Talent Lead

Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)

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  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time, Contract/Temp
  • $128,355 - $137,446 (incl super & leave loading)
Closing 8 Dec 2021
Applications 0


At the QAS we support 450+ pre-elite and elite athletes from talented juniors through to Olympic, Paralympic and World Championships medallists to win on the world stage. We support both in-house squad programmes, partnership Programmes with National Sporting Organisations and/or scholarships for individuals who are on medal winning trajectories for international success. We have a new and bold 2032 High Performance Strategy to propel us forward to enable more medal winning moments by Queensland Athletes, to ultimately inspire the State and the Nation ahead amongst the backdrop of a home Games in Brisbane 2032. If you have a deep desire to contribute to something transformational, of State and National significance, and are committed to continuous improvement, it’s an exciting time to join our organisation on an important mission.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Talent and Coaching, the Talent Lead is responsible for leading a team that will partner with sports to systematically identify, confirm, and develop future medal-winning athletes.

To be considered for the Talent Lead, you will have a background in high performance sport and athlete development and experience building and leading high performing teams. 

As Talent Lead, you will:

  • Design and deliver the QAS Talent Search to develop and implement world leading Talent Search initiatives across Queensland. These maybe sport specific, cross-sport and thematic searches to unearth the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic medal winning athletes.

We are looking for a leader with:

  • Thorough understanding of high performance sport and athlete development.
  • Experience working with athletes and coaches in an integrated way reflecting how athletes are trained and developed across areas including technical, tactical, physical and psychological skill development.
  • Experience building and leading high performing teams and developing the individual team members.
  • Experience in delivering programs at a state and national scale.
  • Excellent communicator who can engage new stakeholders quickly and foster strategically aligned partnerships that are mutually beneficial.

You will preferably have a Sport Science Undergraduate or Masters degree and/or Human Movements Undergraduate degree. Experience in high performance coaching is also desirable.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to work within a high-performance team with leadership behaviours conducive to creating environments of excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement.

For further information about this opportunity, confidential inquiries to Troy Ayres of QAS –  QASHR@dtis.qld.gov.au.

Interviews will be conducted on 15 or 16 December 2021 should you be shortlisted to proceed.

Essential Requirements

  • National Police / Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check

Desirable Criteria


Application Instruction

  • Please provide the following to assess your suitability:
    • a current resume
    • cover letter (maximum 2 pages)
  • Two referees who have a thorough knowledge of your work performance and conduct. Please ensure that one of the referees is your current or immediate past supervisor.
Troy Ayres

3708 7800

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