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Chief Executive Officer (Rugby VIC)

Rugby Australia

Rugby Australia. Inspiring all Australians to enjoy and play our great global game.

22 Mar 2024
Full Time
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

A unique opportunity for an experienced executive to lead the growth of rugby union in Victoria through an incredibly exciting period for rugby in Australia with World Cups and International matches taking place right here in Melbourne. Rugby is a true global game and Australia will be the focus for world rugby in the next decade, culminating in the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane.

As a founding member of Rugby Australia, RV comprises more than 20,000 players, 27 clubs, 240 teams, including Wallabies and Wallaroos who play in Victoria. RV will also shortly complete our Rugby Centre of Excellence at La Trobe University.

RV is looking for a CEO who will be accountable for providing effective management and leadership for our sport in Victoria. The successful candidate will be responsible for successfully managing relationships with our board, club members, corporate partners, government, volunteers and our national sporting body, Rugby Australia.

The successful candidate will ideally have these key competencies and experiences:

  • Leading people and teams, ideally within sporting or member organisations.
  • Leading or contributing to successful member, participant or customer driven organisations.
  • Commercial acumen with a good understanding of financials, the business of sport, commercial relationships, operations, compliance and risk.
  • Strong, collaborative working relationships across stakeholders and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Fostering a collaborative and high-performing team.
  • An interest in rugby.
  • Capacity to improve and develop policies, processes and systems.
  • Development and execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Business or sport administration related formal qualifications.

Benefits include access to matches (including State and Internationals), onsite gym access, salary packaging, employee recognition program, merchandise, flexible work arrangements, travel to major rugby events outside Victoria, and professional development opportunities.

RV actively promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and we are committed to provide a safe environment for all people including children involved in our sport.

Desirable Criteria

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Sports Management / Business Degree
  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Drivers Licence

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Full Time
Job Type
Executive Role
Rugby Union
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