Position Vacant – Executive Officer, Walking SA

The Board seeks to employ an Executive Officer for Walking SA.

Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences.

Our vision is to see more people walking more often.

Our members include walking clubs, informal groups, individuals and organisations whose aims and objectives align with those of Walking SA.

The Executive Officer reports to the Board Chairperson and is responsible for growing, leading and coordinating the activities of the organisation and to champion and represent the organisation to the wider community, including other peak recreational bodies, government departments and other key stakeholders.

Key duties include, working closely with the Board to plan and implement strategies for the growth and sustainability of the organisation, financial planning, marketing and website maintenance and maintaining a positive, healthy and safe working environment.

We require someone with leadership, management and financial skills with a passion for promoting walking to the community. Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills are a must as well as demonstrated experience in securing funding and managing multiple- agency projects.

Remuneration of $30,000 per annum for approximately 20hrs per week; plus superannuation; times and location are negotiable.

More information about Walking SA can be found at: www.walkingsa.org.au.

Please forward your resume providing evidence of your skills and experience and the contact details for 3 referees to Ms Cate Mettam by email to cate.mettam@walkingsa.org.au or for any brief telephone enquiries on: 0428 841 715.

Applications must be received by COB Friday 20th June 2014.

SA Adventure Activity Standards – update 2014


Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are minimum, voluntary guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities where the participants are dependent on the activity provider.

They are a valuable resource for all types of organisations, businesses, guides and leaders. Whether you are a business owner cross checking your insurance compliance, the Operations Manager of an outdoor activity provider updating your Standard Operating Procedures or a leader looking to refresh your activity planning processes.

We at Walking SA are playing a fundamental role in ensuring the Bushwalking AAS meets your needs. To date we have assisted in establishing a tight consultation group to review the first Bushwalking AAS draft and we happy to advise that in the coming weeks you to will have an opportunity to comment.

The update of the AAS will be facilitated throughout 2014 by Service Skills SA and we will do our best to keep you informed. So if you’re keen to contribute make sure you stay tuned.

Looking for more information? Visit the SSSA SA AAS Update Project Page.

Onwards and upwards SA Bushwalking community!

This project is being facilitated by Service Skills SA (SSSA) with support from Recreation SA and funding support from the Office for Recreation and Sport through the Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program.

Day Walk Leadership Certificate Course

A nationally recognised course to become an accredited Day Walk Assistant Leader or Day Walk Leader.

Inman Valley 7th-9th June 2014

Run over one day  and one weekend, the basics of safely and professionally managing a dependent group are covered.

Ideal for:

  • teachers,
  • youth workers,
  • personal trainers,
  • potential day walk leaders and
  • interested bushwalkers.

The Day Walk Assistant Leadership Certificate: this program is designed to Train Leaders who wish to Assist a leader with groups on Day Walks on recognised trails, within 1 hour of outside assistance.

The Day Walk Leadership Certificate: this program is designed to Train Leaders who wish to lead groups on Day Walks on recognised trails, within 1 hour of outside assistance.

The course is facilitated by Bushwalking Leadership South Australia Inc.

Welcome to our new website

Our new website has been launched.

This website has been possible through a grant from the Office for Recreation and Sport, under the Be Active progam.

You’re just two feet from some of the best places in South Australia.

Active Club Program – grants available

The Office of Sport and Recreation has facility and program and equipment funding available to eligible walking and sport clubs.

The purpose of the grants is to provide assistance to active recreation and sports clubs with:

  • Programs and equipment (up to $5,000)
  • Facility requests up to $20,000 on a $1 for $1 basis

Applications close: Monday 14 April 2014
Eligible organisations: Incorporated Sport or Active Recreation Clubs that do not have a gaming machine licence.