Role Description 

Click here to view a role description that your club may customise to meet local club requirements. 

Please note that your role may have a different title at your local SLSC. 

Timeline of Priorities

Download the Timeline of Priorities for a list of considerations for each calendar month that includes some of the key tasks we see as crucial for the smooth running of your club. You can add or subtract from this timeline as necessary. 

Below is a high-level summary of what tasks you need to perform. 

During patrol season (September – April) 

Off-Patrol Season (May – August) 

Attend branch meetings.

Attend and lead pre-season meetings.

Complete annual club compliance requirements.

Complete a club health check.

Engage stakeholders.

Engage sponsors.

Monitor club financials.

Monitor club financials.

Monitor member recognition and awards.

Plan for next season.

Plan and chair regular club management team meetings.

Review the previous season.

Support and say thank you to all club members.

Strategic plan.

 

Succession plan and submit feedback to branch.

 

Support and say thank you to all club members.

The below table summarises the key people that can assist you at every level of the SLS organisation. 

These key people may be current or previous holders of the role as noted in SLS annual reports. 

Club Level

Club Board Members

Club Board members are available to assist with advice and support. 

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details. 

Club Life Members

Life Members have a wealth of information to assist you to make informed decisions. 

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details. 

Club Management Team Members

Work with your existing Club Management Team members. They can answer enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information. 

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details. 

Other Club Presidents in Your Region

You can also reach out to local Club Presidents to share some key learnings. 

Refer to the SLSNSW Club Directory for club contact details.

Branch Level

Branch President

Your branch president will support, advise and guide you as a club president. They represent clubs in their branch and will be a great support to you in your role. 

Refer to the SLSNSW Branch Directory for branch contact details. 

Branch Directors

The Branch Directors can support you with any education, lifesaving, membership, administration related enquiries. Each can support you with a specific portfolio area you may be supporting. 

Refer to the SLSNSW Branch Directory for branch contact details.

Branch Administration or Development Staff

All branches have at least one staff member, and some have a team of development staff to support you and your club. Administration and Development staff can provide guidance, advice or connect you to relevant areas of SLS. Speak with your branch president to better understand the specific role and responsibilities of your branch staff. 

Refer to the SLSNSW Branch Directory for branch contact details. 

SLSNSW

SLSNSW Development Team

The SLSNSW Development Team (made up of a team of regionally based staff) act as a first line of support for clubs for anything Surf Life Saving related. They have a broad wealth of knowledge and awareness of what is happening across the organisation. If they cannot help you, they will point you in the direction of someone who can!  

Visit the Surf Life Saving NSW website to find your local contact in the Development Team.

SLSNSW Lifesaving Team

They can answer lifesaving related enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information. 

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSNSW Training and Education Team

They can answer education and training related enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information. 

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSNSW Media and Partnerships Team

They can answer enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information. 

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSNSW Membership and Community Programs Team

They can answer enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information.  

This team includes: 

  • Community Education Officers
  • Learning and Development Officers and Administrator Development officers
  • Member Training and Education Officers and Administrators
  • Member Welfare Officers
  • Membership Officers 

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSNSW Surf Sports Team

They can answer enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information.  

This team includes: 

  • Sports event coordinator
  • Sports officers 

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSA

SLSA IT Helpdesk

The SLSA IT Helpdesk is available to support you with using SLS applications and systems, such as SurfGuard. 

Log a support ticket or provide feedback at: http://support.sls.com.au 

There are several different IT platforms you need to be familiar with in your role at your Surf Life Saving Club.  

Click the links below to note the key ones to be aware of and what they are used for. 

Social Media Platforms

SLS Platforms

The SLSNSW Club Guide is the key document that you need to familiarise yourself with as it acts as a guide to managing your club and can be used to assist you with completing some of the day to day tasks in your role.

SLSNSW has created a dynamic list of resources that are useful for club management team members to be aware of. The list is in an excel sheet with tabs organised into document categories and contains links to the resources it references such as: 

  • Circulars
  • Memorandums
  • Bulletins
  • Guides
  • Publications
  • Toolkits and information packs
  • Templates
  • Forms and checklists
  • Online Training
  • External organisation resources.

Note: This list is reviewed annually by SLSNSW so be sure to note the date is was last updated. 

Download list of useful resources