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UAV Training and Education Coordinator

Closing date18 Jun 2021
Location Sydney Northern Beaches
This position is responsible for building capability in Australian UAV/ Drone Service programs across the membership and delivering staff, member and commercial training and education programs.
Key responsibilities
  • Timely management of recruitment of UAV Pilots
  • Database management and ongoing communication with applicants
  • Log individuals accurate pilot hours in the database
  • Assist with rostering for the UAV program
  • Assist with stocktake of materials/equipment
  • Assist with the maintenance of the pilot database
  • Organise bookings for training & meetings
  • Compiling expressions of interest for training & piloting;
  • Development the following training programs:
    • UAV Operation Induction Program
    • UAV Proficiencies
    • UAV Induction
  • Business development of training opportunities
  • Liaising with external training organisations in the planning and delivery of courses to AUAVS staff
  • Assist in ensuring projects have the required UAV Operators, UAV Pilots
  • Management of employment information, liaise with Finance and HR
  • Manage and update rostered hours within required timelines
  • Collate and record statistical information, compiled by the UAV Operators / Pilots 
  • Effective use of the flight management system to ensure correct equipment is logged and managed;
  • Management of file footage and document storage with each UAV kit;
  • Liaise with Media & Communication team for provide timely information and footage for stories and releases 
  • Carry out required tasks to support the department.
Essential skills required
  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills (including presentation and report writing) and the ability to communicate to stakeholders at any level;
  • Proven ability to work independently and part of a team;
  • Excellent computer skills in a number of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude;
  • Proven ability to prioritise tasks and multi task;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels;
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability and willingness to travel when required; 
  • Unrestricted Motor Vehicle Licence required;
  • Proven ability to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity, creativity to changing needs and situations;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and Public Holidays;
  • Ability to be trained on and use online member area portals;
  • Ability to be trained on and manage a Microsoft Teams instance;
  • Ability to use recruiting software;
  • Proven ability to review, develop, and deliver online and practical training material;
  • Ability to develop rapport with schools and other clients;
  • Ability to work with other partner organisations to facilitate the delivery of training. 
Desirable skills and knowledge
  • A background within Surf Life Saving and / or thorough understanding of lifesaving operations;
  • An understanding of radio technology / equipment;
  • Strong understanding of SLSNSW SOPs;
  • Previous experience working with volunteers;
  • Experience with flying UAV’s;
  • An RePL certificate or equivalent qualification;
  • A background in training, education, and assessment;
  • Experience in using SurfGuard;
  • Experience in using Salesforce for administration functions. 
What’s in it for you
  • Gain and develop skills in a growing industry;
  • Work with a passionate volunteer group in an iconic organisation.

Location:  Belrose NSW 2085
Position: Full time, permanent 


If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Human Resources on (02) 9471 8000.

Applications should be sent to Interviews will be held following the closing date.

We thank you for your interest in working with Surf Life Saving NSW however only applicants who successfully meet the required skills and experience will be contacted. 

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