Best people. Best Jobs. Since 1996. Established in 1996, Sportspeople was the first agency in Australia to offer a specialised sport recruitment service. Today Sportspeople remains a highly specialised agency offering a range of recruitment services to the broader sport, fitness and aquatics sector throughout Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Launched in 1999 our highly acclaimed job board provides a cost effective DIY option for advertising jobs in the sport, fitness, aquatic, coaching, venues, events, leisure and wellness sector. Our Job Seeker network is grounded in Australia and New Zealand and spans across 100+ countries with a true international reach and an audience including professionals within and outside the sector.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: SportsPeople have been connecting athletic jobseekers with sport’s jobs since 1996 or 1999 (depending on the website and the logo, the information is different). Regardless, this specialist job board is clear and the job offers are relevant. It also belongs to another of sports association and offers a wide range of package options in recruitment in addition to the advertising. On social media, SportsPeople has 10 160 followers on Facebook, 1 565 on Instagram, 16 159 on Linkedin and 4 592 on Twitter. The visibility seems to have dropped compared to last year (the number are featured in the “About Us” section, which needs some updating) but it still gets 68 340 views a month. For a sporting website, we expected more news, but the focus is clearly on the jobs and learning opportunities (not on sports in general).
Design: The homepage was changed not too long ago, from a slightly outdated layout with a light blue colour scheme, to one with a dark blue and green colour scheme and more of an emphasis on the search engine (the classification, the location, keywords). Athletes appear behind the search engine doing intense sports. There are hiring companies (by clicking on them, you can see either a job offer or a company page which have relatively good branding) and hot jobs just below. The blog is accessible from the top of the page but has been neglected recently. Once in the job listing, you have filters (the salary range, qualifications and the job type) to narrow down the search. Each job offer shows the logo, the location, publication and expiry dates, the type of contract, the salary (when specified), the position and the company. You can also browse the “Learning” opportunities, which are courses (both online and in gyms or classrooms). There are two different filters for this part of the site: the last update and the learning method. The “About Us” is well designed but it needs updating.
The job board objective: SportsPeople have been recruiting in the Sports industry for a long time. The job boards hopes to continue bringing jobseekers and recruiters in this industry together.
Recruiter observations: Recruiters need to send an e-mail to advertise on the website. There are a number of different packages (you can read about them on the recruitment page) and examples of jobs the job board recruits for.
Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers don’t need an account for this job board because the application process is explained for each offer (a phone number, a website, an e-mail address and/or a contact name are provided). There is a CV database so there’s no harm in putting yourself out there.
The job offers: There are 210 job offers. Most of the jobs are for coach/high performance positions, followed by administration/Finance jobs and sport organisation jobs.
Special features: The mail listing archives; the jobseeker blog (only recently updated, we really like the “who got that job?” section); the Sportsleader and Cooljobs picked by the staff (newsletter); the jobs we’ve filled section; the recruiter blog (a lot of the articles are republished old articles and the content isn’t even updated).
Verdict: SportsPeople looks great but website updates for the information and the blog would be appreciated. The “who got that job?” and the list of filled positions are definitely very creative ideas.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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