Executive Officer Vacancy

Executive Officer Vacancy

Please be aware that applications for the position of Executive Officer, Rowing ACT, was recently advertised with Sportspeople.   The detail is repeated below.


Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer Rowing ACT.  Applications should be submitted by 14th February 2018.  The Board reserves the right to consider late applications.

Responsible to:

The Rowing ACT Board through the President and to the Director of Finance on accounting issues.

Primary Role:

This position involves both administration of the sport of Rowing in the ACT and facilitating its development and growth. It will involve management, communication and coordination of the sport’s volunteers, contractors and members along with event planning and management.


The Executive Officer will manage, coordinate and implement the policies of Rowing ACT, coordinate regattas and events, liaise with, coordinate and communicate with  stakeholders, undertake accounting operations, manage records, undertake training, apply for grants and to explore other revenue opportunities.


The development component of the job includes, facilitating the building of infrastructure for rowing, specifically regatta, administrative and storage facilities, and coordinating rowing education programs.

The Executive Officer is expected to represent Rowing ACT at meetings and functions and liaise with other rowing bodies.

Accounting activities will be under the supervision and direction of the Director of Finance.  The Executive Officer is required to invoice within a fortnight of events, pay bills within normal business timeframes and maintain records to meet ccounting and audit standards.  Financial reporting will be as required.

The successful applicant will be employed on the basis of a 38 hour week.    Work may not only vary from day to day but varies significantly over the season so applicants need to be able to manage their own time and should expect to work variable hours in accordance with the requirements of the position.  There are work-from-home opportunities although some office attendance is required. The successful applicant will be required to attend regattas and provide their own transport to successfully meet the expectations of this role but will be provided with a fuel allowance.


$55,000 (including superannuation) plus an annual fuel and car allowance of $1000 rolled into salary (allowing car tax deductions).






Selection Criteria:




  • Knowledge of the sport of rowing or a proven ability to attain that knowledge quickly
  • An ability and willingness to support and implement the policies and strategic directions set by the Board.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, coordinating and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • High-level organisational skills including an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proactivity and initiative.
  • Capability and proficiency in computer systems such as Microsoft Office, regatta systems and accounting software.




  • First Aid accreditation
  • A knowledge of Work Place Health and Safety Legislation.


The applicant will also need to meet the following requirements. 

  • Possess a current driving licence and car to attend local events and meetings (interstate travel will be met by Rowing ACT).
  • An ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration at the time of application or soon after taking up the position. Any costs will be met by Rowing ACT.
  • A NSW General Boat Licence at the time of application or soon after taking up the position. Any costs will be met by Rowing ACT.


Applications to:

David Bagnall

E-mail: davidbagnall7@gmail.com


62474615 (phone)

0447582537 (mobile)


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