Netball Victoria is the peak sporting body for netball in Victoria with over 300,000 people participating in its programs across the state. Netball Victoria also proudly manages the Melbourne Vixens who compete in arguably the best domestic netball competition in the world, Suncorp Super Netball.
With the evolving landscape of women’s sport, netball continues to lead the charge as the highest participation team sport for women in Australia and now, more than ever, is an exciting time to join our team.
In 2018, the Melbourne Vixens recorded over 1.5million viewers across the Suncorp Super Netball season, one of the highest viewed female teams in Australia. With this, Netball Victoria has been able secure even more corporate support year on year, now attracting multinational companies.
From a grassroots perspective, Netball Victoria’s focus is on developing innovative products and programs to appeal to the changing market needs and varied demographics, including our ‘social way to play’, Rock Up Netball.
Backing from the state government saw a recent funding injection of $64.6million - the nation’s largest ever investment in women’s sport – which will see the State Netball & Hockey Centre redeveloped and Netball Victoria’s offices move into the state-of-the-art facility by the end of 2020.
About the role
Based in Ballarat and reporting directly to the General Manager Netball Participation, the Western Region Manager will play an integral role in leading the Netball Victoria state-wide strategy to grow netball participation across Victoria. Specifically, you will lead a regional team, based in the West, who are dedicated to enabling and facilitating the development of Associations, Leagues and Clubs, to grow all forms of netball participation via approved Netball Victoria programs, products, competitions and capability development solutions. This will be achieved by developing action plans, KPIs and reporting to support specific member retention strategies and initiatives, whilst identifying and sharing best practice ideas and solutions to support the retention and growth of netball participation.
You will utilize a customised system to determine the development and education and training needs of affiliates, ultimately improving the capacity and capability of people in our sport to help meet the increasing needs of our netball community. Working closely with the Affiliate Support team, you will ensure team members are trained in governance, rules and regulation processes and understand the expectations of their role, including when to consult with Affiliate Services for advice and guidance. You will also support strategic planning and volunteer development initiatives, using Netball Victoria’s resources to build both the capacity and capability of affiliates and their volunteer workforce.
You will be key in providing the local connection for Netball Victoria’s strategies and initiatives, through your robust relationships with local sports, communities and local government authorities. Working closely with the Facilities Development Team you will contribute to the implementation of Netball Victoria’s State-wide Facility Strategy, where you will provide local knowledge and input into facility development initiatives as required.
For more detail regarding the key responsibilities of this opportunity, please visit our careers page: https://vic.netball.com.au/careers/
As a proven leader, you will demonstrate sound experience in leading and managing staff in a similar position. You possess knowledge of sporting culture and organisations and the issues facing sport at a community level.
You thrive on working with and motivating others as part of a team and are equally self-motivated, with the key skills that allow you to set priorities, plan work programs, meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an adaptability to engage and relate to a range of internal and external stakeholders.
You will also bring demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of policy, strategic plans and budgets.
We'd love to learn more about you, please press apply or send a covering letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 22 March 2019.
Your commitment to the team will be met with a flexible and friendly work environment. Netball Victoria offers staff a supportive and engaged work culture, where we are committed to enabling each other to shine. We dedicate ourselves as leaders to our community, where we have no limits.
At Netball Victoria, we hire on merit and have a focus on embracing diversity. We are committed to providing a safe environment for children across our Netball community and require all staff to hold a Working with Children Check.
Due to an anticipated high volume of applications, please note only successful candidates will be communicated with.