Applications invited for the position for SSA President

posted on 19 January, 2021

Expressions of Interest are sought from the State and Territory Education Departments for the position of President, School Sport Australia.

Background: School Sport Australia (SSA) is a national organisation supported and funded by State and Territory education systems. It coordinates and conducts a broad range of school sporting programs for students, commensurate with their age and ability in an educational environment. Appropriate person/s at Senior Principal or equivalent level will be considered.

The National Representative School Sport Committee (NRSSC) was established in 2011 by the Australian Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs Senior Officials Committee (AEEYSOC) to advise and support School Sport Australia. The NRSSC is responsible for appointing the SSA President.

Position Statement: The role of the President is to provide strategic leadership to School Sport Australia and provide advice on school sport matters to the NRSSC.

The President’s role operates within the School Sport Australia constitution. The President is responsible for chairing SSA Board meetings and National Conferences, being the principal representative of School Sport Australia at both national and international forums. The President also represents the interest of the organisation by providing high level advocacy and liaison with senior levels of government, member jurisdictions and the media, as well as with the NRSSC.

National and international travel funded by SSA (including involvement with the International School Sport Federation) may be required. Appointment to this honorary position is for a 2 x three year term (6 year appointment) and will commence April 2021.

The School Sport Australia President position is a Senior Principal or equivalent level. All applicants must have a current working with children check (WWCC).

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Register your interest

If you’re interested in in contributing to the School Sport Australia team, please register your interest by emailing a completed expression of interest form addressing the three criteria and attaching a current CV to

Closing date

5:00 pm, 12 March 2021

Further information concerning the position is available from:

Mr Peter Banks Ms Paula Nielsen
Chair Acting President
National Representative School Sport Committee School Sport Australia
Mobile: 0429 125 959 Mobile: 0401 123 132