ID: 209630

President (Chairperson)

Sport Regular - more than 6 months Melbourne VIC

About this opportunity

About Handball VIC Inc

Handball Victoria Inc. (HV) is the peak administrative body for the sports of (Olympic) Handball and Beach Handball in the state of Victoria. Our purpose is to govern, promote and develop handball into a sport for all Victorians.

Handball has been an Olympic sport since 1936, and has a significant presence in most other continents, and especially in Europe. Beach Handball, being a fairly young sport, hasn't yet got full Olympic status, but is quickly gaining momentum around the world.

Both fast-paced, action-filled and dynamic spectator sports, they have all the ingredients that Australians love in sport. At the moment, both sports are small, niche sports in Australia, but they have infinite potential to grow and become as loved and recognised here as they are in the rest of the world.

Role Overview

Handball VIC is seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to assume the role of President (Chairperson) and lead our organisation into its next phase of growth and development.

As President of Handball VIC, your role will be to provide strong, efficient and effective leadership for the Association, in partnership with the Board. You’ll work closely with the Board in setting the organisation’s strategic plan, and to ensure that the organisation achieves its strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Governance: Provide visionary leadership to the Board of Directors, shaping the strategic direction of Handball VIC and ensuring effective governance practices are upheld.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans that align with the long-term goals and objectives of Handball VIC, driving sustainable growth and development within the sport.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate positive relationships with key stakeholders, advocating for the interests of Handball VIC and promoting collaboration across the handball community.
  • Financial Management: Oversee the financial affairs of Handball VIC, including budgeting and fundraising activities, to ensure the organisation's financial sustainability and accountability, in close collaboration with the Treasurer and the rest of the Board.
  • Promotion and Marketing: Lead efforts to promote Handball and Beach Handball within the community, leveraging various marketing channels to increase participation and awareness of the sports.
  • Advocacy and Representation: Serve as the primary spokesperson for Handball VIC, representing the organisation's interests at regional, national, and international levels.
  • Governance and Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations governing sporting organisations, upholding the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
  • Chairing Board Meetings: Lead and facilitate Board meetings, collaborating with the Secretary to develop meeting agendas and ensure effective communication and decision-making.


Essential Criteria

  • Strategic planning and decision-making skills, with the ability to envision and execute long-term objectives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and inspire diverse stakeholders.
  • A deep passion for Handball and Beach Handball, with a commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity within the sport.
  • Ability to achieve results in a team-oriented environment with a strong bias for action.

Desirable Criteria

  • Leadership Experience: Experience in leadership or management roles, preferably within the sports industry or a related field.
  • Board Experience: Experience serving on boards or committees, or an understanding of corporate governance principles and practices
  • Sport Management/Development: Experience in sport management, development, or administration, with an understanding of challenges and opportunities within the sports industry
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising: Experience in grant writing, fundraising, or resource mobilisation within the sports or non-profit sector, with the ability to secure funding to support the growth and development of handball programs and initiatives

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis - please don't delay your application!

If you have any questions about this opportunity, feel free to send an email to [email protected]

Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

Resident of the State of Victoria

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Monthly chairing of Board meetings (approx. 3-4 hours per month including preparation). Additional weekly time commitment of approx. 4-8 hours on average, depending on organisational needs from time to time.

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Sport & Physical Activity

Opportunity to participate in HVs Volunteer Development Program


Reimbursement for personal outlays and expenses, as approved by the board