Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Manager

Squash Australia Ltd

  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Part Time
20 May 2022
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The role of the Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Manager is to lead and manage the NSO AW&E Framework and deliver associated services designed to improve an athletes’ ability to effectively navigate the critical transition points throughout and beyond their sporting career.


  • Provide strategic support to the SqA High Performance Manager, in the implementation and delivery of the SqA AW&E Framework. Responsibilities include:
    • Lead, manage and deliver the right support to athletes to (a) maintain their intrinsic motivation and focus on success in their sport; (b) make a positive transition into life after sport; and (c) communicate authentically and positively about their life experiences in sport and transition into life after sport.
    • Implement and review policies and procedures that are aligned to the SqA AW&E Framework to support the holistic development, safety and protection of NSO athletes.
    • Integrate and manage the athlete wellbeing component within the SqA individualised athlete planning process within the context of the high performance environment. Adopt an individualised case management approach when assessing athlete needs and refer appropriately.
    • Establish, maintain and connect with the various referral networks available, including the AIS Mental Health National Referral Network, AIS National Career and Education Referral Network and the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network
    • Lead on the planning, development, implementation and revision of bespoke and innovative curriculum framework keeping with the direction set by the AIS AW&E branch, SqA athlete needs and best practice.
    • Liaise with the AW&E branch in relation to existing pathways for athletes to engage with the Australian community and facilitate work experience programs for placements of for athletes.
    • Influence the culture and gain commitment from the SqA High Performance Team to consistently consider athlete wellbeing when making strategy and operational decisions
  • Engage in ongoing professional development specifically (but not limited to) in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, athlete conduct and safety and protection, education, career mapping and transition within the context of the high performance environment.
  • Maintain contemporary knowledge of social issues impacting sport and proactively instigate solutions to address any developing issues.
  • Work constructively with elite players interstate and overseas to provide innovative solutions.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Education, Career Guidance, Personal Development or similar.
  • Awareness of contemporary issues relating to athletes in high performance sport (mental health, wellbeing, social issues)
  • Demonstrated experience guiding and supporting people through various transition, educational and vocational pathways
  • Strong understanding of the Australian sport system, in particular High Performance
  • Sound knowledge of the Australian education system including the Elite Athlete Friendly Universities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • General proficiency with computers and comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office applications, in particular - Word, Excel, Outlook


  • The role is permanent part-time - 20 hours/wk

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