Working with the Department of Sport and Recreation

At the Department of 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?

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

Casual Outdoor Instructors

Friday 28 August 2015

Classification: $15.03 - $33.98 per hour (loading inclusive)
Position No: Pool Ref 3CASINST
Location: Metropolitan
Closing Date: 11/09/2015 3:00 PM

Senior Consultant

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Classification: PSGOGA, Level 7, $112,902 - $121,008
Position No: 4IDB703P
Location: Leederville
Closing Date: 01/09/2015 3:00 PM

Current industry job opportunities


Mountain Bike Operations Manager and Mountain Bike Project Manager

Mountain biking is going through unprecedented growth in Western Australia and as a result we are looking for two brand new roles to be filled. If you want to be part of the team that helps create Western Australian as the national leader in mountain biking then we want to hear from you!

The Mountain Bike Operations Manager role is varied and includes planning and managing key mountain biking initiatives as well as seeking relevant funding for their implementation. A high level of interaction is required with the West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) and with the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation (MBTF). The role is responsible for overseeing the performance of the Mountain Bike Project Manager, as well as a MBTF resource (in association with the MBTF Board). 

The Mountain Bike Project Manager role is responsible for the delivery of specific projects identified by the Mountain Bike Operations Manager that support the West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA), the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation (MBTF) and general mountain biking in Western Australia.

Cycling High Performance Manager

Are you passionate about cycling and want to be part of defining the Western Australia High Performance plan and pathway? We are looking for someone that can work across all disciplines of cycling to lead and High Performance agenda across the state.

This is a contract position for 7 months full time or an equivalent period part time. It is designed to be flexible to support someone that is chasing their own high performance dream. 

This role plays an important part in shaping the West Australian Cycling high performance pathway across all disciplines of cycling: Track Cycling, Road Cycling; Mountain Biking; BMX and Para-Cycling. It will require a high degree of collaboration with BMX Sports Western Australia (BMXWA), West Australian Mountain Biking Association (WAMBA) and CycleSport Western Australia (CSWA), along with Western Australia Institute of Sport (WAIS). 

Recently all competitive disciplines of cycling in Western Australia have undergone reviews of their High Performance function. It will be the responsibility of this role to work with each of these organisations to identify the priorities of the recommendations. First and foremost the role must deliver policies and procedures, which will be enduring beyond the period of the contract role to set a platform for future investment behind High Performance in the state. 

Sports Operations Coordinator 

TheSports Operations Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing administration support to the sport disciplines of cycling within WestCycle and its members as well as ensuring that the office runs smoothly and effectively. 

Primary duties include the provision of administrative support to the Sports Operations Manager, managing website, social media and e-newsletters content, managing small events and member databases, providing event day support and promoting membership in a professional manner.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 04 September 2015.

More information on these job opportunities are available from the WestCycle website.

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.


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