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Strength and Conditioning Provider

NSW Institute of Sport

  • Sydney Olympic Park New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 17 Oct 2018
Applications 0


NSWIS is offering an exciting opportunity to fill the full-time role of Strength & Conditioning Provider for an 11 month period. 

This position will primarily support the NSWIS Water Polo Men’s program (0.5 FTE) working closely with the Men’s Water Polo Head Coach Tim Hamill and NSWIS/WPA national Strength & Conditioning provider, Steve Smith, to develop and deliver physical preparation programs to a targeted group of 15-20 athletes (scholarship & talent), increase coach to athlete ratio and individualised programming, deliver specialised training (shooting, grappling, etc.), warm-up and recovery programs, and water polo injury prevention/management initiatives (shoulder/hip) within an integrated pathway program that has a diverse and dynamic athlete cohort (Aussie Sharks through to Australian Youth (U17) players). 

This a full-time role, however NSWIS is willing to consider part-time/job share arrangements for the right candidate. The role is based at Sydney Olympic Park, with services delivered primarily out of the NSWIS Training Facility and at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC). Some travel to satellite training locations will be required. 

The NSW Institute of Sport exists to support Australian athletes to become world’s best through specialists’ services, and access to leading edge coaches and sports technology. We are a nationally focused high-performance centre and Olympic and Paralympic training facility based at Sydney Olympic Park, reaching all regions of NSW. In partnership with the national high-performance sport system and national and state sporting bodies we enable, impact and support targeted athletes, coaches and performance support staff to prepare for international competition. Performance is at the centre of all that we do and our people are our greatest performance advantage.

The primary purpose of the role is:

  • Provide ‘world class’ strength & conditioning coaching and technical expertise, services and the NSWIS Men’s Water Polo program (0.5 FTE), and provide added capacity across the NSWIS Strength & Conditioning team, with potential for additional sport allocation(s)
  • Develop and deliver strength & conditioning programs for athletes which addresses foundational physical capabilities, sport specific movement patterns, and individualised needs whilst meeting commitments to the wider programme strategy (training objectives, overall periodised plan)
  • Deliver regular physical assessments inclusive of tracking, monitoring and reporting on physical and performance variables that assess training program effectiveness (overall workload), and contribute to multi-disciplinary approach to athlete/positional profiling 
  • Challenge athletes in a positive, dynamic and interactive environment by maximising face-to-face coaching opportunities, individualised programming and effective remote coaching strategies
  • Positively contribute to integrated delivery models which optimise training loads, athlete availability by collaborating with medical staff through fortnightly injury clinic meetings to discuss player training, injury/illness status and servicing priorities
  • Proactively contribute to high performing teams (performance teams) achieving goals by demonstrating commitment to the team, sharing athlete and program progression, and involving team members in decisions
  • Supporting a learning environment that enables coaches and athletes to gain insights through physical development analysis that informs program design and competition strategies

To apply for the role, you will need to address, in a covering letter of not more than 2 pages, the following selection criteria:

  • 3+ years’ experience in the provision and application of strength & conditioning services to high performance athletes
  • Experience across different sports and/or levels of the high-performance athlete pathway (water polo/aquatic and wrestling/combat sports desirable)
  • Proven success in utilising strength & conditioning knowledge for planning, periodising and managing athletes across seasons/campaigns at national or international levels
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a multi-disciplinary/sport team environment with high performance coaches and athletes
  • Proven ability to analyse, interpret, summarise and communicate relevant data/results to athletes and coaches for improved performance
  • Undergraduate degree in Exercise, Health, Sport Science or related field
  • ASCA Level 2 or international equivalent
  • ASCA PCAS Pro (desirable) or international equivalent
  • Highly competent in a practical setting to coach individual and group of athletes

Essential Requirements

Other Details

The Role Description details all the experience, knowledge, competencies and attributes required of the successful candidate (visit the NSWIS website at Although the initial screening will assess applicants against the above selection criteria, the selection process will evaluate candidates against all areas of the Success Profile.

This is a full-time position, attracting a salary of $71,870 - $83,369 plus 9.5% superannuation (salary is negotiable within the range dependent on experience and demonstrated competency level). The contract period for this role is up to 15 October 2019, with the potential for extension. This is an identified position requiring a Working with Children Check.

If you would like to enquire about the role contact David Young, Senior Strength & Conditioning, NSWIS at

Apply for this role

If you believe that you have the required experience and knowledge please send a cover letter, maximum 2 pages, which specifically addresses the above selection criteria with your current resume to by midnight, Wednesday 17 October 2018.

Only those applications which address the criteria in a Cover Letter will be forwarded for the consideration of the Selection Panel.

It is expected Interviews will be held on Tuesday October 30 th at NSWIS; applicants should ensure their availability on this day. The successful candidate will be asked to start as soon as possible.

David Young

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