General 3rd November 2023

Chief Medical Officer – EOIs Requested


The Combat Institute of Australia (CombatAUS) leads the high performance programs across the Olympic Combat Sports in Australia; our Member Sports include Australian Taekwondo, Judo Australia, Boxing Australia and Wrestling Australia.

CombatAUS is seeking EOIs for the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

The principal role of the CMO is to provide medical expertise and advice to key CombatAUS personnel, programs and teams in relation to the preparation and performance of teams and athletes. Through strategic leadership, the CMO will create proactive and reactive mechanisms to optimise health and wellbeing to ultimately enhance the performances of combat athletes who are part of CombatAUS managed environments; National Performance Centre in Melbourne for Judo & Taekwondo in partnership with the Victorian Institute of Sport, Boxing as a camps-based program in partnership with the Queensland Academy of Sport and other Developing & above categorised athletes that are not engaged in these environments.

Whilst Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians is preferred, senior registrar members are encouraged to consider this opportunity to engage with the collective high performance programs of four Olympic sports.

The contract is for 8 hours per fortnight over the 2024 calendar year and encompasses the medical considerations of priority combat athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympics. There is an intent to extend the contract upon review of the high performance program and the CMO role after the Paris Olympics.

Though not included in the scope of the Position Description, the willingness to undertake domestic and international team travel as the key sports medicine advisor & to ensure on-ground medical services and management for CombatAUS supported athletes & staff may be negotiated as an add-on as and when required.

It is desirable (but not essential) to attend the CombatAUS National Performance Centre for 2 days between January 8-14 to engage directly with relevant CombatAUS staff, the national Judo and Taekwondo athletes & coaches and the Victorian Institute of Sport combat program staff.

Preferred location: Melbourne or remote.

When submitting an EOI, please include your CV, referees and (up to) one page addressing why you believe you are suitable for the position.

Closing – 4 December

For more information on submitting an EOI, or if you have any questions, please contact the CombatAUS Performance Program Manager, Nick Sanders at

CombatAUS CMO – Position Description