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Ausbike Program Officer - Melbourne


AusCycling is the nation’s peak riding and cycling body, representing more than 5 million Australians who ride bikes. Formed in 2020 from 19 state, territory, and national bodies, AusCycling is responsible for programs, projects and initiatives that encompass BMX, Cyclo-cross, eSports, Track, Mountain Bike, Road, Para and recreational.

We help school kids learn to ride, we stage more than 500 events each year, we nurture clubs and create pathways, and we are responsible for the training, welfare, and performance of Australian athletes at Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games, UCI World Championships, and other major international events.

AusCycling is committed to diversity and inclusion, to integrity and clean sport, to building communities and to achieving excellence in the right way.

AusCycling exists to unleash the unbound potential in every body.

AusCycling’s ambition is to be a global leader in cycling – known for our positive impact on and off the bike.

Trademark Behaviours

Stronger Together 

Unity is our most powerful force for change.  Everyone at AusCycling is a teammate and we support each other, listen to each other, and have each other’s backs. Our different skills and personalities are key assets, but we will only unlock them if we listen with respect and compassion and value each other’s contributions regardless of pillar, discipline, or seniority. 

Win Well 

Results come and go, but the legacy we leave is forever. We pursue our goals with fierce determination, but never to the point where we betray our personal or professional principles and values, and never at the expense of our athletes and our staff. We commit to the holistic development of our athletes and our staff, recognising wellbeing as the foundation of sustainable success. We celebrate with passion and humility. We lose and we learn. We’re accountable to ourselves and to those around us. We commit to Win Well – our success is richer when earned in the right way.

People First 

AusCycling is a safe, supportive organisation where individuals are given the respect, attention, and tools to grow in their roles and as people. We celebrate our wins and regard mistakes as a chance to learn, rather than blame. We see the whole person and understand the vital connection between work, family, friends, and time to recharge.  When we eventually leave AusCycling, we will be better professionals and better people. 

Be Bold 

We have a rare opportunity to create a new and exciting path for cycling and riding in Australia. We are brave enough to question and disrupt, we take risks and welcome a variety of views and styles. We respect our history and honour those who built our foundations, but we will not be bound by our past or traditional ways. We create space and opportunities to realise a new ambition, a new culture and a new way of doing things.

Child Safe Statement

AusCycling has a zero-tolerance policy to harm, abuse and/or neglect of a Child and Young Person in any form. 

All Children and Young People have the right to feel safe and protected from all forms of abuse, harm, and neglect. Children and Young People have the right to take part in sport in a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment. 

AusCycling is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People in Cycling by providing a safe and inclusive environment and by ensuring that everyone involved in Cycling is aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to Children/Young People. 

AusCycling’s policies and practices promote the safety and wellbeing of children and establish an effective, consistent approach to prevent, respond to and encourage the reporting of allegations of child abuse and harm. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat any child and young person’s safety concerns seriously. We report any allegations and wellbeing concerns to authorities. We are committed to the cultural safety of all children and young people.

Team Purpose

AusCycling’s Club & Community Enhancement pillar has responsibility for the growth in participation, creating opportunities for more people to enjoy riding their bike regardless of age, circumstance, skill level and location. Primarily this occurs through the channels of school and community programs, working closely with our Clubs and delivery partners to grow the number of Australians riding bikes.

Position Purpose

The AusBike Program Officer will be responsible for delivering engaging and educational bike riding sessions to students in various schools as part of AusCycling's AusBike Roadshow Program. This role involves promoting bike riding as a healthy and fun activity, teaching fundamental cycling skills as a life skill, and encouraging a love for the sport in school-aged children, whilst promoting a connection to ongoing participation via AusCycling participation products and member clubs.

Responsibilities

Program Delivery:

  • Conduct on-site bike riding sessions at schools and within community, delivering age/ability-appropriate activities.

  • Ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants.

  • Implement the program curriculum in accordance with AusCycling guidelines.

  • Adapt sessions to cater to different skill levels and age groups.

Student Engagement:

  • Promote a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards bike riding.

  • Encourage active participation, teamwork, and peer-support.

  • Create an enjoyable and memorable experience for students and teachers.

Bike and Equipment Management:

  • Safely transport and set up program equipment, including bicycles.

  • Ensure bikes and equipment are in good working condition and report any issues to the Community Development Operations Lead.

Safety and Risk Management:

  • Follow all safety guidelines and procedures during program delivery.

  • Be aware of potential risks and take appropriate action to prevent accidents.

Documentation:

  • Complete required program documentation, including attendance records, feedback, and incident reports.

Customer Interaction:

  • Interact professionally with school staff, students, and parents.

  • Respond to inquiries, promote and provide information about AusCycling programs.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Monitor, control and manage assigned tasks to ensure delivery within agreed timeframes and budget.

  • Implementation of programs, initiatives and resources to meet participation growth targets.

  • Positive school sentiment.

  • Positive participant feedback (programs and initiatives).

  • Proactive collaboration within the broader participation team and other business pillars as required.

  • Seek out, welcome and act on feedback.

  • Demonstrate continuous improvement both personally and with regards to participation products.

  • Reporting and compliance for participation programs is achieved.

Qualifications

Current CPR and First Aid Certificate (or the ability to achieve this within a short time frame of commencing in the role).

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A passion for bike riding and a good understanding of the sport/recreation and mode of transportation.

  • Experience working with children in a coaching or educational setting.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to engage and motivate students.

Key Behaviours

  • A can-do attitude, and natural ability to bring enthusiasm and positive energy to the team and the broader community.

  • Entrepreneurial, open to change, sees the opportunity presented by new ideas, and able to capitalise on innovative alternatives.

  • Identifies and suggests new and innovative approaches and ideas with confidence, in a considered and respectful manner.

  • Customer focused, able to understand other perspectives and strives to build organisational capability to enhance and deliver an outstanding customer experience.

  • Is accountable, takes responsibility, and is proactive in solving problems and seeing issues through to resolution.

  • A team player, works effectively with others, collaborates and shares information to build collective knowledge.

  • Is inclusive in approach and shows respect for all others at all times.

  • Committed to own personal development, product continuous improvement, and the organisational development of AusCycling.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Working with Children’s Check clearance from the relevant authority;

  • Satisfactory Police Check (in the absolute discretion of the Company); and

  • Satisfactory No Doping Declaration (in the absolute discretion of the Company).

Notes

This role requires the incumbent to hold and maintain a Working with Children Clearance, along with a drivers licence. Due to the timing of AusCycling events, this role also requires flexibility in work hours including being available to work weekends, public holidays and out of hours’ work as necessary.

AusCycling values and strives to deliver an inclusive and diverse workforce, representative of the communities we work within. We welcome and encourage applications from all people who have an interest to work with us, and who can make a positive and new contribution to our team.

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