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Media and Communications Manager  

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

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative 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. 

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, 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. 

We seek a proactive thinker, who enjoys working in a team environment. You will possess good leadership skills, excellent customer service and communication skills, with a flexible, “can do” attitude. This is a handson role and you will need to be available on weekends and after hours on a roster over the summer period.  You will coordinate 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 and reactive media management, 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, 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. 

This is a full time fixed term position (12 month contract) 

Position Description

For further information please contact the Hiring Manager Dr Bernadette Matthews on 9676 6976 or Bernadette.matthews@lsv.com.au 

Applications close 18th October 2020 

To be considered for this position, please submit your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria here: Application Form 

Club Development Officer – Central Area

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.

You will work with an allocated 57 Clubs across the state, supporting more than 38,000 volunteer members, servicing the Victorian community.

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.

You will be responsible for building and maintaining mutually beneficial and cooperative relationships of support between clubs, state officers and the state centre.  Your focus is to support the clubs and their committees across the state to build capacity and ease the administrative burden.  You will provide support, troubleshooting, training and guidance on latest information and changes, integration and support of administration, infrastructure, IT systems, lifesaving services and reporting systems.  You will facilitate clubs to connect to the relevant areas within both LSV and the local areas.

The Key Outcomes of the role include;

Relationship Management – to foster positive and supportive relationships with clubs, committees, local councils and members.  You will be a facilitator, ensuring clubs are connecting to relevant areas within LSV, local areas and key stakeholders.

Administration Capabilities – support the development of clubs efficiencies and independence in regard to their volunteer administrative capabilities through IT implementation, training, enhancement of systems and advice. Support activities and processes required to maintain affiliation with Life Saving Victoria.

Club & Volunteer Support – supporting club committees, area officers and state officers, with tools, networks, resources, advice, transition and succession planning.  Building capacity of committees and clubs through training, policy and development assisting the clubs attract, retain and transition committees and culture.

Resourcing & Support – supporting clubs and members with resources and engagement to enhance capabilities through IT support and integration.  Proactively work with clubs to identify inefficiencies and barriers and support the implementation of innovative solutions at both state and club levels.   Advocate and share solutions, be the conduit between clubs, state and clubs to ensure relevant, timely and fit for purpose solutions.

Supporting Activities – support and promote clubs, local area activities, including; sport, membership and leadership, training, lifesaving state services, to support member retention, development, upskilling and increase club capabilities.

With a continuous improvement mind-set, you will take an analytical approach to troubleshooting, with the ability to clearly demonstrate outcomes. You will be able to manage your own time to achieve key outcomes and prioritise multiple projects and needs, including those of clubs, volunteers and Life Saving Victoria.

You will have demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with various groups both internally and externally of a typical Life Saving Club operations.

We seek motivated, proactive thinkers, who enjoy working in a team environment. The successful applicant will have sound knowledge of volunteer support and club development, with demonstrated customer service and communication skills, and a flexible, “can do” attitude.  You will have advanced IT skills with the ability to support and troubleshoot with CRM systems experience.

Previous experience as an officer in a sporting, emergency service or volunteer based organisation preferred.  Qualification with units of competency in support/administration and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment desirable.  Current Victorian Drivers License and a Working with Children Check or the ability to obtain one is essential.

You will need to be available for regular weekends during peak summer period and some regional travel will be required, with a car to be provided as part of the package.

This is a full time fixed term role.

Position Description

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.

For further information please contact Hiring Manager David Potter on 9676 6948 or david.potter@lsv.com.au

Applications close 11 October 2020.

To be considered for this position, please complete your application including uploading a covering letter here: Application Form

Seasonal Education and Multicultural Program Instructors (Casual)

To apply, please complete the online application form via the Seasonal Education and Multicultural Program Instructors Application Form

We are seeking expressions of interest 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, club duties, 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 5 October, 2020.

 

Seasonal Chief Lifeguards (Casual)

Applications are now open for those who wish to apply for the role of Chief Lifeguard. Positions are allocated across the following areas: Bass, Geelong, Gippsland, Peninsula, Bayside, Surf Coast & Otway, Western, RWC (Surf Coast – Peninsula), Summer Events (state-wide), LSV Communications Supervisor.

Reporting to the Operations Manager – Lifeguards, the Chief Lifeguard primary job outcomes are to manage the day to day operations of the lifeguard service, ensuring the service is efficient, lifeguards are supported, and service is operating at required levels. As well as enhance LSV’s ability to meet operational and emergency response requirements and performance.

Position Description

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key competencies and key results found in the position description via completing the application form Seasonal Chief Lifeguard Application Form

Applicants must be available to fulfill all requirements specific to the role relative to the time of the nominated areas season.

Applications close 16 August 2020

Further details www.lsv.com.au/careers or contact Hiring Manager Briana Newson briana.newson@lsv.com.au

* Note if you apply for Chief Lifeguard role, please note in application you intend on Lifeguarding or any other positions for the season.

  

Seasonal Paid Lifeguard Applications (Casual)

Applications are now open for those who wish to be considered for employment as a Life Saving Victoria (LSV) paid lifeguard for the 2020/2021 season.

Positions exist for beach lifeguards, event lifeguards, as well as specialist roles for RWC lifeguards and lifeguards at Rowing Victoria events.

