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Chief Executive Officer

• Lead this iconic organisation
• Play your part in saving lives
• Enable save and prepared communities

The Chair and Board of Life Saving Victoria (LSV) are seeking a visionary, inspiring leader to guide the organisation into its next phase of sustainable operation and growth, following a most impressive period of stability, growth and efficient high quality service delivery.

Reporting to the LSV Board, and operating in accordance with the framework of Emergency Management Victoria, the CEO will lead the team to continue optimising resources, responding to community needs, maintaining quality standards, and minimising risks inherent to the operation.

CEOs seldom get the chance to leave a legacy in their community while building and leading a successful, thriving social and commercial enterprise. As the successful candidate, you will be an exceptional CEO or senior executive, with proven experience in driving operational excellence across a multi-disciplinary geographically diverse organisation.

With a focus on health and safety, you will offer strategic leadership and have significantly influenced sustainable growth and service quality in a large, complex-structured organisation, balancing commerciality with integrity and stakeholder sensitivity.

You will be a passionate advocate of safety, and adept at managing competing priorities with partners such as government, clubs, the aquatic industry and other state and international affiliates. Aligned with the values and purpose of LSV, you will strive to continue the journey in shaping a positive culture that inspires staff, volunteers and industry partners to deliver exceptional services and outcomes for the community. Relevant qualifications mandatory.

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) was formed in 2002 through the merger of Surf Life Saving Victoria and the Royal Life Saving Society Australia Victoria Branch. This formation of Life Saving Victoria created a single peak agency in the State for water safety that is recognised by the Victorian Government.

LSV has forged new lifesaving and water safety initiatives while respecting the proud traditions and programs of the Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving National organisations.

The LSV Board has engaged Jo Fisher – Fisher Leadership to recruit LSV’s next CEO

To apply – please go to www.fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference LSVceo1020, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information

Applications close: 29 January 2021

 


Manager – Aquatic Sports

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic grass-roots sports management professional to join Life Saving Victoria (LSV) as  Manager – Aquatic Sport.

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.

With over 38,000 members from 57 clubs across Victoria, LSV is continuously looking for innovative ways to develop and test lifesaving skills, engage and provide new opportunities for its members, while also fostering participation, retention and development of our members.

Lifesaving sport is a key strategy for this and the Aquatic Sports team facilitates and supports the delivery of competitions and programs for Junior, Youth, Senior and Master age-groups, and across a range of disciplines including beach, pool lifesaving and IRB racing, taking place state-wide, interstate and internationally.  The team also supports a volunteer development by way of coaches and officials accreditation programs, and athlete development high-performance programs..

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, sustainability and development of our membership and promotion of healthy lifestyles and skills development.

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 in sports development and/or participation. Demonstrated experience with volunteer engagement areas is desirable.  You will be a people leader and a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude, with 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.

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.  With refined conflict management skills, you will have proven change management experience.

Personal attributes: demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will be resilient and have a passion for health, and/or volunteerism/community. You will be flexible, available on weekends 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 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 major projects and events, experience in the development and delivery of initiatives to increase participation and activities with a member focus

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

For further information please contact the hiring manager Kate Simpson, General Manager – Education and Sport on 03 9676 6975 or kate.simpson@lsv.com.au.

Position Description

Applications close 17th January 2021

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

 


IT Manager

A great opportunity exists for an enthusiastic individual to join the LSV IT&C and Digital Technology team in this newly created role of IT Manager.  We seek an experienced manager with strong people development skills, customer service focus and project management skills.  

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. 

Reporting to the General Manager Corporate Services, the IT Manager will be focused on providing strong strategic and operational leadership to the IT&C and Digital Technology team, to key stakeholders, and drive the direction for the business in all areas relating to IT management, performance, systems and processes, in line with the LSV strategic objectives. 

You will oversee the application development supportadministration of IT systems, and the integration of different IT systems streamlining processes and ensure an enhanced user experience.   

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit an IT professional with demonstrated people management skills and project management experience including solution design and implementation. You will have outstanding organisation and problem solving skills with a focus on process improvement. You will be a team player, with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a passion for leading a team to deliver customer service excellence and user experience. 

Specific requirements: you will have demonstrated success in managing a technology team, have a strong working knowledge and understanding of regulatory frameworks, compliance obligations and risk managements practices.  You will also have leadership experience in an agile development practices and bespoke app development.  You will have excellent communication skills, with continuous improvement focus. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate success in managing small to medium size projects from inception to completion 

Personal attributes: You will be a self starter with highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders.  You will have an analytical mindset and a problem-solving aptitudeYou will have a passion for excellent customer service and ability 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 users and your team.  

