18 May 2018

Full-Time Coordinator – High Performance Unit

Hockey Australia – Posted by Hockey Australia – Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Description

Position Title: Coordinator – High Performance Unit
Program: Hockey Australia High Performance Program, Perth
Location: Perth Hockey Stadium, Hockey Australia, High Performance Unit
Hockey Australia
Work Type:  Full Time

Hockey Australia’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan is the key instrument driving the direction for hockey and sport in this country. Our values of leadership, integrity, excellence, and inclusion underpin our actions, behaviours and the global reputation we have as a high performing national governing body.

Hockey Australia seeks to appoint; Coordinator – High Performance Unit, to work within the High-Performance unit under the direction of the Manager High Performance, to assist with the coordination and implementation of the National High-Performance Unit.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Manager High Performance, the role will be responsible for the delivery of high level coordination and administrative support to the Manager High Performance, Head Coaches, Support Staff and Athletes in the National Men’s and Women’s Hockey programs. The right candidate will require a strong understanding of a high performing working environment.

This position is full time, with standard working hours Monday to Friday, however some flexibility will be required due to nature of working within a National Sporting Organisation and may require some out of hours and weekend work.

Position reports to:     Manager High Performance Unit

Internal Relationships

HA High Performance Director; HA Coaches, Manager Performance & Planning, Manager PA & HP Systems, HA Support Services Staff, HA HP Staff, Athletes, Administrators

External Relationships

State Institute Coaches, State Coaches, WA Club Coaches, SIS/SAS Support Services Staff, Consultant Medical Providers


  • Tertiary Degree
  • National Police Clearance / Western Australian Working with Children’s
  • First Aid & CPR certificate


  • Knowledge of best practice in High Performance Systems and Structures
  • Knowledge in the demands on athletes and coaches within international sport environment
  • Knowledge of International, National, State Sporting landscapes
  • Knowledge of key High Performance Principles to achieve high performing outcomes
  • Knowledge of High Performance Daily Training Environment (DTE)
  • Knowledge of financial accounting and budgeting systems (MYOB)

Skills and Abilities

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • High Level of planning and organisation
  • Excellent liaison, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to develop relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work autonomously without supervision, and collaboratively within a high performing team, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities under pressure
  • Appreciation of the demands in a high performance environment
  • Financial and Accounting Systems (including MYOB)
  • High Level MS Office and Mac Operating System experience


  • Experience working in High Performance (HP) Program / High Performing Business environments
  • Experience in preparing and reporting to operational budgets
  • Experience coordinating and delivering operational plans
  • Proven experience demonstrating innovation, energy and enthusiasm across all areas of an High Performing operation
  • Strong Collaborative and inclusive approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated planning and administration skills

Personal Values

  • Acts in a way that recognises the worth and contribution of each person
  • Communicates in an open, honest and respectful manner
  • Works collaboratively, challenging and encouraging to achieve higher performances
  • Takes time to share information to increase the collective knowledge of the high performance environment and the national hockey system
  • Understanding of appropriate professional relationships with athletes and staff

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrates a high level of motivation, is oriented towards goals and aims to achieve result for one’s self and others
  • Acts with integrity and makes decisions considerate of personal values aligned to the values of the organisation
  • Understand personal responsibility and holds themselves accountable
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous personal and professional learning and development


How to Apply

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply for this position by submitting the below documentation directly to Adam Crane at employment@hockey.org.au:

  • CV (PDF - no more than four pages) (including references)
  • Cover letter addressed to the Manager High-Performance Unit  outlining experience and achievements against the position description (PDF - no more than two pages)
All applications will be considered strictly confidential. If you wish to discuss further details about this position please email the High-Performance Director at employment@hockey.org.au Applications close: Sunday 3 June 2018 Successful Candidates will be contacted for an interview within 14 days of the applications closing date

Unless specified in the job description, you must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

Job Categories: Administrator. Job Types: Full-Time.

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