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Jobs in sport

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) delivers a number of programs in  partnership with National Sporting Organisations, State Institutes and Academies of Sport, Sate Departments of Sport and Recreation and Universities, just to name a few.

There are many opportunities  for careers in sport in Australia. This page includes information on current sporting employment opportunities which are not at the ASC.

Hockey Australia

General Manager Commercial - Hockey Australia

  • High profile sporting organisation
  • Deliver commercial outcomes
  • Melbourne location

Hockey Australia, a high profile Australian peak sporting body has recently undertaken an exciting redevelopment of its Commercial strategy and is looking to appoint a Senior Executive to lead the team to deliver these new Commercial objectives.

Leading a small but growing team and working in partnership with the Executive team and key organisation stakeholders, the appointee will provide senior leadership and direction to deliver the Commercial KPIS across areas of Sponsorship, Events, Customers, Marketing, Fundraising and other strategic projects

This is a newly created role that has high ambitions for future growth across existing areas of the commercial business but also by developing new areas of growth. Whilst the role is focused on traditional commercial areas, new areas of growth and innovation will be encouraged in this position.

Our preferred candidate is an ambitious commercial sports executive with 5-10 years experience seeking an opportunity to mark their mark at an executive level, with some diversity in their professional career to date. Other candidates to be considered will be those that are 2IC in their current roles to a senior executive, or have worked in a similar position in a related area (tourism, events, hospitality, entertainment, etc).

This role reports directly to the CEO and is part of the senior management team. Salary will be determined on the experience of the candidate and should be assumed to be in line with senior executive salary levels within a National sporting organisation.

Applications close strictly at 5pm on Friday 19th September 2014.

Resume of no more than 4 pages in length and a cover letter of no more than 500 words will be required to be submitted.

Click here to view the position description and to apply


Community Sport Coordinator - Swimming Australia


Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) is the peak body for competitive swimming in Australia with its offices based in Canberra. Its key stakeholders are the State and Territory Swimming Associations, the Australian Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and the Australian Swimmers’ Association.

SAL currently has approximately 1000 clubs and 80,000 registered members nationally. Its members include swimmers, officials, administrators, volunteers and parents of swimmers. SAL is responsible for the management and development of the sport from the national team at elite level through to ‘grass roots’ community level participation.

SAL revenue sources include funding from the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and corporate partnership investment from sponsors such as The Australian Sports Commission, Speedo, Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation, Ten Sport, Novotel and 2XU.

The organisation is structured across the operational areas of high performance, commercial, marketing and events, communication and community sport, strategic relations and corporate affairs, facilities and supporting corporate services including finance, information technology and human resources.

Position Summary:

This role focuses on assisting the General Manager, Community Sport & Stakeholder Relations in coordinating the delivery of the Community Sport Plan and the specific strategies and programs designed to increase participation and the reach of the sport.

More information about this role is available here.

Application Process

Please submit an application cover letter indicating why you are applying for this role and demonstrating that you meet all the qualification requirements including a CV with 2 referees.

Please submit application to Swimming Australia by email to


For enquiries contact:

Melissa Backhouse

General Manager, Community Sport and Stakeholder Relations

02 6219 5645

Applications close 5pm, Friday 3 October 2014

Late applications will not be considered

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