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SENIOR MEDIA OFFICER

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and experienced media and communications professional to join Life Saving Victoria in the newly created role of Senior Media Officer.

Life Saving Victoria 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 and resuscitation as well as safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.

We achieve this by working with our 35,000 members and 57 Clubs, our communities, educational institutions, governments, and other organisations in the provision of best practice education, training, surveillance and rescue and risk management services.

We are seeking the services of a dynamic communications professional to deliver key media and communications activities and provide expertise, advice and on-call reactive media support across the organisation.

You will be part of a small team that is responsible for 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.

This is a great opportunity for someone ready to take the next step in their career, or a professional looking for a hands-on role with loads of variety!

Key Selection Criteria

Ideal candidate: media and communications professional, with exposure to development and delivery of media, communications, PR and promotional services and strategies.  A people person, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work positively with a diverse range of stakeholders. Strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and priorities are also required.

Specific requirements: an experienced media professional with at least 5 years’ relevant industry experience.  Strong experience in media liaison, both corporate and crisis communication and government liaison essential. You will have a track record of success and some understanding of not for profit, emergency service and/or community-based organisations would also be 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.  You should be able to deal with high pressure and able to demonstrate a passion for the community sector.  A high level of integrity, discretion and empathy is also 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.

Flexible: You will have a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude. You will need to be available to be on-call for media enquiries including weekends, particularly over the summer period.  You will be able to multi-task and switch focus as required.

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

LSV Position Description – Senior Media Officer V2

For further information please contact the Hiring Manager Jennifer Arch on 0409 359 343 or jennifer.arch@lsv.com.au

Applications close 18 July 2019

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

 

Program Writer

Exciting opportunity for a talented Educator to join the LSV team in this newly created role, developing content for a brand-new program water safety program.  Join this new project and provide your expertise to innovate the learning space!  Great location! Fun and hard-working team! Apply now!

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation and is committed to its mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities.

The Port Melbourne State Centre is home to 80 fulltime staff, a Function Centre, Training facility and key infrastructure that supports the delivery of our Lifesaving, Training and Education Service and supports over 400 seasonal staff, licensees, Volunteer Members and Life Saving Clubs.

The Program Writer will work closely with LSV’s water safety and Nippers subject matter experts and key stakeholder to design and produce program resources for schools and the aquatic industry.  These will include a framework, lesson plans, assessment and instructor support materials.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: This position would ideally suit an educator with a strong understanding of the Victorian Curriculum Learning Areas specified for the position.  You will have strong experience and passion for water safety.  You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ when needed.

Specific requirements: You will have a good experience delivering lesson plans, assessments and teacher support material, with strong skills in stakeholder engagement.   You will have exemplary interpersonal and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively consult and work with a range of stakeholders to achieve beneficial outcomes.

Personal attributes: Demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will possess strong interpersonal and communication skill with the ability to adapt to the needs of the team. You will be detailed orientated, with demonstrated success in working to deadlines.

Communication skills: Excellent communication skills, with the ability to liaise and communicate a variety of stakeholders.

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, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

This is a fixed period, casual position. ** Must have strong availability July 2019 – Oct 2019

LSV Position Description – Bush Nippers Program Writer 2019 V2

For further information please contact Hiring Manager, Trudy Micallef – Strategic Projects Manager on 9676 6900 or trudy.Micallef@lsv.com.au

Applications close 16 July 2019

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

 

Project Officer – Bush Nippers

Exciting opportunity for a talented project officer to join the LSV team in this newly created role, supporting the implantation of brand-new program water safety program across the state.  Join this new project and provide your expertise to support the implementation and take-up of this innovative program.  Great location! Fun and hard-working team! Apply now!

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation and is committed to its mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities.

The Port Melbourne State Centre is home to 80 fulltime staff, a Function Centre, Training facility and key infrastructure that supports the delivery of our Lifesaving, Training and Education Service and supports over 400 seasonal staff, licensees, Volunteer Members and Life Saving Clubs.

