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Rowing Australia seeks world-leading performance service expertise

Performance Services Team:  Expressions of Interest


Background

In May 2016, RA announced CampaignNumberOne – our game plan to become the number one rowing nation.  CampaignNumberOne will introduce transformational change to Australian high performance rowing and will provide athletes with the best opportunity for international success. The key pillars of change are to:

  • Establish two national training centres to provide a world-class training environment for Senior A podium-potential athletes. These NTCs will:
    • Commence operations in January 2017.
    • Each accommodate up to 25 Olympic podium-potential athletes.
    • Be located at the Reinhold Batschi NTC in Canberra (men) and at a second location to be announced in August (women).
    • Accommodate heavyweight and lightweight, and sweep and sculling athletes, in the same environment.
  • Work with Australia’s rowing schools, clubs, state rowing associations and state institutes/academies of sport to create and implement bespoke state pathway programs to enhance the development of young athletes.

The announcement can be viewed on RA’s website HERE.
Performance Services Support for the NTCs and Australian Rowing Teams

RA is seeking world-class, innovative and contemporary experts to enhance the performance outcomes of our athletes.  Practitioners are sought to provide support to the NTCs and Australian Rowing Teams across the following key disciplines:

Biomechanics Personal Excellence Skill Acquisition
Data Analytics Physiology Soft Tissue
Medicine Physiotherapy Strength & Conditioning
Nutrition Psychology

Ideally, practitioners will be highly regarded nationally and internationally, with experience in medal-winning programs in an international sport. They will have the demonstrated ability to:

  • Provide effective, integrated strategic and technical leadership to their discipline within the NTC and/or national teams.
  • Plan and be accountable for the delivery of agreed outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of RA’s high performance team to create and support an integrated performance outcome driven environment.
  • Work under the direction of RA’s Performance Director and Performance Services Manager.
  • Engage with the state pathway programs to monitor and guide the development of emerging talent.

 

Note that:

  • For some disciplines, RA is seeking both a national lead practitioner (strategy, oversight, administration, etc) as well as support practitioners (servicing at the NTCs, domestic events and international tours). In most cases, the lead practitioner will also be required to provide servicing at the NTCs and may be required to travel.
  • Depending on the discipline the role may be part-time, full-time or on a consultancy basis, and may require international travel of between one and three months each year.
  • The list of disciplines is not necessarily exhaustive and RA may not appoint practitioners across all disciplines initially.
  • Terms and conditions, including whether the practitioner is employed by RA or the AIS, or engaged as a contractor, will be determined in discussion with the relevant parties.
  • This process is not seeking expressions of interest from practitioners seeking to support the state pathway programs.  RA is currently discussing the nature of the support provided to these programs with the relevant state institute/academy of sport and state rowing association.

 

Process for Interested Candidates
If you think Australian rowing can benefit from your expertise and passion for delivery, you are encouraged to express your interest.  Practitioners should view this as an opportunity to develop a career over the longer term, with involvement at major world events a highlight.

Confidential enquiries may be directed to:

Confidential expressions of interest should be submitted by filling out the Expression of Interest Form_SSSM and sending to [email protected] by 5.00pm (Canberra time) on 16 September 2016.