UniSport Australia is the peak governing body of university sport in Australia 

We strive to promote and foster the importance of university sport as an integral part of university life at 43 member universities.  We aim to deliver and integrate national policy that enhances and facilitates opportunities for competitive participation in sport for students at a regional, national, and international level. Furthermore, we also focus on providing a broad range of supplementary activities, advocacy, and services for our members. 

About the role

The Marketing & Communications Manager will in, conjunction with the CEO, be responsible for developing the annual UniSport Marketing and Communications Strategy and then be responsible for the implementation of the Strategy with a primary focus on UniSport events.

The Marketing & Communications Manager will work closely with all business areas to deliver the Marketing and Communication Strategy: 

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Deliver the annual UniSport marketing and communications plans. 
  2. Effective creation of content and execution of marketing deliverables.
  3. Ensure UniSport marketing initiatives are delivered in a professional manner and in accordance with the operational/marketing plans and income and expenditure parameters. 
  4. Facilitate market research and prepare reports, briefs, and key event planning updates for internal and external stakeholders. 
  5. Ensure UniSport digital marketing and communication initiatives positively support the brand and corporate identity. 
  6. Engage, inform, and support staff on key marketing and communications activities. 
  7. Refer to and report against all marketing activities, ensuring delivery of key performance goals.
  8. Undertake any other duties/tasks as required.

 
Qualifications and Skills:

Applicants will be assessed against the following selection criteria. Applicants are strongly encouraged to address these criteria as a part of their application.  

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant disciplines and/or extensive practical experience. 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (or other creative platforms) and use of Canva
  • Experience using website content management systems (i.e. Wix) to ensure websites are current, optimised and provide a positive user experience
  • Advanced copywriting skills with a strong ability to generate creative and engaging content (both static and video) across a variety of platforms (e.g. website, EDM and social media) for a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective digital marketing and communications plans with limited budget expenditure.
  • Experience in managing social media channels including content creation to achieve audience and engagement growth
  • Experience in the interpretation of and reporting on digital analytics to draw valuable insights and maximise campaign performance.
  • Desirable A working knowledge of the university sporting sector and Australian sporting environment

For confidential enquiries and requests for a full Position Description please contact Paul Bruce on 0407 426 592 or emailed to: [email protected]

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO – [email protected]

If you are intending to apply, please do so now as screening will commence immediately. 

Leverage your experience in the University sector and your knowledge of student engagement

An exciting opportunity to develop and deliver the advocacy strategy for UniSport.
For more information about UniSport here: https://www.unisport.com.au/
The General Manager will:

  • Proactively liaise with member universities and Universities Australia to actively promote the value of sport
  • Identify and build relationships with key sporting organisations i.e., Nationals sporting bodies, Sport Australia, State Institute of Sports etc.
  • Support the value of university sport

We're interested in hearing from people who:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and implementing strategies for student engagement within the university sector.
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the national and or University Sporting environment would be desirable
  • Political acumen and demonstrated experience of effectively leveraging professional networks in order to develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships

Personal attributes

  • Passion for excellence, self-motivated with a strong desire to excel and willingness to establish and strive for stretch goals
  • Capacity to establish the trust and respect of the internal and external stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) ability to transfer information and knowledge to other staff members

 
To view the Position Description, please go the Left Field website -  https://leftfieldsports.com.au/

APPLY NOW - Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

Please send your resume together with a cover letter that outlines why you feel your experience within the university sector would be suitable for General Manager – Advocacy with UniSport, ensuring your highlight your experience and skills against key responsibilities of the role.

Please submit your application via the Left Field website - https://leftfieldsports.com.au/

To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports on 0407 426 592

Applications close on 31 July

UniSport Australia is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values diversity, and inclusion. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Left Field Sports have been engaged by UniSport Australia to manage this search assignment.

Paddle Australia (PA) is the National Sports Organisation (NSO) responsible for the management, coordination, development and promotion of paddling in Australia. PA is recognised by the Federal Government and represents the interests of its members to government and the public.

PA is recognised by the International Canoe Federation (ICF); Oceania Canoe Association (OCA); Sport Australia (SA) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Paralympics Australia. PA works in close partnership with the various State Institute and Academies of Sport (SIS/SAS) in delivering its high performance programs in Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe.

As the peak body for paddle related activity in Australia, PA works collaboratively with six (6) State Paddle Associations (SPAs), around 125 active clubs, seven (7) disciplines and approximately 12,000 members, instructors and coaches. 