The Project Officer will work closely with 4 Pilot sites across Victoria to implement including set-up, training and risk management, troubleshoot, drive the promotion and support the recruitment of participants. Engage key stakeholder in community, schools and the aquatic industry, provide regular updates, validate program and support as required.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit an educator with a strong understanding of the nipper and/or water safety program specified for the position.  You will have strong experience in events or similar program implementation campaign.  You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ when needed.

Specific requirements:  You will have a good experience in implementing projects, with good event management experience and staff training skills. You will have strong skills in stakeholder engagement, with exemplary interpersonal and influencing skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively consult and work with a range of stakeholders to achieve beneficial outcomes.

Personal attributes: demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will possess strong interpersonal and communication skill with the ability to adapt to the needs of the team. You will be detailed orientated, with demonstrated success in working to deadlines.

Communication skills:  Excellent communication skills, with the ability to liaise and communicate a variety of stakeholders.

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, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

This is a fixed period, casual position. ** Must have strong availability Sept 2019 – April 2020

LSV Position Description – Bush Nipper Project Officer 2019 V2

For further information please contact Hiring Manager, Trudy Micallef – Strategic Projects Manager on 9676 6900 or trudy.Micallef@lsv.com.au

Applications close 23 July 2019

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

Seasonal Education Instructors and Leaders

Opportunities exist for energetic and passionate individuals to educate participants in LSV’s key water safety Education programs.

You will supervise and instruct participants (ranging from the ages of 6 to 18) in Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) community and school based education programs, ensuring an understanding of key messages are delivered in an enthusiastic, professional and safe manner.

Programs are delivered across metro Melbourne (Sorrento – Geelong) beaches, pools, classrooms and inland waterways, with some flexibility for instructors to work preferred venues, shift times and days to fit in with other commitments (work, study, volunteering and family etc.)

Shifts are available predominantly during school hours from October to December (Term 3 & 4) and February to May (Term 1 & 2). Weekend and regional work are also available as well as further opportunities throughout the year.

Further information including position descriptions can be found at; https://lsv.com.au/education/join-our-team/

For more information contact Jessica Acocks via email: edu.staff@lsv.com.au or Phone: (03) 9676 6940

APPLY NOW!

Applications close Friday 16 August 2019

Manager – Lifesaving Operations (Service Delivery)

An exciting opportunity for an experienced emergency service professional to join the Lifesaving Operations team in role of Manager – Lifesaving Operations (Service Delivery). 

Life Saving Victoria (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. 

Life Saving Victoria, as a core member of the state’s emergency services, provides emergency response services across the state through its 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, offshore rescue boats and rescue water craft to ensure the safety of our waterway user 

Reporting to the General Manager – Lifesaving Services the Manager of Lifesaving Operations will be responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of state-wide lifesaving services operated by LSV. These services include lifeguards, rescue water craft services, marine search and rescue, drones and helicopters.  This role will play an integral part in ensuring a state of operational readiness in support of Lifesaving Services delivered to the Victorian Community.  

Key Selection Criteria; 

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit an individual with experience as a Manager in emergency service, managing diverse portfolios and workforce.  You will have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of lifesaving and/or search and rescue with demonstrated experience of Incident Management systems.   You will have the ability to work on a number of tasks and events simultaneously, and the ability to operate in a busy environment.  

Specific requirements: Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in risk management, emergency management and/or project management are preferred. You will have demonstrated experience managing a large and dispersed workforce. You will have successful project management experience, with the ability to manage a project from its infancy through to completion. Your management experience will include strong people management and development skills, as well as a track record of developing and managing budgets and project deliverable on time. 

Personal attributes: demonstrable ability to influence others through leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.  You will be able to foster productive working relationships, and value diversity and collaboration. You will be a people person with the ability to operate effectively under high pressure and demonstrate a passion for the community sector and volunteering. You will possess a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude, and someone who doesn’t mind ‘rolling-up their sleeves’.   

