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Sports And Recreation Club Development Officer

Private Company - St Kilda, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


City of Port Phillip

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time

St Kilda

Salary and Benefits:
$86,199 - $93,960 plus 9.5% Super

Post Date:

The City of Port Phillip is committed to a culture of ethical leadership, openness, respect and integrity and provides a great work-life balance.

Sports and Recreation Club Development Officer


  • Band 6 Salary range $86,199 - $93,960 plus 9.5% Super
  • Permanent Full Time
  • St Kilda and locations within City of Port Phillip

About the Organisation

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more.

About the Role

You will lead the stakeholder management of sports club and community use of our active sporting reserves, with a focus on club development and facility management. You will enjoy the challenge of balancing the competing needs of facility users and the community. Your passion for community sport and recreation will allow you to support participation and inclusion opportunities.


  • Manage the relationship between Council and all sport and recreation user groups
  • Support and develop sports clubs to be sustainable and thriving in our community
  • Manage allocations and use of council facilities and open spaces

Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and a proven track record in working with sports clubs, particularly in the area of business planning and club development and management.
  • Knowledge and a proven track record in working with sports clubs, particularly in the area of business planning and club development and management.
  • Demonstrated excellence in building and sustaining stakeholder management and liaison with sport and recreation clubs and community organisations
  • Relevant sport, recreation or leisure degree with relevant experience or lesser formal qualifications with extensive experience
  • Knowledge and experience in the management of seasonal active recreation reserve allocations of public resources, facilities and spaces
  • Superior interpersonal skills including motivation, conflict resolution and negotiation

Security requirements and professional obligations

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences,
  • sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and
  • sufficient proof of their identity.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.


We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs.

Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.

Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

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All applicants must provide a cover letter in response to the Key Selection Criteria located on the last page of the position description. The cover letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Please Note: Only applications submitted online via Job Vacancies at City of Port Phillip’s website will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback. Acceptance of late applications is at the hiring manager’s discretion.

Further information can be obtained by contacting David Nankervis Coordinator Sport and Recreation, 9209 6806 or recreation@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Applications close midnight Sunday 28 February 2021.

City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact Barb Lawrence (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email: recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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St Kilda, VIC

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