State Development Officer

Water Polo Victoria

  • Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Full Time, Contract/Temp
22 May 2022
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Water Polo Victoria in partnership with Water Polo Australia are seeking to appoint one full time or two part time Sport Development Officer(s) (SDO).  The SDO will be responsible for delivering outcomes across three (3) main areas.

  1. To execute the recently awarded Sport Australia participation grant within Victoria as part of the national strategy. The funded project includes but is not limited to collaboration, design, implementation and review of an adult (18-35 years) water polo participation programs, with a target audience primarily of university students and winter invasion sport participants. This project will work in conjunction with WPA, local clubs and third-party providers to deliver targeted increases in adult participation.
  2. Assist as the local resource to support the National Integrity Framework rollout and implementation as it relates to clubs and associations within the state. This includes but is not limited to National Child Safeguarding and Member Protection Policies.
  3. Assist Water Polo Victoria staff with local priorities including but not limited to coordinating coach and referee learning and development, junior participation development, casual water polo development, and assistance with event coordination and delivery.

Success in this role will be assessed by

  • Growth in participation of players, coaches, officials, and volunteers in both the university and winter sport target markets (new participation)
  • Conversion of participants in these development programs into existing clubs or associations (conversion to membership)
  • Strengthened relationships across all stakeholders and positive feedback from the water polo community
  • Risk reduction through increased education, compliance and implementation of the child safeguarding and member protection policies
  • Increases in junior participation, social water polo competitions and collaboration with aquatic venues and third party learn to swim providers
  • Implementation of the coach learning and development framework, and coordination of the referee developer network

Essential Requirements

  • National Police / Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria


Application Instruction

Applications should be submitted ASAP to Tim Welsford, GM - Sport Development on

  • Cover Letter (max 1-page inc. relevant experience to the focus areas, salary expectation and preferred working arrangements i.e., FT/PT preference)
  • Resume (max 3 pages, including references)
  • It is expected some core functions of this role will be delivered outside of business hours. We welcome applications from people with other work/study/personal commitments
Tim Welsford

0493 238 286

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