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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 6983 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 

 

Project Officer – Swimming and Water Safety Education 

Bring your education expertise and innovative learning approach to our fun and hard-working team. Great location!! Apply now! 

An exciting opportunity exists for a talented Educator with a strong education skillset to join the Life Saving Victoria (LSV) team. From developing learning resources, to delivering engaging workshops and accredited training, this role will support the education sector and aquatic industry to deliver quality swimming and water safety programs in Victorian primary schools.

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak water safety and lifesaving organisation; committed to its mission of preventing aquatic related death and injury throughout Victoria’s communities. 

The Port Melbourne State Centre is home to 70 fulltime staff, a function centre, training facility and key infrastructure that supports the delivery of our lifesaving, training and education services; supporting over 400 seasonal staff, licensees, volunteer members and life saving clubs. 

Key Selection Criteria  

Project Officer – Swimming & Water Safety Education

Ideal candidate: This position would ideally suit a primary school teacher with a sound understanding of the Victorian Curriculum. You will have a strong educational skill set, recent teaching experience and a passion for water safety and education. 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 be a Teacher currently registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). You will have experience developing lesson plans, assessments and teacher support materials, along with skills in delivering professional development and engaging with stakeholders. You will have exemplary interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively consult and work with a range of stakeholders to achieve beneficial outcomes. 

Personal attributes: A demonstrated ability to deliver excellent audience and/or user experiences and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to adapt to the needs of the team. You will be creative, innovative and detailed orientated, with proven success in working to deadlines.  

Communication skills: Excellent written and verbal 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. 

Position is full-time / 1-year fixed term role. 

Position Description

For further information, please contact Jane Hill, Manager – Swimming and Water Safety via email jane.hill@lsv.com.au  

Applications close 30 June 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 

 

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 30 June 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 

 

Head Coach

Are you passionate about Lifesaving Sports? Do you have the drive and desire to guide development of our next generation Athletes? 

An exciting opportunity exists for highly motivated and experienced individuals to assist in developing the next generation of Life Saving Victoria Athlete’s through the LSV Athlete Development Programs. 

LSV is currently seeking the services of two Athlete Development and High Performance Head Coaches 

  • Beach Sports 
  • Surf Sports 

We are seeking coaches who can continue to grow our athlete development and high performance success through; 

  • consistent and sustainable success for Victorian athletes and teams at the highest level 
  • high quality coaching 
  • club coach education through contact with these athletes. 
  • the creation of a high quality learning environment and culture that athletes aspire to be a part of 

To succeed in this role you will have lifesaving coaching skills and experiences relevant to developing athletes. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to develop successful relationships with external stakeholders, clubs and athletes. 

This is an exciting and energetic environment, if you are someone with a passion for lifesaving and delivering excellent outcomes, then this is definitely the next role for you. 

We seek motivated, proactive thinkers, with strong leadership qualities who enjoy working in a team environment.  The successful applicant will have sound knowledge of Life Saving Victoria, with demonstrated willingness to embrace and uphold Life Saving Victoria core values, strong team leadership, athlete development and communication skills, and a flexible, “can do” attitude. 

A high level experience and performance as an athlete and/or a proven coaching record at a high level in lifesaving sport is essential with Level 1 SLSA Coaching Qualification. Current Victorian Driver’s License and a Working with Children Check or the ability to obtain one is essential. You will need to be available for regular weekends and regional travel will be required. 

The roles are contract and based on the number of sessions provided between July 2019 and November 2019.  Session plans / back up plans and self evaluation of sessions is required for these roles with the plans to be made available to all participating athletes. 

Position Description

For further information please contact Kirsty Clark on 03 9676 6957 or Kirsty.clark@lsv.com.au 

Applications close 23rd June 2019 

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you addresses the key requirements of the role 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. Please refer to www.lsv.com.au/careers for position description. 

For further information please contact Lexi Hilgert on 03 9676 6944 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 26th June 2019 

 

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Development Opportunities

Blue Connections LSV’s Networking Series

Session Seven: The Plan of Attack – Setting and Achieving Goals

Keynote Speaker: Matti Clements – Director, Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement,
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019 @ 6.30pm (for 7pm start), LSV State Centre

Session Overview

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

We are pleased to announce Matti Clements as our keynote speaker for LSV’s Blue Connections session seven presenting ‘The Plan of Attack’. Having delivered national emotional intelligence and leadership programs as well as well-being and professional development frameworks for high performance teams and leaders, Matti will unpack this dynamic and valuable topic of setting and achieving goals!

About Matti

Matti is an expert in wellbeing and people management with over 15 years’ experience working with Australia’s top elite and professional sports at both strategic and operational levels.

As the AIS Director, Matti is the leader of a new AIS wellbeing and engagement team focusing on preparing athletes for life after sport. Her appointment is setting a new standard for mental health awareness by breaking down barriers at every level of management and high performance.

As a senior psychologist Matti has a broad expertise in the design, implementation and ongoing management of national programs in the area wellbeing, professional development services and support systems.

Through her substantial and invaluable work, Matti has consolidated her position as an influential and innovative leader. Matti has worked with;

  • AFL
  • Cricket Australia
  • Australian Cricketers Association
  • Tennis Australia
  • NRL St George Illawarra Dragons

Matti’s experience has also included:

  • Director and Senior Psychologist – Mental Edge Consulting
  • General Manager of People and Culture – St Kilda Football Club
  • National Wellbeing Services Manager – AFL Players Association
  • Senior Psychologist – Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

Session Registration

Single Session $25 per registration

Register Here

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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