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General Manager – Western Australia

Date Listed: 2nd May, 2022 | Closing Date: 27th May, 2022
  • Organisation:Australian Sailing
  • Location:Perth, Western Australia
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Reporting to the National General Manager Club Support, the General Manager – Western Australia is primarily focused on providing efficient and effective support to affiliated Clubs and Class Associations in their State. This will be done via the successful delivery and implementation of Australian Sailing services and programs to ensure sustainable growth in club membership and participation, as well as club governance and operations. Where applicable, this will also involve the management of Club Support Officers.

Principle Accountabilities

The General Manager – Western Australia will have the following accountabilities:

  • Lead, influence and manage:

    • Provide strong, effective leadership and direction to Australian Sailing stakeholders and the sport of sailing generally throughout the State to ensure future development and promotion through well executed sport and event related programs.
    • Assume the overall responsibility for the management of the day-to-day operations of Australian Sailing in Western Australia including all the human and financial resources, driving and developing the business consistent with the agreed strategic direction.
    • In conjunction with the National General Manger Club Support, staff, Committees and membership, further develop and implement the strategic plan, across the whole-of-business in Western Australia.
    • Develop the annual operating budget and manage the operations in accordance with the agreed goals to ensure the ongoing financial sustainability of the organisation within Western Australia. This includes optimising relevant revenue streams where appropriate.
    • Implement, manage and monitor appropriate workplace, safety and health practices and policies contributing to a zero-harm safety culture across Australian Sailing, its members and events.
    • Provide effective and active representation of Australian Sailing at all levels. Develop and enhance relationships with key stakeholders:
      • Clubs & Classes
      • State Member Yachting Association (MYA) or Regional Advisory Committee (RAC).
      • State Government – including State Funded projects/expectations.
    • Provide support for the State MYA / RAC:
      • Be the conduit for communication of national matters, receive and report on state issues and provide feedback to management.
      • Conduct of meetings including documentation, reports and logistics support for the committee.
    • Oversee the development of regional priorities and strategies for input to the national plan.
    • Provision of quarterly reports on the delivery of services, activities and issues within the State.
  • Clubs and Classes Support and Engagement:

    • Work with clubs and class associations to continually improve on the following areas (This may also include working with AS Staff to first develop, pilot/test and review the available resources):
      • Fundraising & Grants
      • Leadership
      • Marketing & Promotion
      • Events
      • Membership Services: Programs, Recruitment & Retention
      • Workforce: Instructors, Coaches, Officials & Volunteers
      • Facilities
      • Planning & Risk Management
      • Affiliation and Governance
    • Activate the AS Stakeholder Engagement Plan in the State. Work to develop great relationships and ability to influence Clubs and Class associations in the State.
    • Share best-practice from the Club Network and sport.
    • Build the reputation as a first-class support organisation, driving and developing a service culture across the organisation.
    • Take responsibility for the delivery of all conferences to be delivered in the State as agreed in the annual operational planning process. These may include:
      • Club Conference
      • Instructor/Coach Conference
      • Discover Sailing Centre Principal Conference/workshop
    • Provide support to Clubs and Class associations to enable them to best utilise revSPORT to suit their needs and ensure accurate member data is maintained in the database. Provide support and advice on using the functionality including SailPass.
    • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure accurate, timely and effective communication of State-based initiatives and programs. Ensure alignment of State messaging with national communications plan.
  • Grow Participation:

    • Implement strategies and practices to grow the participant base throughout the State and provide pathways for participants, coaches, officials and administrators of all ages, genders, and cultures.
    • Work with Clubs to become Discover Sailing Centres to offer AS Programs.
    • Support the development of Clubs and implementation of their participation pathways.
    • Work with accredited Discover Sailing Centres to:
      • Increase course participants, year-on-year.
      • Maximize their growth potential, productivity, and efficiency.
      • Apply for, and then maintain their annual accreditation.
      • Ensure the Principal, and other staff are inducted and trained into operating a Discover Sailing Centre.
      • Mentor Instructors and Principals and identify development opportunities.
    • Connect clubs to schools and other organisations to grow participation.
    • Work with Clubs and Centres to ensure the pathway from courses to membership and ongoing participation in the sport is known and understood by participants.
  • Facilitate Workforce Training (Coaches, Instructors & Officials):

