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 is desirable but not essential
  • Experience within a member-focused 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 23 April 

APPLY NOW


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

Flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. 

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.

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

The Games General Manager will take on the leadership role in delivering one of Australia's largest and most well-known sporting festivals.

This is a contract role from May 2022 through to November 2023.

Looking for a major events role that makes an impact?

The General Manager will lead a strong team to deliver outcomes in the following areas:

  • Planning and project management
  • Sponsorship
  • Marketing
  • Sport program
  • Human resource management
  • Financial management
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Special Events
  • Secretary to the Games Advisory Board

 We're interested in hearing from people who:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant disciplines.
  • Relevant experience in operations, logistics or project management in the sport/event management industry
  • Demonstrated ability in coordinating multiple projects simultaneously and ensuring that tasks are completed on time
  • Proven ability in negotiating agreements with suppliers and ensuring quality and on time service is provided
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, review and implement effective planning tools/systems and the ability to review and implement appropriate policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a coordinate a team to ensure operational outcomes are met
  • Sound project financial management skills
  • Experience in and an understanding of the multi-sport/event management industry and the time and personal commitment level needed to succeed in the role.

Think this role sounds like you? Apply now!
To have a confidential discussion and find out more please call Paul Bruce - 0407 426592.

In your application, please include a covering letter with your resume.

Applications close 31 March

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

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 Check (WWCC)' or equivalent and/or a ‘National Police Check (NPC)'. 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 Chief Executive Officer?

An inspirational leader who, in working closely with the Board, can create a clear vision and direction that ensures the effective operationalisation of the Gymnastics Australia strategic plan. This will be in line with its Vision and Purpose, and the Gymnastics in Australia Strategic Framework.

The CEO will lead and develop a strong culture within the Gymnastics Australia paid and volunteer workforce, and drive engagement with a range of key sector stakeholders nationally and internationally. This will include ensuring organisation-wide constructive collaboration with association members and clubs.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Work collaboratively with Association Members with a view to building partnerships to deliver a relevant value proposition and efficient service delivery for clubs and individual    members
  • Lead the response to the AHRC 'Change the Routine' Report including oversight of all initiatives and activities stemming from the Report response and liaison with key external  stakeholders, including Sport Integrity Australia and the National Sports Tribunal
  • Effective management and mitigation of strategic, operational, financial, legal, reputational and regulatory risks across the organisation
  • Drive the transformational cultural change strategy in close liaison with all stakeholders   and audiences
  • Lead the GA Executive Leadership Team, ensuring strong communication and awareness of   organisation-wide objectives, priorities and projects between all departments

The ideal candidate will have;

Essential

  • Experience in a recent senior leadership role within a domestic and/or global sports organisation
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or post-graduate management qualifications or similar experience
  • Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Experience

  • Significant knowledge and applied experience within the Australian Sport System or equivalent and relevant global experience
  • Demonstrable experience of leading, managing and developing high performing management teams to deliver consistently over time
  • Experience and evidence of developing and implementing strategies that provide competitive advantages to sport through application of innovative and creative solutions
  • Understanding and experience in relation to integrity and inclusion factors, particularly in relation to protecting children and young people from harm, in the context of both participation and high performance gymnastics 

Personal attributes

  • Comfortable setting high standards, leading change and developing accountability
  • Ability to create a culture of excellence and care
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills with a collaborative style to build effective relationships
  • Capable of building strong positive relationships that motivate and inspire others

PLEASE REFER TO THE CANDIDATE PACK FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please call Paul Bruce on 0407 426 592.

 Applications close 5:00pm, 21 February 

This role is being managed exclusively by Left Field Sports.

The Sultana Bran Hockey One League is the premier domestic competition for Hockey in Australia.  – the best of the best competing in fast, highly skilled, exciting games, played across Australia. Seven state-based franchises, each with a mens and womens team, featured in televised games showcasing national and players and a range of new, highly entertaining rules.
You can find more information regarding Hockey One at www.hockeyone.com.au.
Further information relating to hockey in Australia can be found at www.hockey.org.au

Role Overview:
The role of the General Manager is to work in close collaboration with the Hockey One Board and League Council to ensure the overall strategic and operational delivery of this major national, premier hockey competition. Ensuring the efficient day to day management of the competition platform and supporting services to roll out this major event. The General Manager will lead the development of the short, medium and long-term growth strategy for the League. The General Manager will be responsible for managing commercial partnerships, the broadcaster arrangements, marketing & communication, and the wide-ranging League stakeholders

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Business or Sports Administration or equivalent.
  • Minimum (10) years’ experience in a related field of employment.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of sports leagues or events
  • Previous Senior Management experience (CEO or Senior Executive/GM) is highly regarded.
  • Highly developed stakeholder engagement skills including strong liaison, interpersonal and negotiating skills with the Board, Corporate partners, Government, and Member Associations.
  • Strong capacity to lead the strategic vision and creative programming of events, coupled with an understanding of the long-term goals of the wider organisation.
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to manage the planning, co-ordination, delivery and evaluation of a semi-professional sports league.
  • Demonstrated experience managing the delivery of events with a focus on balancing broadcast requirements with engaging game day experience.
  • High level commercial and financial acumen, with the ability to prepare budgets and monitor financial performance.
  • Experience in managing commercial contracts and grants, ensuring compliance and reporting requirements are achieved.

Application Process:
Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

Download the General Manager Position Description.

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 – www.leftfieldsports.com.au

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Hockey One PTY LTD to manage this search and recruitment project.

You are a sport and events enthusiast, passionate about delivering exceptional innovative sporting events that grow the sport.
 
See yourself in the team?

Dragon Boats New South Wales (DBNSW) is the state governing body for Dragon Boating. We currently have over 3,000 diverse and vibrant members stretching from Ballina to Jindabyne, and every waterway 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.

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 Office, alongside our management team and be provided with the support to execute your role autonomously. We offer a flexible working environment with a mix of remote and regular face to face meetings.

Your duties will include:

  • Leading the development and execution effective state managed events, including providing administrative support of DBNSW events and programs.
  • 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 (ideally 3+ years) and qualifications in sports or event management, particularly in the not-for-profit environment.
  • Have a strong understanding of events management, including work health and safety, risk 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.

Where will this role take you?
If you live our values of performance, integrity, innovation, community & camaraderie, and fun & passion, and can demonstrate exceptional event management capabilities, we can offer you a range of opportunities in this role. Including competitive market salary packaging, to personal and professional development, we will support your progression and passion for events management.

Think this role sounds like you? Apply now!

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 link below.

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.
 
Dragon Boats NSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians to apply.

Application Process:
Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

Download the attached Position Description

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 – https://leftfieldsports.com.au 

Left Field Sports have been contracted by Hockey Australia to manage this search and recruitment project.

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)