Deadly Gippsland Digital Content & Social Marketing Coordinator

GippSport is seeking applications from highly motivated and suitable people for our Deadly Gippsland program.

GippSport has been funded by the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to deliver a Sport & Health Social Marketing project: Deadly Gippsland, with our Gippsland Aboriginal Community.

The fundamental objectives of the position are to:

  • In partnership with the Deadly Gippsland Coordinator, deliver the Deadly Gippsland work plan across the Gippsland region with the Gippsland Aboriginal community
  • Through a range of social media and online tools, ensure that the Deadly Gippsland program is well connected to the community.
  • Build & maintain a strong working relationship with Gippsland Aboriginal Communities, in particular with the Gippsland based ACCHOs and other key community groups.
  • Lead and coordinate the Deadly Gippsland social media & website channels.
  • Create and curate digital content to support and promote relevant messaging

This is a hands on position, where the Deadly Gippsland Digital Content & Social Marketing Coordinator will support all aspects of the Deadly Gippsland program.  

Through this role we’re primarily seeking to reach and engage the Gippsland Aboriginal community with Deadly Gippsland and our key community partners. 

You’ll have an understanding of marketing and communications, primarily the use of social media as a vehicle for communicating with our target cohort.  The Digital Content & Social Marketing Coordinator will act as the focal point for the online community, overseeing needs, community building, increasing visibility of Deadly Gippsland programs and actively supporting our stakeholders and other key community activities across Gippsland.

GippSport is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

It is a policy of GippSport to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability and from other underrepresented cohorts in the workforce.  If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please use the contact listed below.

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and is part of GippSport’s commitment to creating a culturally competent and diverse workforce.

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

GippSport is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants who are to work with children and young people to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment. This process may include, but is not limited to, comprehensive reference checks, , a ‘working with children’ or equivalent check and/or a ‘national criminal history record’ check.

This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2020.  Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

For further information please call Dan Poynton on 5126 1847 or 0402 350 920

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be marked “confidential” and sent to:
Executive Officer
GippSport
PO Box 63
NEWBOROUGH 3825
If sending by email: info@gippsport.com.au

PLEASE PROVIDE THE NAMES AND CONTACT DETAILS OF AT LEAST TWO (2) CONFIDENTIAL REFEREES

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

Deadly Gippsland Coordinator

GippSport is seeking applications from highly motivated and suitable people for our Deadly Gippsland program.

GippSport has been funded by the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to deliver a Sport & Health Social Marketing project: Deadly Gippsland, with our Gippsland Aboriginal Community.

The fundamental objectives of the position are to:

  • Coordinate the delivery of the Deadly Gippsland work plan across the Gippsland region with the Gippsland Aboriginal community
  • Ensure that the Deadly Gippsland program is well connected to the community and is culturally appropriate by facilitating a Community Advisory Group.
  • Build & maintain a strong working relationship with Gippsland Aboriginal Communities, in particular with the Gippsland based ACCHOs and other key community groups.
  • Oversee the operation of the Deadly Gippsland social media & website channels.
  • Provide opportunities and environments for increased participation of the Gippsland Aboriginal community in sport, recreation and physical activity
  • Work with the Executive Officer to ensure that the program’s deliverables aligns with the key priorities outlined in Korin Korin Balit-Djak, the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing and Safety Plan 2017-2027

Applicants should have knowledge and skills in encouraging healthy lifestyles and be highly motivated towards this objective. Applicants will need to demonstrate capacity and experience in community engagement, preferably in the Gippsland Aboriginal community. A tertiary qualification appropriate to the role will be highly regarded.

GippSport is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

It is a policy of GippSport to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability and from other underrepresented cohorts in the workforce.  If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please use the contact listed below.

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and is part of GippSport’s commitment to creating a culturally competent and diverse workforce.

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

GippSport is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants who are to work with children and young people to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment. This process may include, but is not limited to, comprehensive reference checks, , a ‘working with children’ or equivalent check and/or a ‘national criminal history record’ check.

