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LSV is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation with a mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities. We strive to provide all Victorians with water safety, swimming, resuscitation, and safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.  We achieve this by working with our members, communities, educational institutions, governments, and other organisations in the provision of best practice education, training, surveillance and rescue and risk management services.

Media Manager

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic professional to join Life Saving Victoria as Media Manager.

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated person to oversee Life Saving Victoria’s Media & Communications function. This role involves plenty of task variety including the development and delivery of a range of media, public relations, communications and promotional strategies that will support Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) projects, strategic commitments and its role as an emergency service and State peak body.

We seek a proactive thinker, who enjoys working in a team environment. You will possess excellent customer service and communication skills, with a flexible, “can do” attitude. You will need to be available on weekends over the summer period and co-ordinate on the run between internal and external stakeholders. Some regional and interstate travel may be required.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: media professional, able to confidently develop and deliver a range of media, communication, PR and promotional services and strategies.  A people person, with strong interpersonal skills, team leading experience and able to work positively with a diverse range of stakeholders. Strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and priorities.

Specific requirements: an experienced Media professional with at least 5 years’ relevant industry experience.   Strong experience in media liaisons, both corporate and crisis communication, government liaison and brand management essential. Strong knowledge of digital communications and promotion.  You will have a track record of success and some understanding of not for profit, emergency service and/or community based organisations viewed favourably.

Personal attributes:  You will be solution orientated, with the ability to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will have a demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders to deliver excellent customer service.  Should be able to deal with high pressure and able to demonstrate a passion for the community sector.  High level of integrity, discretion and empathy essential.

Communication skills: Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders including sponsors, government agencies, national bodies, media agencies and volunteers.

Project management: Proven project management and planning skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and performance targets. Should be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of time management and the ability to work effectively under pressure.

Commercially Astute: Should have excellent analytical skills with the ability to evaluate opportunities and provide recommendations. Will have proven business planning, budgets and market analysis experience.

Flexible: You will have a flexible, can do attitude. You will need to be available on-call including weekends over the summer period and be able to co-ordinate on the run between internal and external stakeholders. Some regional and interstate travel may be required.

In return Life Saving Victoria will provide a great work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

For further information please contact Emma Atkins, General Manager – Business Support on 9676 6912 or emma.atkins@lsv.com.au,

LSV Position Description – Media Manager V3.0

Applications close 26 June 2017

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to email: recruitment@lsv.com.au

 

Senior Coordinator – Aquatic Sport

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic sports professional to join Life Saving Victoria as the Senior Coordinator – Aquatic Sport.

 

The Aquatic Sports team works with our Volunteer Membership including Officials, Referees, Age Managers, Coaches, Athletes and supporting members to deliver Beach, Pool, IRB and First Aid carnivals and events across the state.  LSV has over 5,000 senior summer carnival competitors, over 6,000 junior carnival competitors, almost 1,000 pool competitors and over 500 IRB competitors.

The Aquatic Sports team is responsible for the facilitation and coordination of Aquatic Sports events and athlete development programs that foster participation, retention and development of our members across our 57 Lifesaving Clubs.

We are seeking an energetic, self-starter, who is innovative and project orientated to oversee the development and delivery of key sporting projects and events, whilst managing the day-to-day operation of the Aquatic Sport function.

This is a dynamic, multi-task oriented role offering significant variety including the promotion, development, delivery and evaluation of a range of programs, with an emphasis on the growth and development of our membership and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a project orientated individual with a strong background in event management, with a particular focus in the sporting sector. Demonstrated experience in youth, sport and volunteer engagement areas is desirable.  You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ when needed.

Specific requirements: must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work on a number of projects and tasks simultaneously. You must have the ability to operate in a high pressure environment and be a proactive problem solver, to analyse issues from different perspectives and propose workable solutions. Experience working with landowners and councils is desirable, with some experience in administering permits preferred.

Personal attributes: demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will be flexible, available on weekends over the summer period and be able to co-ordinate on the run between internal and external stakeholders. Some regional and interstate travel will be required.

 Communication skills: sound communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills are required, including well-developed written and oral skills. You will have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders, including volunteer members, internal staff, local councils, government agencies, national bodies and sponsors.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate success in delivering medium to large projects and events, experience in the development and delivery of initiatives to increase participation and activities with a member focus.

You will have exemplary interpersonal and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively consult and negotiate with a range of stakeholders to achieve beneficial outcomes.

