Victorian Institute of Sport

VIS Performance Lifestyle Manager

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

The Performance Lifestyle Manager is a pivotal role within the VIS, responsible for leading the newly formed Performance Lifestyle department in the delivery of support and services to our elite performers in the areas of Performance Lifestyle and Psychology.

This new position will be tasked with providing the highest level of wellbeing, career, education and lifestyle management and transition advice, to optimise VIS athletes’ on and off-field performance and wellbeing.

Reporting to the Performance Manager (Pathways) and based at the VIS headquarters in Albert Park, the purpose of this unique and challenging role is to ultimately support athletes to thrive in their sporting career and beyond. The VIS is seeking a passionate, driven and collaborative high performance professional to join our organization in this important leadership role.

Key Accountabilities Include:

You Will Bring 

To be successful, a strong understanding of high performance sport is essential. You will also have demonstrated capacity to inspire others through your leadership and be both ‘hands-on’ and strategic in a multi-disciplinary team environment. A strong emphasis will be placed on the successful applicant having the necessary interpersonal skills, a collaborative communication style and well-honed negotiation and influencing skills. Past experience in a performance services environment will be advantageous. 

Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience that would support the achievement of the role purpose are essential - (E.g. Career Counselling, Counselling, Education, Health, Human Resources, Performance, Psychology, etc). You will also require a Current Driver’s License, Victorian Working with Children Check and Current Safeguarding Children Certification. 

Remuneration will be commensurate with your skills and experience. To apply for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Australia. 


If this sounds like you, an information Pack with further details about the application process, the VIS and this role can be obtained from Nerissa Turner, Senior Performance Coordinator (VIS) on (03) 9425 0061 or Should you wish to discuss the role prior to applying then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rob Leeds (Performance Manager – Pathways) on (03) 9425 0007 or or Dave Crosbee (Performance Director) on (03) 9425 0011 or

Applications must be received at the VIS no later than 12noon, Monday 24 September 2018. Applications will need to address the essential selection criteria outlined in the Position Description under “Experience and Skills” to be considered.

Interviews will be conducted in Melbourne during the week commencing 8 October 2018.


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