Health & Fitness Advisors

Closing Date:  22/07/2024

Canberra, ACT, AU

Band:  Band 04
Command/Portfolio:  PC - PEOPLE COMMAND

Job Details


EMPLOYMENT TYPE - Ongoing or Temporary full-time and part-time


AFP BAND & SALARY - Band 04, $80,821.00 - $95,010.00 



This advertisement is to create a merit pool to fill any future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising over the next 12 months.

Did you know?


The mission of the Australian Federal Police is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.


Working for the AFP provides you with a diverse and rewarding career. Whether you immerse yourself in a position on the frontline, or provide critical operational or professional support, the work you do makes a big impact on the people of Australia. 


We recognise your contribution to our workforce and offer generous remuneration and conditions including:


  • Six weeks (30 days) of paid annual leave per year + additional paid Christmas stand down 
  • 4 extra mandatory leave rest days per year 
  • 18 days of paid personal leave per year
  • Generous superannuation of 15.4%
  • 16 weeks of paid maternity leave (after 12 months of service) + an additional 36 weeks of maternity leave without pay
  • Generous salaries and incremental salary progression governed by the AFP Enterprise Agreement 
  • Health & wellbeing services – with a focus on early intervention, education and prevention
  • Access to ongoing training and professional development opportunities

What is the role?


Applications are sought from suitably qualified applicants wishing to be considered for the role of a Health & Fitness Advisor, SHIELD.


SHIELD provides health and wellbeing services to AFP members. You will be working within a team of experienced and passionate Health & Fitness Advisors, Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists, Health and Safety Advisors and Case Managers, where you can use your skills and knowledge to enable improved health and wellbeing of your colleagues.


The Health & Fitness Advisor role focuses on providing direct support in the development and delivery of the AFP’s primary and remedial health and fitness programs and helping empower AFP members to take a proactive approach to managing their health and fitness, with a focus on education and preventative programs.


AFP Health and Fitness Advisors are responsible for the assessment of AFP employee’s base-line level of physical fitness in accordance with AFP policies and procedures.  The role also provides gymnasium floor supervision, instruction and the development of tailored exercise programs as well as group exercise instruction in accordance with approved practices and procedures.  The role focus is divided between client delivery and administrative, however, it should be noted that this balance will vary from time to time dependent upon AFP business requirements. This role is a varied and interesting one with regular opportunities for professional development and ongoing learning.


Health and Fitness Advisors are required to contribute to the achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments. The successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.

What will you do?


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Develop and deliver tailored and structured fitness programs and assessments for groups and individuals
  • Motivating and engaging large groups of people
  • Undertaking program evaluation and review
  • Marketing Health and Fitness to attract clients 
  • Undertake administration duties, complete audits, WHS inspections and maintaining records related to the role 
  • Provide assistance and support to the Band 7 T/L Health & Fitness
  • Operating as part of a multi-disciplinary team, support and assist in the delivery of services within the SHIELD Hubs (as required)

Essential Requirements


  • You must be an Australian Citizen at the time of application.
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Certificate IV in Fitness (minimum requirement)
  • A minimum of three years (contemporary) practical knowledge and expertise in group and individual instruction in the fitness environment
  • Current First Aid Certificate and CPR qualification
  • Current industry registration with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), AUSactive or FitRec

Desirable Requirements


  • Current valid Australian driver’s licence.
  • Ability to quickly establish effective rapport and tailor communication to audience.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team in a large organisational setting.
  • Demonstrated high level emotional intelligence.
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including outside core work hours.
  • Maintain currency in subject matter expertise through ongoing professional development and learning opportunities outside the formal education process.

Additional Information


  • Roles are based in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, with some requirements to travel to assist other business areas and commands as required. 
  • Due to the nature of this role, being a forward facing one delivering Health and Fitness training sessions and assessment activities to AFP members, these roles are unable to be undertaken remotely and opportunities to work from home are limited.

Selection Criteria


  • Organising your work, making sound decisions and achieving outcomes
  • Communicating and working effectively with other people
  • Applying technical knowledge, expertise and skills



Please submit the following documents via our Jobs portal prior to the closing date and time:


  • Resume/CV - This will form the basis for determining your suitability against the position requirements and give the panel a clear outline of your current knowledge and qualifications along with previous experiences. Please include your work history, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Applicant pitch (maximum two pages). Ensure your pitch tells us why you are the best fit for the role, with examples that demonstrate your capabilities addressing the selection criteria, role requirements and work level standards for the role.


Applicants who successfully progress through the initial assessment (shortlisting) will be invited to attend a second assessment by the Selection Advisory Committee (SAC), this assessment will consist of an interview and scenario exercise.

All requested documents must be uploaded to the online application form and submitted before the closing date and time. Any documents not supplied may result in your application being withdrawn from the recruitment process.


The applicant response (pitch) should address the selection criteria and work level standards relevant to the role and provide evidence as to why you are the best fit for the position. The work level standards are specific to the band level of the role you are applying for and can assist in guiding you to address the selection criteria to the level required of the role.


Feedback: Please note that feedback will not be given to applicants who do not progress to interview.  If you have any questions about the role, please email the contact provided in the Job Details section of this ad.


Only complete applications will be considered. Please review and ensure the uploaded documents are correct for this application after submitting your application.

Employment Suitability


Should you successfully progress from the application stage all applicants must:


  • Complete an Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) and provide a traffic history check and proof of Australian citizenship. This aids in the assessment of your character and your ability to comply with the AFP's professional standards both in an official and private capacity. Please review our AFP Character Standards to ensure that you meet our requirements before you submit your application. Applicants will not receive feedback if they are unsuccessful at this gateway.
  • Have your fingerprints taken if an offer of employment is made.
  • Undertake mandatory drug testing for illicit drugs. This sample could include; urine, saliva or hair.
  • Proof of a minimum of two COVID-19 vaccinations (or one dose if the Janssen vaccine was used) will be required if an offer of employment is made. 
  • Satisfactorily undertake a security clearance to the level specified for the position.  

Recruitment Process


Applicants who have demonstrated their suitability for employment through their resume and application, may be invited to a formal interview. Using the relevant AFP work level standards as a guide, you may be asked a range of questions to demonstrate your skills and abilities. These could include behavioural based scenario questions. Read our guides for applicants to find out how to prepare for you interview.  

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion


At the AFP we value the different perspectives, approaches and lived experiences of our people, and recognise that our collective intelligence and diversity is what makes us stronger. As such, we encourage applications from people from all walks of life, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations people, women, the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.

Contacts and Closing Information


Contact Officer - SHIELD Team,

Contact Officer Email:

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEST) 22/07/2024


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