Committed to providing a flexible and diverse workplace, Life Saving Victoria will provide a fabulous work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities. This is a permanent opportunity, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

For further information please contact Andrew Foran – General Manager –  Lifesaving Club Development  on 9676 6910 or andrew.foran@lsv.com.au

LSV Position Description – Aquatic Sport Senior Coordinator June-17

Applications close 25 June 2017

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au

 

Sports Events Coordinator

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic sport administration professional to join Life Saving Victoria as the Sports Events Coordinator

We are seeking an energetic and motivated Events professional with strong administration and events delivery skills and experience to support the delivery of innovative and efficient events and programs.  This is a multi-task oriented role offering plenty of variety, supporting a range of tasks, programs and events including the promotion, development and delivery of a range of programs.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a project orientated individual with a background in event delivery, with a particular focus in the sporting sector. Demonstrated experience in youth, sport or volunteer engagement areas is desirable.  You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude, with strong operational skills.

Specific requirements: must have excellent administration skills, be process orientated with strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously. You must have good multi-tasking skills and the ability to operate under pressure.   You will need to be able to troubleshoot and be a proactive problem solver.

Personal attributes: demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service, to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will be flexible, available on weekends over the summer period and really enjoy working with volunteers to deliver grass root events on the beach and the pool deck. Some regional travel will be required.

Communication skills:  you will have good communication and have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders, including volunteer members, internal staff, local councils, government agencies, national bodies and sponsors.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate experience in supporting medium to large projects and events, with experience in providing efficient administration and operational delivery.

You will have good interpersonal and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively support and communicate with a range of stakeholders to achieve beneficial outcomes.

Committed to providing a flexible and diverse workplace, Life Saving Victoria will provide a fabulous work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities. This is a permanent opportunity, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

For further information please contact Andrew Foran – General Manager –  Lifesaving Club Development  on 9676 6910 or andrew.foran@lsv.com.au

LSV Position Description – Sports Events Coordinator June-17 V2.0

Applications close 25 June 2017

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au

 

Manager – Lifeguard Services

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic person to join Life Saving Victoria in this newly created role as the Manager – Lifeguard Services.

The role is responsible for overseeing the operation and delivery of existing services and the establishments of new paid lifeguard services, including resource management, client contact and reporting across the breadth of all lifesaving service operations.

The roles primary mission is to ensure the growth, management and efficiency of paid lifeguard services along the Victorian coast line, inland waterways and events through delivery of quality services and client management.

The role oversees the management of resources, gear and equipment within LSV’s lifesaving operations warehouse, including the coordination and readiness of gear and equipment at this location for Aquatic Sport and Lifesaving Services.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Manager – Lifeguard Services will be focused on the planning, delivery, review and continuous improvement of the Lifeguard services across the state.

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a person with previous Lifeguarding, search and rescue services and/or emergency service management/team leading experiences.  You will have some understanding of incident management, surveillance and search and rescue management, with demonstrated people management skills and experience overseeing a large pool of staff.  You will have some experience in business development and/or strong presentation skills.

Specific requirements:   you will have some demonstrated experience collaborating and working with a diverse client and stakeholder base including community, volunteer membership, local government and land managers, commercial clients and other emergency services.  You will have excellent communication skills, with continuous improvement focus and experience developing staff.  You will have strong process management skills, with the ability to operate in a high pressure environment essential. Knowledge of Life Saving Victoria or a background in lifesaving is preferred. Must currently hold or willing and able to obtain a Bronze Medallion.

Personal attributes: you will have a passion for customer service excellence and ability to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will be flexible, calm and be able to co-ordinate on the run to get the best outcomes for your clients and your team.  You will be detail orientated and able to work to deadlines, with strong planning and project management skills.  You will be a good collaborator with excellent negotiation skills and a willingness to work with others to achieve favourable outcomes.

Communication skills:  excellent communication, including well-developed written and oral skills. You will have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders including employee, clients and industry.

We seek a team player, with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a passion for leading a team to deliver customer service excellence.

Previous experience in volunteer organisation or emergency services would be advantageous. Tertiary Qualifications or working towards in relevant discipline highly regarded. Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and prioritise essential. You will need to be available some weekends and some regional and interstate travel will be required

Committed to providing a flexible and diverse workplace, Life Saving Victoria will provide a positive work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

LSV Position Description – Manager Lifeguard Services V5

For further information please contact Andrew Foran on 9676 6910 or andrew.foran@lsv.com.au

Applications close 19th Jun 2017.

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you addresses the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au

 

Training Officer – Volunteer Training

An exciting opportunity exists for 2 highly motivated and energetic individuals to join Life Saving Victoria Volunteer Training Team.

