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WA Squash is looking for an experienced administrator to provide support to all things development-related including junior pathways, coaches, school programs and more.
Join a dynamic and passionate team of individuals based in Belmont. Days and hours are flexible. Immediate start preferred.
Regular communication with existing and potential metropolitan and regional schools.
Coordinate junior clinics and competitions.
Liaise with clubs and court operators to ensure facilities available.
Coordinate volunteers and paid staff for school bookings and junior competitions and events.
Liaise with Squash Australia and coaches regarding training and re-accreditation.
Provide support and resources to coaches.
Provide support to the General Manager.
Manage and work within budgets.
Attend local events, meetings and conferences as required.
Respond to general enquiries in a timely manner.
Raise public awareness of squash in general.
Skills and attributes:
Bookkeeping skills preferred but not essential.
Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with people from all walks of life.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to resolve conflict and handle disgruntled individuals.
Ability to work autonomously and unsupervised, as well as within a team.
Initiative, enthusiasm, and drive to grow the sport of squash.
Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Be a positive role model and representative of WA Squash.
Willingness to be an advocate for WA Squash policies and procedures, as well as those ofthe governing National Sporting Organisation Squash Australia, such as child safeguarding, inclusion, member protection and more.
C class driver’s license and own, reliable vehicle.
Working With Children Check (or willingness and ability to obtain one).
Police Clearance (or willingness and ability to obtain one).
Minimum Level 0 coaching certification (or willingness to obtain it).
Knowledge and/or participation in the sport of squash is preferred but not essential.
The WA Squash Board is excited to announce that Leigh-Anne Kaye (Leigh) has been appointed as the new General Manager of WA Squash starting from Monday the 28th of Feb 2022.
Leigh has been in the office for over a year now as Operational Officer which was funded by a grant from DLGSCI.
With the news last October that Dean Williams, who has been the Caretaker GM since Jan 2019, wanted to take a lesser role in WA Squash in 2022, the Board set about advertising the role. The subcommittee went through a very comprehensive interview process with the result being that Leigh was offered the job.
On a personal note, having worked with Leigh for over a year, I am very happy with this outcome and I am sure Leigh will take WA Squash to a new level with renewed enthusiasm and vigour. Leigh takes over with WA Squash in a very sound position both financially and governance-wise. Leigh’s computer skills, organisational skills and depth of knowledge in Squash will see our sport being more technological with some great new initiatives.
The new Strategic Plan is a very challenging one and with the focus on growing participation we must address the need for Facilities. Leigh is across all these issues and I look forward to seeing the sport I love develop and grow in the next few years .
I will remain for some time in a consultancy role helping out as much as I can if and when needed.
Happy New Year for 2022 and we look forward to being on court as much as possible! With that as our aim, the Board has commenced the process of advertising for the position of General Manage. The position has been left unappointed for over 3 years whilst Dean Williams has been instrumental in steadying the ship and transforming many of our systems into a more modern format! As per our SRAWA Constitutional requirement, please find below an advertisement for the role.
WA Squash are seeking an enthusiastic and capable individual to fulfill the role of General Manager.
The General Manager partners with the Board, Association members and key stakeholders of our sport to develop and implement our strategic plan. They will be responsible for supporting the development, capability, and sustainability of Squash in Western Australia.
The position is Full Time. Salary expectations will be discussed at interview, and reflect qualifications and experience.
It is with great sadness that after twelve and a half years, Sue Hillier has resigned from her post of Development Officer and today, November 10, is her last day. Sue will be missed by everyone as she has done an incredible job of coordinating juniors, coaches, development squash, state squads and junior pennants. Sue will not be lost to squash as she will continue her own personal coaching, playing masters squash and continuing as a foundation and club coach assessor. WA Squash will send Sue off in style on the 24th of November, at our Hall of Fame Night, where she will be the 10th inductee to the Hall of Fame.
WA Squash welcomes Michaela Pratt to the Casual/Part-time role of Development Officer. Michaela comes from Narrogin, has represented WA at the AJC for the last 7 consecutive years, is a member of the victorious WA State Junior Team in 2018 and was named captain of the 2021 State Junior Team, which sadly was cancelled. Michaela is currently coaching the Hilton Junior Program, works at Squashworld and is currently studying at Curtin Uni.