Personal Excellence Advisor – National Programs

Closing Date: Mon 24 July 2017


Personal Excellence Advisor – National Programs


WAIS High Performance Service Centre


The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has an exciting opportunity for a Personal Excellence Advisor to join a World Class Sports Institute that values People and Excellence.


The Personal Excellence Advisor – National Programs is a specialist role focused on enabling athlete development in facets of athlete life outside the daily training and competition environment. The Personal Excellence Advisor is a member of the multidisciplinary Performance Enhancement Team (PET) under the management of a Performance Team Director (PTD). The PET contains a number of sport programs delivering agreed outcomes under the leadership of a Head Coach for the National Sporting Organisation. The Personal Excellence Advisor is responsible for contributing discipline specific interventions, through a planned approach, to achieve athlete performance goals.


To be considered for this position, the following experience and qualifications are required;



  • Undergraduate qualification in Arts, Business, or Sciences.
  • Australian Working With Children’s Check


  • Postgraduate qualifications in career development
  • Eligibility for CICA membership.
  • Knowledge of the structure and systems associated with high performance sport and the development of elite athletes for success in the national and international arena.
  • Awareness of the contemporary issues relating to athletes in high performance sport.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of career, education, and transition counselling practices.
  • An understanding of athlete sport pathways and associated challenges to athlete career development.
  • Knowledge of the symptoms and treatments of depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Understanding of the causes of mental health presentations in an elite athlete population.
  • Knowledge of interventions aimed at well-being and personal development of young adults.
  • Understanding of the education systems within WA including TISC, TAFE, Secondary and Tertiary structures and systems.
  • Experience in counselling, business, education, career and professional/personal development service delivery.
  • Experience in high performance sport (desirable).


This is a part –time (0.6 FTE) position with a contract period to December 2018. Salary range for this position is $79,610 to $86,993 FTE and will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


For further information please contact Joanne Richards, Performance Team Director – National Programs,


Applicants are required to address their suitability for the role against the position description. To apply, please send your resume to


Applications close 5pm Monday 24 July.