The Aquatic Risk Officer is responsible for promoting safe aquatic venues and safe participation in aquatic related activities. Key components of the role include conducting the Aquatic Facility Safety Assessments; providing in-service training to industry partners; conducting professional development opportunities to industry; contributing to the workplace supervisor program as a mentor; providing lead support to the assessment team; leading the Technical Operations courses; and much more.
The Aquatic Risk Officer reports to the Aquatic Risk Services Manager and is based in Castle Hill at the Royal Life Saving NSW Head Office. The role requires regional travel to assist the 5 regional offices, as well as involvement with Royal Life Saving’s skills centre, the Aquatic Safety Training Academy (ASTA).
Roles and Responsibilities
- Conduct Aquatic Facility Safety Assessments and provide appropriate recommendations to assist in an improvement strategy.
- Provide and contribute to other risk services as outlined by the Aquatic Risk Services Manager, including but not limited to Inland safety assessments, signage assessments, supervision assessments; guideline and policy development,
- Providing a range of in-service training, facilitation and instruction to industry partners.
- Conduct professional development for industry partners.
- Contribute to the aquatic supervisors program, through induction, mentoring, and ongoing support.
- Be the lead support to the assessment team when it comes to key aquatic courses.
- Conduct Technical Operations courses and provide assessment marking, support to participants.
- Build and support partnership opportunities across all aquatic risk; drowning prevention; training and educations areas.
- Represent Royal Life Saving at industry events, conferences and seminars.
Skills and Experience
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in aquatic facility operations including, but not limited to, pool plant operations; water quality maintenance; work health and safety; risk management; and coordination of lifeguard services.
- Demonstrated knowledge of statutory obligations and regulatory requirements relevant to the operation of an aquatic facility
- Report writing, time management and organisational skills
- Strong communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Detail-orientated and task-focused
- 3-5 years experience in aquatics operations roles
- Essential skills in using Microsoft Office products
- Incident investigation and due diligence qualifications and experience