Communications Officer- Netball SA/Adelaide Thunderbirds

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I'm Hiring- Rare opportunity to work across communications, marketing and PR in the sport of Netball working with Netball SA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds

Text of Communications Officer- Netball SA/Adelaide Thunderbirds

  • 1. Candidate InformationFor the appointment of:Communications OfficerPrepared byKane McCardManager Permanent Recruitment

2. 2Table of Contents3 Netball SA4 Current Vacancy5 Position Description10 Information on Application Process11 Links of interest12 Privacy 3. 3About Netball SANetball SA is the peak State Sporting Organisation for netball in South Australia and is affiliated with Netball Australia.Netball is the leading women's participation sport and top team based sport in Australia.Netball SA is responsible for the governance, development, promotion and administration of netball throughout South Australia and has the responsibility for servicing its 30,000 members, the operations of Netball SA Stadium and the running of its elite team, the Adelaide ThunderbirdsAs a professional sporting organisation with extensive community reach, Netball SA is a key tool to enhance the reputation of the sport and to communicate news of significance to members, fans, supporters and the general public.The Adelaide Thunderbirds are a professional netball team competing in the ANZ Championship. The Thunderbirds are owned and operated by Netball SA and are a key strategic component of promoting and developing the game of netball in South AustraliaOur VisionNetball SA is dynamic, vibrant and inclusive.Our Mission StatementFostering excellence through continuous growth and development of Netball in South AustraliaOur ValuesSocial Responsibility Equity Accountability Excellence Ethical 4. 4Current VacancyExecutiveCommunications Officer Overseeing communications and marketing across the sport of Netball in SA Working across communication, marketing and PR functions Full Time Role Based at Mile EndNetball SA is the peak state sporting organisation responsible for the governance, development, promotion and administration of netballthroughout SA. It has responsibility for servicing its 30,000 members, the operations of Netball SA Stadium and the running of its elite team, theAdelaide Thunderbirds. Currently Netball SA is seeking to appoint the key role of Communications Officer.The Communications Officer is responsible to drive projects and campaigns that ensure the ongoing delivery and continuous improvement of theNetball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds communication strategy which are designed to contribute to the expansion and diversification of NetballSA and Adelaide Thunderbirds business. Requirements also include the development and production of content and communication support bycoordinating and producing media content for a range of communication channels and developing and delivering corporate communicationmaterial across the Netball SA business.Key areas of responsibility in the role include: Develop, implement and review Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds communication plans and work to ensure the achievement of KeyPerformance Indicators Ensure Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds maintain a high level of awareness and loyalty and that the brand is developed andsupported by employees, members, with the community, general public and other stakeholders Produce and develop copy for a wide range of communications materials within Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds brand guidelines,including stories, match reports, brochures, flyers, merchandise and other hard copy marketing material and collateral Responsible for the delivery of all Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds publications, collateral, communications and publicity Oversee all social networking communications for Netball SA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the production of e-communications Drive marketing collateral and activity for all Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds programs Develop and maintain a media image library for all media and communications requirements for Netball SA and the Adelaide ThunderbirdsIdeally suiting those who come from a Communications background, it is expected the successful applicant will have experience in all forms ofmultimedia generation, creation and graphic design experience. Individuals with experience in the sporting industry or a commercial backgroundare equally encouraged to apply. Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline (communications, marketing, public relations) will be highlyregarded. Given the nature of the position, some out of hours work will be required in this role.Interested applicants can apply to apply to Kane McCard via www.mcarthur.com.au quoting reference number 128570. Applicationsclose 5pm September 15th. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured. Telephone enquiries are welcomed during business hours to08 8100 7000. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured.Please contact Kane McCardP 08 8100 7000E kane.mccard@mcarthur.com.auReference No 128570Sport 5. 5Position DescriptionPosition title: Communications OfficerReports to: General Manager CommercialDate: August 2014Department: CommercialPosition Details: Full-time, permanent position based at Netball SA StadiumEnvironment:Netball SA is the peak State Sporting Organisation for netball in South Australia and is affiliated with Netball Australia.Netball is the leading women's participation sport and top team based sport in Australia.Netball SA is responsible for the governance, development, promotion and administration of netball throughout South Australia and has the responsibility for servicing its 30,000 members, the operations of Netball SA Stadium and the running of its elite team, the Adelaide ThunderbirdsAs a professional sporting organisation and one with extensive community reach, Netball SA is a key tool to enhance the reputation of the sport and to communicate news of significance to members, fans, supporters and the general public.The Adelaide Thunderbirds are a professional netball team competing in the ANZ Championship. The Thunderbirds are owned and operated by Netball SA and are a key strategic component of promoting and developing the game of netball in South Australia.Position Scope:The Communications Officer is responsible to drive projects and campaigns that ensure the ongoing delivery and continuous improvement of the Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds communication strategy which are designed to contribute to the expansion and diversification of Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds business. Requirements also include the development and production of content and communication support by coordinating and producing media content for a range of communication channels and developing and delivering corporate communication material across the Netball SA business. 6. 6Key Relationships: GM Commercial and CEO All departments of Netball SA Netball SA Council, Associations and Clubs Key Stakeholders and Commercial Partners Netball Australia and the ANZ ChampionshipIn order for Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds to build and sustain high quality brand awareness and communication initiatives, the Communications Officer must understand and clearly demonstrate the following functional role requirements:Key Areas of ResponsibilityCommunications Develop, implement and review Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds communication plans and work to ensure the achievement of Key Performance Indicators Ensure Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds maintain a high level of awareness and loyalty and that the brand is developed and supported by employees, members, with the community, general public and other stakeholders Develop, expand and promote Netball SA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds profile using mainstream media, social media and multimedia in accordance with the strategic direction developed by General Manager Commercial Produce and develop copy for a wide range of communications materials within Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds brand guidelines, including stories, match reports, brochures, flyers, merchandise and other hard copy marketing material and collateral Responsible for the delivery of all Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds publications, collateral, communications and publicity Develop, coordinate, implement and review strategies to ensure maximum exposure of Netball SAs key programs, events (including the Adelaide Thunderbirds) and players through print, radio, social media and electronic broadcast mediums Contribute to and implement digital media strategies and provide regular review Oversee all social networking communications for Netball SA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the production of e-communications Review, develop and maintain content for Netball SA, Adelaide Thunderbirds and Subway Cup websites Identify, develop and maintain strategic stakeholder networks, relationships and partnerships to enhance Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds reputation Assist with the development, management and implementation of integrated communication / PR strategies and budgets Assist in sponsor servicing and delivery of key partnership accountabilities, including the recognition in all media related material. 7. 7Marketing Responsible for the development of marketing collateral and resources to support Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds operations Drive marketing collateral and activity for all Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbird programs Provide consultative services to other business departments around marketing services and strategies (annual marketing planning calendar) Support the General Manager Commercial across sponsorship, marketing and commercial activities Develop and maintain a media image library for all media and communications requirements for Netball SA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds.Project Management Apply appropriate project management process to coordinate internal and external project resources in order to successfully meet project plans.Netball Australia / ANZ Championship Assist in running communications at international Tests matches and ANZ Championship matches Work collaboratively on the promotion of ANZ Championship and Test matches The promotion of develo