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Chief Executive Officer

Eastern Suburbs DRLFC Inc.

  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
21 Apr 2024
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The Club: 

Established in 1933, the Brisbane Tigers (the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club Inc. / the Club) are a rugby league club based at Totally Workwear Stadium, Langlands Park, in Coorparoo, Australia.

The Club field teams from U6’s through to the Queensland state-wide competitions, such as the Hostplus Cup and the BMD Premiership.

One of Queensland’s premier rugby leagues clubs, the Tigers have played in 11 grand finals over the past 33 seasons, and are the 2023 Hostplus Cup premiers.

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.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria


Application Instruction

If you fit the above profile,  reach out to the Club Chair Keith Phillips on 0412 066 042 or keithdebrap@gmail.com for a confidential conversation or apply by clicking the "Apply for this role" prompt.,

Keith Phillips

0412 066 042

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