Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Role Advertisement

The Club has begun the search for our new Chief Executive Officer, please read the below role description and requirements and submit an application via SEEK if you fit the profile.

The Role:
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will provide leadership and guidance to the Club and take overall responsibility for the operational performance and success of the Club.

In the management of these functions, the CEO will promote the philosophy of excellence in delivery of customer service/stakeholder relationships coupled with a commitment to providing a high-quality experience at all levels of the game, be it as player, official, supporter, sponsor, media, etc.

The CEO acts as a conduit between the Management Committee and the leadership team, and will drive senior level decision making, will contribute to the strategic planning and direction of the Club, as well as developing a strong culture across the organisation.

Reporting directly to the Chair, the CEO’s role will include the following responsibilities:

  1. Implement the Club’s strategic priorities, driving and developing the organisation consistent with agreed strategic direction.
  2. Oversee the Club’s football operations, including on-field and off-field personnel, game day operations, pathways, participation, development, recruitment and compliance.
  3. Manage the Club’s facilities, including buildings, playing fields, lighting and irrigation.
  4. In conjunction with the Management Committee, manage the Club’s business operations in an efficient, profitable, and transparent manner.
  5. Build and nurture the Club’s brand and brand loyalty through marketing and communications.
  6. Establish strong community engagement through the delivery of programs that utilise rugby league, with the objective of the Club becoming a positive participant within the community.
  7. Build strong and effective relationships and be “the face” of the Club.

This list is by no means exhaustive.

The Requirements:
To be effective in the position, the CEO will have and be able to demonstrate the following personal attributes, skills, knowledge, and experience:

  1. A relevant tertiary qualification in business/commerce is desirable.
  2. Post-graduate qualifications in sports management and / or business administration would be highly desirable.
  3. Experience in, or exposure to, the sporting industry, preferably rugby league.
  4. Experience in managing facilities and events.
  5. Experience in a business or commercial role, with accountability for developing, implementing, and communicating strategic business plans, operational plans, annual budgets, and long-term financial plans.
  6. Extensive experience in a hands-on leadership role, developing internal teams and undertaking the management of key stakeholder relationships.
  7. Experience in developing and growing sponsorship revenue and funding management through identifying new commercial opportunities delivering stable and diverse revenue streams.
  8. Proven high-level communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with all key stakeholders.

If you fit the above profile,  reach out to the Club Chair Keith Phillips on 0412 066 042 for a confidential conversation or apply by clicking the “Apply” prompt on SEEK.


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