This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2020.  Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

For further information please call Dan Poynton on 5126 1847 or 0402 350 920

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

Download the position description by clicking the icon below:

green4 pdf

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be marked “confidential” and sent to:
Executive Officer
GippSport
PO Box 63
NEWBOROUGH 3825
If sending by email: info@gippsport.com.au

PLEASE PROVIDE THE NAMES AND CONTACT DETAILS OF AT LEAST TWO (2) CONFIDENTIAL REFEREES

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

Recap… Gippsland Sports Forum: Why women are the secret to your sports’ survival

121 people from Local Government, health agencies, State Sporting Association‘s and sports club members, player and officials attended Gippsland’s first Sports Forum held in Traralgon on November 30 2016.

A joint-initiative between GippSport & Gippsland Women’s Health, this forum aimed to inspire much needed change and explore how best to increase female participation, as players and leaders, in community sport across Gippsland.

Watch keynote speakers Sam Squires & Kate Roffey

Keynote speaker Sam Squiers, Founder and Editor of a website dedicated to women’s sport (www.sportette.com.au) said,

“Women have been an untapped market for sport for decades, but finally both professional and grassroots sports have realised that women are exactly the market they have to engage and involve, they simply are the secret to their survival and longevity.” Sam Squiers, Founder/Editor Sportette

 

Recap the #GippslandSportsForum below:

Case Study: A successful Community Sport Infrastructure Fund application from Leongatha Golf Club

Superseded technology can often be the ball dragging the chain at community sports clubs. Facing inefficiencies due to an outdated irrigation system, Leongatha Golf Club rolled up their sleeves to raise funds for a much needed update.

Manufactured in the 1960’s and installed in the 1980’s, the irrigation system in place at Leongatha Golf Club is a manual labour nightmare.

The technology, now 55 years old, is extremely inefficient costing the club in both man hours, electricity and water use. A situation that many clubs in Gippsland can probably assimilate to.

The solution – a modern automated irrigation system, to irrigate all tees & greens, 3 fairways and the club’s turf nursery, which will save the club thousands of dollars each year in reduced labour and utility costs. Not to mention a significantly smaller environmental footprint.  The system will have the capacity for future upgrades to include the remaining fairways at a time that the club has the capital to do so.

The project was costed at $235,000. An overwhelming sum for most regional sports clubs and golf facilities. However, Leongatha reached out to a number of organizations in place to support local sports facilities and now their goal is within reach.  This process is replicable for clubs across the region.

Working closely with us at GippSport as the Regional Sports Assembly and consultancy Hands On Community Solutions, the club underwent a strategic planning process during the 2014-15 year.  This process clearly identified the irrigation system upgrade as the club’s highest priority project and the club was then able to embark on the process towards securing funding to make the project a reality.

Club Manager, Josh Hall, and the club’s Board of Management at the time, took on what was an 18 month journey to secure funding from both local and state governments.

After many presentations and meetings with the Council staff, recreation planners & grants officers, to ensure alignment with Council’s direction for community facility funding, South Gippsland Shire Council have committed $50,000 towards the project while a successful application to the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund has secured an additional $80,000.

Club Manager, Josh Hall is thrilled to be on the receiving end of much needed funding.

“From a club management perspective, implementation of this project frees up a significant amount of both paid & volunteer labour.  The current system costs the club a significant amount in maintenance and most significantly it takes the equivalent of 1 full time position a week to irrigate the course from October to March.

With this automated system we’ll be able to irrigate the course overnight and then re-invest that labour & money into other course and club development projects.  It will also allow us to continue to invest in innovative community participation programs to ensure the whole South Gippsland community can enjoy our great facility.”

Feedback from Sport & Recreation Victoria on the club’s successful grant application stated that the work the club was putting in growing its community programs was a strong feature of its application, including:

  • SNAG Kinder Golf;
  • A thriving women’s & junior beginner program;
  • Ezy9’s Big Hole Golf;
  • An Access for All Abilities program; and
  • Currently working to implement SwingFit, Golf Australia’s social participation program.