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, customers and service providers 

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

Position Description

For further information please contact Lexi Hilgert on 9676 6944 or lexi.hilgert@lsv.com.au 

Applications close 17th January 2021 

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

 


Senior Media & Comms Officer

We have an immediate need for an experienced and highly motivated media and communications professional to join Life Saving Victoria.

You will have previous government and/or emergency services experience, excellent writing and proofing skills and a solid background in proactive and reactive media.

You will be part of a small team responsible for the development and delivery of a range of in-house media, public relations, communications and promotional strategies that will support Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) role as an emergency service, state peak body and community educator, as well as the delivery of projects and strategic commitments.

We’re looking for a proactive thinker who enjoys working in a team environment, you will be:

  • adaptable with a ‘can do’ attitude,
  • a people person with great customer service and communication skills,
  • experienced with a solid track record
  • available to be on-call for media enquiries including weekends, particularly over the summer period.

Some regional travel may be required.

This is a great opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast paced environment and enjoys rolling up their sleeves for a hands-on role with loads of variety!

Key Selection Criteria

Ideal candidate: Media and communications generalist, 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 3 years’ relevant industry experience.  Strong experience in media liaison with corporate, 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 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 an understanding of the community sector.  A high level of integrity, discretion and sensitivity is also essential.

Position Description

For further information please contact Lexi Hilgert on 03 9676 6944 or recruitment@lsv.com.au.

Applications close 17th January 2021.

To be considered for this position, please complete your application (including a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria) here: Apply

 


Media & Comms Officer  / Specialist

(peak season, 6-month fixed-term contract – immediate start preferred)

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and skilled Media and Communications Officer to join the Life Saving Victoria team to support the busy peak summer season. 

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 skills in water safety, swimming and resuscitation, along with access to safe beaches, inland water environments and aquatic venues.

We are seeking a skilled media and communications professional to support our media and communications team to deliver a range of media, public relations, government and community relations, social media, communication, marketing and promotional campaigns during the busy summer season.

Your focus will be to support the timely and accurate response to reactive media and the provision of support and administration to LSV’s media and communications department to deliver in our role as an emergency service, state peak body and community educator.

Key Selection Criteria

Ideal candidate: Media and communications generalist / specialist, with experience in reactive media and in the 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: Previous experience as in a media and/or communications  area, with a sports club, emergency services or volunteer organisation would be advantageous.  You will have proven success meeting deadlines, operating under pressure and be comfortable multitasking, your time management skills will be highly developed.

Personal attributes:  demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service 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 flexible with availability after hours and regular weekends during peak season. A high level of integrity, discretion and sensitivity is also essential.

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

This is an initial 6 month contract, open to part-time or full-time hours with immediate start preferred.  This is a great role to hit the ground running

For further information please contact Lexi Hilgert on 03 9676 6944 or recruitment@lsv.com.au.

Applications close 17th January 2021.

To be considered for this position, please complete your application (including a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria) here: Apply

 


Sports Events Officer

Applications are now open for Sport Events Officers to assist in delivering the 2020/21 Aquatic Sport Summer Sports Calendar.

We are seeking enthusiastic people with a passion for sports administration and event management to join the LSV team and spend the summer at the beach! Great location! Fun and hard-working team! Apply now!

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.

An immediate opportunity exists for enthusiastic individuals to join the Aquatic Sports team. These roles involve plenty of task variety including set up and pack down of events, and delivery of a range of administration, logistical, communication, stakeholder management and support services during the busy summer carnival period from January to March.

The Aquatic Sports team supports the delivery of a range of beach, pool and development events and programs throughout the state, including regional, metropolitan and intestate competition.

The Sports Event Officer role is seasonal casual position (may be extended), commencing in mid-January through to mid-March, 4-days per week (40hrs) Friday – Monday to assist with the delivery of the 2020/21 LSV Sports Carnival Calendar.

This position would ideally suit a recent graduate, current student or a sports or events administrator with previous experience and interest in a sports and/or volunteer based organisation, possesses a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude, who doesn’t mind ‘rolling-up their sleeves’

Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work on several tasks and events simultaneously. You will be an extremely organised person with a talent for troubleshooting and problem solving.

You will be a people person with the ability to deal with high pressure and able to demonstrate a passion for the community sector and volunteering.  You will have a flexible, can do attitude and be available to work weekends over the summer period.

Some experience in the support of event day administration, logistics and support highly desirable. You must have a current driver’s license and support the equipment logistics which may include towing trailers.

