Performance Team Director - Pathways - Western Australian Institute of Sport

Perth, Australia
$107,990 to $128,751(AUD) pa + super + benefits
21 Feb 2019
23 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Contract, Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Lead a multidisciplinary Performance Enhancement Team
  • Maximise the performance of cycling, diving, hockey and rowing athletes for potential selection to a national training centre

The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) is an elite sports institute established in 1983 by the Government of Western Australia to support athletes in Western Australia.

WAIS measures its success by the quality and quantity of its contribution to Australian International Sporting Success. The WAIS operational focus is on the delivery of high quality daily training environments to athletes currently representing Australia or considered capable of representing Australia in the future. WAIS operates and manages a series of Sport Programs as agreed in formal partnerships with each sport's National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and the State Sporting Organisation (SSO). Each program constitutes a core element of the sport’s national high performance athlete pathway. WAIS will employ a Program Coach, or Coaches, to lead and direct a Program.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Performance Team Director - Pathways (PTD-Pathways) is a senior management role focused on enabling enhanced athlete development and performance to achieve WAIS organisational goals.

This is one of three PTD positions within WAIS, each responsible for a cluster of sports and/or programs. The PTD-Pathways has responsibility for a cluster of sports in which WAIS has agreed to develop and prepare athletes for potential selection to a national training centre program not managed by WAIS. The current sports within the Pathways Performance Enhancement Team are cycling, diving, hockey and rowing.

The PTD-Pathways is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary Performance Enhancement Team (PET) of professional coaches and performance service staff to both enable athletes to achieve the required performance standards for selection to a sport national training centre and to develop the skills and mindset of the athlete to thrive and succeed.

The responsibilities cover managing systems and people to secure internal and external resources essential to deliver athlete performance targets. Routine reporting on the operations and outcomes of the team to the CEO and to sport program partners is required. The PTD-Pathways is also responsible for ensuring the performance enhancement team capability continues to evolve to ensure future challenges do not impact the team’s ability to achieve its goals.

As a member of the senior management team the PTD-Pathways contributes to the routine monitoring and review of WAIS strategy and organisational capability required to deliver future results.

The role will suit candidates experienced in leading and managing a multi or inter disciplinary team of professionals and experts within a fast pace environment. These experiences may have been gained directly in high performance sport or alternatively through working in a leadership, coaching or mentoring capacity with high achievers in a non-sport environment. Regardless, candidates must demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements of high performance coaches and best practice in high performance coaching to bring about results.

This role is based in a new modern $34 million purpose built facility at the WAIS High Performance Service Centre, located at HBF Stadium within the Mt Claremont Sports Precinct. WAIS staff include over 40 full and part-time coaches and 15 sport scientists and performance service officers.

The contract period will be initially 2 years + 2 years subject to negotiation and ongoing performance.