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Position TitleRegional Sports Development Officer (Northern NSW)
Short DescriptionResponsible for the delivery of a comprehensive program of learn to play, coaching, competition, events and other activities to foster awareness of and involvement in wheelchair sport throughout regional Northern New South Wales and in doing so enrich the lives of people with a physical disability through this participation in sport.
EmployerWheelchair Sports NSW
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Wheelchair Sports NSW
Work TypeFull Time
SalaryUp to $40,000 pa
+ super + car
Salary CurrencyAustralian Dollar
LocationNewcastle, NSW, Australia
Detailed Description

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, provides multi-sport opportunities and promotes sporting excellence for wheelchair users throughout NSW. Wheelchair Sports NSW is the highest profile of all the individual disability sporting groups and is regarded as a dynamic leader in the field.

Reporting to the Manager Sports Programs, the Regional Sport Development Officer is responsible for delivering a comprehensive program of coaching, competition, events and other activities to foster awareness of and participation in wheelchair sport throughout Northern New South Wales. 

Initial 1 year appointment with the option to extend.

Responsibilities include:

  • Formalise or establish a Regional Coordinator and where appropriate a Regional Committee for each allocated region to support self-sufficient regional operation
  • Plan and conduct sporting events, competitions and programs within regions
  • Develop and maintain a Regional Operations Manual for use in each region
  • Work in conjunction with WS NSW’s Sport Development Officers (SDO’s) based in Head Office with State wide sport activity including all development, administration, marketing and budgetary tasks
  • Assist in membership recruitment, servicing, retention and development
  • Assist in volunteer recruitment and retention

Regional visits will be required on a regular basis

You will need high levels of energy and enthusiasm with the capacity to contribute to the successful management and delivery of disability sport for all ages and stages.

You will need the ability to work independently and there will be large amounts of travel in regional NSW. You will have strong communication and administrative skills, excellent time management skills and a genuine desire to make a difference to the lives of those with a disability. 

Experience in wheelchair or disability sport is not a prerequisite for this role. The position would suit a graduate in sports management or allied qualification as an entry level position.

Selection Criteria Essential
Closing Date 6 Oct 2017
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Other Details

Wheelchair Sports NSW is a registered charity and is therefore able to access the tax concessions available for its salaried staff.

The package for this role will be $40,000 plus super with a generous component available as a tax free benefit. As well, a vehicle will be provided. 

WS NSW website -

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Phone (work)(02) 9809 5260
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How To Apply

Enquiries: Reception - - Wheelchair Sports NSW on (02) 9809 5260.

Send a cover letter and your CV to, applications must address all of the selection criteria contained in the position description.

 Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia
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