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From time to time employment opportunities become available with Little Athletics NSW.

As vacancies arise they will be advertised below.



Position Vacant - Regional Athletics Support Officer - Dubbo
We are currently advertising for a Regional Athletics Support Officer that will be located in Dubbo at an office at the new Barden Park athletics track. This is a full-time position that will look after the Dubbo and Western Plains area, in conjunction with Athletics NSW and the Dubbo City Council. A copy of the position description can be found here. Applications can be sent to the Little Athletics NSW office and close on Friday, 24 April 2015.


LAPS (Little Athletics Program for Schools) Coach

Little Athletics NSW is seeking accredited coaches who are interested in working as a casual Little Athletics NSW LAPS coach. LAPS coaching involves conducting practical athletics sessions for classes of school children during school hours. Most LAPS sessions are conducted at primary schools. Payment for LAPS coaching begins at $30 per hour.

A typical LAPS coaching session will last between 30-60 minutes and involve a class of up to thirty students. Multiple sessions may be conducted at a school throughout a day. One event is usually coached per session. The events offered to schools include sprints, relays, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and sometimes hurdles.

Essential Requirements:
i) Current athletics coaching accreditation

ii) A Working with Children Check Number
iii) Current driver’s license and access to a car

Desirable skills*:
i) The ability to effectively manage and coach class-size groups of primary school children.

ii) The ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults.
iii) The ability to present confidently in front of groups.
iv) Sound organisational, management and leadership skills.
v) The ability to work with others in a team environment.
vi) The ability to coach the entire range of LAPS events.

*Training can be offered in these skills.

Desirable qualities:
i) Enjoyment of working with both children and adults.

ii) The ability to act as a positive role model.
iii) Strong leadership qualities.
iv) Punctuality and reliability.
v) An openness to receiving feedback.

An aspiring LAPS coach can apply to work within the program by submitting a sports/coaching-related resume to the Little Athletics NSW Coaching & Development staff for consideration. An interview may also be required to help assess if a coach is suitable to work within the program. If successful, the coach must undergo a LAPS coach induction, complete a 20-hour paid LAPS mentorship ($20 per hour), and demonstrate required LAPS coaching competencies to gain accreditation to work in the LAPS program.

Interested individuals are invited to contact Little Athletics NSW for further details. Phone 02 9633 4511 or 1800 451 295; email Applications can be submitted via email or to Locked Bag 85, Parramatta, NSW 2124 or via fax 02 9633 2821.