Victorian Institute of Sport

Shooting – Performance Support Manager

Monday, 29 January 2018

The VIS and Shooting Australia (SA) are seeking an experienced, qualified and passionate Performance Support Manager who will be responsible for ensuring the effective integration of performance support in to the daily training environments of nationally targeted athletes (i.e. SA’s ‘Aiming4Gold’ (A4G) Squad), primarily through (but not limited to) SA’s new National Centers of Excellence (NCE) for Pistol and Shotgun in Melbourne, and Rifle in Adelaide..

Key tasks for the Performance Support Manager will be to support the development and maintenance of individual performance plans for A4G Squad athletes, and coordinate the provision of performance support staff/services in response to needs and/or opportunities identified through the planning process. The Performance Support Manager will also be responsible for monitoring and managing the impact of performance support staff/services through the establishment and ongoing development of SA’s athlete management system (AMS).

In addition, the Performance Support Manager will contribute significantly to the planning and delivery of performance support staff/services to SA’s National Teams when preparing for and competing in benchmark events such as the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Performance Support Manager will also be required to travel domestically and internationally with junior and senior National Teams.

Based in Melbourne, the Performance Support Manager will work closely with SA’s National Coaches and provide leadership to performance support staff from across the NIN, in particular from the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and South Australian Sports Institute (SASI).

You will require strong leadership, planning, communication and coordination skills given the role will involve leading conversations with coaches and support staff on the development of Individual Performance Plans; developing effective working relationships with athletes, support staff and program partners who may be based across a number of the Australian States/ Territories and an ability to drive and support the principles of Shooting Australia’s culture (L.U.C.I.E - Leadership, Unity, Courage, Integrity and Excellence).

Therefore a strong emphasis will be placed on the successful applicant having demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication, negotiation and planning skills, and experience of working with and across multiple organizations and disciplines.

Remuneration for the position will reward your skills and experience.


Sound like you?  Obtain an Information Pack with further information about the application process, the VIS and this role from Andrew Nolen, Performance Coordinator at the VIS, on (03) 9425 0100 or email 

Applications must be received at the VIS no later than 5:00pm (AEST) Friday 16th February.  Only applications which address the essential selection criteria outlined in the Position Description under “Experience and Skills” and currently legally entitled to work in Australia will be considered.

Interviews are initially planned be conducted in Melbourne or via Skype, Thursday 1st March, 2018 (Exact date to be confirmed following shortlisting)


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