    • Coordinate and administer training courses and connect Clubs to new instructors, officials, coaches or other workforce specialists.
    • Build positive working relationships with Senior Instructors and Senior Coaches.
    • Work with Clubs to recruit and train coaches, officials and volunteers.
    • Administration support for instructors, coaches and officials.
    • Develop and maintain a calendar of training courses, ensuring they are visible on revSPORT.
    • Work proactively to ensure growth of qualified instructors, coaches and officials.
    • Working with the Education & Training team and Senior Instructors, prepare and deliver an annual Instructor/Coach and Discover Sailing Centre Principal Conference/workshop.
    • Ensure successful delivery of all AS Participation and Workforce Programs across the State. This includes compliance, report forms and reviews
      • Instructor/Coach/Officials Courses (Accurate report forms)
      • Discover Sailing Centres (Reviews, compliance, growth in course participants)
  • Project Involvement:

    • As agreed with the National General Manager Club Support, take part in cross-departmental and/or cross-state project teams that will be focused on product development, support resources for Clubs or review of processes and procedures.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria

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GM – WA PD April 2022

Application Instruction

To apply for this role, please submit a one-page cover letter that addresses:

  • Why you are the ideal person for the role
  • How your attributes align with the required role attributes

Please send the cover letter along with a copy of your CV to:

Applications close 27 May 2022

Please note:

  • Short listing will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted if short listed.
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia.
  • This role can be located in any capital city.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Tate, Head of People & Culture

+61 2 9170 6905

Sales and Customer Service Coordinator

Date Listed: 28th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 15th May, 2022
  • Organisation:Zhik Pty Ltd
  • Location:Sydney, NSW
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About Zhik

Zhik is a Sydney based Performance Sports brand, at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries in Design, Product development and Material technology for the Marine industry. In 2021, Zhik was the official supplier to the Australian Olympic team in Tokyo, and has a long and successful history of sponsoring top dinghy and yachting athletes, as well as partnering with Australian Sailing, Yachting New Zealand, Danish Sailing, and successful America’s Cup and Sail GP teams.

Zhik services a growing network of over 40 countries in the regions of Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company continues to focus on performance and water sports apparel including eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable future. See www.zhik.com.

It’s an exciting time for Zhik right now – the company is growing fast and focusing efforts on growing its presence globally.

About the role

You are one of the most detail-oriented people you know, in fact many people would call you a perfectionist. You’re incredibly structured and meticulous in your thinking, and love things to be organised and clear.

You’re very personable and amazing at building relationships, all your colleagues and clients love working with you. You love being in a role that liaises with many departments and getting to meet all the different people who work together to push the company towards its objective.

You love being relied on and being a vital part of the machine.

You love being in, on or around the water, sailing, paddling, boating and have a passion for our natural environment.

You are “hands on” in your approach and really want a role that really challenges you and pushes you to your fullest potential. You love learning new things and want your next step to slingshot you forward in terms of skill and knowledge. You want a role that is diverse, taking full control of projects and seeing them through, end to end.

Responsibilities

– Customer obsessed – listening and understanding customers
– Take ownership of Zhik’s centralised communication to and from the global trade (B2B) network
– Oversee a global sales and customer service team with regular communication
– Supporting the external sales team (BDM) with adhoc requests
– Manage a portfolio of accounts to achieve long-term success
– Resolve conflicts and provide solutions to customers in a timely manner
– Report on the status of accounts and identify trends within your customers (eg trends in product sales, trends in stock levels, trends in pricing feedback)
– Monitor sales metrics (e.g. monthly sales results and annual forecasts)
– Review and evaluate sales and customer service processes, including warranty and return processes
– Suggest actions to improve sales performance and identify opportunities for growth

Requirements

– Minimum 3 years of professional experience in customer relationship management
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Proficient in Microsoft excel with experiencing using ERP systems
– Data analysis and commercial reporting skills (preferably using PowerBI)
– Sailing experience, or knowledge of the sailing and yachting market will be preferred
– Some flexibility to work outside normal office hours

To Apply

– Please apply through cover letter and CV to if you have the skills and qualifications outlined.
– Only those applicants who are shortlisted will be notified.
– Candidates must be eligible to work in Australia and reside in Sydney.
– We are unable to provide VISA sponsorships at this time.
– Zhik Pty Ltd does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.
– Remuneration is a logical consequence of candidate’s fit and experience.

Administration & Communications Officer

Date Listed: 21st Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 19th May, 2022
  • Organisation:Marina Industries Association
  • Location:Sydney, NSW
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The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is seeking an Administration and Communications Officer. We are looking for a highly motivated, team player to join our small team based just north of Sydney, which recently increased in size to four due to our expanding membership and new member programs. With a strong resurgence in boating in recent years, this is an exciting time of growth for the marina industries and the MIA, and we look to engage someone who shares our enthusiasm and energy.

