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Recreational Sport Officer, Student Services And Wellbeing,...

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


The Recreational Sport Officer, who is part of

the QUT Sport team, will be responsible for

administering health and wellbeing initiatives

for all students, staff and the broader QUT

community. The role provides administrative

support and coordination of QUT Sport’s key

initiatives which include but are not limited to

Football, Aquatics, Netball and the student

wellbeing program which houses Pop Up sport

initiatives and flagship events with a core focus

on removing the barriers to participation and

engaging a wide variety of students.

The Recreational Sport Officer will work closely

with the QUT Student and Engagement and

Sport team to deliver a range of initiatives to

support and enhance the personal, social and

sporting development of the QUT community.

This position reports to the Sport Programs &

Teams Coordinator for supervision, workload

management and for Performance Planning

and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the coordination, and operation
of the QUT Sport and Wellness programs
ensuring streamlined processes and
practices and continuous growth and
uptake by students.
  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of
flagship based sport events on campus and
in the community ensuring compliance with
HSE protocols.
  • Under the supervision of the Sport
Programs and Teams Coordinator, work
within a set budget to plan, deliver and
evaluate programs and initiatives.
  • Utilising QUT systems and software to
ensure participant data collection activities
are maintained for reporting requirements.
  • Support students with enquiries both written
and verbal, and ensure promotional content
is accurate content is accurate on
SharePoint, Digital Workplace and external
facing QUT sites.
  • Compliance with health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work

To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, full-time basis until 31st December 2021.


Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or relevant

experience equivalent to a degree or

associate diploma in conjunction with

relevant work experience in a sports

administrative and/or coaching role.

2. Demonstrated experience in coordinating

sports pathway programs targeted a wide

span of participants

3. Demonstrated experience in coordinating

initiatives and events within the community,

preferably targeting all abilities inclusive of

para-sports participants

4. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
and efficiently to meet timelines, with high
attention to detail

5. Demonstrated commitment to the provision

of excellent and confidential client service,

to staff at all levels within the University.

6. Highly developed written and oral
communication and interpersonal skills,
including the ability to work collaboratively
with others and effectively liaise and
negotiate with a diverse range of clients
and stakeholders.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 5 (HEW5) which has
an annual remuneration range of $74,549 to
$84,085 pa.

Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of
$67,883 to $76,566 pa and 9.5%

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

This position is open to current staff members
of QUT who have unrestricted work rights in
Australia for the duration of the fixed-term
appointment. Former QUT staff members who
were employed at 23 April 2020 are also
eligible to apply for this position. Please
indicate your eligibility within the application
questions. In support of our strategic priority of
Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal
Australians and Torres Strait Islander people
who are not QUT staff are also eligible and
encouraged to apply.

Please note that current staff wishing to be
considered for secondment to this position
must seek prior approval from their supervisor
before submitting an application.

This position has been identified by QUT as
being engaged in child related
employment. Appointment to this position is
therefore subject to the provisions of the
Working with Children (Risk Management and
Screening) Act 2000. The appointee will be
required to undergo a ‘Working with Children
Check’ which will assess their suitability to
work with children (defined as anyone under
18 years of age) based on his or her criminal

For further information about the position,
please contact Tom Fisher, Sport Programs &
Teams Coordinator, on (07) 3138 2441; or
for further information about working at QUT
contact Human Resources on (07) 3138

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number

When applying for this position we encourage

you to provide a current CV/Resume and a

written response (maximum of half page per

criteria) outlining how you meet the selection

criteria providing specific examples and

outcomes of your achievements.

Applications close 28 March 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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