Dietitian - Queensland Reds/Queensland Reds Elite Pathways Brisbane

Queensland Reds

  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Contract/Temp
Closing 25 Mar 2019
Applications 0


The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) is the governing body of rugby union in Queensland, and is responsible for leading the growth, sustainability and success of rugby in the state via a robust strategic plan in collaboration with Rugby Australia (AU).

The QRU are seeking a Dietitian to provide a range of ‘best practice’ performance nutrition services and expertise for the Queensland Reds and Elite Pathways programs.

Performance will be measured against the following deliverables:

  • Provide a full range of appropriate and integrated performance nutrition services and programs for Queensland Reds, and Queensland Reds Elite Pathways players (Junior and Senior) and ffer expertise to relevant stakeholders, including other Queensland Pathways teams as requested
  • Engage with relevant Queensland Reds corporate partners to ensure a symbiotic relationship between performance nutrition program and sponsor.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of improved service models, new practices and innovations based on proven research outcomes.
  • Independently exercise professional judgement and be accountable for the advice given in the planning and implementation of performance nutrition programs and strategies for all stakeholders.
  • Play a lead role in the implementation and management of the Rugby AU Sports Supplement Policy as it relates to the Queensland Reds and Queensland Reds Elite Pathways programs, including the Wallaroos PONI squad, ensuring compliance with Rugby AU policy
  • Work closely with the Red’s and Academy Coaching staff and Athletic Performance staff to design individualised programs for identifies players
  • Provide mentorship and managerial support to other dietitians, including students, within the Queensland Reds and their Elite Pathways
  • Management f the unique nutrition associated with domestic and international travel commitments
  • Solution focused approach to nutrition-related challenges

Pre- Requisites

  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the pursuit of excellence
  • Elite Rugby or sport experience leading a dietetics program
  • Proven quality program leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to align the nutritional requirements of the game with the vision of the performance staff
  • High level of technical knowledge
  • Ability to develop a positive performance culture
  • Willingness to lead and be held accountable
  • Willingness to challenge, be challenged and listen
  • Proven program judgement and quality decision making capability
  • Ability to deal with a high level of public scrutiny
  • Ability and willingness to travel in line with contract agreement
  • Acceptance of unusual work hours

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in nutrition and dietetics, recognised by the dietitian’s association of Australia, preferably at master’s or PhD level
  • Registered as an accredited practising dietitian with the dietitian’s association of Australia and full membership with sports dietitians Australia with status as an accredited sports dietitian, preferably as an advanced sports dietitian
  • A minimum f three years’ experience in the elite/professional sport environment, effectively managing a performance-focused nutrition program, including clinical counselling
  • International society for the advancement of kinanthropometry (ISAK) accredited level 1 anthropometrist
  • Program leadership/management – senior position held with evidence of high performance
  • Strong association with elite rugby or sport
  • Strong computer and associated program knowledge and skills e.g. Word, Excel (spreadsheets), Outlook

Apply for this role

To apply please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Georgie Dickson at Alternatively, you can call Rachel Buckling on +61 2 80055528 for a confidential discussion. Closing  date 25th March 2019

Georgie Dickson

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