Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Posted on August 5, 2022 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 offering two (2) exciting opportunities to fill full-time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach roles until the 31st December 2024. These positions will be supporting the NSWIS Women’s and Men’s Hockey Program or the NSWIS Winter Sports and Track Cycling programs.

In close consultation with program coaches the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will be primarily responsible for designing, implementing and leading strength and conditioning programmes to support the development of physical qualities and injury risk for their assigned sport program(s). In addition, the roles will deliver technical expertise, services and support to enhance specific physical preparation to athletes and coaches as part of a transdisciplinary team, ensuring continuous development in line with the achievement of the performance outcomes for the NSWIS Sport Programs

These are fulltime positions, offering a competitive salary range between $79,069 – $83,814 plus employer superannuation, which will be negotiable based on the successful candidates experience and demonstrated competency.

This is an identified position requiring a Working with Children Check.

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

About you

You will have:

  • 2+ years’ experience in successful strength and conditioning program design and practical implementation for elite level athletes
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in working in a performance environment encompassing project and research work
  • Demonstrated experience working in a performance environment encompassing project and research work
  • Work collaboratively as part of a high-performance team / organisation, establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with key internal and/or eternal stakeholders
  • Ability to analyse, interpret, summarise, and communicate relevant data/results including strength and conditioning reports to athletes and coaches for improved performance
  • Experience assisting in the maintenance, technical operation and related procedures/protocols of sport science equipment and facilities
  • Successful assistance with coordinating quality control, maintenance, and quality assurance programs

Essential Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Exercise, Health, Sport Science or related field
  • ASCA Associate Level 2 Coach or international equivalent
  • Sport Integrity Australia – Anti-Doping Fundamentals and annual update 2022
  • Sport Integrity Australia – PBTR – Child Protection and Safegurading
  • Keep Australian Sport Honest Certificate
  • First Aid and Resuscitation certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current driver’s licence

Applying for the role

 To apply for this role please submit:

  1. A cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and focus capabilities 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 below (maximum 300 words per question)

Pre-screening questions (Please limit your response to 300 words)

  1. Briefly describe an occasion where you implemented a strength & power program aligned to the sport profile requirements. Outline the steps you took to inform your programming decision(s) and what you used to measure the success of your intervention(s).
  2. Describe a situation in an elite sport environment where you were able to influence a coach towards making a particular decision. Explain why this decision was important, what your process was to influence and how were you able to determine you had a positive influence.

If you would like to enquire about the role please contact Simon Harries, Head of Strength & Conditioning at 02 9763 0222.

To apply complete your application via the by midnight 31 August 2022.  Only those applications which address the selection criteria and focus capabilities will be considered by the Selection Panel.

For more information about the NSW Institute of Sport please visit

The NSW Institute of Sport requires all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID 19, to be so. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of vaccination and those unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination due to a medical condition will be requested to provide an NSW Health COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form completed by a medical practitioner as part of the appointment process.

NSWIS is committed to protecting Children from harm. We require all applicants that will work with Children to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment

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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