Croquet Australia
Sportspeople Recruitment

Chief Executive Officer

Croquet Australia

  • Location flexible (work from home within Australia) Australia
  • Full Time
22 May 2024
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  • Lead and grow an evolving National Sporting Organisation
  • Hands-on strategic leadership and stakeholder management focus
  • Location flexible (work from home within Australia)

Croquet Australia provides the framework, policies and procedures for croquet associations and competitions for the malletsport disciplines of Association Croquet, Golf Croquet, Ricochet and Gateball throughout Australia. With approximately 10,000 members across the member states, the organistion advances and promotes competitive and recreational malletsports, including convening and managing interstate and national tournaments and selection of national teams.

The Chief Executive Officer position is critical to the leadership, development and management of Croquet Australia as the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for the sport of croquet in Australia, its Member Associations and through them the clubs and players; its financial performance; and its reputation both internally and with national and international croquet organisations beyond Australia. As CEO, you will lead, inspire and implement the strategy of the organisation, its members and all stakeholders, both internal and external.

Reporting to the Board, through the Chair, you will be responsible for managing all operations, finances, resources, facilities and staff. Your focus will be on developing and maintaining the highest standards of the sport of croquet in Australia at all levels.

To be considered for this role will have strong experience in a strategic leadership role, ideally from within a sports environment. You will need a collaborative and impactful communication style, with the ability to swiftly build trusted and positive working relationships with a complex network of stakeholders, including volunteers. Open and regular engagement with the Board, staff, volunteers and membership will be key to patiently guide the sport through a journey of change.

You may already have CEO experience or be ready for the step into this national leadership role. Regardless, you will have a proven track record in managing and growing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources, with proven strength and experience across the core functional responsibilities of leadership, governance, relationship / stakeholder management, financial accountability and commercial management.

The role requires an energetic and highly organised self-starter who can work independently and copes well with multi-tasking. Supported by small staff complement (2-3), and a number of highly committed sub committees and volunteer appointed officers, the CEO must also be prepared to roll up their sleeves and work hands-on as required to support organisational activities.

Experience working closely with a volunteer Board would be looked upon favourably. A background in croquet is not required; however you must be committed to providing strong foundations for the growth of mallet sports throughout Australia.

The Chief Executive Officer, Croquet Australia search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - our 256th CEO search.

If you are intending to apply, please do so now - we reserve the right to close the role early if sufficient interest is received.

In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill on 0408 258 337, or FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000.

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