You can find more information about Paddle Australia here: https://paddle.org.au/ 

Role Overview:
You will play a lead role in the successful delivery of world class events which maximise opportunities for participation for all including athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials. Support in the delivery of national events / championships for both Olympic / Paralympic (Canoe Sprint and Slalom) and non-Olympic / Paralympic (Canoe Polo, Freestyle, Marathon, Ocean Racing, Wildwater and SUP) disciplines

Skills & Experience
Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Sports or Events Management.

Experience/Skill Level Required

  • Desirable, experience working in a sporting environment, especially in the administration of sporting programs.
  • Event management experience, preferably in the sports industry.
  • Experience working within a team and confidence to effectively manage stakeholder relations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Desirable, experience in the administration of tours and trips, preferably in the sports industry.
  • Experience assisting and managing the delivery of budgets.
  • Experience preferred in working with volunteers.

Aptitude & Interpersonal Skills

  • Passion for excellence, self-motivated with a strong desire to excel and willingness to establish and strive for stretch goals.
  • Capacity to establish the trust and respect of the internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to transfer information and knowledge to other staff members.
  • Deadline-driven, with good organisational, planning, prioritisation, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with, delegate to, influence and motivate people at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to work well both within a team environment and autonomously.

Please see attached Position Description.

Only permanent residents of Australia with full working rights will be considered for this role.

Applications close on 27 July
 
To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports on 0407 426 592.

In your application, you should include a covering letter with your resume.

Please submit your application via the Left Field website – www.leftfieldsports.com.au

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Paddle Australia to manage this search assignment.

An exciting opportunity to develop and deliver the advocacy strategy for UniSport.

For more information about UniSport here: https://www.unisport.com.au/

The General Manager will:

  • Promote the value of sport within the university sector
  • Identify and build relationships with key sporting organisations i.e., Nationals sporting bodies, Sport Australia, State Institute of Sports etc.
  • Support the value of university sport

We're interested in hearing from people who:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Australian university sector
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Sporting environment
  • Sound working knowledge of the University sport environment would be desirable
  • Political acumen and demonstrated experience of effectively leveraging professional networks in order to develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships

Personal attributes

  • Passion for excellence, self-motivated with a strong desire to excel and willingness to establish and strive for stretch goals
  • Capacity to establish the trust and respect of the internal and external stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) ability to transfer information and knowledge to other staff members

For further details please refer to the attached position description.
 
APPLY NOW - Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.
Please send your resume, together with a cover letter that outlines why you feel you would be suitable for General Manager – Advocacy with UniSport, ensuring your highlight your experience and skills against key responsibilities of the role.

To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports on 0407 426 592
Applications close 22 June.
 
UniSport Australia is an equal-opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values diversity, and inclusion. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Left Field Sports have been engaged by UniSport Australia to manage this search assignment.

Table Tennis Australia Ltd. (TTA) is a company limited by guarantee and is the peak national body responsible for the governance, development, promotion, and administration of Table Tennis in Australia.

TTA is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation with the State and Territories as its members and is funded significantly by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

You can find more information about Table Tennis Australia here: https://www.tabletennis.org.au/home/

What is Table Tennis Australia looking for in their Chief Executive Officer?
A dynamic and motivated leader with the ability to engage and develop lasting, positive relationships with a diverse range of key stakeholders. Working closely with the Board to raise the profile of Table Tennis in Australia and secure new revenue streams to drive the growth of the sport throughout Australia and to achieve optimal outcomes on the world stage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the organisation to execute the vision, mission and values.
  • Building a strong whole of sport culture for Table Tennis in Australia.
  • Implementing and reviewing the organisation’s strategic plan, through collaboration with members, which aims to maximise member value.
  • Working closely with the Board to ensure Table Tennis Australia effectively manages the organisation in line with best practice governance principles.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Para High Performance Program, and the Able-Bodied Performance Program to consistently win medals at international benchmark events.
  • Oversee the implementation of the National Participation and Development Program to substantially grow participation and membership. 

A copy of the position description is attached providing further details of responsibilities, role requirements and how to apply.
 
LOCATION
The Head Office of the TTA is currently located in Adelaide South Australia. Some staff are based in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.  A location other than Adelaide would be subject to Board approval.
 
You are encouraged to apply now for this exciting opportunity.
 
To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports on 0407 426 592.
 
