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Senior Participation and Development Officer


Athletics ACT (AACT) and Little Athletics (LAACT) are jointly seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to promote the sport of athletics as a viable and exciting sports participation option. 

As the Senior PDO, the successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of plans to achieve the strategic development and participation priorities for both LAACT and AACT. The primary objectives, at present, are to increase the number of participating athletes (aged 5 to 18 years), coaches and officials in the sport of athletics in the ACT and surrounding regions. 

The role will require building relationships with the athletics community in the ACT and surrounding regions, including Little Athletics Centres, athletics clubs, schools, coaches, officials, competition volunteers and various other stakeholders. 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to further a career in sports administration. 

Work Type:

Full time (38 hours per week) - flexible hours

Initial contract will be for two (2) years. 

This position reports to the Joint Boards of Athletics ACT and Little Athletics ACT.

Work will primarily be based at the LAACT Office (Woden Park) and the AACT Office (AIS Athletics Track, Bruce)

Essential Requirements

  • Working with children check
  • Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated experience in sports administration and youth development
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to determine work priorities
  • Proven excellent written and verbal communication and liaison skills
  • Ability to undertake flexible working hours (out of hours and weekend work will be required at certain times of the year)

Desirable Criteria

  • Coaching Accreditation

Full Position Description

Apply for this role

To apply please submit your resume and supporting cover letter along with 2 references to Renee Cassell, Executive Officer, Little Athletics ACT -

Applications close Friday 28th June 2019


Phone:        +61 (02) 6253 4420
Fax:           +61 (02) 6253 4417

ABN:  51 215 120 626