Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer
Basketball Northern Territory

Basketball Northern Territory Inc.
(Basketball NT), an affiliate of Basketball Australia, is the peak sporting body for basketball across the entire Northern Territory and operates based out of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Basketball NT intends to build upon its strong consolidated financial position to grow the sport of basketball in the Territory and to provide all Territorians the opportunity to access quality basketball across all development pathways.

The CEO leads a small team of dedicated sports administrators, comprising one additional full-time staff member and several contractors engaged for specific programs.  Within budgetary and operational limits, the team provides services throughout the entire Territory, from urban areas to remote communities.  The position provides the unique opportunity for a hands-on role with responsibility for the day to day administration of the business, whilst also reporting against both strategic and operational priorities to the Board of Directors.

As part of the structure of Basketball Australia, Basketball NT delivers national programs and participates in the Australian Junior Championships, along with the national 3x3 pathways, as well as providing training and development for coach and referee officials.

As BNT is a 50% owner of the Darwin Salties, NBL 1 team the CEO has strategic involvement and is required to support operations of the NBL 1 organisation.

The CEO’s priorities include the building and maintaining of stakeholder relationships, along with full financial reporting, administration and budget creation and management, ensuring governance compliance, acquittal reporting and the identification and creation of new revenue streams by providing basketball services into new markets sectors.

Membership, oversight of the high-performance pathways, training, player and official insurance, remote development, junior participation, youth diversion services and major events fall within Basketball NT’s scope and are managed and executed by the CEO, along with the Manager High Perfromance and Basketball Development.

Candidates will require a sound financial acumen, the ability to create and administer budgets, to undertake banking and to report to the Board.  Knowledge of government funding/grant arrangements, acquittal and facilities policies, with an ability to form strong relationships in this sector, will also be highly desirable.

The position of CEO will require an experienced administrator, preferably with government stakeholder experience, and the ability to undertake administrative tasks associated with running a small business, whilst also taking into account strategic Territory and national priorities.

Based in Darwin, with both Territory and national travel required, this role offers the opportunity work in the unique Territory lifestyle, in a small dynamic and dedicated team that achieves strong outcomes which is fully supported by a Board of Directors. An attractive remuneration package, dependant on skills and experience, will be negotiated and offered to the successful applicant.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Sports Management / Business Degree
  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Drivers Licence
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Application Instruction
Please forward your one-pagecover letter and resume as a single word document to to be considered for the position.

Applications for this role will close on 31 January 2024 for consideration by a panel nominated by the Basketball NT Board.

Additional information should you require it can be provided by: John Mitchell , CEO, BNT on 0448 889 096.


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