Position Description

To apply, please complete the paid Lifeguard application close 6 September 2020, Paid Lifeguard Application Form

Applicants may nominate to apply for work as an event lifeguard. Event lifeguard work is available year-round for events both within Melbourne and regional areas.

Prior to completing the application form, please ensure you have confirmed your prerequisite qualifications through your SLS Members Portal account via https://portal.sls.com.au

Positions available (please indicate on the application form all roles you are interested in):

  • Beach Lifeguard
  • RWC Lifeguard
  • Event Lifeguard

Pre-requisite Awards

  • Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue))
  • First Aid / Apply (Senior) First Aid
  • Spinal Management Award
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management
  • IRB Crew
  • Current Employment Working with Children Check

Others:

  • IRB Driver (strongly encouraged)
  • Gold Medallion (strongly encouraged)
  • ATV Operators Certificate / Induction (strongly encouraged)
  • RWC – Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate
  • Pool Lifeguard

Beach Lifeguard Positions will be available across the following regions:

  • Bass
  • Geelong
  • Gippsland
  • Peninsula
  • Bayside, Kingston and Surf Coast (RWC)
  • Surf Coast & Otway
  • Western

The main employment period is from 26 December 2020 through to 26 January 2020 with extended periods at Woolamai, Portsea, Ocean Grove, Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne.

Lifeguards may nominate their preferred location/s, however allocations will be made based on operational requirements. Where possible we will place successful applicants at their preferred locations. Lifeguards are encouraged to work in different areas across the state to further develop their lifeguarding experience.

Further details www.lsv.com.au/careers or contact Hiring Manager Briana Newson briana.newson@lsv.com.au

 

RWC Operations Coordinator

Applications are now open for the Rescue Water Craft Operations Coordinator of Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) professional and volunteer Rescue Water Craft (RWC) service.  Role includes:

  • Training of members, requalification of members, inductions, site preparation, site set up and maintenance, club communications, equipment and consumables management, rostering, pay, audits, staff and volunteer management.

Position Description

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key competencies and key results found in the position description via completing the application form: RWC Ops Coordinator Application Form

Further details www.lsv.com.au/careers or contact Hiring Manager Briana Newson briana.newson@lsv.com.au

Applications close Sunday 16 August 2020.

 

LSV Comms Operations Coordinator (Fixed term)

Applications are now open for the LSVComms Communications Coordinator.  This role will be focused on the delivery of Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) professional and volunteer communications centre. Training of members and upskilling of members, inductions, rostering, pay, audits, staff, and volunteer management.

Position Description

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key competencies and key results found in the position description via completing the application form: LSVComms Operations Coordinator Application Form

Further details www.lsv.com.au/careers or contact Hiring Manager Todd Richards todd.richards@lsv.com.au

Applications close Sunday 16 August 2020.

 

LSV Comms Seasonal Communication Operators – volunteer and paid positions

Expressions of interest are currently being sought from people wishing to become a volunteer and/or a paid LSVComms Operator and/or LSV Comms Team Leader for the 2020/2021 season.

The LSV Communications Centre has undergone a full renovation and refresh with all systems, technology, equipment being replaced. To further enhance LSV Communications we are reviewing and updating all training material, training courses, and LIMSOC.

LSVComms Operators are responsible for receiving and processing all emergency and non-emergency state-wide radio and telephone communications. The LSVComms Operator role includes:

  • Working as a part of a small team in a dynamic, technology-based environment
  • Processing sign on, sign off and rescue information
  • Operating Lifesaving Incident Management System and Operations Console (LIMSOC)
  • Incident management, dispatching and monitoring resources
  • Liaising with the Victorian Police Rescue Coordination, State Command Centre and other Emergency Service Organisations
  • Monitoring other marine radio traffic

LVS Comms Operator (Volunteers roles) 

  • Volunteer Operators will be expected to complete rostered volunteer shifts on a regular basis over weekends and public holidays from the middle of November to the end of the Easter long weekend.
  • Operators should be able to commit to approximately two shifts per month. To ensure continued training and development.

LSV Comms Operator (seasonal casual roles) 

  • Paid Operators are expected to be available to work shifts Monday to Friday from November – March. Other shifts may be required on weekends and public holidays.
  • Paid operators are expected to submit their availability upon appointment and be able to commit to this availability for the season.

Expectations for all Operators 

  • Operators will work from the State Communications Centre located at LSV State Centre, Port Melbourne.
  • Rosters will be published on a monthly basis.
  • Operators may also be required to attend periodical training sessions, operator meetings and participate in other activities as required.
  • Operators must attend a compulsory pre-season training day, date to be advised.

Minimum Criteria 

  • Be a minimum of 17 years of age as at 1 November 2020
  • Be a current financial member of a Life Saving Victoria affiliated Life Saving Club or Service
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Have the written endorsement of your Club
  • Radio Operator Award (may be achieve through Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) / Bronze Medallion)
  • Available for preseason training

Desirable Qualifications (Previous radio communications experience will be particularly well regarded)

  • Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) / Bronze Medallion
  • VHF Marine Licence

Submit Expression of Interest by completing: LSVComms Operator Expression of Interest.

Further details www.lsv.com.au/careers or contact Hiring Manager Todd Richards todd.richards@lsv.com.au

Applications close 6 September 2020

 

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