Women’s Water Polo Strength & Conditioning National Lead - NSW Institute of Sport
Post date: Dec. 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Jan. 8, 2018
Position Start Date: Feb. 1, 2018
Are you a passionate, innovative and tenacious strength and conditioning specialist looking to help drive some of Australia’s finest athletes towards medal winning success? Then you should apply for this full-time role with the Aussie Stingers (Australian Women’s Water Polo team).
In partnership with Water Polo Australia and the AIS, this role will report to the National Women’s Head Coach, and will play a critical leadership role in fostering a ‘medal or nothing’ mindset that will result in the Aussie Stingers realising a gold medal performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The successful candidate will be recognised as world leading in physical preparation of players and developing front line support initiatives that define ‘what it takes to win’.
The NSW Institute of Sport exists in order to support Australian athletes to become world’s best through specialists’ services, and access to leading edge coaches and sports technology.
The role will be based within the NSWIS daily training environment, working closely every day with experts from NSWIS and Water Polo Australia.
The primary purpose of the role is:
- Responsible for the development and implementation of a national strength and conditioning curriculum for National (senior, junior) and NSWIS women’s water polo programs including but not limited to, strength and power development, speed development, agility and movement skills, grappling skills, and injury prevention/rehabilitation in consultation with the National Women’s Head Coach
- National coordination responsibilities to ensure effective communication and implementation of the national strength and conditioning curriculum, assessing and tracking national team athlete progression (senior, junior) across the SISSAS programs and relevant training environments of national team athletes
- Delivery of strength & conditioning expertise within the national team program, NSWIS and daily training environments of Stinger athletes, inclusive of gym and pool environments
- Provider leadership and management to support delivery of best practice rehabilitation programming, utilising the expertise of other disciplines (in particular medicine and physiotherapy)
- Support the National Women’s Head Coach to lead and coordinate the national program multidisciplinary team to develop and implement an integrated periodised plan that achieves performance outcomes.
- Effectively lead the implementation and management of an Athlete Management System (database) across the domestic (SISSAS, National League Club) network to enable the effective physical tracking of athletes through the athlete pathway and within the High Performance Programs centralised training environment.
- Fulfil national team touring responsibilities, including the planning and organisation of relevant logistics for strength and conditioning outcomes, responsible for service delivery within national camp and international competition environments
- Support implementation of national program research/innovation strategies (ie. athlete positional profiling)
To apply for the role, you will need to address, in a covering letter of not more than 3 pages, the following selection criteria:
- 7+ years’ experience in the provision and application of strength & conditioning services with demonstrated experience working with elite podium or podium potential athletes and/or squad
- Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role within a national team structure
- Proven success in utilizing strength & conditioning knowledge for planning, periodising and managing elite athletes across multiple seasons/Olympic cycle to support medal-winning performance (or equivalent) at a senior international level.
- Proven success in developing and implementing a national strength & conditioning curriculum, for enhanced performance that supports coordinated approach across the network.
- Proven ability and capability to lead an integrated multi-disciplinary team, with previous experience in playing a major role within a performance/support team.
- Demonstrated ability to analyse data, interpret results and produce reports for influencing athletic training programs.
- Relevant tertiary qualification - Sport & Exercise Science undergraduate degree (post graduate qualifications are desirable)
- ASCA PCAS Professional qualification
- ESSA Sports Scientist Accreditation (desirable)
- Demonstrated high level understanding in the ability to influence outcomes and communicate with sports programs on topical areas including strength, power, speed energy systems, flexibility, rehab, monitoring systems and integrated periodised planning
This is a full-time position working 5 dpw. The Role Description details all the experience, knowledge, competencies and attributes required of the successful candidate (visit the NSWIS website at www.nswis.com.au). Although the initial screening will assess applicants against the above selection criteria, the selection process will evaluate candidates against all areas of the role description Success Profile. This is an identified position requiring a Working with Children Check.
The contract period for this role is up to 30 June 2019. It may be extended to 31st December 2020 subject to funds and the role still being available. The salary for this role is $93,432 - $97,744 pa (effective 1/1/18)
A Physical Performance Coach, Women’s Water Polo role previously advertised has been re-scoped into this role. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you would like to enquire about the role contact Sheila Galloway, Manager Performance Support and Knowledge Growth, NSWIS at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that you have the requirements as listed in the Success Profile send a covering letter, maximum 3 pages, which specifically addresses the above selection criteria with your current resume to email@example.com by midnight, Monday, 8 January 2018.
Interviews will be held over January 16-17, 2018 at NSWIS; applicants should ensure their availability on these dates.