Member Protection Officer

About Member Protection Officer

Responsible for the planning, implementation and review of all member protection activities of a surf lifesaving club.

  • Ensure the safety and welfare of surf lifesaving club members
  • Assist in grievance and complaints resolution
  • Refer complaints and grievances to other bodies in conjunction with the complaints and grievance related club policies
  • Ensure all required member protection policies are in place and promoted within the club.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


There are no specific qualifications


There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

An awareness and understanding of:

  • SLSA Policy 6.05 Member Protection
  • SLSA 6.04 Child Safe Policy
  • SLSA 6.04A Child Safe Commitment
  • SLSA Child Safe Guidelines
  • SLSA 6.06 Complaints Resolution Policy
  • SLSA codes of conduct
  • Relevant checks for working with children
  • Privacy requirements

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a surf lifesaving club lifesaving member protection officer, please contact your local surf lifesaving club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

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Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

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