Are you looking for an opportunity to lead and grow a state sport organisation? 

Equestrian Victoria is the peak horse sports body for Victoria, with the objective of meeting the needs of approximately 4000 individual members, as well as affiliated clubs, schools and agricultural show societies.  

Equestrian Victoria supports Discipline Committees in the Olympic Disciplines of Dressage and Para-Equestrian, Eventing, Show Jumping, and FEI Disciplines of Carriage Driving, and through Equestrian Australia Endurance, Vaulting and Reining, as well as the national discipline of Show Horse and an inter-school committee.

You can find more information about Equestrian VIC here: https://www.vic.equestrian.org.au/

Role Overview:

The General Manager will work in close collaboration with the Board to deliver the overall strategic and operational direction of the sport. Working closely with a small team, take day to day responsibility in delivering the key areas of the sport – governance, finance, membership, staffing & events.

Work in close collaboration with Equestrian Australia to deliver national sport initiatives.

Skills & Experience 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Business and/or Sports Management
  • Experience within a sports environment, desirable but not essential
  • Experience within a member focussed organisation
  • Proven experience and success at a senior management level, with strong leadership skills and the ability to make difficult decisions
  • Relationship management skills
  • Experience in developing and managing operating budgets
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with volunteer boards and/or committees

Applications close on 15 December

Download the General Manager PD & copy of the EV strategic plan

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 and provide an indication of the remuneration you are expecting.

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

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Equestrian VIC to manage this search assignment.

Have you been looking for a senior management role where you have the responsibility for managing the overall strategic and operational direction of the sport? 

The Pony Club is the State Sporting Association representing over 200 Pony Clubs throughout Victoria and across the New South Wales border. Clubs are the foundation of the movement, where riders are encouraged to participate in and enjoy a variety of activities connected with horses and riding within a social club environment. These activities include the conventional disciplines of competition as well as recreational riding activities.

You can find more information about The Pony Club of Victoria here: http://www.ponyclubvic.org 

Role Overview:

In this role, you will work closely with the State Council to manage the overall strategic and operational direction of the organization. Driving and guiding the growth and development of participation in the sport in line with the agreed strategic strategies. 

Take direct responsibility for the implementation and delivery of the day-to-day operation of the sport across key areas: membership, education programs; competition and event management; staffing; finance; administration and policy development.

Play a lead role in implementing strategies and practices to grow the participation base throughout VIC and provide pathways for riders, coaches, officials and administrators of all ages, genders, and cultures throughout the State. 

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Business and/or Sports Management
  • Proven experience and success at a senior management level, with strong leadership skills and the ability to make difficult decisions
  • Experience within a membership focused organisation
  • Relationship Management skills
  • Experience in developing and managing operating budgets
  • Experience in event management
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with volunteer boards and/or committees 

Applications close on 6 December

Download the General Manager PD

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

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

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

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Pony Club VIC to manage this search and recruitment project.

Gymnastics Australia (GA) is the national governing body for gymnastics within Australia. Established in 1949, Gymnastics Australia's Vision is that Every Australian life is enriched by gymnastics. Encompassing seven gymsports, being the Olympic disciplines of Women's and Men's Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics, as well as Aerobic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Gymnastics for All, gymnastics provides opportunities for all Australians.

Gymnastics Australia is committed to driving a safe and empowered environment, protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, a process that may include, but is not limited to, comprehensive reference checks, an identity check, a ‘working with children’ or equivalent check and/or a ‘national criminal history record’ check. We also require all applicants to read and understand the Child Safety Policy and Member Protection Policies prior to appointment.

You can find more information about Gymnastics Australia here:  https://www.gymnastics.org.au/

What is Gymnastics Australia looking for in their National Performance Director?
A leader who can establish, implement and monitor the overall strategic direction, priorities and operational plans across the Olympic disciplines of Gymnastics, as well as provide oversight and guidance to the non-Olympic Gymsport High-Performance programs.
The National Performance Director (NPD) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is a key member of the GA senior leadership team.

Who are you?
To be considered for this role, you will have demonstrated experience in leading world-class holistic and athlete centered elite sports programs delivering at key pinnacle and benchmark events on the world stage.  Significant knowledge and applied experience within a National Sport System to optimize international and national performance outcomes. Established networks within the Australian and/or international HP sport system. An outstanding communicator, demonstrated experience of leading, managing and developing teams that can deliver consistently over time. A commitment to a high-performance environment that supports and empowers all athletes.
 
Key Performance Areas:

  • Development and delivery of a clearly articulated, athlete centered and sustainable High Performance Framework (HPF)
  • Management systems in place to track, monitor and report progress against the HPF key strategic objectives and measures
  • Implementation and analysis of athlete intelligence and wellbeing systems that identify athlete performance and environmental profiles, pathways performance trajectory and results, with integrated performance services support
  • Constructive, professional relationships with program partners and other stakeholders contributing to the enhancement of system partner funding/investment in GA’s HP Program at the level(s) required to successfully progress to achieve performance targets
  • Effective national leadership to ensure national programs are aligned to achieve KPIs and national performance targets at benchmark events.

 
The ideal candidate will have;

Essential
Qualifications (essential)

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or post-graduate management qualifications or similar experience
  • Established networks within the Australian and/or international HP sport system
  • Experience of a recent leadership role within a domestic and/or global sports organisation
  • Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

 Experience

  • Proven ability to manage challenges and issues within a global high performance environment and determine immediate and effective solutions
  • Proven ability to formulate, design and execute a strategic plan, aligning stakeholders to maximise their contributions
  • Proven ability to establish high level partnerships within a sport system and capable of diplomacy, the ability to communicate and influence at all levels

Knowledge

  • Understanding of the key levers, principles and environment required for holistic athlete development as integrated into high performance delivery to achieve international success
  • Up to date with current global trends in high performance practice and systems.

 
Personal attributes

  • Ability to work at a fast pace in a multi-task environment, prioritising activities to meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated individual who has a passion for sport
  • Comfortable setting high standards, leading change and developing accountability with team members.

 
PLEASE REFER TO THE CANDIDATE PACK FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY
This role is being managed exclusively by Left Field Sports.
If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please call Paul Bruce on 0407 426 592.
Applications close 15 November, 5:00PM (AEST)