Netball Queensland
Sportspeople Recruitment

General Manager - Venue and Events

Netball Queensland

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  • Nathan, Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 23 Oct 2019
Applications 0


  • Lead a new state of the art sport and entertainment venue
  • Strategic, operational & commercial planning / delivery focus
  • Deliver a world class venue experience

Netball Queensland has an ambitious vision of becoming a world-class sports organisation, respected for transforming lives through netball. To achieve this Netball Queensland must push the limits, requiring extraordinary people to take the sport into uncharted territory. The proud home of the history-making Queensland Firebirds team, Netball Queensland is determined to continue to be the number 1 sport for women and girls in Queensland and couldn’t be more excited about their new state-of-the-art Queensland State Netball Centre.

The Queensland State Netball Centre opened its doors in February 2019. The $44.65 million arena is now the home of the Queensland Firebirds, the Brisbane Bullets and RHP Physiotherapy and is managed by Netball Queensland under a Management Agreement with Stadiums Queensland. The 5,000 seat arena has seen over 10 Major events in its first 6 months which include the Queensland Firebirds Home Games, the Harlem Globetrotters and the Volleyball Nations League. The venue has created a reputation for being the court sport mecca and a family, fun and active space. Boasting a versatile design able to accommodate multiple event offerings, the Queensland State Netball Centre delivers opportunities for community, national and international sporting and entertainment events.  The arena boast diversification with a portfolio that exists beyond major events with 7 community courts (Netball, Basketball and Volleyball), 3 VIP/Conference Rooms and the HART Sport High Performance Centre.

The General Manager - Venue and Events is an exciting opportunity for a consummate Venue/Facilities and Events professional to lead the strategic, operational and commercial planning and delivery associated with the Queensland State Netball Centre.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working as a key member of the Netball Queensland senior management team, the role will lead the team that delivers a world class venue experience for participants and customers and the overall sustainability of the venue.

The role is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of all aspects of day to day venue operations in line with the Management Agreement including business development, scheduling, event operations and logistics, maintenance management and reporting, food and beverage, venue presentation and financial management and reporting.

To be considered for this role you will have significant experience in leadership roles within stadium, arena or venue management with a detailed understanding of all elements of event delivery. You will be a dynamic, professional and commercially focused leader with a demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and activities at once whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail, delivering projects and events both on time and on budget.

You must have the ability to think laterally and utilise skills to provide and promote services and programs in a way which respond to the broader strategic plan for netball in Queensland whilst identifying and capitalising on revenue opportunities. The role requires excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to build relationships and elicit cooperation from a range of stakeholders, including volunteers.

This is a unique opportunity to establish a new state of the art facility as an industry leader. A background in netball is not required; however, you must have an understanding of the differing needs of clients within an indoor sport environment particularly in relation to netball, basketball and volleyball.

Essential Requirements

  • Please refer to attached position overview


Employer and Other Details

For more information and news items on all facets of activities, services and programs, visit the Netball Queensland website, Queensland State Netball Centre website or follow the Netball Queensland facebook, Queensland State Netball Centre facebook or the Queensland State Netball Centre instagram.

NOTE: Candidates must be an Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident or have unlimited working rights within Australia to be considered for this position.

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: 5pm Wednesday 23 October, 2019

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 General Manager - Venue and Events, Netball Queensland recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

Scott Oakhill

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

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