Rowing Victoria
Sportspeople Recruitment

Chief Executive Officer

Rowing Victoria

  • Albert Park, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 22 Jun 2020
Applications 0


  • Lead and grow one of Victoria’s great Olympic sports
  • Strategic growth and operational leadership position
  • Stakeholder management focus

As the peak body for the management of rowing in Victoria, Rowing Victoria (RV) represents the best interests of 8,047 individual athletes, coaches and officials by supporting and working collaboratively with 45 member clubs and 49 member schools in order to provide rowing for all ages and abilities in an engaging, welcoming and safe manner.

In addition to facilitating the busy annual programme for club and school hosted regattas, RV hosts a number of events including Open and Masters State Championships and runs a successful pathways program in partnership with the VIS. 

RV is governed by a Board of seven who are supported by a number of volunteer commissions and committees, and a professional staff of six who operate out of the RV office at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park.

Reporting to the Board, through the President, the CEO is the “public face” of the sport of rowing in Victoria, providing leadership, direction and overall management of RV activities and services in accordance with the strategic plan. The CEO manages all resources of RV including staff and volunteers.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a dynamic and motivated leader, with the ability to engage and develop lasting, positive relationships with member clubs and schools, and a diverse range of other key stakeholders including Rowing Australia, State Government, VIS, suppliers, partners, sporting agencies, the media and volunteers.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in managing and growing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources, with the ability to manage the day-to-day business operations and balance the needs of competing priorities, whilst maintaining a focus on the long term strategic priorities of RV.

You may already have experience as a Chief Executive Officer or be ready for the step into this leadership role. Regardless, you will require exceptional well-developed interpersonal skills, including upward communication of issues to the Board. A thorough understanding of managing complex relationships is required so as to understand intuitively the leadership of diverse stakeholder groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to drive the growth and success of a longstanding State Sporting Organisation as it moves into a new strategic cycle. A background in rowing is not required; however, you must be committed to providing strong foundations for the growth and success of the sport throughout Victoria.


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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: 5pm Monday 22 June, 2020

Preferred Format: Candidates must complete and submit the COMPULSORY 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 Chief Executive Officer, Rowing Victoria recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

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Scott Oakhill

0408 258 337, +61 2 9555 5000 or FREECALL AU 1800 634 388

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