There’s a role for everyone in Surf Life Saving, and the experiences and opportunities that you’ll face each day are never the same.
The skills you learn along the way will not only save lives and help the community, but potentially put you on the pathway to places you never thought possible.
You will also meet people from all walks of life, form lifelong friendships and have fun along the way.
We save lives, and we change lives.
Find your pathway.
Have you ever thought about becoming a surf lifesaver? Or perhaps you’re already a member and would like to know what other opportunities are available to you within the movement?
Each and every year, thousands of men, women and young adults across the state line up to patrol Queensland’s coastline, providing a vital community service and saving thousands of lives in the process.
However, off the beach and behind the scenes, there are literally hundreds of other jobs and opportunities available to those who aren’t confident in the water or don’t want to get their feet wet. Whether it’s a surf sports coach, a club treasurer, a BBQ coordinator or a junior activities age manager, there’s a role for everyone in surf life saving.
Importantly, becoming a surf lifesaver also offers many opportunities both within and outside of the movement.
There is an almost endless scope of lifesaving-related careers available to members, the likes of taking up a medical profession or joining the Defence Force or other emergency services, and many of these doors are opened and supported by the skills learnt during your time as a surf lifesaver.
The Pathways project is all about showcasing the opportunities that lifesaving opens up to all, regardless of age, gender, shape or size. We’ve used real volunteers to share real stories about their involvement within the movement – how it’s shaped them personally, and benefited them professionally.
Whether you’re a new member, current member or a lifesaver returning after a few years’ break, we encourage you to look through the countless opportunities that are available for you to pursue, both on and off the beach. It might just put you on the pathway to a place you never imagined.
Find your current role to discover where surf lifesaving can lead you OR enter an area of interest to explore other possibilities within surf lifesaving.
Select an area of interest, such as patrol member, to find out more information.
As your club’s administrator, you will play a key role in overseeing and facilitating administration of the management committee and all internal and external correspondence. Some clubs will opt to employ administrators, on a full or part-time basis, to manage day-to-day duties while other clubs will utilise volunteers to assist with administration requirements.
With ever expansive club activities there is never a shortage of work for administrators such as updating member details and information, registrations for carnivals, facilitation of club ordering and merchandising, and accounting.
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Each club will have their own requirements for the employment of Administrators, however all must hold a current Blue Card.
It would also be expected that an Administrator has a level of demonstrable administration and office experience.
In some instances there may be a requirement for the Administrator to be a financial member of the surf life saving club.
While there is no specific training required for this position, each individual club will have its own recruitment and induction process in place.
Branch and state opportunities will be provided to Club Administrators to undergo annual training or updates as required to ensure all are educated on current requirements for the season.
The professional experience gained through this position can help in the successful transition to other administrative roles including receptionist, administration assistant and office manager roles outside of surf lifesaving.
Within surf lifesaving there are also opportunities to progress to paid positions at branch or regional offices and state/national offices to assist with the effective administration of surf life saving offices across the country.