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Position TitleExecutive Director - Gymnastics WA
Short DescriptionGymnastics WA is seeking a suitably experienced Executive Director to lead the Association to further long term success.
EmployerGymnastics WA
GWA Colour Logo Transparent yellow_small
Work TypeFull Time
SalaryDependent upon experience and qualifications
LocationPerth, WA, Australia
Detailed Description


Gymnastics Western Australia is the governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Western Australia. The Association has 44 member clubs and over 17,500 athlete members. Located just out of the city centre in Leederville, the Association vision is for Gymnastics to be recognised as the foundation for movement, enriching and energising bodies for life. Gymnastics WA provides the opportunity for all to participate in gymnastic programs, competitions, development programs and activities which are accessible to all, no matter their experience, skill, age or ability level.

Pathways are also provided for individuals who strive for intrastate, state, or the ultimate, national selection representing Australia at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and other international events.

Gymnastics WA's focus on core values of RESPECT our people, EXCELLENCE in delivery, ACT as one and LEAD with integrity will be at the forefront of everything that you do in this role. GWA's overarching strategic objective is to deliver a significant uplift in registered and engaged clubs, participants, coaches, judges, members and fans - which drives local and international success and partnerships.

About the role;

Reporting to the Board through the Chair, the Executive Director provides leadership, direction and overall management of all activities, business operations and services delivered by Gymnastics WA. The role also works with the Board in the developing and implementing of long term strategy, to achieve the organisation’s vision.

This role requires a dynamic leader with strong communication skills who is able to engage with diverse stakeholder groups and demonstrate the ability to develop and nurture key relationships within the gymnastics community, including committees, coaches, officials and administrators at the grass root level. In addition to operational excellence the role has a focus on building participation and membership, whilst developing and maintaining partnership between stakeholder groups, commercial, funding partners and Member Clubs/Associate Members.

To be considered for this role you will have a strong track record in strategic leadership, demonstrated staff and operational management experience with a focus on member services. You will have demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and activities at once whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail, delivering projects both on time and on budget.

An understanding of the Australian sporting landscape including high performance, and an understanding and appreciation of gymnastics will be an advantage but it is not a necessity; however you must be committed to providing strong foundations for the growth of the sport in Western Australia.

Key Accountabilities;

For key accountabilities, please refer to Executive Director Job Description on our Gymnastics WA Website or by copying the link below into your browser;  

About the applicant;

It is desirable that the successful applicant should possess a tertiary qualification in a relevant area and have extensive experience at a Senior Management level. Experience in the areas of organisational management, finance management, human resources, marketing and public relations is essential. Applicants should have a proven history and continued interest in remaining current on organisational development and change management tools, techniques, strategies and practices in order to provide effective and efficient consultative advice to multiple stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will be a strategic, creative, energetic, results driven and a politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems. You will have exceptional analytic, organisational and problem solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making and be able to build strong relationships with varied stakeholders.

As the Executive Director you will work effectively with a Board of Directors to take the sport of Gymnastics and the Gymnastics WA Organisation to the next stage of growth in Western Australia.


The position is full time; however a flexible approach to working hours is required due to the nature of working within a state sports association. The nature of the position requires some out of hours and weekend work, which is recognised in the remuneration package offered. The remuneration package will be negotiable above $100k + superannuation and experience will be taken into consideration. The position will be offered as an initial two year contract, with the view to extend a further 3 years.

To apply;

To submit an application for this role please email your cover letter and resume to

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter (1-2 page statement of claim as to your suitability for the position) and Resume.

Applications Closing Date;

Friday 27th July 2018, 5:00pm Australian Western Standard Time

Selection Criteria Essential
Closing Date 27 Jul 2018
Apply to
NameKaron Williams
Phone (mobile)0413 137 660
Click here to apply for position
How To Apply

To submit an application for this role please email your cover letter and resume to

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter (1-2 page statement of claim as to your suitability for the position) and Resume.

 Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia
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