If you are ready to hit the road and have your office on the coast this summer, then this is the job for you!

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

For further information please contact Lexi Hilgert on 03 9676 6944 or recrutiment@lsv.com.au

Applications close on 10th January 2021, we will assess applications as they are submitted.

To be considered for this position, you must be available for an immediate start, have a current working with children check.

Forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you addresses the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via the link. Application Form

 


Training and Assessment Officer (Aquatic Safety)

We are seeking expressions of interest for highly motivated individuals to join the Life Saving Victoria as a Trainer Assessor.  We seek a training professionals with exceptional presentation skills, enthusiasm and passion for education to join our dedicated team.

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.

LSV deliver a selection of short courses focusing predominantly on first aid, emergency response and water safety across the state both in metro Melbourne and regionally. Included in the courses currently offered by LSV is both accredited and non-accredited training.

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation, provide information, advice, guidance and services in risk management and water safety across the various aquatic environments.  These services are guided by research and the State’s drowning statistics and are aimed towards contributing to the organisational mission. Amongst these services are safety assessments, mystery visits, communication and education campaigns and industry consultation.

LSV’s mission is to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities. We strive to provide all Victorians with skills in water safety, swimming and resuscitation, along with access to safe beaches, inland water environments and aquatic venues.

We seek the services of a personable and passionate trainers, who make training interesting for learners, to join our dedicated team delivering short courses both accredited and non-accredited, focusing predominantly on first aid, emergency response and water safety.

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: must have Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116 or equivalent) and the ability to maintain current relevant qualifications and professional development evidence in line with ASQA / VET requirements and LSV structures.  Hold and maintain current qualifications in Pool Lifeguard, Community Surf Lifesaving Certificate and Provide First Aid. You will also require a current Victorian Drivers License and current Working with Children Check or the ability to obtain one.

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.  You will be detail orientated and able to work to deadlines. You will be a team player with a friendly demeanor.

Communication skills:  sound communication, including well-developed written and oral skills. You will have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders including clients, compliance team and internal teams.

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.

We are seeking expressions of interest for a Fulltime 12 month fixed term position.

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

Position Description

For further information please contact Lexi Hilgert on 9676 6944 or email recruitment@lsv.comau

Applications close 17th January 2021

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key role criteria by completing the LSV application form: Application Form

 


Casual Sales and Scheduling Officer (Training)

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.

LSV deliver a selection of short courses focusing predominantly on first aid, emergency response and water safety across the state both in metro Melbourne and regionally. Included in the courses currently offered by LSV is both accredited and non-accredited training.

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation, provide information, advice, guidance and services in risk management and water safety across the various aquatic environments.  These services are guided by research and the State’s drowning statistics and are aimed towards contributing to the organisational mission. Amongst these services are safety assessments, mystery visits, communication and education campaigns and industry consultation.

LSV’s mission is to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities. We strive to provide all Victorians with skills in water safety, swimming and resuscitation, along with access to safe beaches, inland water environments and aquatic venues.

The Sales and Scheduling Officer is responsible for supporting the successful delivery of LSV’s public training courses including the administration of all allocated courses.  Reporting to the Training Coordinator (Sales and Scheduling) the role is focused on contributing to the customer service, scheduling and administration of accredited and non-accredited water safety and first aid training services.

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit an administration professional 2+ years experience in training and vocational education.  You will have good people skills and previous experience planning, rostering course schedules. You will enjoy working with a diverse client base with a passion for education and people development.

Specific requirements:   You will have strong organisations skills with the ability to anticipate and troubleshoot.  You will have a high-level administration skills with the ability to operate in a pressure environment using multiple IT systems and processes.  Demonstrated marketing or outbound sales experience would be highly advantageous.

Personal attributes: you will be a team player with a passion for excellent customer service and ability to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will be flexible, able to co-ordinate on the run to get the best outcomes for your clients. You will be a team player, with a friendly, positive, ‘can-do’ attitude. Incorporating high attention to details with an exceptional ability to multi-task.

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 internal and external stakeholders.

We are currently seeking interest for:

  • Casual work (anticipating 5-20 hours per week)

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

Position Description

For further information please contact Lexi Hilgert on 9676 6944 or recruitment@lsv.com.au

APPLY NOW

To be considered for this position, please complete the application form: Application Form

 


Seasonal Education Instructors and Leaders

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

Recruiting for multiple positions state-wide for;

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 Monday 11th of Jan 2021

To be considered for this position, please complete the application form: Application Form

 


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