Table Tennis Australia is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity, and inclusion. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Only permanent residents of Australia with full working rights will be considered for this role.

Left Field Sports have been engaged by Table Tennis Australia to manage this search assignment.

Dragon Boats NSW is looking for a sport and events enthusiast, who is passionate about delivering exceptional innovative sporting events that grows the sport.
 
See yourself in the team?

Dragon Boats New South Wales (DBNSW) is the State Sporting Organisation (SSO) for Dragon Boating. We currently have over 3,000 diverse and vibrant members stretching from Ballina to Jindabyne, and every water way in between across 60+ affiliated clubs. As a governing body we are responsible for ensuring our clubs and members adhere to our ethical guidelines, while executing first-class, innovative events to cater to all our members across the state, as well as delivering a community based event as part of the official Lunar New Year celebration.

Looking for a role that makes an impact?

As the Program & Events Coordinator you will be responsible for planning and implementing state event projects, including reviewing, and evolving our event offering to ensure we are delivering exceptional experiences to our members.

You will be based in our Sydney Olympic Park Office, alongside our management team and be provided the support to execute your role autonomously.  

Your duties will include:

  • Leading the development and execution effective state managed events, including providing administrative support of DBNSW events and programs.
  • Delivering the Lunar New Year event on Sydney Harbour that caters to both corporate teams and our DBNSW community.
  • Producing timely event reports with relevant data analysis and insights, suitable for internal or external stakeholders.
  • From the CEO to our volunteers and those in between, you will be managing a range of meaningful stakeholder relationships relating to the management of events and programs.
  • Executing events within budget and sharing your informed insights on the development of our annual budget and strategic plan to ensure we can deliver first-class events.
  • Driving enthusiasm and passion for our sport, including promoting Dragon Boating with the aim to grow participation throughout NSW.

We're interested in hearing from people who:

  • Have demonstrated experience and qualifications in sports or event management.
  • Have a strong understanding of events management, including work health and safety, risk management, budget management and compliance requirements relating to the delivery of events.
  • Have professional and proactive communication skills with a high attention to detail, and ability to create collaborative relationships.
  • Are innovative and creative thinkers who can actively translate their ideas into practice and develop solutions to the problems they identify.
  • Are passionate about our values, events, and sport development at both a community and elite level. 

This is a full-time role with a normal week of 38 hours. However, due to the nature of this industry, some work outside of regular working hours (including evenings and weekends) will be required. This includes working at all DBNSW regattas during the season.

For more detailed information go to https://leftfieldsports.com.au/
 
Think this role sounds like you - Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports on 0407 426 592.

In your application, please include a covering letter with your resume and provide an indication of the remuneration you are expecting.

Application close on 12 June.

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Dragon Boats NSW to manage this search and recruitment project

Bankstown Sports Club is a sport and community-focused not-for-profit organisation, based in the heart of Sydney’s southwest. Proudly supporting 43 sporting clubs and over 100 community groups and charities across the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, and Hills Shire areas. Their aim is to bring people together and create a sense of belonging for those in our community.

Our mission is to ‘Make A Difference’ and our purpose is to support and encourage the community to be the best it can be. Using this as our guide, we have dedicated the past six decades to fostering grassroots sport, providing financial and in-kind support to local community organisations, and giving volunteers a platform to dedicate their time and skills to helping others.

What are Bankstown Sports looking for in their Sporting Partnerships Manager?

A dynamic & motivated leader with the ability to engage and develop lasting, positive relationships with a diverse range of volunteer community-based sporting groups and other key stakeholders. Working closely with the CEO and the wider club community, you must have the skills and experience within sport to create a clear vision and strategic direction that effectively engages and delivers services to members.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualification in Sport or Community Administration and Management, or an otherwise deemed equivalent certification demonstrating capacity for and suitability for the role
  • Experience in working within a sporting community is desirable
  • Proven results in building advocacy and community presence, understanding financials, gaining ongoing brand recognition and traction
  • Excellent communication skills written & verbal
  • Experience in identifying and delivering opportunities for community participation in physical activity, recreation and sport
  • A good knowledge of the Bankstown Sports community would be an advantage
  • ‘Can Do’ Attitude; we love what we do and we get the job done
  • Strong Team Player; We achieve together and constantly look to help others succeed

Please see attached the attached Position Description

Applications close on 15 May 2023

How to Apply:

Please send your CV along with a cover letter that outlines why you feel you would be suitable for this role.

