Working with the department

At the department, when it comes to sport and recreation, we talk the talk but we also walk the walk.

We have a management culture that values and encourages participation in sport and recreation, which is supported by our corporate health and wellbeing program and flexible working hours and leave options.

On average, we spend about one third of our waking hours at work, so why shouldn’t we enjoy them?

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Department of Sport and Recreation, Leederville office

Job opportunities

We are looking for people who can work with us to continue building this dynamic and positive work environment.

Current department job opportunities

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries jobs.

Outdoor Instructor - Quaranup, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Sport and Recreation

$15.67 - $35.10 per hour (loading inclusive)

Closes 20 August 2018.

More information on the Outdoor Instructor opportunity

Outdoor Instructor, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Sport and Recreation

$15.67 - $35.10 per hour (loading inclusive)

Closes 24 August 2018.

More information on the Outdoor Instructor opportunity

Current sport and recreation industry job opportunities

Project Officer – Female Participation, WA Cricket Association

With the profile of cricket for women and girls continuing to grow this role provides an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to help shape the future of cricket!

Reporting to the Female Participation Specialist, this position will be responsible for coordinating and implementing programs and strategies that ensure the continuing development and increased participation of women and girls into the game of cricket. The role will work closely with other members of the Community Cricket department to support cultural change from playing environments to clubs and associations and the recruitment and retention of female players, volunteers and coaches.

More information on the Project Officer - Female Participation opportunity.

Project Officer – Aboriginal Cricket, WA Cricket Association

Do you have a passion for connecting people to sport? Apply your diversity and inclusion knowledge to the game of cricket, with a focus on driving growth in Aboriginal participation and engagement.

The role will focus on developing the sustainable growth of Aboriginal cricket in Western Australia through increased connection, engagement and participation. This will be achieved by developing and delivering targeted Aboriginal cricket programs and initiatives, working with clubs and members of the community to promote diversity and inclusion practices, and providing input into the WA Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee (WAACAC).

This position will be instrumental in growing Aboriginal Cricket in WA and will work with the wider Community Cricket team with a focus on of providing specialist advice and support in relation to communication and engagement with the Aboriginal community to enable effective program delivery, and to represent the interests of Aboriginal cricket.

More information on the Project Officer opportunity.


Participation and Sport Coordinator, Gymnastics WA

The Participation and Sport Coordinator plays a key role in the planning and delivery of a range of Gymnastic WA events and activities and will contribute to driving gymnastics, participation and inclusion initiatives which link to the Gymnastics WA Strategic Plan.

Closes 30 August 2018.

More information on the Participation and Sport Coordinator opportunity

Aquatic Supervisor, Venues West

VenuesWest is looking for an experienced Aquatic Supervisor to assist in the management of our aquatic centre facilities for events, sports training and public recreational use. The role supervises our Aquatic Service Officers (Lifeguards) as well as ensures the effective and efficient delivery of our aquatic services. The position plays a key role in safety for VenuesWest including administering first aid and acting as Chief Warden during emergency situations. This is a full time, permanent opportunity based at HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, offering 152 hours per four week period. Although the role is primarily based at HBF Stadium, mobility may be required between our portfolio of venues. VenuesWest is supportive of a healthy work/life balance and offers with this role a full gym and aquatic membership as well as discounts on our programs and purchases in the cafés.

Closes 12 August 2018.

More information on the Aquatic Supervisor opportunity

Referee Head Coach, Water Polo Western Australia

Water Polo WA is looking to appoint a suitably qualified person to undertake the role of Referee Head Coach. The Referee Head Coach will display high quality leadership skills and has the ability to educate and develop our large team of officials. In this role you will be responsible for the education and management of the WA Referee Program. You will deliver training and promote an aspirational pathway for our referees.

Closes 13 August 2018.

More information on the Referee Head Coach opportunity

Perth Stadium opportunities

The team that will run the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct is taking shape. Here's your opportunity to join the dynamic VenuesLive team that will operate iconic Perth Stadium, which is scheduled to open in early 2018.

Opportunities at Perth Stadium

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering in sport and recreation is not only rewarding, it also builds stronger communities. Volunteering WA provides a list of sport and recreation volunteer opportunities in Western Australia.

There may also be volunteer opportunities at your local sport or recreation club. Find our which clubs are in your local area.

Executive Committee Members, Western Australian Flying Disc Association

The WA Flying Disc Association are seeking volunteer Executive Committee Members including: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Closes 22 August 2018.

More information on the Executive Committee Members opportunity