Current Vacancies

General Manager - Masters Swimming Australia

  • Lead and grow an evolving National Sporting Organisation
  • Hands-on operations and stakeholder management focus
  • Albert Park, Melbourne based (preferred), hybrid workplace

Masters Swimming Australia (MSA), the peak body and National Sports Organisation for adult swimmers aged 18 and above, has approx. 7,000 members across 200 clubs located throughout the seven state and territory member bodies within Australia. With the motto “Swimming, for life”, MSA works to encourage all adults, regardless of ability, to swim regularly and compete in order to promote fitness and improve their general wellbeing.

MSA offers courses for technical officials and coaches, as well as managing and promoting programs designed to encourage active participation in swimming from beginner to advanced level. MSA also hosts and participates in national and international competition events each year.

This is an exciting time to join MSA, which recently adopted a new Constitution, expanding the role and remit of the organisation, and revised the Strategic Plan. The Board is responsible for the governance and overall direction of the organisation and is supported by a General Manager, an Operations and Membership Manager and other contracted, part-time staff, who are collectively responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation.

Reporting to the Board via the President, the General Manager implements and oversees the policies, operations and services of Masters Swimming Australia. This is a very hands-on role, responsible for working with MSA and its members, while implementing strategic and operational plans of the organisation as a whole. As General Manager you will be tasked with implementing the strategic plan, building membership, engaging the masters swimming community and managing stakeholder relationships whilst running the day to day business operations of the national office.

Working closely with the Board, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and share in achieving and developing the future vision of a national organisation.

To be considered for this role you will need strong management and administrative skills with the ability to engage, influence and develop lasting, positive relationships with the stakeholder family. You will be thorough, accurate and timely in your work and capable of managing a range of tasks and duties in this small national office. You will have a good understanding of and experiences in identifying and creating sustainable commercial partnerships and opportunities.

This role provides opportunity to lead and grow an evolving sporting organisation and would suit a candidate who has previous general management/CEO experiences or ready for the next career step from a senior operations management role. A background in swimming is not required, however experiences from within a not-for-profit, membership and/or federated sporting organisation would be looked upon favourably.

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge in your career then apply now!

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.

Applications Close: 5pm Wednesday 10 July, 2024 - 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. A 1-2 page letter of introduction should accompany the Application Form saved as one MS Word file.


The General Manager, Masters Swimming Australia search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment.

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

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