Sport Services Team Leader

Wollongong City Council Full Time Permanent 30/06/2024

Sport Services Team Leader

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community.

Our strength is the diversity of our people. Together our responsibility is to create an inclusive place where everyone is welcome, valued and belongs. We lead with courage, openness and curiosity. Our conversations and actions celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more about us here.

About the Role

As the Sport Services Team Leader, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless delivery of sports and recreation services to our community. You will lead a team as the primary point of contact for sports clubs, surf clubs, schools, and other recreational organisations, ensuring exceptional customer service and personalised experiences. Operating within our Sport & Recreation Division, you will contribute to achieving our organisational objectives outlined in our Corporate and Business Plans.

This is a permanent full-time position, salary from $103,511.61 per annum inclusive of superannuation. An operational Motor Vehicle under lease back arrangement for private use is allocated to this position. Salary package will be negotiated based on skills, experience and qualifications.

What You will be doing:

  • Implementation of the Sportsgrounds and Sporting Facilities Strategy and other relevant council strategies.
  • Develop and implement strategic framework for the Recreation Services portfolio that will be used to promote, inform and optimise the activation of council sports assets including the hire, allocation and use of Council's playing and sporting facilities.
  • Ensure Council's sport related activities deliver value outcomes in a pro-active and efficient manner.
  • Lead and Develop relationships with sporting associations, clubs and community groups.
  • Provide and deliver a central point for issues relating to sport both internally and externally.
  • Lead and develop sports communication and engagement initiatives.
  • Source, communicate and support grant opportunities and applications.

About you:

We are seeking an experienced and proactive individual who is passionate about sports and recreation, with a strong commitment to serving the community. The ideal candidate for the Team Leader, Sports Services position will possess the following:

  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Collaborative Approach
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Safety Consciousness
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset

Benefits of working at Council:

  • We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working and flex- you just need to ask!
  • We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change.
  • We provide generous leave provisions including 5 weeks annual leave per year of service
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all, (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support mental, physical and social wellbeing of our staff to be at their best.
  • Access to Fitness Passport


For more information, click on Apply to be redirected to Wollongong City Council's E-recruitment site.

Contact Chris Brown Recreation Services Manager on (02) 4227 8214 for questions related to the job.

For questions related to submitting your application online or our recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close 11:59pm, 22 July 2024.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability or gender identity. People with disability are encouraged to reach out so they can be supported in recruitment processes, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job.

Wollongong Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people in the community.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.