Sport Officer (Indigenous Programs), Student Services and Wellbeing Job in Brisbane QLD at Queensland University of Technology –

The Sport Officer (Indigenous Programs) is

part of the QUT Sport team will be responsible

for administering sporting initiatives for

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students,

staff and the broader indigenous community.

The role is responsible for developing,

coordinating and delivery of targeted sporting

programs and events, including National

University events across multiple team based


The 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 Coordinator

for supervision, workload management and for

Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and delivery of a National

Indigenous event held in Brisbane in June,

2022 including the sports of Netball, Touch,

Volleyball and Basketball.

  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of

flagship based events on campus and in

the community, including the QUT Classic,

QUT Games and Murri Netball Carnival

ensuring compliance with HSE protocols.

  • Under the supervision of the Community &

Elite Sport Coordinator, plan and deliver

multiple Sport Talent Identification

programs, clinics and events targeting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

in South East and Regional Queensland.

  • Under the supervision of the Sport

Coordinator, work within a set budget to

plan, deliver and evaluate programs and


  • Utilising QUT systems and software to

ensure participant data collection activities

are maintained for reporting requirements.

  • Working alongside other key business

areas of the University, including the

Oodgeroo Unit and Pro-Vice Chancellor

(Indigenous Strategy)’s office to ensure

alignment and synergies with University

strategic priorities.

  • 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;

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-

term, full-time basis until 30 June 2022.


Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or experience

equivalent to completion of a degree with

subsequent relevant work experience.

2. Demonstrated experience in leading sports

pathway programs targeting people from

diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal

and Torres Strait Islander people.

3. Demonstrated experience in leading major

events or initiatives with a community

focus, targeting all abilities

4. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously

and efficiently to meet timelines within

agreed budgets with a high attention to


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 6 (HEW6) which has

an annual remuneration range of $92,402 to

$100,051 pa inclusive of an annual salary

range of $78,747 to $85,266 pa and 17%


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 Life at

QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to Aboriginal Australians

and Torres Strait Islander people. For this

position it is a genuine occupational

requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal or

Torres Strait Islander person as permitted by

and arguable under sections 25, 104 and 105

of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act


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 Emily Rosemond, Sport

Coordinator, on (07) 3138 2001; or for further

information about working at QUT, please

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/careers for reference

number 21824.

When applying for this position we encourage

you to upload your response to the selection


Applications close 1 August 2021

About the Company

Company: Queensland University of Technology –

Company Location:  Brisbane QLD

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