Pony Club Vic

Chief Executive Officer

Pony Club Victoria

  • Mulgrave Victoria Australia
  • Full Time, Contract/Temp
Closing 13 Aug 2021
Applications 0


An exciting opportunity exists for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead Pony Club Victoria through an exciting new phase.

You will be a proven leader with demonstrated strength in change management and experience in the areas of sports, recreation, or educational management. Most importantly you will have a proven track record of success - tell us you are right for the role.

If successful, as CEO you will be responsible for driving the transformational change of Pony Club Victoria as our organisation embeds its new governance structures and processes. You will provide direct oversight and responsibility in managing the day to day office administration and operations of Pony Club Victoria (PCV) in accordance with the directives of the PCV Board.


You will be appointed for an initial term of 12 months, with both a three and six month review period. There will be scope for extension of this initial contract beyond 12 months upon review.  Flexible arrangements may be available for the right candidate.

Organisational Background

Pony Club Victoria (PCV) is the governing body of pony clubs in Victoria, and for a small number of member clubs in NSW, and currently represents about 200 pony clubs. These pony clubs are the foundation of the movement where riders are encouraged to participate in and learn a variety of activities connected with horses and riding within a social and supportive environment.

A volunteer-based membership organisation, PCV oversees and delivers a range of services to zones, clubs, and members across all pillars of the PCV strategic plan, including member training and development, club, zone and state-based competition and regulation requirements, and as required, other major events. 

PCV as an organisation is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and safe environment for its members, employees, and volunteers, as well as promoting the safety and welfare of horses in both the competition and learning environment.

PCV is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All applicants will be required to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, a process that may include, but is not limited to, comprehensive reference checks, an identity check, a ‘working with children’ or equivalent check and/or a ‘national criminal history record’ check. We also require all applicants to read and understand the Child Safety Policy and Member Protection Policies prior to appointment.

In 2021 PCV member clubs approved a significant governance change at a Special General Meeting. With the inaugural Board, you will have a unique opportunity to shape then embed this transformational change based on the principles that members voted on. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to either step up to a new level, or consolidate current skills and manage through this significant governance and organisational change.

Work location

You will be engaged to work at the registered offices of PCV, located in Mulgrave.  Some travel will be required to attend events, clinics, meetings and training.

Report relationships

You will be accountable to the Board of PCV, have supervisory responsibilities over PCV employees and have an advisory relationship to individual members via member clubs and zones as necessary. You will also have a relational role with all PCV committees and subcommittees, particularly those committees that have a direct reporting relationship with the Board, or may present threats or opportunities to risk, including financial and brand. Through direction, you are tasked to manage and maintain relations with key stakeholders.

Volunteers are critical to the success of our organisation, so an understanding in working with volunteers to obtain desired outputs that benefit members at club, zone and state level will be invaluable.

For more a copy of the PD, please contact Derek O’Leary: email derek.oleary@ponyclubvic.org.au

Essential Requirements

  • National Police / Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria


Application Instruction

To apply for this role, please submit:

  1. A one page covering letter outlining your interest and your suitability for the role;
  2. A two page maximum summary addressing the role’s Key Accountabilities and
  3. A current resume

by close of business 5pm 13 August 2021 to derek.oleary@ponyclubvic.org.au

Derek O'Leary

0418 348 888

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