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Leisure Networks Now Hiring:
Coordinator, Community and Club Development


Coordinator, Community and Club Development

Leisure Networks Association Inc.

“Connecting People with their Communities”

Position Title

Coordinator, Community and Club Development

Reports to

Team Leader, Sport, Recreation and Health


The Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) Award 2010, Level 6.1

Employment Status

Full time or Part Time (0.8) - Negotiable


Salary commencing range $35.67 per hour.

Normal leave entitlements


February 2017



Salary packaging available

Work requirements

Based at Geelong office and the Barwon region. May include some Melbourne based delivery and evening work.

About Leisure Networks

Leisure Networks Association Inc. is a successful community-based not-for-profit organisation. Our vision is to see Capable, Healthy people and Inclusive Communities and our Mission is Connecting People with their Communities. We deliver a broad range of programs across the community sport, health & wellbeing and disability areas.

At Leisure Networks we value partnerships and we work hard developing the capacity to bring diverse organisations together so that we make differences in people’s lives. As a provider of disability and inclusion support we strive to be a provider of choice, ensuring positive outcomes and enabling people to be connected and part of their community.

Our Culture

We are passionate about working together to see opportunity and potential. We believe that together we provide opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives and we know that a strong, positive culture will enable us to achieve this.

Our values and behaviours create our culture and we express this in our Culture Code.

At Leisure Networks our values are to be - relevant, creative and trusted leaders.

Our behaviours demonstrate these values as we - deliver on promises; show respect; have open, thoughtful communication; are always learning and make it fun.

Position Overview

The Coordinator, Community and Club Development role works in a collaborative and pro-active way to ensure the high quality delivery of funded programs.

It is expected that the Coordinator, Community and Club Development will also identify and seek out opportunities to develop new and creative programs and possible funding streams in line with the organisation’s new strategic directions.

The role of Coordinator, Community and Club Development will have a level of autonomy and accountability for delivering a specific work plan and will make a strong contribution to developing a positive and flexible organisational culture.

An important focus of this role is the delivery of an integrated and holistic approach to club and community development and the ability to identify and implement actions which provide connection and integration with Leisure Networks other community development, inclusion and disability support programs.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Active contribution to the development and monitoring of the Sport, Recreation and Health Team plan and the development, implementation and review of an individual work plan to achieve KPIs and outcomes expected for key funded programs managed by the Sport, Recreation & Health Team.
  2. Establish and extend the partnerships and relationships with key funding agencies and broader stakeholders including program staff within the G21 LGAs and other targeted local government areas, with a view to understanding the strategic priorities of these organisations and the alignment with Leisure Networks strategic directions
  3. Work with clubs and community organisations to support good governance, planning, volunteer management and health promotion initiatives. This work will involve delivering workshops, facilitating planning and having a sound understanding of club development principles and good practice in club management.
  4. Actively seek out and promote opportunities for integration, coordination and the promotion of Leisure Networks programs to ensure the organisation takes advantage of our unique role across sport development, community health promotion and disability support.
  5. Proactive networking and partnership development with key stakeholders in the Barwon and Metropolitan areas; eg. VicSport, Sport & Recreation Victoria, Local Government, Diversitat,
  6. Proactively contribute to the development of a strong, values driven organisational culture, including a commitment to being a learning organisation where team members seek opportunities to extend their knowledge, skills and expertise and celebrate the success of program achievements

Organisational Relationships

Internal Relationships

Staff from Leisure Networks teams including the Sport, Recreation and Health Teams.

External Relationships

State Sporting Associations, G21 (Sport & Recreation Pillar, Health & Wellbeing Pillar), VicHealth, Sport & Recreation Victoria, Community agencies and local club volunteers, key funding agencies, Barwon Sports Academy, Education, Funding Bodies, Business, Health, Disability.

Accountability and Authority

  • Whilst the incumbent works under the direction of the Team Leader, Sport Recreation and Health, it requires skill and discretion to complete duties and meet established outcomes and is accountable for providing a high level of support to all staff, for setting and achieving work quality, accuracy and output standards.
  • The incumbent has the authority to respond to staff requests where there is full confidence the officer has all the required and factual information.
  • The incumbent shall not commit the organisation to any non-financial or financial obligations beyond the scope of duties.
  • The incumbent will work collaboratively to continuously improve work practices and processes within and across the organisation.

Judgement and Decisions Making

  • Make day to day decisions in achieving the duties and responsibilities of the position which includes identifying, assessing and seeking solutions to issues or problems that may arise from time to time.
  • Provide considered and generalist advice and expertise in relation to services provided by the position.
  • Assess the most appropriate procedures and course of action to take in completing tasks however, if in doubt they should seek guidance from supervision.
  • Apply forward thinking, initiative and rationale decision making to minimize issues arising in areas of responsibility.
  • Apply judgment and problem solving skills in meeting the requirements of the position, particularly in regard to workload assessment and management.
  • Actively keeps up to date with professional knowledge in the areas of disability, working within the National Disability Insurance (NDIS) guidelines and community inclusion.

Environment, Health and Safety

  • Complies with LN OH&S policies and procedures and cooperates with LN in relation to activities undertaken by LN to comply with OH&S and environmental legislation.
  • Takes reasonable care for the safety of his/her own health and safety and that of other people who may be affected by their conduct in the workplace.
  • Participate in meetings training and other environment health and safety activities.
  • Does not willfully place at risk the health or safety of any person in the workplace or interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of environmental health and safety or welfare.

Key Selection Criteria

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to contributing to the achievement of team and organisational goals including the ability to work with initiative and independence.
  • Strong project management skills and experience in delivering small and larger scale project deliverables and outcomes.
  • A strong understanding of the principles and practice of sport and club development and the delivery of community-based health promotion and community inclusion initiatives.
  • Strong experience in working with and developing partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Experience in planning and facilitating club or community network forums, workshops or presentations for a diverse audience including the ability to engage and encourage discussions and information sharing among participants
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to connect and communicate with a broad audience including senior executive staff and community club volunteers.

Personal Attributes:

Passionate about community and connecting people. Inclusive and has high levels of integrity.

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant Qualifications:

  • Degree in Sports Development / Sports Business / Community Development / Health Promotion

Relevant work experience:

  • The ability to develop, deliver and market club volunteer training and education programs
  • The ability to work with diverse groups of people to connect them to their communities through sport and active recreation

Licences and certificates:

  • Current Victorian Driving Licence
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Nationally Recognised Police Check

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