Operations Manager - North Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club - Closing date 28 May 2022

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  • Miami Queensland, Australia
  • May 07, 2022
Full time management operations

Job Description

North Burleigh is a friendly and family oriented Club with established programs in all aspects of Surf Sports such as Board, Ski, Swim, Beach, IRB and Nippers. The Club sees the development of these areas as providing a pathway to further growth in the future and is continually enhancing its performance in these areas. North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club is your partner in the local community and with your help has been proudly “Saving Lives Since 1949”.

About this role:

The primary duties will be running the overall operational responsibilities within the surf lifesaving club and ensuring they are delivered across all sectors in alignment with the key pillars and strategies of the board, Our Beach | Our People | Our Community | Our Future. 

North Burleigh Surf Club has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated Operations Manager. Possessing excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to adapt to our fast-paced environment executing on strategy; you will be responsible for the delivery of operations services across our surf lifesaving entity. With a vast mix of governance, compliance and managing multiple key stake holder expectations - your work will be directly assisting our members and the team in our mission of saving lives and creating a healthy, surf safe, community service hub with enduring friendships.

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. Some weekend work will be required during the summer season and flexible hours will be negotiated. A salary package will be negotiated to secure the services of the suitable applicant. 

Reporting to the President, the role will focus on core responsibilities of:

  • Compliance & Governance
  • Board of Management Support
  • Sponsorships & Fundraising
  • Members Communication
  • Education
  • Beach Programs
  • Surf Sports
  • Patrol - Lifesaving

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Well-developed organisation, planning and time management skills and an ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently and use initiative to solve problems
  • High level understanding and experience using web based applications, on-line resources and Microsoft suite of products
  • Positive attitude and ability to work with and support volunteers
  • Australian Drivers license
  • Ability to hold and apply for a Working with Children Card

Ability to rapidly obtain:

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Bronze Medallion 


  • Experience in surf lifesaving or a similar community-based activity
  • 5 years experience in Operational Management

About You:

  • Energetic, optimistic, self motivated and accustomed to leading efficient and collaborative teamwork, You'll have the ability to assess processes, identify opportunities and find innovative solutions to maximise quality and profit without compromising our 4 pillars within our operations delivery.
  • Understanding lifesaving or a similar community-based activity
  • Sound level knowledge of association policies and constitution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and research
  • Good financial and budget management skills
  • Knowledge of the Surf Life Saving 'products'
  • Excellent negotiation and liaison skills
  • Ability to prioritise and meet competing deadlines
  • Active listening
  • Problem solving

Why join North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club:

An exciting opportunity to join an iconic organisation where we create a healthy, surf safe, community service hub with enduring friendships, we have a clear strategic plan driven by the board and supported by its members with continuing grass roots development within all sectors - playing our role in the community of creating better humans, underpinned by our 4 pillars: Our Beach | Our People | Our Community | Our Future.

  • Attractive Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Your efforts support an essential public safety service contributing to saving lives every day.
  • Joining a movement that has a clear strategic plan for success.
  • Unofficially the number 1 club in Australia after the recent Australian titles in the youth category (13-15).
  • A junior activities sector that is one of Queensland’s biggest, as well as the state nipper champions since 2021.   
  • On-going Employee Health and Wellness Events throughout the year.

Desirable Criteria