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UAV Operations Coordinator

Closing date26 Jul 2019
Location Sydney Northern Beaches
Reporting to the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) Manager, you will have the opportunity to utilise your strong technical knowledge of UAV’s, team leadership and organisational skills to ensure the smooth operation of the UAV program, meeting the strategic objectives.

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

The UAV Operations Coordinator is responsible for supporting all Surf Life Saving and Surf Life Saving Services UAV operations in ensuring efficient operational objectives are met in line with the SLS Strategic & Business Plans.

Key responsibilities
  • Service delivery and operations including input into the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for UAV operations; assisting in implementing SOPs and policies; liaising with Lifesaving & Lifeguard portfolios in the effective operation of UAVs; assisting with equipment purchases, maintenance and repair, storage and annual allocation; effective rostering of programs to ensure UAV operational requirements are met; coordinate all media requirements and  responsibilities for UAV operations; coordinate pilot training requirements; maintain client data collection and collation; front line customer service to UAV pilots and Branches
  • Business coordination including input into the UAV Business plan; assisting in the development and preparation of Tenders and Submissions; seek opportunities to improve current services/provide new services and to promote UAV in SLSNW and SLSA publications; keep abreast of community issues and trends within the UAV sector; assist in the management of contracts and agreements; assist in budget development and monitoring
  • Management and maintenance/ development of a current Capital Asset Register and Asset Management System; team leadership of the of the UAV Officers; reporting to management and Boards as required; promotion of SLSNSW’s activity in UAV’s .
Essential skills required
  • Relevant qualifications in a related field (e.g. Business Administration & Public Safety)
  • RePL licence or ability to achieve this licencing level within 6 weeks of commencement
  • Well-developed analytical skills; a conceptual approach to planning, and the ability to make sound judgements
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills and a proven ability in determining priorities, coordinating activities and meeting deadlines without supervision
  • Proven ability to control and administer budgets and allocated financial resources including an ability to investigate, interpret and evaluate such information
  • Experience and technical knowledge of UAV’s or similar aviation or public safety roles
  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills (including presentation and report writing) and the ability to communicate with stakeholders at any level
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to travel intra-state when required
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence required
  • A demonstrated commitment and working knowledge of ethical practices, WHS, EEO and anti-discrimination
  • High level computer skills including the full suite of Microsoft Office programs and database management
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and Public Holidays.
Desirable skills and knowledge
  • Relevant SLSA Awards including (current) Bronze Medallion,
  • RePL UAV licence
  • Co-ordination of multiple site operations
  • Experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders
What’s in it for you
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Work with a passionate volunteer group in an iconic organisation.

Closing Date: 26th July 2019

Location:  Belrose NSW 2085

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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