Chief Executive Officer

20 Mar 2019 10:31 AM | Andrea Brown (Administrator)

Chief Executive Officer - Basketball ACT

Reporting to the President and Board, the Chief Executive Officer will:

  • Contribute to the development of the Board’s Strategy and be responsible for its implementation, including regular reporting of performance to the Board
  • Assist the Board to appropriately govern the organisation, including development of Board policies and associated procedures, and oversee financial management
  • Manage the staff team and oversee operational and strategic matters
  • Represent the sport to the ACT Government, community, and other key stakeholders
  • Be an outstanding team leader with strategic vision, business acumen, and an innovative, flexible and decisive work-style along with high-level negotiation, presentation and business skills.


The Chief Executive Officer is accountable for:

- Implementing the Basketball ACT (BACT) Strategic Plan, Vision and Mission, including:

  • Assisting the Board with the development of the next (2021-2023) Strategic Plan

- Driving the delivery of significant reforms and initiatives, such as facility development

- Managing building facilities and marketing of 3x3 facilities to generate an increase in income

- Managing the staff team in developing and monitoring annual work plans and KPIs to achieve the plan

- Managing relationships with the ACT Government and its agencies including:

  • Influencing government policy
  • Securing grant funding
  • Liaising and working with other peak bodies to achieve these results

- Servicing and communicating with members on significant and strategic matters including:

  • Effecting the customer service charter and reporting progress to members and the Board
  • Being directly involved in major issues related to community and school clubs
  • Ensuring regular two-way communication and active engagement with clubs
  • Assisting to improve the capacity of clubs to service their members, ensure appropriate planning, policies and processes

- Innovative and relevant program/product development including:

  • Understanding customer needs and delivering suitable programs and competitions
  • Regular evaluation of competitions and programs

- Working with Basketball Australia (BA) by:

  • Ensuring BACT is a valued and respected part of the Basketball community
  • Attending BA CEO Meetings and contributing to national planning workshops
  • Recommending and assisting with the implementation of national programs

- Management and administration

  • Assuring the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitor compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Developing and ensuring compliance with all Basketball ACT Procedures and Polices
  • Preparing and recommending the Annual Budget to the Board
  • Overseeing the preparation of the monthly management accounts and annual financial accounts
  • Addressing the commercial and sponsorship needs of the organisation
  • Ensuring appropriate financial controls and risk management is in place
  • Assuring a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff and volunteers

- Ensuring the use of appropriate technology that supports and extends the business objectives

- Promoting a diverse and inclusive environment

- Marketing, media relations and fundraising, including securing grant funding and/or sponsorship


  • Delivery of a quality service/product to all members and stakeholders
  • Developing and implementing a culture of professional service delivery with staff at BACT
  • Meet strategic Plan and business objective achievements
  • Ensure sound financial and risk management performance
  • Develop ongoing relationships with Government, sponsors and key stakeholders
  • Progress of facility improvement and new development
  • Oversee High Performance and representative team accomplishments
  • Compliance with all Basketball ACT procedures and Policies, Safety and risk management plans and procedures, work place Health and Safety procedures and applicable ACT and Federal legislation


There are currently 4 direct reports to the CEO and BACT currently employs approximately 15 FTE staff.


Basketball ACT Board

  • ACT Government
  • Member clubs (community and school clubs)
  • Basketball Australia and State/Territory Associations
  • ACT Academy of Sport
  • Key sponsors
  • Other peak bodies


Due to the nature of the position, weekend work, extended hours and occasional interstate travel will be required. Attendance will be required at BACT Board meetings, Club/Member meetings, BA CEO events/meetings and competitions and events.


In addition to demonstrating relevant experience across the core functional areas of responsibility identified in this Position Overview, candidates applying for the CEO role will require a range of personal and professional skills, which may include:

- Tertiary qualification in either Sport Development/Management or Business

- Strong relationship management experience including:

  • Proven ability to achieve outcomes to achieve funding or implement policy changes
  • Working knowledge of State/Territory Government at a senior level

- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with diverse constituents

- Understanding of the sport of basketball and structures

- Excellent organisational and project management skills

- Commercial and business competence including financial management

Please note, candidates who have held a senior leadership role in either sport development, not for profit and/or business management, will be highly regarded.


Salary package in the range of $120,000 including superannuation, depending on skills and experience. The position is offered as a full-time three-year contract.


Basketball ACT (“BACT”) is the state sport governing body, and competition administrator, for basketball within the ACT. Affiliated with Basketball Australia, BACT has over 8,000 regular participants, which comprise junior and senior players, in addition to hundreds of referees and scores of volunteers and support staff. BACT offers participation opportunities from entry level to elite level competitions. BACT aims for, delivers, and values excellence on and off the court, engagement with all of its stakeholders, and accessibility for all.

Its objectives are achieved through supporting and partnering with local clubs, schools, businesses and other interested parties to embed basketball as a part of the ACT community.

Basketball is an Olympic Sport and BACT is responsible for the local talent development program run in partnership with the ACT Academy of Sport.

Key priorities for the organisation arising from the strategic plan include ensuring our future facilities needs are met, improving our services to members and building the capacity of the organisation to operate in a more commercially sustainable fashion.


Enquiries should be directed to:

Allan Yates, President, Basketball ACT

Ph: 0421 150 229


Applications marked Private and Confidential should be submitted electronically by 5pm Monday 15 April 2019 and marked:

Attention: Allan Yates, President, Basketball ACT

The preferred format in MS Word is:

  • covering letter or letter of introduction,
  • response to the selection criteria, and
  • an accompanying CV of no more than five pages.


BACT has a comprehensive website which includes information and news items on all facets of its activities, services and programs. The website address is:

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