This full-time role will work in support across the entire the business and be responsible for the key administrative, support and communications functions. It will suit someone with already well developed administrative and communication skills who seeks a fun, small team working environment where they can add value and use their initiative OR someone with less experience, wanting to learn and develop a diverse range of business skills. We will employ attitude over skill.

The areas of responsibility will be:

  • Servicing of general inquiries
  • Office administration
  • Membership administration
  • Daily bookkeeping
  • Database management
  • Meeting & event organisation
  • Social Media posting and monitoring
  • Website maintenance and updating
  • Marketing administration

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working as part of a small, tight, service focussed team
  • Motivated, outcome focussed, with a positive, ‘can-do’ mind set.
  • Enjoy working across several areas of a business on shared goals.
  • Enjoy achieving goals and celebrating success.
  • Manage multiple tasks.

The skills required include:

  • Highly developed and confident verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional written skills (subject to the level of experience).
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) & database management
  • Social media engagement & metrics across the key platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Organisational skills, the ability to set and work to deadlines and manage multiple tasks
  • Website management, marketing, desktop publishing and editorial skills will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in the marine sector and/or an interest in boating would be useful but is not necessary.

You will need to be vaccinated and have a willingness to maintain vaccination currency.
We will consider experienced administrators who can add value or more junior administrators with a sound skill base who are motivated to build their skills through learning and application. This will be a fun and rewarding job where you will have the opportunity to add value according to your skills.

Apply in writing with resume and cover letter explaining suitability to the role to

Sailing Instructor

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 30th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Gove Boat Club
  • Location:East Arnham Land, Northern Territory
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The Gove Boat Club is a not-for-profit community organisation based in East Arnhem Land, on the shores of Melville Bay in the Northern Territory.

We are seeking a Sailing Instructor from May to Oct 2022.

We have a club fleet comprising of 4 x FarEast19R, 10 x Lasers & 6 x Optis and are an accredited Discover Sailing Centre. If you love being out on the water or in nature, then Gove might just be the place for you.

Qualifications

  •  Australian Sailing Dinghy Instructor
  • Australian Sailing Keelboat Instructor (or willingness to obtain)
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

Skills & Experience

  •  Experience in sailing dinghies and/or small keelboats
  •  Experience in club racing
  •  Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • Focused on safety with ability to anticipate potential hazards and risks
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team
  •  Well presented, reliable and punctual
  • Attention to detail and organised
  •  Sound level of fitness and ability to lift 25kg

Working Conditions

  •  Casual position with guarantee of at least 30hr per week
  •  Award hourly rate based on age, qualifications, and experience.
  •  Uniform (shirt)
  • Accommodation (1brm unit – no children/pets/roommates, electricity not included)
  • Transportation assistance to and from scheduled shifts
  •  This is a flexible position working both weekdays and weekends during the day and evenings.

Key Accountabilities

  •  Ensure a welcoming ambience is provided to all sail training participants.
  • Respond to enquiries regarding the sail training and club sailing
  • Assist club manager with course scheduling, bookings, and payments.
  •  Assist in the development of lesson plans in keeping with class content.
  •  Maintain sign-on/sign-off records.
  •  Provide participants with completed end-of-course paperwork (completed logbooks, participation certificates)
  •  Provide activity sessions on and off-water in all weather conditions to children and adults of all abilities
    •  Discover Sailing Experiences
    • Australian Sailing Dinghy and Keelboat programs
    •  Womens sailing
    •  Corporate sailing
    • Private lessons
  • Participate and prepare for GBC Annual Regional Regatta (Oct).
  •  Ensure all boats, equipment and classroom facilities are set up and presentable for each course.
  •  Wash, pack-down and correctly store all equipment at the end of the day’s activities.
  • Maintain sailing shed in a neat and tidy state.
  •  Ensure all Gove Boat Club yachts, dinghies and rescue craft remain compliant with Australian Sailing regulations.
  •  Carry out routine repairs and scheduled maintenance duties as directed by the Committee, ensuring all maintenance lists are completed and up to date.
  •  Prompt attention to operational faults with all GBC boats, plant, and equipment.

Website: www.goveboatclub.com.au

For more details and to apply contact:

08 8987 3077

Dinghy Instructors

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 24th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
  • Location:Brisbane, Queensland
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RQYS is looking for instructors to fill weekly shifts during Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.

You are required to have a qualification as a dinghy instructor and hold a current:

– Blue Card
– Powerboat Handling
– First Aid certificate.

Please contact
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
by email or phone 07 3396 8666 if you require anymore information.

