Skate Australia


Australia, Queensland, Gold Coast

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time, Contract/Temp

Closing Date

19 Apr 2023

Job Description

About Skate Australia

Skate Australia is the national sporting organisation responsible for management, coordination, development, and promotion of skate sports in Australia.

Skate Australia works in partnership with state associations. It collaborates with an extensive network of stakeholders including The Australian Institute of Sport, The National Institute Network, clubs, and community members to enhance participation and competitive success in skate sports.

Following a highly successful Olympic Games debut in Tokyo, Skate Australia with the assistance of its major stakeholder groups have constructed a comprehensive strategic plan to continue its recent international success.

Skate Australia is embarking on an ambitious and exciting new strategy within high performance. As a result, we are currently seeking to recruit a Performance Pathways Manager, to support our performance objectives leading into Paris 2024, LA 2028 and Brisbane 2032.

About the role

As the Performance Pathways Manager, you will be responsible for establishing and implementing Skate Australia’s Performance Pathway strategy to support the identification and development of talented athletes towards future Olympic Games and World Championship events. 

Working closely with the High-Performance Manager your core responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain a valid and reliable profiling tool for selecting and progressing athletes.
  • Ensure athletes on the Skate Australia Performance Pathway have the required training spaces, coaching and support services in their daily training environment.
  • Lead and monitor the development of individual athlete performance plans for emerging, developing and podium potential athletes.
  • Lead and facilitate closer links and alignment of underpinning talent programs (state, club, or school).

This is a fixed-term contract till 30 June 2024 and the role will be based in Gold Coast.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience in high performance sport programs and strong knowledge and understanding of athlete and coach development methodologies within the high-performance landscape.

  • As an individual we are looking for someone who strives for excellence, is highly ambitious, operates with integrity and has a proven ability to impact an organisation, athletes, and coaches positively.
  • You will have great people skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of individuals
  • Experience identifying and confirming talent (talent selection and/or talent transfer) within a sports environment
  • A passion / interest in action sports
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams (including coaches) and experts to enhance the successful delivery of the athlete pathway
  • Tertiary qualifications in Sports Management, Coaching, Sport Science, or related field.

To Apply

Application Instruction

Please review the position description and submit your resume.

Applications close 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 April, 2023.

If you would like to enquire about the role, please contact Debbie Savage at

Building System Capability:

At Skate Australia, we offer career opportunities for people who share our ambition and passion for high performance sport. From graduates to expert professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as we grow. We would love you to be part of our journey.

Apply today.