LSV is a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering Training and Assessment to our Volunteer Lifesavers through our large Volunteer Network.

Reporting to the Volunteer Training Manager, the Training Officers support the development and maintenance of LSV organisational Training standards and policies within Lifesaving Clubs across Victoria through the provision of training delivery, support, monitoring and mentoring.

The new Training Officer’s primary role will focus on ensuring RTO compliance processes are maintained and to support Area Training and Assessment Officers in developing clubs capacities to achieve self-sufficiency and sustainability.

Providing support to these key stakeholders through collaboration, development of resources, support of compliance tasks and the delivery of program, forums and workshops.  To further build capacity at grass roots and state level and to identify opportunities to simplify processes and innovate.

We seek a training professional with exceptional presentation skills, enthusiasm and passion for volunteerism and education.

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a training professional with exceptional presentation skills and demonstrated administrative experience in a similar role.  You will enjoy working with a diverse client base with a passion to educate and develop.   You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a passion for customer service excellence.

Specific requirements: must have Diploma of Vocation Education and Training (TAE50111) or Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and the ability to maintain current relevant qualifications and professional development evidence in line with ASQA / VET requirements and LSV structures.  You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to operate in a high pressure environment.  You will have a Learning and Development background, with a track record of innovation and continuous improvement.

Personal attributes: demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will be flexible, be able to co-ordinate on the run to get the best outcomes for your volunteers.  You will be detail orientated and able to work to deadlines.

Communication skills:  Sound communication, including well-developed written and oral skills. You will have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate success in delivering training and assessment in the suite of short courses and a track record of maintaining accurate and timely records.

Committed to providing a flexible and diverse workplace, Life Saving Victoria will provide a positive work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

These are 2  full-time, 12-month fixed term roles.

LSV Position Description – Volunteer Training Officer V4.0

For further information please contact Dean Hemburrow on 9676 6950 or dean.hemburrow@lsv.com.au

Applications close 19th June 2017

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au

 

 

For further information please contact General Manager –Financial Services on 9676 6972 or penny.callaghan@lsv.com.au

Applications close 12th June 2017

To be considered for this position, please forward your applications with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au

CAMP LEADERS – 2017 Advanced Lifesaving Camp

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is now inviting applications for employment for roles at the 2017 Advanced Lifesaving Camp.

Vacancies exist for Camp Leaders with varied specialist skills. We are seeking experienced lifeguards and lifesaving members in leadership roles, with training and assessment qualifications.

Applicants must have a desire to support future leaders wishing to take the next step in lifesaving and strive for their Gold Medallion. 2017 Advanced Lifesaving Camp

DATES: Monday, 25 September 2017 to Friday, 29 September 2017

LOCATION: Angahook Holiday Camp, Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231

Our goal for the Advanced Lifesaving Camp is to enhance the training and development of Gold Medallion Lifesavers and Lifeguard Recruits, with a strong focus on high performance, leadership and practical learning.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: We seek applicants who are current lifesaving leaders, with experience leading and training large groups, with a range of ages and experience. You will possess a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude, with a willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ as required.

Specific requirements: Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work as part of a team. Highly desirable experience in the Lifeguard service and/or specialist training skills, strong lifesaving skills and have a track record of excellence and leading by example. You must possess relevant training and/or facilitation awards. You must have a current Employment – Working with Children Check.

Personal attributes: Demonstrate the ability to lead teams and follow instruction, to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happens’. Should be able to deal with high pressure and able to demonstrate a passion for the lifesaving service. Must have an understanding and willingness to adopt the values of the Australian Lifeguard Service.

Flexible: You will have a flexible, can do attitude. You will be able to co-ordinate on the run between activities. You will need to be available for some planning sessions and for the entire camp period.

To apply for the Camp Leader Positions, please write a brief application, addressing the key criteria and detailing your relevant training, assessment and lifesaving history, including a list your qualifications as confirmed on Lifesaving Online.

The application form will also provide an opportunity for those applying to make suggestions of program activities that would benefit the development of the candidates.

To make an application, please follow the link and submit your application by the closing date of Sunday, 25 June 2017  https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.eu/forms/kotz97r1pktfhd/

All applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

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Development Opportunities

Advanced Lifesaving Camp

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is now inviting Expressions of Interest from members who wish to attend the 2017 Advanced Lifesaving Camp to be held from Monday, 25 September 2017 to Friday, 29 September 2017.