Club Support Officer

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Australian Sailing
  • Location:Melbourne, Victoria
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Reporting to the General Manager – VIC, the Club Support Officer’s primary role is to develop working relationships with Clubs and Classes, enabling successful introduction and delivery of Australian Sailing programs and initiatives. Assigned a group of clubs and classes, the Club Support Officer’s role is to work with their allocated group of stakeholders to strive for sustainable growth in participation and membership.

Principle Accountabilities

The key responsibilities of a Club Support Officer are:

Clubs and Classes Support and Engagement:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key personnel at Clubs and Classes.
  • Membership system (revolutioniseSPORT) training with support from the central team.
  • Guide and support Clubs to establish and maintain effective management systems that will:
  • Develop the capability and capacity of Clubs, with regards to sport development and participation.
  • Develop and improve club governance including: Planning & Risk Management.
  • Ensure facilities are fit for purpose, safe and inclusive.
  • Improve membership services: Programs, Recruitment & Retention, including SailPass.
  • Assist to deliver the best possible events that are safe and inclusive.
  • Help market and promote Sailing, including websites to drive membership and increase participation.
  • Share best-practice from the Club Network and sport.
  • Provide input into the development of new resources for clubs and classes as required.
  • Promote local and state grants and other funding opportunities to Clubs.
  • Work collaboratively with other Australian Sailing staff to prepare, promote and deliver the annual Club Conference.

Grow Participation:

  • Seek to increase the number of Clubs delivering Australian Sailing accredited programs.
  • Support the development of Clubs and implementation of their participation pathways.
  • Work with accredited Discover Sailing Centres to:
  • Increase course participants, year-on-year.
  • Maximize their growth potential, productivity and efficiency.
  • Apply for, and then maintain their annual accreditation.
  • Ensure the Principal, and other staff, are inducted and trained into operating a Discover Sailing Centre.
  • Mentor Instructors and Principals and identify development opportunities.
  • Connect clubs to schools and other organisations to grow participation.
  • Work with Clubs and Centres to ensure the pathway from courses to membership and ongoing participation in the sport is known and understood by participants.

Facilitate Workforce Training (Coaches, Instructors & Officials):

  • Coordinate and administer training courses and connect Clubs to new instructors, officials, coaches or other workforce specialists.
  • Build positive working relationships with Senior Instructors and Senior Coaches.
  • Work with Clubs to recruit and train coaches, race officers and volunteers.
  • Administration support for instructors, coaches and officials.
  • Develop and maintain a calendar of training courses, ensuring they are visible on revSPORT..
  • Work proactively to ensure growth of qualified instructors, coaches and officials.
  • Working with the Education & Training team and Senior Instructors, prepare and deliver an annual Instructor/Coach and Discover Sailing Centre Principal
  • Conference/workshop.

Project Involvement:

  • As agreed with the General Manager and/or National General Manager Club Support, take part in cross-departmental project teams that will be focused on product development, support resources for Clubs or review of processes and procedures.

Other duties as required.

The role is full-time.

For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.sportspeople.com.au/jobs/70312-club-support-officer-vic-australian-sailing

High Performance Operations & Logistics Manager

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Australian Sailing
  • Location:Sydney, NSW
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Reporting to the High Performance (HP) Director, the HP Operations & Logistics Manager is responsible for the operational logistics and administration of the Australian Sailing’s HP program with the goal of delivering world leading program support that best position Gold medal performances at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and in building a sustainable medal winning system. The HP program includes both the Australian Sailing Team (AST) and Australian Sailing Squad (ASS).

As a member of the HP program’s Management Team, the HP Operations & Logistics Manager will work in close collaboration with the Technical Director, Performance Pathways Manager, Innovation & Technology Manager, Performance Support Manager and HP Director.