A successful application to the Sport & Recreation Victoria Community Sports Infrastructure Fund must show considerable community benefit, increased participation and an alignment to both Local & State Government priorities for sport facility funding.

Leongatha GC now face the more manageable challenge of raising the remaining $90,000. Through the Australian Sports Foundation, Leongatha is accepting tax-deductable donations from their membership base and others in the community. To view the clubs fundraising page click here. GippSport is able to work with clubs to set up their own foundation & project fundraising pages with the ASF.

The Leongatha GC is also working with the Inverloch & District Community Bank, Branch of Bendigo Bank, to reach the $90,000 target.  The club already has finance approved but has made an application to the bank’s Board of Community Directors for a contribution, which in July was announced as successful.

Recently, South Gippsland Shire Council put the project out to tender with the project awarded to the successful candidate in September.  The project has just started the installation phase with an anticipated completion date of before Christmas in time for the busiest summer watering season.

Golf Victoria Government and Community Relations Manager, Fiona Telford encourages any golf and other sports clubs in need of assistance to consider the various grants on offer throughout Victoria.

“There are a range of grants on offer from the state government that are designed to assist sporting clubs around Victoria to redevelop ageing infrastructure, implement sporting programs and boost participation,” said Telford.

“Leongatha Golf Club has taken the initiative to raise funds through government and other sources and I congratulate them for their achievement.”

For more information and to see what is available, visit GippSport’s Grants and Funding page and please contact us if you need assistance working with your Local Government and developing your application.

Gippsland Sports Forum: Why women are the secret to your sports’ survival

The focus of the forum is to empower the Gippsland sports  community and local  clubs to implement and strengthen policies, practices and the promotion of women and gender equity in sport in Gippsland. Download flyer

Aims of the forum:

  • To raise the profile of women in sport
  • To increase representation of women’s sport in local media
  • To increase women’s participation & leadership at grass roots level in order to change club culture.

Register through this link.

The forum will be delivered in 3 sessions:

Session One 2.45 – 5.00pm Panel Discussion & Breakout session
Target Audience:   Regional Sport Assembly, State Sporting Associations & Local Government reps.
Topic: The secret to funding and increasing female participation in sport

5.00 – 5.20 pm        Refreshment break & Session two registration.

Session Two 5.20 – 6.20pm Keynotes
Sam Squires  “Why women are the secret to your sports survival”
Kate Roffey     “Kicking Goals – From the Sports Field to the Boardroom”

Session Three 6.30 – 8.00pm  Panel & Breakout session
Target Audience:   Sports Club Reps, Reserve Committees of Mgmt, Community Associations & interested Community Members.
Topic: Inspiring change in your club & The Secret to funding success

Light meal served at 7.00pm during breakout session.

Keynote Speaker Bios:

Sam Squiers

Sam Squiers is an award-winning Sports Reporter and Presenter with Channel 9 and the Founder of the Women in Sport website Sportette. Sam has worked in the media for over a decade and has covered some of the biggest sporting events both nationally and internationally.

Sam also hosts the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman Series, Surfing Australia TV, Isuzu QLD Golf Open, Ocean Thunder Surf Boat Series, co-hosts TripleM’s Dead Set Legends and has been a guest presenter on Getaway.

In 2014, Sam founded the women in sport website Sportette to provide an avenue for to tell the incredible stories and issues which weren’t being told in traditional media. Sportette aims to challenge the way you think about Women’s sports and change the social and sporting landscape for future generations.

Sportette has created a strong reputation among athletes, stakeholders, sports organisations and fans alike. It’s also the top online choice for interesting and inspiring stories on women in sport and remains the only independent women in sport site in Australia. Herself a keen sportswoman; Sam rows surf boats, runs marathons, plays golf and competes in netball, softball and basketball.

