ESSA Careers and Opportunities

Exercise & Sports Science Australia values diversity, inclusion and flexibility, and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply.

Applications Officer

ESSA offers four accreditations for exercise professionals: Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES), Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Accredited Sports Scientist (ASpS) and Accredited High Performance Manager (AHPM). 

This role will play an integral part in assisting exercise professionals to apply for and obtain one of the above accreditations with ESSA to help them on their professional journeys! Be an administrator who can make a difference!

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collate, review, and track all incoming accreditation applications 
  • Deliver excellent customer service including the provision of timely advice of application outcomes
  • Provide a key point of contact for information/communication for accreditation enquiries and respond to members/customers
  • Database entry and management 

About you 

To be successful for this role you must meet the following essential requirements:

  • Experience in customer service and office administration
  • Able to process applications in a timely manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Clear and professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational & administrative skills
  • Able to demonstrate ESSA’S organisational values

How to Apply

If you enjoy working in a multi-faceted environment, have a keen eye for detail, can think on your feet, and have a conscientious 'can do' attitude please click on 'Apply for this Job' below and include:
1. Cover letter – tell us a bit about yourself
2. Curriculum vitae – highlight your relevant experience

Applications close: 05/08/2022
For a copy of the Position Description please email: 

Marketing and Communications Officer

We’re looking for an experienced Marketing & Communications Officer to join ESSA’s Marketing and Communications team. This role is diverse, with a range of duties and projects. Reporting directly to the Marketing and Communications Manager, responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with ESSA business units to deliver effective marketing and communications activities for ESSA’s marketing projects and events
  • Supporting the editorial coordination (planning, writing and collating) of corporate publications and member facing collateral (ESSA Magazines, eBooks, e-News etc) 
  • Coordinating advertising opportunities on member facing ESSA channels
  • Supporting content development and placement for campaigns as required
  • Contributing to the growth of social media channels as required
  • Working collaboratively with the Marketing Team to deliver positive outcomes

About you 
Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Marketing, Communications, or other relevant discipline
  • Be digitally literate
  • Able to demonstrate ESSA’s organisational values
  • Experience in producing written and multimedia content and marketing collateral for mainstream and digital communications channels, including social media
  • Experience in coordinating advertising opportunities on owned channels
  • Keen and demonstrated interest in health and well-being

How to apply
Your application should include the following:
1. Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role
2. Curriculum vitae

Applications close: Midnight 31/07/2022

For enquiries, please contact Jana McCartney, HR Advisor via

Accreditation Council Member

The ESSA Board is now seeking expressions of interests for an ESSA Accreditation Council skills-based member position. 

Accreditation Council purpose
The Accreditation Council (AC) is a council of Exercise & Sports Science Australia, and provides leadership, governance and oversight for the accreditation and regulation of exercise and sports science professions and professionals. It will also provide strategic advice to the Board on issues pertaining to the accreditation and regulation of exercise and sports science professions and professionals. 

About you
  • Accreditation experience
  • Governance experience
  • Industry knowledge and experience
  • Policy development
  • Risk management
Further details are available in the Position Description and Accreditation Council Terms of Reference .
A small honorarium is available for holding a position as a member on the Accreditation Council. 

Applications can be emailed to: Alice Taylor, Council Executive Officer,
Please include:
  1. Cover letter (addressing the essential and desirable attributes – one page maximum)
  2. Curriculum vitae
Applications close 19 August 2022.

Policy & Advocacy Advisor

We’re looking for a Policy & Advocacy Advisor to join ESSA’s Policy & Advocacy team full-time. This role is diverse, with a range of duties and projects. This role has a key focus on the NDIS and Aged Care, and how ESSA can shape policy and have a strong advocacy presence within these sectors. 

Reporting directly to the Manager – Policy & Advocacy, responsibilities include:

  • Development and delivery of policies, key projects, funding programs and innovation
  • Drive industry and policy change by identifying key stakeholders and engaging them in ESSA advocacy
  • Investigate, analyse and review complex and sensitive information to make appropriate determinations, ensuring compliance with policy and guidelines

About you 
Our ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Able to demonstrate ESSA’S organisational values
  • Tertiary qualification in related discipline
  • Excellent wide-ranging interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with staff, community and industry representatives
  • Passion for policy and advocacy and influencing real change 

How to apply

Your application should include the following:
1. Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role
2. Curriculum vitae

Click here to view the Position Description. 
For enquiries, please contact Jeffrey Allen, Manager Policy & Advocacy via


Project Officer (Standards)

We’re looking for an experienced project officer who is degree qualified in Exercise and Sports Science to join our Regulations Services team. This role is diverse, with a range of duties and projects. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Exploring future needs and opportunities for profession scopes of practice, and ESSA’s strategic approach to scopes
  • Developing a task delegation framework to outline clinically appropriate delegation from Accredited Exercise Physiologists to other exercise professionals, and support workers
  • Developing resources to support best practice note taking and report writing

About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Exercise & Sports Science
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse data and research and prepare reports, briefing papers and other complex documentation.
  • Project management skills, including coordinating multiple projects and maintain project schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and consult with key stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills 


  • Knowledge and/or previous experience in quality assurance and risk management systems
  • Demonstrated experience in governance administration
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance or accreditation processes

Applications can be emailed to Regulations Services Manager Carly Ryan
Please include: 

  1. Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role
  2. Curriculum vitae

For enquiries and a copy of the Position Description, please contact HR Officer Jana McCartney at