Employment Opportunity - Social Sports Officer


Location: Port Hedland Leisure   Occupation: Leisure   Division: Community Services - Leisure Facilities

Level 3 $89,617.13 (including Port Hedland Allowance) per annum pro rata

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

At the Town of Port Hedland we understand the importance that sport and recreation programs hold for remote communities. As such, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Sports Officer to utilise their love and knowledge of sport and fitness to review, develop and implement a comprehensive timetable of social sports and leisure programming. As the Social Sports Officer you will oversee the Wanangkura Stadiums social sports portfolio, with tasks ranging from organising fixtures and timetables to setting up and packing down equipment, and everything in between.

We are looking for someone who has sound knowledge of sports programming and with their finger on the pulse of industry trends. Previous experience in the operations of a multipurpose Leisure Centre would be viewed favourably. Working a 19-hour week, with the potential for more hours, you must have flexibility in working hours including weekends and after hours.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Formal qualification in recreation, education programming or demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers license
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave pro rata
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave pro rata

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact the Human Resources team on 9158 9353 or hr@porthedland.wa.gov.au      

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11.45pm Wednesday 5 October 2022

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20220413 PD_Social Sports Officer V1.pdf

Posted on Sep 21 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Wed, 5 Oct 2022 23:45:00