Rehabilitation Specialist - ARU Rugby Sevens

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

As Australia’s strategic high performance sport agency, the AIS has responsibility and accountability for leading the delivery of Australia’s international sporting success, working in partnership with national sporting organisations (NSOs), state institute and academies of sport and other partners. The AIS provides expertise in all areas of athlete preparation with a clear agenda for achieving international success in line with Australia’s Winning Edge game plan for moving from world class to world best.

The position of Rehabilitation Specialist – Rugby Sevens, is based in Narrabeen, NSW, at the Sydney Academy of Sport, of which the AIS is a primary partner. The role works with the National Men’s and Women’s programs where in consultation with the High Performance Director/National Men’s and Women’s Coaches you will ensure that the defined physical performance objectives of player’s individual development plans (IDP) are achieved through the design, implementation and monitoring of high level injury management programs.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to take a leadership role within a sport service team and manage aspects of the physical enhancement environment of athletes in line with principles of injury rehabilitation and injury prevention.
  • Extensive experience in injury management program design and practical implementation for elite level athletes.
  • Demonstrated success working with elite coaches and athletes across multiple sports and ideally with the sport of Rugby.
  • Extensive experience working in a high performance environment encompassing project and research work.
  • Experience in leading a system and pathway approach to long term athlete development.

In consultation with the Australian Rugby Sevens’ High Performance Director/National Men’s and Women’s Coaches, this position will be assigned to undertake the following;

  • Design and implement high quality and specialised injury rehabilitation and injury prevention programs including, but not limited to, early, mid and late-stage strength and power enhancement, reconditioning of speed, agility, movement skills and endurance capacity.
  • Ensure effective liaison with all areas of service provision within the Sport Service Team.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other service providers to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensure the effective operation of Rugby Sevens Rehabilitation service, via a system leadership role in partnership with relevant Rugby Sevens’ medical staff.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a high performing team/organisation, establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with key internal and/or external stakeholders to lead and deliver high quality business outcomes.

Position is based in Narrabeen, NSW and will be available until 31 December 2016.
For enquiries after reading the job description, please contact Jamie Youngson on 0425 757 549 (Canberra) and/or Geraint John on 0409 504 329 (Narrabeen)


Applications close Wednesday, 10th December 2014


This position requires you to prepare an Expression of Interest and supply your current CV. For additional information about what to include please see

To apply, please email the completed Expression of Interest along with your CV to by 5:00pm AEDST on the closing date 10th December 2014