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Club Development Officer - Sydney Branch

Closing date23 Aug 2019
Location Sydney
The purpose of this role is to support, engage and promote Sydney Branch Clubs by providing assistance in the areas related to development, membership recruitment & retention, sustainability and compliance.

Surf Life Saving NSW is the state’s primary water safety and rescue organisation and one of the largest volunteer movements in the country. We support more than 77,000 members in 129 clubs to serve the community through the provision of beach patrol services, coastal emergency response, training and education, sports and junior development.

This position acts as a conduit between SLSNSW, Branches and Clubs by communicating changes, sharing feedback and promoting best practice.

Reporting to the Branch Director of Administration, you will have the opportunity to use your excellent relationship management and communication skills to support the delivery of projects against a plan.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a highly respected and iconic Australian organisation.

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities for this role include:

Service Delivery

  • Support the Clubs to complete Club Health Checks and assist with development plans based on outcomes of the checks
  • Help to keep Clubs up to date with changes and new initiatives across the Branch and broader SLSNSW network
  • Assist with the creation, distribution and utilisation of Club Sustainability Reports
  • Support clubs to meet their annual compliance requirements through ongoing education, monitoring and provision of administrative support
  • Assist with the induction of key volunteers in Clubs where support is requested
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of resources to support the delivery of programs.

Relationship Management

  • Develop ongoing relationships with key volunteers and staff
  • Develop effective relationships with Branch Directors, Branch and SLSNSW Staff in key portfolios to ensure the two-way flow of communication
  • Provide assistance with Pre-Season workshops.

Networking

  • Actively seek out best practice programs and initiatives from clubs within the Branch or wider NSW Clubs and promote through relevant communication channels
  • Establish relationships with relevant external community partners to assist with various aspects of Branch operations.

Essential skills required

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, including report and document writing competencies and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Relationship management experience
  • Experience of and demonstrated success in the delivery of projects against a plan
  • Personal attributes of flexibility, energy and self-motivation
  • An ability to prioritise competing demands and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Professional manner and presentation, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use innovation and creativity to solve issues and generate new ideas
  • Sound computer skills particularly Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Flexible attitude to work, including weekend work and non-traditional work hours.
What’s in it for you
  • Salary packaging options
  • Work with a passionate volunteer group in an iconic organisation.

Closing Date: 23 August 2019

Location: 16 Murra Murra Pl, Little Bay NSW 2036

Position: Full time (Mon to Fri 8:30am - 5pm)

How to apply
  • Visit our website and download a copy of the position description
  • Send through a current copy of your resume and cover letter (no more than 3 pages)
  • Review the position description and include a written response to the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages)

For further information on this role please contact Human Resources on (02) 9471 8000. Applications should be sent to employment@surflifesaving.com.au. Interviews will be held following the closing date.

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