Current Vacancies

Chief Executive Officer - Swimming NSW

  • Lead and grow a successful Olympic sport across NSW and the ACT
  • Strategic management and stakeholder engagement focus
  • Grow the sport's performance, participation and partnerships
  • Homebush based (flexible working arrangements negotiable)

Swimming NSW is the peak body for Swimming in NSW and the ACT and, with approximately 350 clubs and 30,000 registered members, aims to be the number 1 swimming state in Australia in performance and participation.

The Chief Executive Officer will work closely with the Board of Directors to lead the execution of strategy and manage the operations of Swimming NSW. The role will be crucial to the growth and success of the organisation ensuring Swimming NSW continues to deliver on its new Strategic Plan, ‘Many Dreams, One Passion', with a focus on growing the membership base and continuing to improve the performance of NSW swimmers at national and international competitions.

The CEO is accountable for providing effective leadership and management for Swimming NSW’s member organisations, stakeholders and staff. The Board of Directors are seeking a motivational and inspirational leader who is an dynamic communicator with exceptional stakeholder and relationship management capability.

To be considered for this role, you will have a successful track record in managing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources whilst delivering against strategic objectives and driving business development. Your commercial acumen will be matched by your sound judgement, strategic decision making capability, and the capacity to negotiate the best possible outcomes for Swimming NSW while at all times maintaining the support and engagement of the NSW swimming community.

You will need to be a self-starter, with a genuine interest in working for a large, geographically dispersed membership. You will have a reputation for building trusting relationships and while doing so, providing services, programs and activities to meet stakeholder needs.

This is a rare opportunity to lead Australia’s most successful Olympic Sport in NSW and the ACT, whilst continuing the success of swimming both strategically and operationally.

How to Apply

Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now noting we will be conducting screening interviews pre-Christmas and New Year where appropriate.

Applications Close: 5pm Monday 2 January, 2023 - We reserve the right to close the role early if sufficient merit applications are received.

Application Format: Candidates must complete and submit the COMPULSORY Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisement) 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.


The Chief Executive Officer, Swimming NSW search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - our 243rd CEO search.

In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill on 0408 258 337 or FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000.

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