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Head of Sport

+ Outstanding opportunity to work at a leading APS school as Head of Sport

  • College wide sports leadership role, commencing 2019
  • Create and manage the sport co-curricular programme
  • Enthusiastically build 100% student involvement in sport
Wesley College Melbourne, a Uniting Church school with a rich tradition spanning 152 years, is a diverse, dynamic, co-educational learning community with more than 3,350 students aged between 3 and 18 years across 3 metropolitan campuses.
The College is seeking to appoint a Head of Sport who will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the sport co-curricular programme (Years 5-12) across the 3 main campuses. The Head of Sport will also be responsible for the relationship with Associated Public Schools (APS). Wesley College is committed to the APS Sport competition and as such aims to provide an equal opportunity for boys and girls to build skills and fitness, to participate, to compete and to develop a long lasting commitment to health and wellness, through sport.
The experience and skills we are seeking
  • Demonstrated experience leading a complex Sports Program
  • Detailed knowledge of contemporary practice in schools Sport Programs
  • Achieved high level performance in sport and/or proven coaching record at high level
  • Proven sports administrator
The person we are seeking
  • An outstanding leader with strong community values
  • An innovator who can develop and implement contemporary sports programs
  • A natural communicator and relationship builder
  • Will be able to work outside the traditional operational hours of the school
  • Will be a self starter with strong organisational and time management skills
This opportunity will suit candidates with outstanding sports leadership credentials, an open and transparent management style and a desire to ensure students participate and enjoy the many benefits of fitness and good health through sport.

Applications close September 3, 2018

 

Head of Finance, Australia & NZ

+ Outstanding Australian Head of Finance opportunity within a global Professional Services Firm

  • Key Australian leadership role within global Professional Services Firm
  • Strong career growth opportunity domestically and abroad
  • Melbourne based. Executive package + STI + LTI
The Organisation
Our client is a global top-tier professional services firm with offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. It is a trusted partner to some of largest brands around the world and is actively pursuing a global growth strategy.

The Opportunity
The Head of Finance, Australia & NZ is responsible for the management of the finance operations across Australia. In addition, this role will also oversee New Zealand entities created to enable work to be performed across the Tasman. 
Reporting to the CFO, this role will demonstrate capability and passion to enhance business performance through commercial insights and active management of key business drivers. As a senior member of the Australian core services team and commercial business partner, this role will work closely with the Australian Managing Partner and the Australian Functional Heads.

Responsibilities

Leadership
  • Building and maintaining a high-performance finance team culture with a reputation for commercial excellence whilst being a trusted advisor to the Australian Management team.
Financial Control
  • Oversee the monthly Management account reporting for the Australia and New Zealand region into group finance and oversee financial reporting processes whilst ensuring compliance with IFRS standards.
Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Oversee the budget and forecast preparation for Australia and provide financial analysis and reporting of key performance metrics in the support of development of long-range plans.
Compliance
  • Oversee all regulatory finance matters, annual audits, tax filings and issuing of dividends whilst liaising closely with auditors.
Treasury
  • Drive best practice working capital management, maintaining oversight of ongoing cash forecasting ensuring credit risk management.
Commercial Support
  • Ongoing economic assessment of Australia as a region tracking to the strategic growth plan and other investments, advising on expansion or mitigation opportunities and identifying areas for process improvement,
  • Partnering with the business to ensure that the finance team provides value adding analysis that relates directly to delivering strategic objectives.
Experience
  • Experience leading an accounting function of a complex business (professional services experience highly regarded).
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, with strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Successfully integrated finance teams within internationally matrixed organisations, ideally having progressed from Big 4 / Major Mid-Tier Audit into an industry role,
  • Expert knowledge of IFRS accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Well versed on tax legislation, with outstanding familiarity on local tax authority lodgement requirements and deadlines. 
Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or related discipline.
  • CA/CPA qualified with at least 15 years’ experience post qualification.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or similar.
  • Evidence of ongoing study and continuous personnel development particularly around Leadership in a high-performance culture.
For a confidential discussion regarding this role please call James Lazarus or Rene Johnson at Pacific Search Partners on 03 9631 1500.

 

Head of Outdoor Education

+ Outstanding opportunity to work at a leading APS school as Head of Outdoor Education

  • Leadership of all Outdoor Education programmes, commencing 2019
  • Three campsites, Chum Creek, Lochend and Camp Mallana (Gippsland)
  • VIT registration is essential
Wesley College Melbourne, a Uniting Church school with a rich tradition spanning 152 years, is a diverse, dynamic, co-educational learning community with more than 3,350 students aged between 3 and 18 years across 3 metropolitan campuses.

The College is seeking to appoint a Head of Outdoor Education who will be responsible for the operations of the outdoor education programmes and the efficient running of the 3 outdoor education sites. The Head will also retain a teaching role within a metropolitan campus. In addition to the teaching load, there are 3 main areas of functional responsibility:
  1. Year level camping programmes
  2. VCE Outdoor Education courses (dependent on subjects being offered)
  3. Co-curricular programmes with an Outdoor Education component
The experience and skills we are seeking
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of outdoor education specialists
  • Proven experience in the provision and management of Outdoor Education programmes
  • Ability to prepare and manage campsite capex, operational and educational budgets
  • Experience in managing multiple sites and/or programs concurrently
The person we are seeking
  • An outstanding leader of teachers and students, and a highly skilled educator
  • A natural communicator and relationship builder
  • A self starter with strong organisational and time management skills
  • Will be safety conscious and student welfare focused
  • Will be able to work outside the traditional operational hours of the school
  • Full formal qualifications in Outdoor and Environmental Education.
This opportunity will suit candidates with outstanding Outdoor Education credentials and a genuine desire to heighten the experience of all students attending the various camps.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please phone Pacific Search Partners on 03 9631 1500.

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