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Sport Development Officer - NSW

Advertiser: Tenpin Bowling Australia LimitedMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Aug 2019
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Sport & Recreation, Other

This role will work closely with Tenpin Bowling Australia’s (TBA) Program and Partnership and Program Manager and the education and development team to assist with the implementation of the new junior participation program, Bowl Patrol and TBA’s Sporting Schools program as well as the new Move it Aus program which aims to increase participation in adults with an intellectual disability.

The ability to build strong relationships between key stakeholders including bowling centres, schools, government, disability service providers and non-government departments is crucial. Candidates must be able to work autonomously, with exceptional communication, administrative and time management skills together with a genuine desire to increase physical activity through participation in tenpin bowling.

A strong understanding of the landscape of sport at local/state level and a good knowledge of the principles of sport or program development is imperative, as is the ability to think innovatively and implement strategies to grow participation.

If you are looking to make a big difference state wide in a sport with no age, size, speed or strength limitations, then this is the role for you.

Key Accountabilities

  • Build and develop relationships with key stakeholder groups including (but not limited to) Bowling Centre Proprietors - Managers and Staff, Tenpin Bowling Australia, schools, and disability service providers.
  • Assist the education and development team with the implementation and coordination of the in centre junior participation program, ‘Bowl Patrol’ which complements the Sporting Schools program
  • Coordinate all Sporting Schools programs in NSW with stakeholders including schools, bowling centres and coaches
  • Coordinate the Move It Aus program within NSW to deliver sessions for adults with an intellectual disability
  • Actively promote all programs across NSW through schools, bowling centres, coaches, volunteers, disability service providers and other groups
  • Identify and train coaches to successfully deliver programs
  • Provide reports as required by TBA & NSWTBA
  • Ensure compliance with all funding requirements
  • Act as the point of contact for all participation and program enquiries in NSW

Issues and Challenges

  • Working within a sport that has limited media exposure and therefore limitations in its capacity to attract participants  
  • Working with a diverse group of stakeholders with varying levels of human and financial resources to apply to program initiatives
  • Growing the participation rates in a domestic market with many other sport and recreation choices
  • Positioning tenpin bowling as a lifetime, inclusive sport for people of all ages, gender and  abilities
  • Maintaining a sound working relationship with key stakeholders

Location and Travel

The role has a flexibility to work remotely (i.e. home office) where a laptop and mobile phone will be provided to enable remote work.

To ensure the best service to program stakeholders and widest uptake of initiatives, there will be regular travel throughout the registered bowling centres and across NSW, therefore a current driver’s licence and own transport is required. A fuel card will be provided.

Hours of Work and Contract Term:

This role will be offered as a part time role of 3 days per week per week (22.5 hours) and is a contract position until 30th June 2020 following which may be renewed on either a part time or casual basis subject to funding. Some flexibility on working hours will be available. Due to the nature of the position, some after hours and weekend work may be required from time to time.


An attractive remuneration package will be available to the successful candidate, negotiable depending upon skill level and experiences. At the time of applying candidate are invited to indicate their remuneration expectations as well as the number of hours per week you would be available.   

Selection Criteria

In addition to demonstrating relevant experiences across the core functional areas of responsibility identified in this Position Overview, candidates applying for the NSW Sport Development Officer role will require a range of personal and professional skills and knowledge, including:


  • Previous experience in developing and delivering programs to achieve increased participation                                                
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically with experience in the development and implementation of participation programs
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work with bowling centre proprietors to reach mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Ability to coordinate and deliver “on-ground initiatives” at a State level
  • An understanding of the needs and requirements of the sport and how it can be linked to and with various community groups
  • Ability to deal with people with diverse backgrounds and interests and at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and to plan, prioritise and organise to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multi- disciplinary team, located around the country
  • Innovative, proactive, hands-onapproach
  • Current Drivers Licence and owntransport
  • Current Working With ChildrenCheck


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in sports management or a relatedfield
  • Sound knowledge of current and emerging trends in sport and recreation programs
  • Understanding of the Australian school/junior sportenvironment
  • Experience with marketing and communications of sport or other programs
  • Experience in working with people with a disability


TBA has a comprehensive website which includes information and news items on all facets of its activities, services and programmes.

The TBA website address is:

For more information on the Bowl Patrol program visit

For more information on Sporting Schools visit


Preferred Format: As a guide only, TBA prefers a 1-page letter of introduction and an accompanying CV of no more than 6 pages, merged as one MS Word file.

This information should be sent electronically to with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows:

Sport Development Officer <<Your Name>>


In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Chris Rushton – General Manager on or 07 3262 5544


Applications should be forwarded to TBA via email to by Close of Business 6th September, 2019. If you are intending to apply, please do so at the earliest possible date rather than leaving it to the close date.


In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Chris Rushton – General Manager on or 07 3262 5544


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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