The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for various vacant and upcoming PSL 1 Gym Instructor/Receptionist positions within the Health and Recreation Centre.
This is a unique opportunity to work within the Health and Recreation Centre of Australian Parliament House, the meeting place of our nation and one of our nation’s most important buildings.
The role will be responsible for supervising the gym and pool area and undertaking reception desk duties. It also includes the running of regular fitness classes involving the delivery of safe instructions and quality exercise techniques.
The successful candidate will have excellent presentation skills and a focus on delivering a high standard of customer service. They must also have strong communication skills and a professional approach when providing advice and support to a diverse clientele.
The range of physical duties required to undertake this role include; squatting, bending, twisting, reaching and stretching.
Successful candidates must be available to work a range of shifts between the hours of 6.00am to 8.00pm.
Please Note: This recruitment process will be used to fill current casual and non-ongoing vacancies. A merit pool may be established and candidates successfully placed on the merit pool may be offered future roles within 12 months of the Gazettal date. Should a position become ongoing then the Order of Merit established through this selection process may be used to fill the vacancy on an ongoing basis.
Possession of, or the ability to acquire within agreed timeframe, the following qualifications and registrations:
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the health and fitness industry including individual and group exercise program delivery.The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance.DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.
This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. To be considered under the Affirmative Measures provision, evidence of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian heritage will be required.The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are required to provide evidence to confirm that they are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Acceptable evidence includes:
Please upload a one page response outlining the following:
Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.
Proof of qualifications, certificates or registrations are required as part of the application process, please incorporate these documents into your resume or within your applicant response before you submit your application.
Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills,knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.
Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEST, Wednesday, 14 August 2019.
Currently, the salary range for this position is $50,381 - $58,676
Classification: Parliamentary Service Level 1Employment Type: Ongoing/Non-Ongoing Position No.: 109021Local Title: Health and Recreation Centre Gym Instructor/ Receptionist - Affirmative Measures________________________________________________________________ Branch: People & GovernanceSection: Health and Rec CentreImmediate supervisor: Manager - Health and Rec CentreSecurity assessment: Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted)________________________________________________________________
Under broad direction, undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards of a Parliamentary Service Level 1. The duties will include, but are not limited to the following;
Under direction from the HRC Team Leader, provide gymnasium instructor and/or reception services for all users of the facilities which includes:
• supervise gymnasium and pool areas• provide individual exercise programming and instruction• conduct group exercise instruction: circuit, definition, cardio boxing, fit ball and other class instruction as required• undertake basic maintenance and cleaning of gymnasium equipment• apply first aid for clients in the Health and Recreation Centre.
• attend to counter and telephone enquiries, making facility and class bookings, issuing hire equipment to centre clients;• manage financial transactions including cash handling, operation of cash register and credit card facilities; and reconciliation of daily cash takings.• work shifts with hours ranging from (but not limited to) 6.00am to 8.00pm.
1. The possession of, knowledge and experience in the health and fitness industry including individual and group exercise program delivery.
2. Sound communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver high levels of service to a broad range of customers including high profile clients.
3. Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and flexibly in a small team environment.
4. Demonstrated ability to learn and perform routine administrative and operational tasks including use of computer, cash register, credit charges and office equipment.
5. A good level of health and fitness to perform the required physical tasks safely and effectively.
6. Eligibility, qualifications requirements:
Name: Steve KonigPhone Number: 02 6277 2788Email: **********
DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional development opportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment. Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here).
If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomes your application.
The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service. Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagement including:
a) Australian citizenshipb) criminal history check and security clearancesc) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobsd) health clearance, ande) probation period of 6 months
Australian CitizenshipSection 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generally required to be Australian citizens. If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagement on the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time. Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement.
RedundancyIf you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer (including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until your exclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200.
Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why should we hire you?
Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your resume, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform the role.
If you are unfamiliar with applying for APS jobs, the Australian Public Service Commission’s fact sheet on applying for jobs will be useful: Fact Sheet 4 - Applying for APS Jobs
Some of DPS’s selection criteria are generic and are based on the Australian Public Service Commission’s Integrated Leadership System (ILS). Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they would apply these skills to the requirements of the job as described. The Australian Public Service Commission’s ILS Leadership Pathway identifies and describes leadership capabilities at all classification levels (http://www.apsc.gov.au/working-in-the-aps/ils)
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