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

Flexible: You will have a flexible, can do attitude. You will need to be available to be on call, work shift work or out of hours work on weekends or evenings. Some regional and interstate  travel will be required. 

This is a fulltime permanent position. 

In return Life Saving Victoria will provide a great work environment, variety, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne with options to work some days out of regional offices located in Geelong or Carrum. 

Position Description

For further information please contact the Hiring Manager Simon White on 9676 6900 or simon.white@lsv.com.au 

Applications close 7 July 2019 

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 

 

Volunteer Training Officer 

An exciting opportunity exists for highly motivated and energetic individual 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. 

The Volunteer Training Officer will focus on supporting the development and maintenance of LSV’s organisations training standards and policies within Life Saving Clubs across the state through the provision of training delivery, supervision and mentoringThe role will identify and support training and assessment development opportunities and undertake the delivery of courses, programs and workshops to support findings. 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 strong a background in facilitating training courses, with an understanding of Vocational Education and Training compliance requirements, exceptional presentation skills, enthusiasm and passion for volunteerism and education.  An understanding of the lifesaving in the context of training and assessment would be highly regarded. 

Individuals must hold a current Certificate IV in Training Assessment – TAE40116 and an ability to facilitate First Aid and CPR courses.  Desirable understanding of SLSA awards and an to facilitate Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and Silver Medallion Beach Management awards. 

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a training professional with strong development skills and a passion to support others.  You will have good troubleshooting skills, enjoy working with a diverse client base.  You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a want to achieve customer service excellence. 

Specific requirements: must have a Certificate IV in Training Assessment (TAE40116) or Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50116) 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 busy environment.  You will have 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. 

Position Description

Applications close 7 July 2019 

For further information please contact Micah Spedding on 03 9676 6933 or micah.spedding@lsv.com.au  

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 

 

Trainers & Assessors (Pool Lifeguard) – Casual 

TRAINER & ASSESSOR RECRUITMENT METRO & REGIONAL LOCATIONS 

Exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic individuals to join Life Saving Victoria in Trainer and Assessors. We seek a training professional with exceptional presentation skills, enthusiasm and passion for education to join our dedicated team 

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering training and assessment to a wide range of client groups located across regional and metropolitan areas. 

You will be part of a team delivering a selection of short courses both accredited and non-accredited, focusing predominantly on first aid, emergency response and water safety.  We are currently looking for personable and passionate trainers who makes training interesting for learners.  

We have a current intake for casual positions, to join a pool of trainers delivering across the state. Become one of our training team based across the state delivering short courses both metro and regionally. 

Target locations/ regions: 

– Metropolitan Melbourne
– Greater South East Melbourne
– Far North – i.e. Echuca and Shepparton
– Far North East – i.e. Wangaratta, Wodonga,Benalla
– Far West -i.e. Warrnambool, Horsham, Portland
– Far North West – i.e. Mildura, Swan Hill

Ideal candidates: we seek training professionals with exceptional presentation skills and demonstrated experience. You will enjoy working with a diverse client base with a passion to educate in these important life skills. 

Specific requirements: Applicants must have a current Training and Assessment qualification, current vocational qualifications and the ability to maintain current relevant qualifications and professional development evidence in line with ASQA / VET requirements and LSV structures. 

Training and Assessment Qualification:  

– the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, OR
– the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, plus:
– either TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, or its successor, or TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, and either TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools, or its successor, or
– TAEASS502A Design and Develop Assessment Tools, or TAEASS502B Design and Develop Assessment Tools, OR
– a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

Vocational qualifications:  

– SISSS00111 Pool Lifeguard AND
– HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

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 clients.

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 applicants will need to demonstrate success in delivering training and assessment in the suite of short courses LSV provides 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.  

