BALLARAT City Council has made all its sport and recreation positions redundant as part of its staff structure shake-up.
Three new positions have been advertised and a new team is expected to be in place by the end of next month.
These include a co-ordinator of sport and recreation who will be paid $90,000 to $95,000 a year, a recreation planning advisor on $65,000 to $70,000 and a recreation support officer on between $55,000 and $63,000.
The job advertisements said candidates need a sound knowledge of the recreation industry and will be the council’s main link with Ballarat’s sporting community.
It is part of council’s staff restructuring announced in May, with seven staff tipped to lose their jobs. A council spokesperson said the changes were aimed at strengthening the way council works with its sport and recreation stakeholders and the community.
“As part of the restructuring, the existing positions were made redundant and council has advertised three new positions, attracting a strong field of candidates.
“Until then, a transition team of existing staff from across council has been created to continue to deliver sport and recreation services to the Ballarat community.