Principle Accountabilities

HP Program Administration

  • The provision of leadership, management, campaign planning and coordination support services to AST and ASS level athletes, coaches, and national staff
  • At the request of the HPD, produce reports regarding the AST/ASS Program and overarching AS HP program.
  • Gather all pertinent information and complete all required forms and submissions for performance partners and World Sailing.
  • Ensure that all information regarding AST/ASS athletes is kept up to date and appropriately accessible (i.e. Anti-Doping Whereabouts, etc.)
  • Facilitate the development of HP documents (i.e. Athlete Agreements, Selection Criteria, operational forms, etc.)
  • Facilitate planning and program co-ordination with key members of Performance Pathways Team.
  • Facilitate communications amongst AST/ASS athletes, coaches, national staff, performance partners and volunteers.
  • Oversee the development of budgets for individual class/crew campaigns, camps, competitions, and general AST/ASS athlete/coach domestic and international travel.
  • Financial management of HP operations and logistics budget in consultation with HPD, and AS Chief Financial Officer
  • Supervise the financial records of the AST/ASS program.
  • Assist AS staff wherever possible at AS run events.
  • Oversee and assist AS’s HP Program Coordinator, Operations & Logistics Coordinator, Rules Advisor and Project Officer.
  • Oversee the purchase and sale of AST training and racing equipment in accordance with the approved budget.
  • Prepare and submit a budget for National Training Centre (NTC) and AST capital expenditures (purchase and sale of equipment), annual equipment repair and provide progress report.
  • Oversee and assist with program, materials and partnerships to support the orientation of athletes into AS’s HP system.

Australian Sailing Team (AST) & Squad

  • Oversee all AST/ASS campaign planning and logistics regarding accommodation, food, and transportation for domestic and international training camps and competitions.
  • Direct and lead the HP Coordinators in assisting AST/ASS athletes/coaches with preparations required for camps at the NTC and any other approved locations.
  • Act as the administrative liaison point person for the AST Coaches and AST/ASS Athletes.
  • When feasible, travel with the AST/ASS to training camps and competitions providing logistical support while on tour.
  • Coordinate the AST/ASS’s equipment needs relating to AS’s suppliers and sponsors.
  • Manage and oversee a uniform and clothing strategy for the HP Program.
  • Ensure that AST/ASS entry forms for benchmark events (i.e. World Sailing and Olympic Games) are completed and forwarded to regatta organizing committees.

Team Environment & Culture

  • NTC management: including operations, management of assets and equipment.
  • In close collaboration with the Technical Director, create and manage an effective performance environment in Marseille for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Team that enables optimal performance and delivers medal success
  • Proactive contribution and strategic advice to the HP Management Team on all HP program related matters
  • Consistently display and uphold AS values and the AST athlete initiated 5Rs: Resourcefulness, Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, & Results.
  • In close collaboration with the Technical Director, oversee AST operations at key targeted events, including Olympic Games and Combined World Championships, Test Events (and other regattas as/where required)

Stakeholder & Membership Relations

  • Attract, retain, develop, and manage world class people/team, planning and processes at gold medal standards (in partnership with the HPD and Technical Director)
  • Direct and lead the HP Coordinators to ensure full and appropriate logistics are in place for all HP operations
  • Assist national coaches to provide an effective European training and competition environment and DTE/camps for our AST/ASS sailors balancing performance preparation, health, and risk
  • Co-create and manage on-the ground international travel protocols including critical incident management (pivoting where required)
  • In collaboration with national coaches and national pathway manager, establish effective LA 2028 ‘bridging’ programs for targeted medal classes to retain and accelerate athlete development
  • In consultation with key staff, manage AST/ASS selection processes, Olympic Selection, athlete agreements and campaign/crew budget allocations in consultation with the HPD.
  • Effective management and coordination of the Athlete Advisory Group.
  • Financially manage and monitor the HP operations budget in consultation with HPD, Technical Director and CFO.
  • Maintain purposeful partnerships and effective relationships with priority international sailing HP professionals, key external partners, the HP Management Team and other AS staff that provide enabling services to the HP program.

The role is full-time.

For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.sportspeople.com.au/jobs/70317-high-performance-operations-logistics-manager-australian-sailing

NSW Double Handed Coach

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Australian Sailing
  • Location:Sydney, NSW
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This is a technical coaching role in the double handed classes with categorised state athletes at performance pathways daily training, camps and regattas. It will also monitor and support the ID and growth of future potential into the performance pathway in NSW.

There will be a travel and coordination component to this role and potentially national service in support of AST or Futures. There will be reporting processes for system learning and feedback via the performance pathways team management.

This is a technical coaching role in the double handed classes with categorised state athletes at performance pathways daily training, camps and regattas. It will also monitor and support the ID and growth of future potential into the performance pathway in NSW.

There will be a travel and coordination component to this role and potentially national service in support of AST or Futures. There will be reporting processes for system learning and feedback via the performance pathways team management.

