Western Leisure Services
Sportspeople Recruitment

Chief Executive Officer

Western Leisure Services

  • Werribee / Hoppers Crossing Victoria Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 19 Oct 2018
Applications 0


  • State-of-the-art aquatic and recreation facilities
  • Strategic delivery and operational performance focus
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team
  • Werribee location (one of Australia’s fastest growing cities)

Western Leisure Services Pty Ltd (WLS) manages three leisure facilities in Wyndham City - AquaPulse, Eagle Stadium and the Werribee Outdoor Pool (WOP). Western Leisure Services Pty Ltd is a Local Government Business Enterprise (LGBE) with Wyndham Council as the sole shareholder and operates independently of Council through a Board of Directors.

WLS was created in 2014 and AquaPulse and Eagle Stadium, both re-developed at an approximate cost of $50M each, were opened in 2015. WOP is a seasonal summer facility. There is a constitution for the Board and Directors and a Management Services Agreement, which sets out the operational and reporting requirements, between Wyndham City Council and WLS.

In addition to the three facilities mentioned above Wyndham City Council is likely to develop at least one additional major recreation facility within the next decade, with work to begin as current projects complete.

The CEO of Western Leisure Services Pty Ltd will provide exceptional leadership to a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of strategic and operational objectives for the facilities and will report to a Board of Directors. The CEO is directly responsible for driving performance, compliance and continuous improvement across the organisation.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop a clear vision and execute strategy whilst inspiring a customer focussed organisational culture. You will have substantial senior management experience in the aquatics, recreation or a related industry with a strong track record in managing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources, whilst successfully delivering against strategic objectives and driving business development.

This is a unique opportunity to drive the success of these state-of-the art facilities, whilst creating an environment that encourages safety and customer service excellence within one of the fastest growing cities in Australia.

Essential Requirements

  • Please refer to position overview attached


Other Details

Western Leisure Services has a comprehensive website that includes information and news items on all facets of its activities, services and programs. You can also follow on facebook and twitter.

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Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Applications close: Friday 19 October, 2018.

Preferred Format: Sportspeople Recruitment prefers a 2 page letter of introduction and an accompanying CV of no more than 6 pages, merged as one MS Word file.

Candidates must also complete and submit the Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisement) which contains questions against which we require your specific response prior to considering your application.

Your application should be sent electronically to with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows:

180919-01 CEO Western Leisure Services <<Your Name>>

The Chief Executive Officer, Western Leisure Services recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

Robert McMurtrie

FREECALL AUS 1800 634 388, +61 2 9555 5000

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Chief Executive Officer Western Leisure Services

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