Aquatic Senior Project Officer, Active Recreation

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/081199
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: (12 months)
Attachments: 081199 SRR - PD - PSD - Aquatic Senior Project Officer - Active Recreation - VPS 5 - New Position.doc.docx (Word, 118KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Emma Jackson, Manager, Active Recreation
0437 007 135 or

Position Details

Aquatic Senior Project Officer, Active Recreation

  • $103,920 - $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term role (12 months)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

This is a prioritised position for people with disability in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.

The Team

The new workforce aquatic program assists young people aged 17 to 25 years to find work in the aquatic sector by subsidising their accreditation – making it easier for them to get into the pool to teach kids water safety and swimming skills. The program provides young people with an entry point to allow them to pursue or continue career opportunities in the aquatic sector. The program will contribute to addressing the shortage of accredited swim teachers created by the pandemic. 

The Role

This position will coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Program. The position will support other Active Recreation activities, whilst working closely with the Manager, Active Recreation, Active Recreation team members, and the Programs and Governance team. 

This role is responsible for managing projects that identify sustainable initiatives to enhance the governance of the Victorian community sport and active recreation sector and promotes appropriate standards of behaviour at club, league and association and state level. 

Key accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for the delivery of the Program, including the establishment of a governance group, Program plan, and Program evaluation framework. Ensure appropriate reporting of progress and coordinate associated activities.
  2. Provide reliable Program advice to departmental staff, agencies and stakeholders, whilst maintaining sound relationships.
  3. Manage the delivery of communications and other related activities associated with the Program.

The Candidate

Are you?

  • Highly motivated, well organised and have excellent project skills?
  • Have strong program experience with a demonstrated collaborative approach with a range of stakeholders?
  • Able to achieve set objectives and deliver high quality work within a specified time frame?

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Emma Jackson, Manager, Active Recreation, on 0437 007 135 or

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 3 July 2022.


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