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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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.

Community Engagement and Strategy Officer

This position contributes to the development and implementation of the community engagement model and operational plan for the Office of Multicultural Interests which help build the capacity of the Western Australian culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community. The Community Engagement & Strategy Officer supports CaLD communities, the public sector and the business sector to develop strategies and programs aimed at achieving the full potential of multiculturalism.

Closes 21 January 2019

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Senior Project Officer

This position has the delegated authority and responsibility to plan and control projects and activities required to deliver program and department outcomes. Working to defined principles, targets and policies the position will:

  • Undertake research, analysis, investigation, and evaluation of issues and problems identified within projects and programs.
  • Support continuous improvement and capability building within a values driven team environment.
  • Plan, coordinate, control, evaluate, review and report on assigned projects, activities and funding.
  • Develop and maintain information sources, methodologies and data collections to support evaluation and to develop recommendations relevant to project outcomes.
  • Liaise with community, external agencies and internal groups consistent with their project responsibilities.
  • Prepares reports, publications, briefing notes, submissions, presentations and correspondence.

Closes 21 January 2019

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Project Officer - Creative Regions

In these roles you will promote and monitor the funding and development programs which support investment in the regional arts, cultural and creative sector in Western Australia We have once current fixed term position until 30 June 2019 with a possibility of extension and/or permanency. At the conclusion of the initial engagement, an extension may be offered or the Department may choose to readvertise the opportunity.

Closes 21 January 2019

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Financial and Management Accountant

We are seeking suitably qualified people to fill for Financial and Management Accountant roles In these roles you will assist the Director and CFO to meet the requirements of the General Operations Business Plan. As well as in partnership with portfolio organisations, development and implementation of financial management strategies and services that support the achievement of the department of Local Government Sport & Cultural Industries organisation objectives.

Closes 22 January 2019

More information on the Financial and Management Accountant opportunity

Current sport and recreation industry job opportunities

Board members, Football West

Pursuant to its Constitution, Football West is seeking highly qualified individuals with a passion for football to join its board.

Closes 28 January 2019.

More information about the board member opportunity.

Program Coordinator - Squads Development, University of Western Australia (UWA) Sport

Manage and oversee the successful delivery of the squad swimming programs and provide direct customer service to other aquatic program customers. As a result of the multi site nature of this program the role will spend time at UWA and non UWA venues. Due to the nature of the program this role will require regular weekend work.

Closes 20 January 2019.

More information about the Program Coordinator - Squads Development opportunity.

Assistant Coach - Squads, University of Western Australia (UWA) Sport

Manage and oversee the successful delivery of the squad swimming programs and provide direct customer service to other aquatic program customers. As a result of the multi site nature of this program the role will spend time at UWA and non UWA venues. Due to the nature of the program this role will require regular weekend work.

Closes 20 January 2019.

More information about the Program Coordinator - Squads Development 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.