Employment Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer
Basketball WA, Employment

Employment Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer

    • Fastest growing sport in WA
    • Clear vision and strategic direction
    • Visionary leadership, impact and innovation
    • Full time


Want to make a difference in sport and lead the fastest growing sport in Western Australia, working with friendly and supportive people in a flexible workplace? Basketball WA provides a platform and environment for all members, players, volunteers and staff to become the best they can be and contribute to the community.


Who is Basketball WA?

Headquartered in Perth and scattered across the vast expanse of Western Australia, the group comprises 35 like-minded enthusiasts who proudly represent the fastest growing sport in the region. Embracing the values of accessibility and inclusivity, BWA has welcomed countless individuals into its fold, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Guided by a clear vision and steadfast direction, they are resolute in their vision to enhance the lives of fellow Western Australians through basketball.


What is the opportunity?

We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to join Basketball WA as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). You’ll lead the delivery of its strategic direction and commercial priorities, support and develop values and culture and be responsible for overall management of the activities and services to Affiliated Associations. You are responsible for advancing the interests of BWA throughout Western Australia and at a national level to Basketball Australia, to deliver on BWA’s vision to improve the life of Western Australians through basketball.


What you will bring

  • You’re an excellent communicator who can develop and sustain collaborative internal and external relationships, connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives including government bodies.
  • As a strategic thinker, your visionary mindset sets you apart, inspiring and energizing those around you to push the boundaries of what is possible.
  • In addition to your professional acumen, your genuine love for sport shines through. You also possess a deep understanding of the corporate landscape, skillfully navigating the intricate intersections of sports and business to drive growth and success.
  • You have experience guiding and leading individuals in challenging and occasionally emotive settings, you have honed your skills as an adept and empathetic leader.
  • You are no stranger to working with a Board. Your collaborative and respectful approach allows you to build strong relationships with board members, leveraging their expertise and guidance.


Why should I want to be the CEO of BWA

  • Positive impact of sport: the positive impact of sports in the community offers you a unique opportunity to bring about meaningful change and transformations in people’s lives.
  • Agility and innovation: embracing agility and innovation presents you with a chance to stay dynamic and forward-thinking, enabling you to adapt swiftly to evolving trends and challenges in the sports industry.
  • Well governed and accountable: your commitment to effective governance and accountability ensures that we can continue to operate with transparency, fairness, and ethical practices, earning the trust and support of our community, sponsors, and partners.


Why might BWA not be right for me?

  • Although we don’t expect you to be a top-level athlete yourself, as a sporting organisation, BWA involves active engagement with basketball, including discussions and ample opportunities to watch the sport in action.
  • Within our community, passion and enthusiasm run high among dedicated volunteers, participants, audiences, and those connected through associations, friends and family. Consequently, you may occasionally encounter emotionally charged situations or challenging circumstances.


How do I apply?

Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role including answers to the following questions:

  • Please provide an example of how you have developed and sustained collaborative relationships with government or other partners.
  • Please provide an example of how your effective communication skills allowed you to deal effectively with a challenging or emotive environment.
  • Please provide an example of how you have inspired and energized others to deliver of a strategic objective of an organization.


Basketball WA are proudly an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Please apply online quoting job reference #231613 via the Hudson website here. 

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To know more about this outstanding leadership role and for a confidential discussion, please call Charles Kerr, Principal Consultant, Hudson on 03 7065 1814. Applications close 8 September 2023.


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