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General Manager Operations – South East Leisure


29 September 2021
29 October 2021
Aleisha Cajaglis


  • New executive role in an exciting new organisation
  • Greenfields opportunity oversighting multiple venues
  • Salary package circa $150,000 – South East Location 

South East Leisure Pty Ltd is a newly established company (est. 1 July 2021) formed to manage and operate the four major leisure facilities currently owned by Greater Dandenong City Council. South East Leisure will operate Dandenong Oasis, Noble Park Aquatic Centre, Springers Leisure Centre and Dandenong Stadium from 1 July 2022. The City of Greater Dandenong is the most culturally diverse community in Australia, with residents from 157 birth places and 64 per cent of its population born overseas. South East Leisure will have a significant contribution in supporting the community of Dandenong to achieve a healthy, active and safe lifestyle.

Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the executive leadership team, you will contribute towards organisational strategy with oversight of operational management. You will be responsible for overseeing the facilities portfolio ensuring the venues are operating to the highest of standards of safety and customer service. You will have a key focus on shaping, leading and driving a high-performance culture across the venue management, catering, health & wellness and operations teams. You will do this by striving to achieve high accountability to achieve performance indicators whilst at the same time encouraging a positive and engaged team culture. Another aspect key to your success will be your ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally including industry groups and local community.

You are a highly regarded natural people leader with operational leadership experience in recreational, sporting or leisure facilities. You have a proven track record in building and developing high performance cultures within a team you have led and enjoy the ongoing challenge of driving positive change, transformation and continuous improvements.  Importantly you pride yourself on your communication and facilitation skills which will both enable you to deliver on key projects across South East Leisure and for the local community.

If you are excited about the opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s most multicultural and diverse local community, South East Leisure is an opportunity not to miss!

To apply, please click the ‘apply now’ button and upload your resume. For a copy of the PD, please copy and paste into a new browser. For a confidential discussion, please contact Ashley Wilkes on 0401 298 395 or Aleisha Cajaglis on 0439 910 866 at Davidson Search & Advisory. 

You will be required to complete a Working with Children’s Check, First Aid and CPR certification.

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