Senior Sport & Recreation Officer

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Senior Sport & Recreation Officer
Kingston City Council

Position Summary

  • Supportive and collaborative team
  • Flexible working options available
  • Full Time - Permanent role
  • Band 6, $93,076.47 to $101,552.18 per annum plus superannuation

About Us
Kingston Council’s collective focus is on delivering exceptional service that achieves our vision and meets community expectations.

A diverse, dynamic community where we all share a sustainable, safe, attractive environment and a thriving economy. The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne's CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children's services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.

The role
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Kingston Active team as a Senior Sport and Recreation Liaison Officer. Reporting to the Team Leader Sport and Recreation, you will be ensuring diverse, and suitable sport, leisure and active recreation opportunities are available to encourage increased physical activity amongst the broader Kingston community.

With a strong focus on customer service and stakeholder engagement, the role is responsible for guiding and developing partnerships with community-based sport, leisure and recreation clubs and organisations for the purpose of providing sustainable opportunities for people to be active in Kingston.

About You
You will have:

  • Experience with the operation of outdoor sporting and recreation facilities.
  • Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with sports clubs and community groups.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to achieve outcomes for the benefit of the Kingston community.
  • Have experience in the promotion and development of sports clubs through key programs to promote health and wellbeing.
  • The ability to develop working relationships with key sport and recreation stakeholders such as sport, recreation and active leisure-based clubs, sporting associations, industry governing bodies.
  • The ability to be self-motivated and work effectively within a team.
  • Have experience and knowledge of contributing to the development of policies, procedures, and sports club development.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills, including the demonstrated ability to assist with preparing project plans, engagement plans, reports and correspondence based on evidence-based research and data.
  • Degree or Diploma in sport and recreation administration and/or project management qualifications or less formal qualification with relevant experience working with sporting and recreation clubs and school groups.

What We Can Offer
This is a Full-Time Permanent role.

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will be part of an inclusive culture and have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership, social club events, paid parental leave, salary packaging, study/development assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) and discounted health insurance.

Full time employees also have access to an ADO arrangement or 9-day fortnight.

The salary for this position is between $93,076.47 to $101,552.18 (Band 6) per annum plus superannuation.

How To Apply
If you have the skills, abilities, and desire to take on this position we encourage you to click on the Apply button to submit your application. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact James Prideaux, Team Leader Sport and Recreation on 9581 4608 or

Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are a child safe and an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for the role all applications must be submitted via our Careers recruitment portal.

Click here to apply.


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