Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST) is Tasmania’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation. Our movement is a part of the history, fabric and future of this country. It represents the lifestyle, values and beliefs of the Australian culture. It protects life, it saves life, it promotes life. We create a safe environment in and around our waterways, through patrols on, in and around aquatic environments and through community education and training programs.

We achieve this by working with our members, communities, educational institutions, governments, and other organisations in the provision of best practice education, training, surveillance and rescue and risk management services. Each year to grow our capacity to be able to reach the community and meet their diverse needs, SLST recruits Community Lifeguards and Education Instructors.

Volunteer Support Officer

(Full time fixed term until the 30th June 2021)

Surf Life Saving Tasmania Inc (“SLST”) is the peak organisation for surf lifesaving activities in Tasmania.

SLST is looking to recruit an additional fixed term full time Volunteer Support Officer.  The position will support surf life saving clubs, volunteer marine rescue units, state officers/committees and the state office programs. The key objectives for the position are working with SLSC/VMR officer/position holders fulfilling their roles, providing the best experience for their members, lifesaving services to the community and respective Club/VMR Development Plans.   

(Depending upon the applicants, the position may be split into fixed term part-time positions based in the north and south of the state with seasonal casual positions).

The successful applicant must address the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated computer skills in word processing and use of databases and spreadsheets;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure to operate within a flexible team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and innovation to achieve practical outcomes;
  • Previous experience in a Sports Club or volunteer organisation;
  • Demonstrated experience in training and/or coaching; and
  • Good written, verbal and social media communication skills.

The successful applicant will be based in Hobart but expected to spend significant time travelling around the state to support clubs.

SLST is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to safeguarding children and young people.  All candidates will be required to undertake a working with children check.

For a copy of the Position Description and any queries please contact Karyn Blakey on 0417 333 504 or email  

Applications to:

Volunteer Support Officer Position

Surf Life Saving Tasmania Inc.

GPO Box 1745

Hobart TAS 7001

Applications must be received by 9.00 am on Monday, 4th November 2019