Kate Roffey

Kate is currently Chair of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority, is a Director on the Melbourne Football Club, Berry Street and Melbourne University Sport Boards, and is a member of the Ministerial Freight Advisory Council.

Kate is currently the Director of City Economy, Innovation & Liveability at Wyndham City Council and is responsible for the oversight of strategy and development in the areas of transport, urban planning, environment and sustainability, economic development and city centres.

Prior to this role, Kate was the CEO of the Committee for Melbourne from 2012 to 2016.  As CEO, Kate successfully led a broad cross-section of Melbourne’s most influential companies and institutions to develop initiatives and deliver outcomes that ensure Melbourne continues to grow as a prosperous, globally connected city while at the same time, retaining its mantle as the “World’s most liveable city”.  As an industry leader in this role, Kate led influential policy discussions around the key issues of infrastructure development, economic growth, urban optimisation and liveability.

Subsequent to joining the Committee, Kate held an executive position at Tennis Australia as Manager of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment, where she played a leadership role in developing the masterplan vision of, and secured almost $1 billion in government funding for, the substantial upgrading of facilities for the Australian Open Tennis Championship.

In addition to her Executive roles, Kate is also an experienced non-executive director and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Kate is currently Chair of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority, is a Director on the Melbourne Football Club, Berry Street and Melbourne University Sport Boards, and is a member of the Ministerial Freight Advisory Council.


This forum is bought to you by the Gippsland Prevention of Men’s Violence against Women Strategy, Gippsland Women’s Health together with GippSport, Gippsland’s Regional Sports Assembly.

Female friendly facilities is just the beginning!

Regular sport participation and physical activity is vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

In Victoria, female participation rates in sport and active recreation remain lower than males, particularly in community sport and recreation club settings. The facilities at clubs play a key factor in encouraging female involvement.

At Newborough Yallourn United Soccer Club (NYUSC), outdated facilities have been holding back the clubs’ ability to attract & retain more participants at their club – particularly women & girls.  The club already has a senior & junior women’s team, but there is a real opportunity to provide more participation opportunities for their community.  So what was the next step for the club?

In partnership with Latrobe City & GippSport, NYUSC have been working to address the barriers to female participation in their club.  Combining cultural change with facility development, NYUSC is working to provide a strong foundation for women & girls’ participation.

burrage-reserveFig1: Burrage Reserve master plan, home of NYUSC

The partnership has worked together to put together an infrastructure design that consists of a range of factors that will make the club more female friendly and more family orientated.  These include:

  • Buildings and surrounding areas that offer supporting resources, including:
    • unisex change facilities that cater for the needs of both males and females
    • inviting community spaces
    • prioritisation of safety (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – CEPTED)
    • clean and easily accessible facilities
    • adequate lighting in and around the facility
    • family friendly attributes including baby change amenities.

GippSport has been supporting NYUSC through the development of inclusive policies and practices that can be easily implemented within the club as well as supporting the club through a sustainable cultural change process to support increased participation rates.  Work to date includes the delivery of GippSport’s 50/50 clubs Gender Equity awareness workshop, an update of the NYUSC constitution & by-laws, as well as the development of a club development plan that provides some clear actions that can be taken to increase the participation & involvement of women and girls in the areas of:

  • Governance & leadership;
  • Welfare & safety;
  • Workforce development (Coaching, officials & volunteer roles);
  • Participation pathways;
  • Marketing & member recruitment; and,
  • Facility development.

Dan presenting GippSport's 50/50 clubs workshop to NYUSCFig 2: GippSport staff member Dan Poynton, delivering the 50/50 clubs workshop to NYUSC

Whilst there is a long way still to go on the journey for NYUSC, they will find out midway through 2017 if Latrobe City’s application to the SRV Female Friendly Facilities fund is successful, all partners in the project are confident that work undertaken will provide significant community benefit to the Moe, Newborough & Yallourn areas.

If clubs are interested in working with GippSport to increase participation, upgrade facilities and develop a closer working relationship with your local Government, please contact us.