NWSF is responsible for the management and promotion of football in the north-west suburbs of Sydney area. Formed from the merger of Gladesville Hornsby Football Association and North West Sydney Women’s Football Association in 2019, NWSF has over 16,500 players from 34 member Clubs, making it one of the largest community sporting associations in NSW. Providing all people the chance to play football, NWSF caters across gender diversity and skill levels from Under 6s through to Over 45s and manages the elite representative clubs NSW Spirit FC.
The CEO is responsible for implementing NWSF’s vision and strategy; shaping its culture through the application of strategic leadership, change management and relationship building. This includes managing all aspects of NWSF’s day to day operations; including financial management, gaining the cooperation of key stakeholders to ensure the effective generation of income streams via membership, sponsorship and other related services; negotiating and implementing strategies, plans and services; leading the staff; and managing an operating budget currently around $3 million.
Working closely with the Board, the existing staff, and a highly committed volunteer and stakeholder group, the CEO will have the opportunity to build on and implement the strategic and operational plans for NWSF. In short, plan big and deliver details. Regular liaison with the Board is essential regarding all relevant matters including governance, risk, financial reporting and strategic issues management.
This hands-on role will be working at the community level of football operations, developing and delivering NWSF’s goals and objectives to its multiple stakeholders within an annual budget. The NWSF office has a small staff complement (8), so the CEO will be expected to assist with many of the day-to-day activities of the organisation and must be willing to literally get their hands dirty. No job is too big or too small, doing ‘whatever it takes’ to get the job done.