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General Manager Education, Compliance and Engagement - AUSTSWIM

  • National organisation for the teaching of swimming
  • Senior strategic leadership and education compliance role
  • Circa $115,000 plus superannuation plus bonus
  • Melbourne (Notting Hill) based

AUSTSWIM is Australasia’s national organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety. The AUSTSWIM accreditation is the industry standard for Swimming and Water Safety Teachers™ and is delivered and recognised in each state and territory of Australia and many countries overseas. There are currently over 35,500 AUSTSWIM Teachers in Australia and internationally with over 12,000 licensed in teaching specific programs such as infants, people with a disability and adults. AUSTSWIM has over 35 staff in 6 offices across Australia and a network of over 300 trainers.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Manager Education, Compliance and Engagement will play a lead and pivotal role in the management of AUSTSWIM’s operational and growth strategy, and contribute to the broader business strategy whilst supporting the CEO in building the AUSTSWIM business and in reducing AUSTSWIM’s overheads. The role is responsible for overseeing AUSTSWIM’s Registered Training Organisation with a strong focus on quality learning outcomes and targeted growth of the RTO in line with the strategic objectives.

Whilst certainly having a focus on the core areas of Education, Compliance and Engagement, the role will also manage a broad number of projects with the aim to improve the quality of services and systems across the organisation and to its customers. Central to this will be an ability to gain impactful customer insights leading to improved learning outcomes for customers and the development of new improved delivery methods and/or platforms.

This senior management position will work to ensure AUSTSWIM’s business objectives are met through providing high level expert relationship management, compliance, technical expertise, product development and project management skills. In addition, the role requires strategic budget management, simultaneously making and managing plans, supervising business operations, formulating and endorsing company policies and other managerial duties. The successful candidate will be an individual that possesses drive, passion, initiative and enjoys thinking on their feet, working in a demanding team environment and under pressure, and is prepared to roll up their sleeves and work hands-on.

To be considered for this role you will be suitably experienced in driving high performing teams, RTO compliance, education product development, and customer relationship management within a similar scale (circa $5million turnover) not for profit organisation.

This is a unique opportunity to make this role your own and help create momentum towards a more efficient and higher profile business. A background in swimming is not essential, however you must be committed and passionate about AUSTSWIM’s performance and continual improvement.

How to Apply

Please note People Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now. 

Preferred Format: Candidates must complete and submit the COMPULSORY People Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisement) at the time of applying. The Form contains questions against which we require your specific response prior to considering your application. People Recruitment prefers a 2 page letter of introduction and a CV of no more than 6 pages, merged into the Application Form as one MS Word file.


The General Manager Education, Compliance and Engagement, AUSTSWIM recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by People Recruitment - a generalist division of People Recruitment Group.

In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill on 0408 258 337, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000

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