Sportspeople Recruitment

Chief Executive Officer

Golf Management Australia

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  • Work from home (Melbourne or Sydney preferred) Australia
  • Full Time
  • $150,000 pa inclusive of superannuation
Closing 18 Aug 2019
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  • Support senior golf club managers across Australia
  • Strategic leadership and governance role
  • Drive member engagement and growth
  • Work from home (Melbourne or Sydney preferred)

Golf Management Australia (GMA) represents Golf Club Managers throughout Australia and, through state GMA associations, aims to provide professional development, support, education, networking and health/wellbeing initiatives to over 400 members across Australia. 

GMA objectives are based upon:

  • Providing professional and personal development opportunities to all members
  • Supporting members health and wellbeing
  • Providing tools and resources to assist members in the management of golf clubs
  • Actively advocating for the betterment of golf club management within the wider industry.

GMA and the 5 state GMA associations are currently working under a service agreement, whereby each state has outsourced all operational activities to GMA to deliver on their behalf.  These service agreements require GMA to deliver on member benefit obligations, while also managing nationally based corporate partnerships.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead and manage all elements of the organisation nationwide, overseeing a part time State Operations Manager in each state who will facilitate GMA member events and programs.

While the role reports directly to the GMA Board, through the Chair, regular reporting to state GMA association executives will be required regarding the current service agreement obligations and the membership experience.

The CEO will drive a national approach to GMA related activities, with a focus on membership engagement and growth through the promotion and delivery of member networking, professional development, education and health/wellbeing events and programs, in particular the 5-day biennial GMA National Conference which includes 300 delegates, 25-30 corporate partners, a world class program and networking events. 

The management of highly valued corporate partners is also a critical component of the role, with the GMA corporate partners program underpinning the majority of GMA related activities and ensuring the financial security of the organisation.

To be considered for this role you will be tertiary qualified with significant management experience either within an association/club or membership-based organisation, or with a focus on the professional or personal development of employees/members. You will have demonstrated skills in event and program management, in particular delivering high-quality education or professional development programs.

You will be a dynamic and proactive leader with the ability to set a clear direction and manage staff remotely. Your commercial and financial acumen will successfully deliver against strategic objectives whilst building strong networks and relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders, including corporate partners.

A background in golf or sport management is not essential; however, you must be committed to supporting the development of golf club managers and administrators throughout Australia.


Employer and Other Details

For more information and news items on all facets of activities, services and programs, visit the GMA website, or follow on facebook or twitter.

The role has the capacity to be undertaken from any of the major cities across Australia, however the preference of the GMA Board is to see the role undertaken from either Melbourne or Sydney. The successful applicant would be required to work in a remote home office environment (or something similar), and has access to office space in Melbourne as required.  Domestic travel will be required from time to time to support specific events, attend GMA Board meetings, and report to State GMA Associations.  This may include approximately 10-20 interstate trips for multiple nights across the course of the year.

NOTE: Candidates must be an Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident or have unlimited working rights within Australia to be considered for this position.

Apply for this role

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

Applications close: midnight Sunday 18 August, 2019

Preferred Format: Candidates must complete and submit the COMPULSORY Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisment) 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 a CV of no more than 6 pages, merged into the Application Form as one MS Word file.

Your application should be sent electronically via the “Click here to apply for position” link below.

The Chief Executive Officer, Golf Management Australia recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

Leeanne Grantham

0458 011 099, +61 2 9555 5000, or FREECALL AU 1800 634 388

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