Our goal for the Advanced Lifesaving Camp is to enhance the training and development of Gold Medallion Lifesavers and Lifeguard recruits, with a strong focus on high performance and practical learning.
Those wishing to gain first time employment as a seasonal lifeguard and/or event lifeguard for the 2017/2018 lifeguard period are strongly encouraged to attend the camp and attain the necessary advanced training and qualifications.

DATES: Monday, 25 September 2017 to Friday, 29 September 2017
LOCATION: Angahook Holiday Camp, Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231
COST: $405 (inc GST) per participant, includes all meals, accommodation and course fees
PRE-REQUISITES:  Minimum age is 17 years at Monday, 25 September 2017
Proficient in the following;

  • Bronze Medallion (Cert II in Public Safety)
  • Apply (Senior) First Aid / First Aid
  • Advanced Resuscitation Technique Certificate / Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (AID)
  • Spinal Management Award
  • An 800m swim time of 14 minutes or less is required to achieve the Gold Medallion, and whilst highly desirable, a time greater than this does not preclude you from participating in the program. Participants are encouraged to train towards this goal prior, and an opportunity to complete the swim will be provided during the camp

To express interest, please follow the link to the Expression of Interest Form and provide details by the closing date of Sunday, 2 July 2017: https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.eu/forms/kog9840dhnn60/

LSV will work with clubs to provide opportunities to gain any prerequisite awards required prior to camp. Candidates will not be able to attend the camp unless they are proficient in the pre-requisite awards and have reached the minimum age.

An information pack will be sent out regarding the Advanced Lifesaving Camp details and prerequisite award opportunities following receipt of the Expression of Interest.

For any queries regarding the Advanced Lifesaving Camp, please contact the Lifesaving Operations Department on 9676 6930

 

FEMALE LEADERSHIP NETWORK – Business Boot Camp (Board Ready)

The Life Saving Victoria (LSV) Female Leadership Network (FLN), supported by the Australian Sports Commission through the Women Leaders in Sports program is pleased to offer females 18 years+, a unique opportunity to attend the Business Boot Camp (Board Ready) program.

The Business Boot Camp program is aimed at current and emerging female leaders within Lifesaving, who are looking to take the next step in their Leadership journey. This program would ideally suit those members with aspirations to step into club and/or state Director or Executive member positions, with some current committee or officer experience.

Clubs are strongly encouraged to nominate at least one applicant to apply for the Business Boot Camp.

Dates: Saturday, 1 July & Saturday, 5 August 2017

Location: Life Saving Victoria 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne 3207

Time: 9:00am for a 9:15am start Sat & Sun (TBC)

Participants: Current females leaders, 18 years + Meals: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided

BUSINESS BOOTCAMP PROGRAM OUTLINE

The Business Boot Camp program comprises of a 2-day intensive program, with inspiring sessions and insight from leaders within sport, business and the community. The sessions will include structured skills development sessions, keynote speakers and workshops, accompanied by an ongoing networking program.

The Program will cover:

  • Governance: leading constructive meetings, time efficient agendas, financial management, sound policy making and management structures
  • Informed Decision Making: understanding board interactions, building effective management committees and working collaboratively
  • Leadership and Communication – communication styles, effective communication, conflict management, leadership styles and knowing your leadership and brand management.
  • Mentor and networking sessions

The Business Boot Camp will include a Networking Lunch, with a number of current and former Board Members, from LSV, business and community participating, providing participants with a unique insight into individual challenges, strengths and leadership journey’s. LSV will further facilitate ongoing mentoring opportunities and networking sessions as part of this program. PROGRAM COST Supported by the Australian Sports Commissions’, Women Leaders in Sport Grant Program, the cost for the program is $100 (including GST) per participant for the two days. LSV will invoice clubs for the cost of the Program; it will be up to each club and participant to agree on how much each party will contribute.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications can be made online by the link below – https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.eu/forms/lsv-fln-business-boot-camp-application-2017/

A club endorsement should be submitted with the online application. Applications close Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

Successful applicants will be sent a program pack with further details and a leadership self-audit to complete prior to the commencement of the program.

FEMALE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – Business Bootcamp Extension Program Save the date

Life Saving Victoria is pleased to announce that we will be delivering a Business Boot Camp Board Ready Extension Program in 2017.

This program will be aimed at previous Business Boot Camp attendees; as we look to increase their knowledge and understanding of being on a Board and better equipping you to be Board Ready. Participants with a high level of leadership and governance experience also welcome.

Program Dates: Saturday, 2 September 2017 Saturday, 9 & Sunday, 10 September 2017 Further program details to be released in June

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