2x Senior Manager, High Performance or Manager, High Performance

Posted on December 20, 2021 by

About us

The NSW Institute of Sport [NSWIS] is a high-performance sporting organisation that supports Australian athletes to become world’s best. We reach all regions of NSW with an Olympic and Paralympic training facility based at Sydney Olympic Park and high-performance hubs across NSW that provide world class daily training environments for our athletes and coaches. Our experts work in collaboration with partners within the national sporting system to create and deliver high performance support services and environments to prepare athletes and coaches for international competition.

About the role

NSWIS is seeking two highly talented, dynamic, and organised managers:

  • A Senior Manager, High-Performance (Regional Talent Coaching) who will lead and manage the NSWIS Coach Development program, Talent Unit and Regional Strategy. In addition, the postholder will also be responsible for the operations of a multidisciplinary performance team for 2-3 sport programs with a focus on maximising athlete performance.
  • A Senior Manager, High Performance OR Manager, High Performance who will lead and manage the operations of a multidisciplinary performance team for 5-6 sport programs with a focus on maximising athlete performance.

Some key challenges are to:

  • Lead and foster a high-performance team culture which is professional, respectful, and supportive but allows for challenge and a common understanding that the team is working to support Australian athletes to be world’s best
  • Develop and lead NSWIS activity in Coach Development; Talent Pathways (ID, selection, and transfer) and regional athlete support (Role #1)
  • Lead and manage several sport programs with multidisciplinary performance enhancement teams that are athlete performance focused, aligned nationally and locally and meet high standards of quality and safety
  • Ensure athlete scholarship holders receive world class coaching and athlete support services and have access to the best possible daily training environments
  • Prioritise budget, coaching and athlete support services to achieve high-performance outcomes for each sport program with consideration of i) the athlete’s categorisation and development needs and ii) NSWIS sport inclusion priorities

This is a full-time position with an immediate start, offering base salary range: Senior Manager, High Performance $158,138 – $169,999 and Manager, High Performance $142,323 – $154,185, plus employer superannuation, which will be negotiable based on the successful candidates experience and demonstrated competency. The contract period is until 31 December 2024 in line with the Olympic cycle.

For further information about the role and the key accountabilities for the please see the job description.

For further information about the Regional, Talent, Coaching role and the key accountabilities for the please see the job description.

Job Description
Job Description – Regional, Talent, Coaching

About you

    The successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • At least 10 years experience developing elite athletes and coaches, including leading, devising, and implementing successful programs in a sport or Institute program; demonstrating a proven knowledge of the demands, pressure and the needs of elite athletes and coaches
  • Extensive experience in high performance sport management/leadership
  • Success in developing and maintaining successful relationships with key stakeholders
  • Success with building a high-performance culture and the management of multi-disciplinary high-performance teams
  • Strategic planning and systems management, including implementing high performance sport program management systems that track progress against success measures and explore innovation and opportunity
  • Staff management, including developing a dynamic and driven team and employee performance and development
    Relevant degree qualifications (post graduate desirable)
  • A highly developed understanding of the following athlete support areas: coaching, sports science, sports medicine, sports technology/data science, athlete wellbeing and engagement
  • A highly developed understanding of talented athlete development and coach development

Essential requirements

  • Relevant degree qualifications
  • Extensive experience in high performance sport management/leadership
  • Strategic planning and systems management, including implementing high performance sport program management systems that track progress against success measures and explore innovation and opportunity
  • A highly developed understanding of the following athlete support areas: coaching, talent identification/development, sports science, sports medicine, sports technology/data science, athlete wellbeing and engagement
  • Staff management, including developing dynamic and driven team and employee performance and development
  • First aid and resuscitation certificate
  • Working with children number
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Current driver’s license

Applying for the role

To apply for this role please submit:

  1. A cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and focus capabilities in the job description for the role (maximum 1 page)
  2. An up-to-date CV outlining experience, qualifications and achievements (please include at least two referees)
  3. A response to the pre-screening questions (maximum 500 words per question)

Pre-screening questions (Please limit your response to 500 words):

  1. If we were to ask people you have worked with, how would they describe what type of leader you are?
  2. Describe how you would develop the expertise and effectiveness of the Head coaches you have managed?

If you would like to enquire about the role contact Kevin Thompson at 02 9763 0222.

To apply complete your application via the iworkforNSW by midnight Sunday 6th February. Only those applications that address the selection criteria and focus capabilities will be considered by the Selection Panel.

Apply now

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles that may arise over the next 18 months.

For more information about the NSW Institute of Sport please visit www.nswis.com.au.

The NSW Institute of Sport encourages all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID 19, to be so. Candidates unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination due to a medical condition may be requested to provide an NSW Health COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form completed by a medical practitioner.


Commitment to Diversity

The NSW Institute of Sport is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce which reflects our community, sport partners and athletes. We encourage applications from suitable candidates including; of all ages, genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, veterans, refugees, LGBTIQ+ community and people with disability.

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