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Job Opening: Events and Operations Manager

 

Position Title Events and Operations Manager
Reports To CEO
Company Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club
Close Date 30 September 2016
Commencement Date Immediate Start
Contract 24 months
Salary $45-$55k pa including super (negotiable, depending on experience)

Overview:

  • Delivering exciting and innovative events which meet fundraising objectives
  • Delivering memorable game day experiences for fans and corporate partners
  • Growing the social sports business arm of the club
  • A dynamic sports and events graduate, who is driven, agile and solutions focused with strong attention to detail
  • Join a club with a large following and strong presence in the community
  • Gain amazing experience in the sports industry with a forward thinking club


Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club:

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club (‘Seagulls’) are a Rugby League club who participate in the Intrust Super Cup. The Seagulls are based in Brisbane’s Bayside and have over 30,000 spectators watch footy at BMD Kougari Oval each year.

The Seagulls put on a number of major events throughout the year which achieve fundraising or community objectives. Notable events include the Gala Race Day, Presentation Awards Night, Past Players Luncheon and many more.

In addition, the Seagulls also operate the TRL franchises in the Wynnum and Redlands areas. Currently there are two competitions which operate on Monday nights and the club is looking to grow the TRL franchise and pursue other social sports opportunities.

You will be responsible for managing, producing and delivering from start to finish all Seagulls events and match days, including all the associated operational and logistical planning, from outset to completion, by effective management of all event staff and volunteers, ensuring innovative event experiences while upholding functional event governance and excellent relationship management.

You will be responsible for managing and developing growth strategies for the TRL franchise and other social sports competitions, including all the associated operational and logistical planning, liaising with TRL head office and key stakeholders, and effective management of all TRL staff and volunteers.

This is a busy and varied role where you will be responsible for the following:

Events and Match Day Management

  • Manage all aspects of event and match day delivery
  • Prepare, manage and implement an innovative strategy to drive event and match day attendance
  • Develop and implement a strategy to build and retain volunteers
  • Manage event and match day budgets
  • Oversee the development, negotiation and management of all event/match day contracts and event/match day contractors
  • Identify, access and develop strategies to mitigate risk
  • Manage stakeholders to ensure events and match days are delivered on budget and on time
  • Work closely with CEO to develop additional revenue streams
  • Manage all event and match day staff and volunteers

Operations Management of social sports competitions (including TRL)

  • Manage all aspects of social sports competitions (including TRL) delivery
  • Prepare, manage and implement an innovative strategy to drive attendance in social sports competitions
  • Manage social sports competitions budgets
  • Oversee the development, negotiation and management of all social sports competitions contracts
  • Identify, access and develop strategies to mitigate risk
  • Develop strong relationships with key social sports competitions stakeholders including venue owners, TRL head office, local schools
  • Work closely with CEO to develop additional revenue streams
  • Manage all social sports competition staff

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications or similar experience in sports/events management
  • Passion to deliver outstanding events
  • Ability to work autonomously and take initiative
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of the social sports scene and fundraising sector
  • Reasonable understanding of the Rugby League landscape in Brisbane
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, maturity and confidence
  • Readiness to hit the ground running!

To apply and further information:

Please send through a cover letter and resume to Hanan Laban (CEO, Wynnum Manly Seagulls) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For further information, please contact the Seagulls office on 07 3393 3482.