Performance Pathway Coach Consultants

Australian Institute of Sport

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  • Canberra ACT Australia
  • Full Time, Contract/Temp
Closing 27 Jun 2019
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  • Work for Australia's strategic high performance sporting agency
  • Exciting, challenging and dynamic work environment

The Australian Institute of Sport is responsible for leading and enabling a united high-performance system that supports Australian athletes to achieve podium success. The Sport Strategy and Investment Team is responsible for system and sport-specific data and strategic analysis, to enable NSOs to develop future focussed medal winning performance strategies. The Team assesses the potential of sports to deliver against their strategy to inform the allocation of performance investment, in addition to providing AIS effort, expertise and resources to support priority campaign plans.

Working as part of a wider team of consultants and scientists, the Performance Pathway Coaching Consultant will play a key role in collaborating with NSOs to build current and future cycle performance pathway investment strategies with a particular focus on the coaching workforce. They will drive systemic capability build of the Australian performance pathway coaching systems by implementing and delivering projects and innovative ventures to bridge gaps. The Consultant will support sports to establish contemporary and sport-relevant performance pathways that identify, develop, support and progress talented athletes to achieve medal winning performances in the future.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree or equivalent qualification/s in sports coaching, coaching science or sports science
  • Demonstrated experience working in high performance sport including frontline work to support athletes in a coaching role with a focus on developing and emerging athletes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the sports sector in managing or implementing successful pathway initiatives within high performance programs.
  • Extensive understanding of the field of talent identification and/or athlete development.
  • Extensive understanding of contemporary coaching theories, research and practice as they relate to the identification and development of athletes within performance pathways.
  • Demonstrated experience in the practical application of the science of the elite developing athlete in order to produce performance progression and impact.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of performance pathway coaches, in particular those working at the level preparing identified athletes for national teams.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, implementing and achieving team and project objectives in line with a strategic direction.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing systemic solutions and programs to develop the capability and efficiency of people, systems and processes specifically within coaching and athlete support services.
  • Strong and adaptable communication skills with the ability to drive network engagement and to gain confidence and respect with key NSO and system stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to form and contribute to cohesive, collaborative and outcome driven cross organisational project teams.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide timely, compelling and concise advice to inform senior management to support decision making.


Dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate(s), the Performance Pathway Coach Consultant may be appointed to either a Grade 5 or 6 position.

Grade 5 - $90,203 – 103,998 per annum + up to 15.4% superannuation.

Grade 6 - $106,121 – 125,222 per annum + up to 15.4% superannuation.

Employment benefits include access to priority onsite Childcare placements, free parking facilities and use of on-site gymnasium at the AIS site in Canberra.

Applications close 5.00pm AEST Thursday 27 June 2019 (no late applications will be accepted).

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

To apply for this position please down load the above attachment and then click on the "Apply Now" button below. Applicants will need to upload their CV/Resume and then complete the online Application for Employment form.

If you have any questions after reading the Job Description please contact Anna Longman on 0420 452 966 for a confidential discussion, quoting JN 1874

If you experience any technical issues please contact People & Culture on (02) 6214 1328.

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