Sportspeople Recruitment

General Manager

Masters Swimming Australia

  • Albert Park Victoria Australia
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  • Lead and grow an evolving National Sporting Organisation
  • Hands-on operations and stakeholder management focus
  • Flexible working hours - 4 or 5 day working week (negotiable)

Masters Swimming Australia (MSA) is the peak body and National Sports Organisation for adult swimmers aged 18 and above. With the motto “fitness, friendship and fun”, MSA works to encourage all adults, regardless of ability, to swim regularly and compete in order to promote fitness and improve their general wellbeing.

There are approximately 6,500 members across 200 clubs located throughout the seven Branches within Australia. MSA manages and promotes a number of programs each year designed to encourage active participation in swimming from beginner to advanced level. MSA also hosts and participates in a number of national and international competition events each year.

The National Board of Management (NBM), comprising of the President and four other elected members, is responsible for the governance and overall direction of the organisation. The NBM is supported by a General Manager, part-time Administrator (0.8) and Bookkeeper (0.2), who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. The National Office also services the Victorian Branch by performing its administrative duties.

Reporting to the NBM via the President, the General Manager implements and manages the policies, operations and services of Masters Swimming Australia.

This is a very hands-on role, responsible for leading MSA and its Branches, while implementing strategic and operational plans of the organisation as a whole. As  General Manager you will be tasked with building membership, engaging the masters swimming community and managing stakeholder relationships whilst running the day to day business operations of the national office.

Working closely with the Board, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and share in achieving and developing the future vision of a national organisation.

To be considered for this role you will need strong administrative and management skills with the ability to engage and develop lasting, positive relationships with the stakeholder family. You will be thorough, accurate and timely in your work and capable of managing a range of tasks and duties in this small national office. You will have a good understanding of and experience in identifying and creating sustainable commercial partnerships and opportunities.

This role provides opportunity to lead and grow an evolving National Sporting Organisation and would suit a candidate who has previous General Management experience or ready for the next career step from a senior Operations Management role, ideally from within a not-for-profit or sporting organisation. If you are looking for an exciting new challenge in your career then apply now!


Employer and Other Details

For more information and news items on all facets of activities, services and programs, you can visit the Masters Swimming Austrailia websitefacebook, twitter, instagram or YouTube.

The MSA office is located at Sports House, in the heart of the Melbourne sporting precinct and staff are provided with free parking at the adjacent Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Masters Swimming Australia offers a flexible working environment. This position can be offered on either a part time (0.8) or full time basis depending on your availability and circumstances. A market competitive remuneration package will be available to the successful candidate, negotiable depending upon skill level, experiences and hours of work.

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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. 

Preferred Format: Candidates must complete and submit the Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisement) at the time of applying. The Form contains questions against which we require your specific response prior to considering your application. Sportspeople Recruitment prefers a 2 page letter of introduction and an accompanying CV of no more than 6 pages, merged into the Application Form as one MS Word file.

Your application should be sent electronically to with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows: 190326-01 General Manager - Masters Swimming Australia <<Your Name>>

The General Manager, Masters Swimming Australia recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

Robert McMurtrie

0413 838 464, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388, or +61 2 9555 5000

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