Sportspeople Recruitment

Marketing and Communications Manager


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  • Albert Park Victoria Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 31 May 2019
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  • Engage and inform the Victorian sport industry
  • Develop and implement a Marketing & Communications Plan
  • Positive work culture and benefits
  • Albert Park - in the heart of the Melbourne sporting precinct

Vicsport is the peak body for sport and active recreation in Victoria who represents and supports its members in order to “encourage and assist more Victorians and Victorian communities to enjoy the enormous benefits that sport and active recreation can provide”. Vicsport’s constituency includes 16,000 clubs and associations, 3.25 million participants, 26,000 paid staff and 580,000 volunteers who make a significant contribution to the social, physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the Victorian community.

For over 30 years Vicsport has represented the sports industry providing advice, assistance and support to its members and the broader sports community.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Marketing and Communications Manager’s focus is to develop and promote the activities of Vicsport and issues affecting the industry to the membership (and a broader audience) in the form of publications, electronic media and other printed material. The position will develop and implement a comprehensive Marketing and Communications Plan that includes the Vicsport website, social media, publications, video content and branding. There is also a focus on engaging and growing Vicsport’s membership.

To be considered for this role you will be tertiary qualified and/or circa three years experience in marketing and communications management, including the design, project management and production of corporate communications as well as writing articles and stories for a variety of audiences across traditional and digital / social media platforms. You will have the ability to translate technical industry facts into understandable information for the general public and other non-technical stakeholders.

You will be self-motivated, with the ability to manage competing priorities and tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail. The capacity to build and maintain relationships and strategically engage a diverse group of stakeholders is required.

The role requires a proactive storyteller with an understanding of online user journeys and how to increase reach, acquire and retain traffic. An understanding of user metrics, customer segmentation and data analytics would be advantageous.

Experience within a Not-For-Profit, membership, sport organisation or other industry association would be an advantage.

If you want to work in sport and help support and shape an industry we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.


Employer and Other Details


Now is an exciting time to be joining Vicsport! Vicsport is working hard to develop the capability of Victorian sport and active recreation in the short and long-term.

Vicsport has a positive workplace culture, with a team of seven who are passionate about supporting Victorian sport and recreation. With the Vicsport 'team approach' to project management, you will be involved in a diverse range of projects across a variety of sports, with access to key members of State Sporting bodies. All staff are invited to attend VPN (Vicsport Professionals Network) events as part of professional and career development.

Vicsport is committed to maintaining a friendly workplace suitable for any person regardless of gender or ethnicity, with flexible and family friendly work arrangements and hours available.

The Vicsport office is located at Sports House, in the heart of the Melbourne sporting precinct and staff are provided with free parking and subsidised gym membership at the adjacent Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

For more information and news items on all facets of business activities, services and programs visit the Vicsport website, or follow on facebook, twitter, instagram, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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: Close of Business Friday 31 May, 2019

Preferred Format: Candidates must complete and submit the 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 Marketing and Communications Manager, Vicsport recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment.

Angelique Everett

FREECALL AU 1800 634 388, +61 2 9555 5000, or 0401 659 024

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