Manager, Information Technology

Posted on October 13, 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

The Manager, Information Technology (IT) is responsible for the development and management of the IT strategy and operations, a stable network infrastructure, and organisational information management.  This includes regulatory compliance, security, usability and reliability of infrastructure and equipment as well as delivering an information management framework that strengthens collaboration and the availability of records.    

In this hands-on role, the IT Manager will build strong relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, acting as a true partner and positioning the IT function as a highly valued business enabler by delivering timely and relevant advice and services.

This is fulltime position, offering a competitive salary of $123,982 plus 10% 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.

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.

Job description

About you

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team of staff to successfully deliver outcomes and proven capability to drive and implement the strategic direction of IT ensuring effectiveness, a practical approach to solutions, and customer focused service delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain technical support for IT infrastructure at NSWIS and manage all aspects of IT including projects, computer systems, applications, and data networks, ensuring the provision of cost effective and timely services to meet the needs of the organisation and users.
  • A comprehensive understanding of and practical experience in cyber security frameworks and knowledge of the NSW Government Cyber Security Policy including an ability to lead staff in responses to cyber security breaches.
  • Experience in delivering IT and technology solutions in a high-performance environment would be highly desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in managing the purchase and maintenance of building systems including boom gates, cc tv, telecommunications systems, swipe card access, av equipment, etc.
  • Capability to provide expert IT advice to staff in relation to the most appropriate hardware and software to meet their requirements and purchase all IT related equipment and software across the business.
  • Experience in planning and managing all system backups, disaster recovery, business continuity and network security.
  • Demonstrated capability to lead and maintain an information management framework to increase compliance, reduce risk, strengthen data security and records management, and drive collaboration. Ensuring vigilance in relation to the data security and governance.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in budget planning and financial management and a proven ability to plan strategically and operate at a senior management level.

Essential requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in computing or related discipline or experience deemed equivalent and a seasoned IT leader 
  • First Aid and Resuscitation certificate
  • 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 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 800 words per question)

Pre-screening questions (please limit each response to 800 words):

  1. Provide an overview of your technical background relevant to this position.
  2. Please demonstrate your project management experience by outlining a project that you have led that you are particularly proud of. Why are you proud of this project, how did you go about implementing it, and how did it add value to the business?

If you would like to enquire about the role contact Kirsten Thomson, Director Corporate & Communications at 02 9763 0222.

To apply complete your application via the iworkforNSW by midnight Sunday 24th October. Only those applications which 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

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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