NSW Government Office of Sport

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We are seeking a Development Officer to join our team on a four-year Temporary Full-Time basis. The role will be based in our Far West Academy of Sport in Warren/Dubbo.

We offer a competitive salary to the right candidate with salary range starting from $74,117 up to $81,158 per annum plus 10% superannuation.

Working with us

The Office of Sport is the lead NSW Government agency for sport and active recreation.

With a vision of sport and active recreation creating healthier people, connecting communities and making a stronger NSW, we provide the people of NSW with the leadership, policies, programs, funding and infrastructure necessary to maximise the social, health and economic benefits realised through this valued sector.

Our work is spread across NSW, with ten Sport and Recreation Centres, four Olympic Sport Venues and offices throughout the state.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Sport is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Office encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

The Office of Sport is committed to keeping children safe. It is the responsibility of all staff, regardless of role, to act to keep children safe from harm

About the role

The Development Officer is responsible for working with sport and recreation organisations and communities in the Far West area of NSW to coordinate, facilitate, develop, and implement activity and/or training programs for children and young people. The role may also assist with the development of coaches and sport officials and assist with local sport events.

This is a child-related position, and you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance as a condition of employment and comply with Child Safeguarding policies and procedures.

About you

Your will have the ability to consult and collaborate with target groups, community leaders, government and non-government organisations and industry groups. As part of this diverse role, you will also facilitate the equitable delivery of customer focused sport and recreation programs and services and government initiatives. You will require a good understanding of the sport and recreation industry and its emerging trends as well as knowledge of the issues and challenges faced by communities in the region. You foster a positive customer experience, are technology savvy, self motivated and enjoy a challenge.

The Office of Sport is a great place to work, we offer:

  • A family friendly and flexible working environment
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous leave entitlements including recreation, sick/carer’s, family and community services, and flex leave
  • Access to salary packaging, fitness passport, and the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Access to training and development opportunities.

How to apply

When applying you need to:

  • Provide your responses to the two pre-screening questions (maximum of 2 pages).
  • Attach a cover letter to your online application (maximum 1 page)
  • Provide a resume that details your current and previous experiences (maximum of 4 pages)

Further information about “Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service” is available on I work for NSW.

Pre-screening questions

  • The role will be required to manage multiple projects, programs and initiatives at any given time, can you outline the tools and strategies you would use to manage competing priorities and tight deadlines to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services?
  • What do you understand are the emerging trends in sport and active recreation delivery at community level and outline how sporting clubs and associations may need to change to address one trend you have identified?


  • For further information about the role please contact Clare Green on 0401 993 994 or view the role description.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a National Criminal Records Check.
  • This is a child-related position. You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance as a condition of employment. For more information, visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.
  • No offer of employment will be made until all relevant clearances are finalised.
  • The Office of Sport expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID 19, to do so.

Applications Close: 09 January 2022

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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