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Notice is hereby given of the AGM of Life Saving Victoria Limited to be held on 12th November 2016

Commencing at 11.00am
Life Saving Victoria
Ian Potter Auditorium
200 The Boulevard Port Melbourne

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AGM AGENDA & LSV Revised Constitution: 

PDF Agenda Nov 2016

Revised Constitution V12 – 11 Aug 2016


FLN Business Bootcamp – Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August.

Get 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 a minimum two applicants to apply for the Business Boot Camp.

Dates:Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August 2016

Location: Life Saving Victoria

Time: 9:00am for a 9:30am start Sat & Sun (TBC)

Participants: Current females leaders, 18 years +

Meals: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided, with the option of a social dinner on the Saturday evening

Accommodation: LSV is currently working with local providers for discounted member pricing, limited bunkroom availability also available at no charge. Please indicate on application form if either of these options are of interest


The Business Boot Camp program comprises of a 2-day intensive weekend 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 mentor/networking program.

The Program will cover:

Governance: leading constrictive meetings, time efficient agendas, financial management, sound policy making and managment structures
Strategic planning: understanding buiness models, corporate prioities, risk management, goal setting and succession planning
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 Speed Networking Sessions, 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.


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.


Applications can be made online by the link below – https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.com/forms/xtd0ua1tk5z5z/

A club endorsement should be submitted with the online application.

Applications close Wednesday, 10 August 2016.

Applicants will be notified of their success via email by Monday, 15 August 2016.

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.


About the LSV Female Leadership Network

In June 2013 Life Saving Victoria launched the Female Leadership Network (FLN), with a mission to bring females from all facets of the organisation, together to inspire and be inspired, to encourage cultural change through positive leadership, creation of positive female role models and provide females to opportunity to develop, network and share. The network is open to all females over 18, including both staff and volunteer members. Three years in, the network now has over 202 active members representing 53 lifesaving clubs, with members ranging from aged 18 through to 75 years in a range of roles within Lifesaving.

The FLN continues to grow and provide opportunities to share, network and be inspired by likeminded females, through keynote sessions, member training, professional development opportunities, networking and skills development workshops, state and international scholarships, as well as an ongoing active online presence.

For further details about the FLN: http://lsv.com.au/clubs-members/leadership/female-leadership-network/

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New employment, volunteer and development opportunities, check out our Career page for more information

LSV has a number of new employment, volunteer and development opportunities;

Volunteer Support Officer  – Team Leader  an opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic individual to join Life Saving Victoria as a Volunteer Support Officer – Team Leader.  You will lead a small team working with our 57 Life Saving Clubs across the state, supporting more than 31,000 volunteer members, servicing the Victorian community. You will be responsible for ensuring you and your team build and maintain mutually beneficial and cooperative relationships of support between clubs, state, district and regional officers and the state centre.

Applications close 3rd July 2016

Advanced Lifesaving Camp Leaders – Life Saving Victoria is now inviting applications for employment for roles at the 2016 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.

Applications close 26th June 2016

LSV Company Secretary (Volunteer position) – LSV is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist the Board of Directors and Management in this key governance role. The role encompasses the uite of Company Secretarial functions, including supporting the Board Governance Committee.

Applications close 31st July 2016

Advanced Lifesaving Camp Expressions of Interest (Development Opportunity) – Life Saving Victoria is now inviting Expressions of Interest from members who wish to attend the 2016 Advanced Lifesaving Camp.  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 2016/2017 lifeguard period are strongly encouraged to attend the camp and attain the necessary advanced training and qualifications.

Expressions of Interest close 3rd July 2016

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Club Circulars are released each Wednesday and contain essential information and announcements for clubs and members from Life Saving Victoria (LSV). LSV encourages all members in club leadership positions to sign up to receive Circulars and share relevant information within their club.

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In late September 52 lifesavers from across the state gathered.
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Advanced lifesaving camp is developing the next generation of high quality lifesavers, arming them with the skills, experience and knowledge to take to their clubs, careers and personal lives.

Run over five days in September, the camp challenges lifesavers to improve their skills and knowledge to a gold medallion standard. The program utilises a both the class room and a number of unique beaches giving lifesavers and potential lifeguards exposure to new and exciting locations, putting their skills to the test.

The program is run by a team of experienced lifesavers and lifeguards, including state and national lifesavers and lifeguards of the year. As well as guest presenters from medical expertise and other emergency services.

The week is not one to be missed!


Current Vacancies

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 LSV Position Description – Media Manager V3.0

Applications close 3rd May 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

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A detailed summary of drowning incidents in Victoria is produced each year. These reports provide information and statistics about the people who drowned in Victorian waterways each year and the activities they were undertaking at the time.

LSV Drowning Reports include unintentional drowning incidents only. They do not include deaths due to natural causes, suicide, or homicide. Information for the reports has been collected from the State Coroner’s Office of Victoria and the National Coroner’s Information System (NCIS).

Life Saving Victoria, as a core member of the state’s emergency services, provides emergency response services across the state through is vast network of Lifesaving Club, Lifeguard, Marine and Aerial rescue services.

As a member of Emergency Management Victoria, LSV supports all phases of Emergency Management in Victoria, and assists other Emergency Services using its broad, yet unique skillset and large member base wherever possible.

Since the early 1900s Life Saving Clubs have been an integral part of Australia’s coastal and inland waterways, with volunteers providing education and training in lifesaving activities, as well as providing the iconic “red and yellow” patrolled areas. Life Saving Clubs harness the support of local communities, and use a network of services such as helicopters, inflatable rescue boats, off shore rescue boats and rescue water craft to ensure the safety of our waterway users.


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