- 3x Board appointments starting in July 2024
- Oversight of 12 Council sport and recreation venues
- Influence the leisure time of 415,000 local residents
Blacktown Venue Management Ltd, a company wholly owned by Blacktown City Council, has oversight of 12 Council facilities in the local government area designated as ‘Key Venues’. They are:
- Anne Aquilina Reserve (AAR)
- Blacktown Aquatic Centre
- Blacktown Exercise, Sport & Training Hub (BEST)
- Blacktown Football Park (BFP)
- Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney (BISP)
- Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope
- Blacktown Tennis Centre Stanhope
- Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton
- Joe McAleer Oval (Blacktown Grade Cricket)
- Mount Druitt Swim Centre (seasonal)
- Riverstone Swim Centre (seasonal)
- Rooty Hill Leisure Centre (leased to a third party)
All employees of these Key Venues are employed by Blacktown City Council and seconded to Blacktown Venue Management Ltd.
The Board has vacancies for suitably qualified Independent Directors. The Board meets quarterly, usually during the late afternoon / early evening at a Key Venue determined by the Board. There may be an option to attend meetings virtually on occasion. Meetings typically last from 5:30pm to 8pm. Directors are also expected to attend the Annual General Meeting and any Special Board meeting(s) as required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have extensive experience in Marketing and Media, with a strategic approach to governance and business growth, ideally from within the leisure, sporting venue and/or major events sector. Alternatively, you may have experience in the community inclusivity, diversity and disability landscape with an understanding of access requirements to increase recreation participation. Applications will also be welcomed from candidates with extensive recreation, sport, major events or venue management experience and/or from those involved in the Greater Western Sydney community with a passion for sport and recreation. Completion of, or willingness to complete, the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course is highly desirable.
This is a unique opportunity to share your ideas and experiences with an evolving business which has a direct impact on the livelihood of the local community. With oversight of 12 Council sports, leisure and recreation venues you will play an important role in influencing the leisure time of 415,000 local residents. Experience working on a Board is not essential.
Independent Directors are paid the sum of $5,000 per annum in arrears. Independent Director(s) hold office at the discretion of Council for a term of either two (2) or three (3) years and can be reappointed by Council at the expiration of the first term.
The Independent Directors, Blacktown Venue Management search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment.
Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for these roles immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now - we reserve the right to close applications early if sufficient merit applications are received.
In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill on 0408 258 337, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000.