Principle Accountabilities

In alignment with the NSWIS SSPP program objectives, primary responsibilities of the NSW double handed coach include:

  • Provide on water coaching support for NSWIS SSPP athletes in the local training environment, scheduled training camps and at major state and national regattas.
  • Drive and monitor the development of NSW youth pathway classes via talent ID and direct coaching at association/AS youth events.
  • Create and action an annual of engagement including regattas (to be agreed with by NSW Lead).
  • Wear NSWIS or performance pathways uniform in relevant working environments.
  • Contribute to individual development planning and monitoring process for athletes in the NSWIS team.
  • Work with relevant AS staff to produce and action your own development planning that may involve a range of stakeholders, including NSWIS and the AIS.
  • Undertake administrative responsibilities, including season, session and regatta planning and review processes, as well as regular progress meetings.
  • Manage contract coaches for use in the double handed space where agreed with the NSW lead.
  • Undertake required logistics for the team at camps and events around your own coaching needs
  • Maintain an allocated coach boat and trailer for your own use and remain accountable for its serviceability.
  • Notify NSW Lead and Performance Pathway Lead of damage to program assets that require repair.
  • Read and understand the relevant AS policies and processes.
  • Adhere to NSWIS values and behaviours while operating within their environment.
  • Participate in regular AS Performance Pathway Team Meetings via video conference and/or in person, where required.
  • Demonstrate collaborative behaviours, professional standards and effective communication.
This is a fixed-term role.

For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.sportspeople.com.au/jobs/70314-nsw-double-handed-coach-australian-sailing

QAS New Classes (Foil) Coach

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Australian Sailing
  • Location:Brisbane, Queensland
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This is a technical coaching role based in QLD for the ‘new’ classes (those new to the Olympic program in 2024). The role will have a development focus in the Kitefoil, iQFoil and their associated pathway classes. The successful candidate will work with categorised QAS athletes in daily training, camps and regatta environments. The role will also monitor and support the identification. Confirmation and progression of youth talent towards the performance pathway in QLD. The QLD New Classes (Foil) Coach will be supported as part of our Performance Pathway coach group, aligned to our ‘Next Level Coach Development’ framework. Executing and agreed professional development plan will be an important part of progressing in this role.

Principle Accountabilities

In alignment with the QAS SSPP program objectives and strategy, primary responsibilities of the QLD New Classes (Foil) Coach include:

  • Provide on water coaching support for QAS SSPP athletes in the local training environment, scheduled training camps and at major state and national regattas.
  • Drive and monitor the development of QLD youth pathway classes via talent ID and direct coaching at association/AS youth events.
  • Create and action robust training, regatta and review plans (to be agreed with QLD Head Coach).
  • Work closely with the AS national coordinator\AST coaches of the Kite and Windfoil classes to support planning and integration.
  • Work with relevant Performance Pathway staff to produce and action an agreed professional development plan.
  • Demonstrate high levels of collaboration, being respectful when liaising with all stakeholders to assist in the effective delivery of program.
  • Undertake administrative responsibilities, including regular progress reports and operational/logistics meetings with AS, QAS or performance pathways staff.
  • Manage any contract coaches for use in the foiling classes where agreed with the QLD Head Coach.
  • Undertake required planning and logistics for the team at camps and events as required.
  • Maintain all supplied equipment including an allocated coach boat and trailer for your own use and remain accountable for its servicing.
  • Notify QLD Head Coach and Performance Pathway Coordinator of damage to program assets that require repair.

For more information and to apply click here: https://www.sportspeople.com.au/jobs/70316-qas-new-classes-foil-coach-australian-sailing

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 22nd Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Australian Sailing
  • Location:Sydney, NSW
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Working as a key member of the Marketing and Communications team to plan and execute marketing activities for Australian Sailing to increase engagement with Clubs, Class Associations, members and sailors. This will be done through building the profile of sailing and encourage participation nationally via the promotion of our various programmes.

Joining Australian Sailing at an exciting time, this role is an opportunity for a marketing and communications professional to make their mark in one of Australia’s most successful modern Olympic sports. Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Communications, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for implementing Australian Sailing’s marketing and communications strategy. This will be achieved through the creation and distribution of engaging and targeted content to support Clubs, Class Associations, participation programs, Australian Sailing events and member services and includes reporting on digital activity including websites and social networks.

This role is responsible for the development, execution and reporting of targeted project campaigns including eDMs, websites and social media utilising editorial, images and videos.  Skills required include strong writing skills, eDM and social media experience, organisational skills and attention to detail. The individual selected for this role will bring a ‘can do’ attitude and desire to build relationships internally and externally to achieve great results. As a member of a small team, it also requires a willingness to work independently and cohesively in support of others.

Principle Accountabilities

Marketing and Communications:

Contributes to the development and delivery of the marketing and communications plan for Australian Sailing to engage with Clubs, Class Associations, members and key stakeholder groups.

Executes the marketing and communications plan to encourage participation in sailing and other Australian Sailing activities.

