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Performance Lifestyle Advisers

Victorian Institute of Sport

  • Albert Park Victoria Australia
  • Full Time, Part Time
23 May 2022
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The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is seeking to recruit a passionate, driven, and collaborative high-performance professional to the position of VIS Performance Lifestyle (PL) Adviser.

The role will suit a professional who has been working in a high performance sporting environment for a number of years and who will bring a passion for sporting achievement with a focus on athlete wellbeing and a strong commitment to positively impacting high performance culture and working collaboratively in Interdisciplinary Teams.

Reporting to the Performance Lifestyle Manager (VIS), the primary purpose of this specialist role is to deliver performance lifestyle/athlete wellbeing services to VIS Sport programs as part of an inter-disciplinary team approach. Providing best practice wellbeing, career, education, lifestyle management and transition advice to VIS athletes to enhance their performance capabilities and assist them to successfully navigate the critical transition points that exists throughout their sporting career and beyond.

We are looking to recruit two PL Advisers – ideally one full time and one part time role, we may consider two part time roles. As part of your application, please specify if you are applying for a full time role; or if part time, the approximate FTE you would wish to work.

Successful candidates may be required to work across a variety of sports as part of their servicing load. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific sport experience or areas of interest.

The position will be based at the world class VIS headquarters in Melbourne’s Albert Park precinct but will require the capacity to travel to training and competition venues.

Key Accountabilities Include:

  • Deliver programs to ensure that VIS athletes are supported to strive for success in sport and life.
  • Engage and collaborate with the appropriate VIS coaches/program/performance managers to identify the key performance lifestyle and wellbeing factors for athlete progression and performance. To design and implement the necessary Performance Lifestyle plans for both the Sport program and the individual athletes within Sports.
  • Manage and deliver Performance Lifestyle (AW&E) services to VIS Sports Programs. Delivering to athletes on a case by case management basis including; career counselling, educational advice, personal development, conduct and professionalism counselling, ‘family and friend’ programs, business and community referrals, delivery of training courses, transition services, referrals to VIS Performance Psychologists, AIS Mental Health Referral Network and AIS Career Practitioner Referral Network
  • Engage and collaborate with NSO AW&E Mangers to provide best practice service delivery to athletes
  • Design, facilitate, co-ordinate and deliver PL workshops to address the contemporary issues faced by high performance athletes

You Will Bring:

  • A strong understanding of high performance sport - with the capacity to be both ‘hands-on’ and strategic in an inter-disciplinary team environment
  • High level communication, planning and organisational skills with strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative communication style and well-honed negotiation and influencing skills, together with being highly organised
  • Awareness of the contemporary issues relating to athletes within high performance sport
  • Knowledge of school, tertiary, TAFE and other education providers in Australia
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement projects and workshop


The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is one of Australia’s elite high performance sports training and coaching organisations. Through promoting our maxim of “Success in Sport and Life” the organisation constantly strives to provide an environment in which talented athletes have the opportunity to excel in both their chosen sport and life in general. Underpinning this dedication is a strong set of core values that promote excellence, courage, passion, community, simplicity and success amongst not only the athletes, but also the coaching and support staff equally.

The VIS supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant qualifications and/or equivalent experience that would support the achievement of the role purpose are essential - (e.g., Career Counselling/Development, Counselling, Education, Health, Human Resources and Psychology)
  • First-Aid certificate
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Victorian Working with Children Check
  • Current Safeguarding Children Certification
  • To apply for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Application Instruction

If this sounds like you, an Information Pack with further details about the application process, the VIS and the role can be obtained from Nerissa Byrne, Performance Health Services Coordinator (VIS) on (03) 9425 0061 or

Applications must be received at the VIS no later than 5pm Monday 23 May 2022

Applicants should provide a current resume, and a letter of application.

Applications will need to address the essential selection criteria outlined in the Position Description under “Experience and Skills” to be considered.

Interviews will be scheduled for the week starting 6 June 2022

Nerissa Byrne

(03) 9425 0061

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