For further information please contact Recruitment on 03 9676 6912 or recruitment@lsv.com.au  

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

Applications close 7 July 2019

 

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Blue Connections LSV’s Networking Series

Exercise and It’s Impact – ‘Purpose, Passion, Perseverance’

Session Seven: Exercise and It’s Impact

Keynote Speaker: Brooke Hanson OAM OLY

Date: Wednesday 31st July 2019 @ 6.30pm (for 7pm start), LSV State Centre

Download Flyer HERE

Session Overview

Join us for an evening of development, inspiration and networking with the backdrop of Port Phillip Bay, sharing insights with water safety enthusiasts from across our state!

The Olympic champion has gone on to enjoy a successful career for herself as a television and radio presenter, product ambassador and continues to balance her blooming professional media career with; motherhood, appearances, hosting, motivational speaking, charity events, swim clinics and her commitment to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all Australians!

Inline with her key words: ‘Purpose, Passion, Perseverance’ Brooke will inspire, challenge and guide us through the importance of this valuable topic and the impact it will have for both yourself and your teams.

About Brooke

Swimming star Brooke Hanson OAM OLY, an Olympic gold and silver medallist, remains one of Australia’s most recognised Olympians.

Brooke made her debut for the Australian Swimming Team at the 1994 Commonwealth Games before going on to represent Australia over 25 times at major international championships.

In 2004 Brooke fulfilled a childhood dream, when after missing two Olympic teams in 1996 and 2000, she won Olympic gold and silver medals in Athens.

She created history at the 2004 FINA World Short Course Championships in Indianapolis where she won a record six gold medals – five individual and the 4x100m medley relay in world record time.

Brooke is a professional motivational speaker, master of ceremonies, television and radio presenter and a healthy active mother.

After studying journalism the talented swimmer released her autobiography “When Silver Is Gold” The Brooke Hanson Story and she loves nothing more than to share her inspirational story with everyone she meets.

Her television presenting on the TV Week Logie winning show “What’s Good for You” earned her a Logie nomination for Best New Female Talent. She loved her role on Nine Network’s Discover Downunder  exploring the best camping and caravanning holiday destinations around Australia throughout 5 seasons and continues to enjoy the outdoors and camping with her family.

Session Registration: REGISTER HERE

Single Session $25 per registration

Complimentary Beveridge and light refreshments will be provided on arrival!

 

Ready 2 Lead 2019 – Female Leadership Program

Life Saving Victoria is inviting all new, emerging or those leaders looking for new inspiration to an exciting new intermediate female program offering.

Ready 2 Lead will be the first LSV female leadership program to offer a blended format; consisting of both day and night and an opportunity for regional participants to access night sessions via skype.

Topics for this program include;

  • Leadership Styles and Managing Others
  • Team Formation
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Risk and Change Management
  • Decision Making
  • Wellness – Managing self and managing others

People that may be interested in applying for this program include but not limited to Club Captains, Patrol Captains, Age Managers, Committee Members, Club Delegates and Junior Coordinators.

Ready 2 Lead Program Details;

We will be delivering two programs, a metro offering at Life Saving Victoria and regional offering in the Western area.

Metro Dates;

  • Saturday June 15 – Full Day @ LSV HQ
  • Thursday July 11 – Night (6:30pm to 9:30pm approximately)
  • Wednesday August 14 – Night (6:30pm -8:30pm approximately)
  • Saturday August 17 – Full Day @ LSV HQ

Regional Dates;

  • Saturday June 22 -Full Day @ Western
  • Thursday July 11 – Night via Skype (6:30pm to 9:30pm approximately) @ LSV HQ
  • Wednesday August 14 – Night via Skype (6:30pm -8:30pm approximately) @LSV HQ
  • Saturday August 24 – Full Day @ Western

Cost – $150 + GST

To apply for Ready 2 Lead – https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.com/forms/ready-2-lead-2019-female-leadership-program/

Registrations close on Wednesday, June 5 2019

 

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