Schedules and produces regular e-newsletter campaigns to support programs of Australian Sailing.

Responsible for the development and management of content calendar incorporating all planned campaigns across EDMs, social media, websites and media activities of Australian Sailing.

Website and Social Media:

Creates and administers calendar of relevant Club and program content, which is integrated with other Australian Sailing communications.

Sources, prepares and uploads engaging content for Australian Sailing’s websites, external websites and social media channels (requires some sailing knowledge, sound writing as well as image and video editing skills).

Prepares suitably produced video and graphics for Australian Sailing channels.

Stores and catalogues current photo and video content within the Australian Sailing library for use internally and externally.

Tracks and reports on all Australian Sailing site metrics.

Events:

Schedules and co-ordinates pre, during and post Australian Sailing event communications across eDM’s, media releases and social media.

Stakeholder communications with event host Club to increase participation at Australian Sailing regattas.

Co-ordinates event media for major Australian Sailing events, as required, including photography and videography to achieve communications goals and within budgetary requirements.

Liaises with host Clubs, stakeholders and event co-ordinator to ensure appropriate signage deliverables are met.

Programs:

Executes a calendar of activity to encourage participation across identified targeted audiences.

Identifies opportunities to cross promote participation with other Australian Sailing activities.

Ensures current photo and video content for participation programs is stored within the Australian Sailing library.

Planning and Reporting:

Supports Head of Marketing and Communications in developing and implementing media and PR activities to represent Australian Sailing and the Club network.

Regularly reports on social media metrics and activities and offer suggestions on opportunities to ensure strong engagement.

Please refer to the full position description for further information, including the essential and desirable attributes.

Desirable Criteria:

Sports Management / Business Degree

Sports Marketing / PR / Communications Degree

Applications close 22nd April, full details and apply: https://www.sportspeople.com.au/jobs/70388-marketing-communications-coordinator-australian-sailing

Sailing School Manager

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 28th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
  • Location:St Kilda, Victoria
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Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is one of Australia’s premier yacht clubs and is located in St Kilda. It has a wonderful history reflecting a long a close association with sailing.

RMYS has a busy sailing school providing keelboat and OTB courses plus various school programmes. St Kilda harbour provides a safe environment and the fleet of boats satisfy all requirements.

This is an exciting new role due to significant growth at the club. The Sailing School Manager operates autonomously managing all aspects of the school ensuring it’s growth and development is maintained.

This is a full time role with the working week including Saturday and Sunday.

Experience in a similar role or environment will be highly regarded, this is an excellent opportunity for a senior instructor to advance to a management position.

Please apply to the General Manager, Matt Solly via email at

Sailing programme coordinator and administer

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 28th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
  • Location:St Kilda, Victoria
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Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is a busy yacht club with extensive history in racing and cruising yachts. We require an enthusiastic person to coordinate and administer our sailing programme.

• Busy on water programme
• Active yacht club environment
• Key role

Reporting to the general manager and working closely with the sailing committee, this role is responsible for generating all race documentation, organising on water personnel, producing race results plus other related tasks. Sailing covers regular club events plus major regattas. The sailing co-ordinator is also involved in maximising on water participation.

The working week is Tuesday to Saturday.  This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in a one person sailing function and implement a vision for expansion.

The successful applicant will have a thorough knowledge of sailing race management and administration. Strong administration capacity is important with significant attention to detail. Excellent communication skills are essential plus an ability initiate and develop a vision.

Experience in a similar role will be an advantage.

Please apply to the General Manager, Matt Solly via email at

Sailing Coach and Boat Coordinator

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 28th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
  • Location:Blairgowrie, Victoria
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Situated on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) prides itself on being an all-inclusive club with a very relaxed family orientated culture – our motto is Family, Friendship, Sailing!

BYS is currently looking for a Sailing Coach and Boat Coordinator to join our Sailing team. Reporting through to the General Manager and working closely with the Marina staff the Sailing Coordinator is responsible for on-water racing and off-water race coordination. This includes the preparation and coordination of all race management, equipment, and patrol boat requirements ahead of Club racing and regattas.

This is a hands-on role within the Sailing Department at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.