To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports on 0407 426 592.

Please submit your application via the Left Field website  www.leftfieldsports.com.au

Left Field Sports have been engaged by Bankstown Sports Club to manage this search assignment.

Paddle Australia (PA) is the National Sports Organisation (NSO) responsible for the management, coordination, development and promotion of paddling in Australia. PA is recognised by the Federal Government and represents the interests of its members to government and the public.

PA is recognised by the International Canoe Federation (ICF); Oceania Canoe Association (OCA); Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Paralympics Australia. PA works in close partnership with the various State Institute and Academies of Sport (SIS/SAS) in delivering its high-performance programs in Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe.

As the peak body for paddle related activity in Australia, PA works collaboratively with six (6) State Paddle Associations (SPAs), around 125 active clubs, seven (7) disciplines and approximately 12,000 members, instructors and coaches. 

You can find more information about Paddle Australia here: https://paddle.org.au/

Role Overview:

A newly created role, with the opportunity to take the key role in planning and delivery of learning & development programs to effectively engage the Paddle Australia community and paddling community more generally. Develop and implement a strategy to effectively drive the retention and growth of officials, coaches and volunteers across the organisation.

Skills & Experience

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Sports Management or equivalent preferred.
  • Current Working With Children Check, or the ability to obtain one.

Experience/Skill Level Required

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in strategy and implementation of learning & development programs ideally within a sporting environment.
  • Experience in working with online learning programs and supporting databases.
  • Experience in the development volunteer retention and growth programs, is desirable.
  • Experience working within a team and confidence to effectively manage stakeholder relations.
  • Project management and strategic planning experienc
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 Aptitude & Interpersonal Skills

  • Passion for excellence, self-motivated with a strong desire to excel and willingness to establish and strive for stretch goals.
  • Capacity to establish the trust and respect of the internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) ability to transfer information and knowledge to other staff members.
  • Deadline driven, with good organisational, planning, prioritisation, multi-tasking, problem-solving skills.

 
Please see attached Position Description.
 
Applications close on 1 May
 
To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports on 0407 426 592.

In your application, you should include a covering letter with your resume.

Please submit your application via the Left Field website – www.leftfieldsports.com.au

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Paddle Australia to manage this search assignment.

Woollahra Sailing Club is looking for a Customer Service Officer to take on the day-to-day enquires and member services.

Woollahra Sailing Club is looking for a customer service-oriented person to take responsibility for the delivery of an exceptional customer service experience.

This role will work collaboratively across all areas of the club and will be the main contact in dealing with all queries covering membership, bookings and storage of craft.  There is the option to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the club’s social media platforms. 

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE:

  • Experience in a membership or customer focussed role
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience in membership databases/CRM is an advantage 

THE PERSON:

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and positive
  • Service orientated
  • Team player
  • Ability to work autonomously

Due to the nature of this industry, weekend hours will be required. This will be negotiated with the preferred candidate at the time of appointment. 

APPLY NOW- applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.
 
For a confidential discussion or a copy of a more detailed position description please phone Paul Bruce, Left Field Sports Solutions – 0407 426 592.
 
In your application, you should include:

  • A covering letter addressing the role's key criteria
  • Your resume

Applications close – 27 April 2023

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Woollahra Sailing Club to manage this role.

Woollahra Sailing Club is looking for an experienced member and customer service-oriented person, to take responsibility management and operational delivery of its member services. This role will work collaboratively across all areas of the club. It will be the main contact in dealing with all membership matters covering renewals, boat storage and providing support to the club’s events program. The role will work equally across two key areas membership engagement and facility management.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a membership or customer focussed role
  • Knowledge of sailing and or boating would be an advantage
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience in membership databases and basic accounting packages
  • Experience in facility management and working with external contractors will be highly regarded.
  • TAFE or University qualification in Sports Administration or similar

THE PERSON:

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and posit
  • Service orientated
  • Team player
  • Ability to work autonomously

Due to the nature of this industry, some work outside of regular working hours will be required. This includes working a minimum of 4 days per week, including Sunday.
 
Please refer to the attached Position Description for more information on the role.

APPLY NOW
For a confidential discussion or a copy of a more detailed position description please phone Paul Bruce, Left Field Sports Solutions – 0407 426 592.

In your application, you should include:

  • A covering letter addressing the roles' key criteria
  • Your resume  

Applications close – 6 April

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Woollahra Sailing Club to manage this role.