Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)


Australia, Queensland, Brisbane

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

18 Apr 2023

Job Description

Our QAS Vision is “Inspiring Extraordinary Sporting Success” and the performance of Queensland athletes at the recent Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games was a phenomenal demonstration of that.

We are on the runway to Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 and then onto an incredible opportunity with a home Games here in Brisbane, with the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

At the QAS we support 450+ pre-elite and elite athletes from talented juniors through to Olympic, Paralympic and World Championships medallists to win on the world stage.

We support both in-house squad programmes, partnership programmes with National Sporting Organisations and/or scholarships for individuals who are on medal winning trajectories for international success.

We have a bold new 2032 High Performance Strategy to propel us forward to enable more medal winning moments by Queensland athletes and ultimately inspire the State and the Nation ahead of a home Games in Brisbane 2032.

If you have a deep desire to contribute to something transformational, of State and National significance, and are committed to continuous improvement, it’s an exciting time to our organisation on an important mission.

Reporting to the Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Lead this role will have the  opportunity to assist the Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement team to deliver impactful Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement (AW&E) services to QAS supported athletes as well as developing and implementing a range of AW&E products and services that are aligned to the 2032 QAS Strategy.

For this Senior Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Team role, we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience to plan, develop and implement projects / initiatives that enable a high-performance organisational culture.
  • Ability to effectively coach and guide QAS staff, senior leaders and managers through AW&E processes and procedures.
  • Understand the needs of athletes while responding to the requirements of elite coaches and other stakeholders, who seek to be internationally competitive.
  • Consider wider organisational objectives when making decisions. Demonstrate the ability to encourage a strong athlete-focus and build understanding of elite coach and athlete perspective within the AW&E team.
  • Drive continuous improvement by identifying and implementing improved ways of delivering the AW&E program. Demonstrate the ability to implement change by influencing stakeholders. 
  • Manage internal and external relationships, including the ability to build networks and work collaboratively with stakeholders in a high-performance sport environment.
  • Proactively recognise a need and takes accountability for implementing an improvement and/or change; looks for opportunities to mobilise others to implement new solutions.
  • Provide strategic advice that is rigorously considered and supported by a clear rationale. Model professional and ethical behaviour and be viewed as trustworthy, honourable, truthful and respectful.


  • An undergraduate degree in fields including education, psychology or social work qualifications or graduate certificate in career development and education or agreed equivalent.
  • Qualifications in Career Development and education or Elite Athlete Wellbeing or Cert IV Career Development would be highly desirable.

When submitting your application, ensure you attach copies of all mandatory and desirable qualifications and accreditations.

The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our athletes.

We are committed to an environment where athletes from any background are heard, treated fairly and free from abuse.

If you’re interested in learning more, please have a look at the role description and give our team a call to discuss the role.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

To Apply

Application Instruction

  • Please provide the following to assess your suitability:
    • a current contemporary resume
    • cover letter (maximum 2 pages)

Two referees are required who have a thorough knowledge of your work performance and conduct. Please ensure that one of the referees is your current or immediate past supervisor.

If you’re interested in learning more, please have a look at the role description and give our team a call to discuss the role.