Griffith University

Manager, Mt Gravatt Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Griffith University

  • Mt Gravatt, Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 1 Dec 2019
Applications 0


About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Mt Gravatt Aquatic & Fitness Centre is operated by Griffith Sport, a department of Corporate Services within Griffith University. Griffith Sport is responsible for the provision of a diverse range of sport and recreation activities, services and facilities for staff, students and the external community across Brisbane, Logan & the Gold Coast.

Additional to the Mt Gravatt Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Griffith Sport also manages the following facilities: Nathan Fitness Centre, Griffith University Tennis Centre - Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Gold Coast Athletics Centre, Griffith 5-a-side Soccer venue and a number of indoor and outdoor courts and fields. Additional to the facility management, Griffith Sport are also responsible for all sport and recreation programming including: An extensive Learn to Swim program, an Active Kids holiday sports program, Sport Competitions, large scale Fun Run events, University Nationals Representation & Sporting Clubs and all on campus Events & Orientation.

The opportunity
The Manager, Mt Gravatt Aquatic & Fitness Centre is predominantly responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Aquatic centre (25m pool, heated program pool, children's splash pool). There is also a fitness centre within the facility as well as a recreation hall, outdoor courts and field located nearby that are also managed by the position. These are a smaller part of the responsibilities of the role, however do require ongoing attention on a daily basis and prioritisation as required. The position is required to engage with internal and external stakeholders optimising facility utilisation and performance.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Mt Gravatt campus.

About you
The successful candidate will have highly developed communication, organisational, negotiation and administrative skills with effective people management skills. They will be self-motivated and able to demonstrate a high level of individual initiative, discretion and judgement to perform duties independently and to manage multiple tasks with limited supervision. At least 3-5 years experience in sport management is required, ideally in aquatics.  Involvement in student based services would be advantageous.

There is an expectation that this person would be easily able to integrate into a team environment and be able to adapt to a very diverse workplace with competing priorities on a daily basis. The role is ideal for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who strives for continuous improvement and innovation as well as having a positive impact in mentoring staff. The person will be able to develop a positive rapport with colleagues, staff, customers and other stakeholders pivotal to the operation of the centre and associated programs and services.

Salary range
HEW Level 6: $76,472 - $81,642 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $89,472 - $95,522 per annum.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note:  Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only.  File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Ms Natalee Black, Sport Development & Recreation Manager on +61 (0) 7 373 57274.

For application queries, please contact Miss Danielle Perske, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 373 57999.

Closing date: Sunday, 1 December 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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