This role involves:

  • Leading on race management operations for Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Club racing and regattas.
  • Logistics of the Club patrol boat fleet requirements for Club racing activities, visiting regattas and Discover Sailing Centre activities.
  • Maintain boat registration and requirements necessary for BYS / Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre accreditation and obligations.
  • Contribute to the provision of excellent customer services to all user groups and stakeholders. This is a customer-facing role.
  • Ensure all work is undertaken in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with BYS OH&S policies and procedures

Key Skills will include

  • A good level of computer literacy and adaptability across multiple software
  • Excellent communication and administration skills at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems in a confident and efficient manner.
  • Well-presented, organised, and calm personality
  • The ability to work public holiday and weekend periods
  • Cert 1 Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2) or Victorian Recreational Boat Licence and suitable maritime background desirable
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Computer skills and familiarity with web-based systems
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • First class customer service

Experience in similar roles within sailing or other sporting organisations would be an advantage.

For further information about the role or to apply please email Andrew Cooper on with a cover letter and resume.

Marina and Yard Operator

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 28th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
  • Location:Blairgowrie, Victoria
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Situated on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) prides itself on being an all-inclusive club with a very relaxed family orientated culture – our motto is Family, Friendship, Sailing!

BYS is currently looking for a Marina and Yard Operator to join our marina team. Reporting to the Marina Operations Manager through the Yard and Slipping Coordinator, the Marina and Yard Operator is responsible for the marina operations, maintenance, and slipping at the Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour.

Aims of the Position:

  • Implement the daily activities and maintenance of the Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour and Yard in a professional and financially astute manner.
  • Ensure all lines of communication are maintained with the Marina Manager at all times.
  • Ensure marina and yard maintenance is performed in accordance to the instructions of the Marina Manager
  • Be able to know, educate others and work within all BYS policies and procedures
  • Provide a very high standard of customer service to all customers, contractors and tenants. Ensuring their needs are met.

Key Duties:

  • Ensure all daily activities are carried out in a timely manner. These include but are not limited to:-
    • Ensure marina, yard and grounds are maintained in a clean and tidy manner.
    • Ensure marina, yard and grounds are continually improved.
    • Walking the marina and reporting back all known maintenance issues
    • Working through scheduled maintenance items in marina
    • Monitoring marina security systems
    • Ensuring vessels are secure during times of heightened risk, such as storm events etc
    • Opening up the marina and yard for daily business
    • Moving boats around the marina and on shore during slipping.
  • Operate the 25t travel lift and all associated equipment.
    • This position requires the completion of the MIA straddle carrier course, or a suitable commitment to complete it.
  • Operate the 3t hardstand crane and all associated equipment.
  • Liaise with Marina Operations Manager to forecast all daily boat movements, scheduled maintenance and member requirements. Record all activity in our Marina Focus Yard system
  • Perform various yard operations such as:-
    • Erecting and securing fencing to prevent access to work areas other than by authorised contractors
    • High pressure clean boat hulls
    • Prepare and antifoul boat hulls
    • Replace anodes
    • Locating boats safely onto suitable hardstand cradles
    • Maintain log of job costs for invoicing

Perform various club building maintenance activity as required

The ability to work public holidays, summer holidays and weekends

Training will be provided to the successful candidate as required.

For a full position description or to apply please email Kosta Stefanou on with a cover letter and resume.

Quality and Service Manager

Date Listed: 7th Feb, 2022 | Closing Date: 28th Feb, 2022
  • Organisation:White Bay 6 Marine Park
  • Location:Sydney, NSW
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Description

White Bay 6 Marine Park is a premier, family owned and operated business with over 15 years’ experience servicing the needs of the Sydney boating public.

Located in the heart of Sydney Harbour, we are Sydney’s only totally integrated marine precinct, offering a range of services including servicing, maintenance, fuel facilities and dry stack boat storage.

We are currently inviting applications for the role of Quality and Service Manager.

This role is responsible for maintaining quality standards and supervising and overseeing performance of staff involved in vessel service.

The job includes:

  • Guiding and supervising the service team responsible for vessel maintenance
  • Providing training in technical and service work processes and safe practice in line with Work Health and Safety standards
  • Setting, overseeing and assessing boat maintenance quality standards
  • Project managing boat maintenance works
  • Maintaining appropriate staffing levels and driving efficacy
  • Setting, directing and maintaining service team workflow to an agreed schedule
  • Maintaining strict deadlines to minimise excess lay-days
  • Communicating progress with stakeholders including customers, via Marine Service Advisors, and other key staff
  • Record keeping including quality assurance and project records

Requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities as well as the following:

  • Proven project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and respond appropriately to shifting priorities.
  • Commitment to safety, quality and customer service
  • Strong organisational, planning and project management skills
  • Sound boat maintenance knowledge and technical skills including the application of protective coating systems, anodes
  • Straddlelift / forklift operation
  • Sound computer skills

For further information contact lorraine@whitebay6.com.au

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