  • High level of competency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with volunteers, officers and members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skills.


  • Located in West Burleigh, Gold Coast.
  • Career development.
  • A job you'll love where you contribute to saving lives every day.
  • Flexible and supportive work environment.
  • As a registered not for profit organisation, in addition to your remuneration, you will have access to salary packaging benefits.
  • Nationally accredited First Aid and CPR training.

If you think this sounds like you and are motivated to make a positive contribution to saving lives in Queensland public waters then we would LOVE to hear from YOU!

Please submit the below documents to the Recruitment team via prior to midnight Sunday 20th of January 2019.

"Please remember to always swim between the Red and Yellow flags!"

SLSQ is an equal opportunity employer with commitment to safeguarding children and young people. All candidates will be required to undertake a working with children check.

Essential Requirements

Apply for this role

Please submit the below documents to the Recruitment team via prior to midnight Sunday 20th of January 2019.

Pauline Murray

Application Form

Sport Development Coordinator Surf Life Saving Queensland

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