Lifesaving Operations Coordinator

Operations, Brisbane & Bayside
Apr 20

We are seeking a passionate and motivated Lifesaving Operations Coordinator, based at our Brisbane office.

About the Role:

If you are looking for a career where no two days are the same, and you enjoy being a part of a team with a purpose, this role is for you.

SLSQ has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated Lifesaving Operations Coordinator based at our Brisbane office. Possessing excellent attention to detail and the ability to adapt to our fast-paced environment, you will be responsible for the service delivery of Operations Support services across Queensland. With a vast mix of organising, coordinating, and liaising with our various volunteer and professional services, your work directly assists our members and staff in their mission of saving lives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate SLSQ’s Operations Support Division
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in the region around operations and challenges.
  • Facilitate a continuous improvement and safety culture across all operations, ensuring effective communications and interoperability with other departments, organisations, and emergency service organisations.

About You:

  • Understanding lifesaving or a similar community-based activity
  • Sound level knowledge of Association policies and constitution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to analyse and research
  • Good financial and budget management skills
  • Experience managing and motivating a team to meet and exceed goals
  • Knowledge of the Surf Life Saving ‘products’
  • Excellent negotiation and liaison skills
  • Ability to prioritise and meet competing deadlines

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Working with Children Blue Card
  • National Police Record Check
  • Proof of Identity Check (points of identification and working rights)
  • A demonstrable commitment to empowering and respecting children and young people.
  • An advocate of child safety and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
  • Current Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Water Safety

Ability to rapidly obtain:

  • First Aid (AID)
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (AID)


  • Cert IV in workplace training and assessment
  • Recreational Water Craft operator’s license

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