CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Position Available at South Fremantle Football Club

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:35 PM

The South Fremantle Football Club (SFFC) is a proud, not-for-profit Australian Rules football club who have been competing in the Western Australian Football League for 120 years. SFFC operates across diverse sections of the community from semi-professional adult male and female football teams to junior districts in both metropolitan and regional areas.

An outstanding opportunity is now available for an experienced sports administration professional with a demonstrated ability of building sustainable relationships with a variety of stakeholders including government entities, commercial partners, peer organisations and the community.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for delivering business growth, fostering a high-performance football program and providing strong leadership. With a major redevelopment of Fremantle Community Bank Oval proposed, the successful candidate will also play a critical role in securing our long-term future and tenure in the heart of Fremantle.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generate, develop and maintain revenue streams from traditional and non-traditional football sources
  • Guide the organisation through Fremantle Oval Redevelopment negotiations
  • Ensure strict financial governance principles are adhered to
  • Provide strong, modern leadership of all departments of SFFC
  • Lead our community engagement and ensure connectivity with our zone in partnership with our District staff, Football Operations Manager and Talent Manager
  • Ensure a high-performing and inclusive culture within our Football Club.

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated marketing expertise, fund raising and business development capabilities
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen
  • Strong relationship building capabilities and communication skills
  • Highly experienced in key leadership and stakeholder management roles.

If you feel that you have the required skill set and have a passion for Not-for-Profit and sporting organisations, please send your resume and covering letter addressing the criteria above to:

Peter Christie, President, South Fremantle Football Club,

Closing date for applications is close of business Friday 19th July 2019.

South Fremantle Football Club is committed to equal opportunity in employment and the principles of diversity. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.