Sep 11, 2021

Club Vice Chair, Logan Club - Special Olympics Australia Closing 30 Sep 2021

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  • Logan Central Queensland, Australia

Job Description

Special Olympics Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides regular sports training, competition opportunities, and development programs for people with an intellectual disability across Australia.

The Club Vice Chair will work collaboratively with the Chair to ensure the Club is operating effectively and may be required from time to time to stand in as Chair and fulfill those duties as required.

The Vice Chair will provide constructive support to ensure that members are able to contribute effectively in their roles and ensure operational objectives are being met.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in business, or an equivalent organisation, with a proven track record in developing strong working relationships across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide effective support to the Chair in facilitating Club LT meetings
  • Responsible for increasing athlete numbers within the Club in conjunction with Club Sport Coordinator
  • Fill in as the Chair where necessary and fulfil the responsibilities required of the Chair
  • Act as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Club where required
  • Act as complaints handler for all internal club matters
  • Ensure all relevant members of the club have valid Police and Working with Children’s Checks
  • Assist Club LT in Club Accreditation process - every 2 years

Key Tasks

  1. Support Chair to build an effective Club and fill in as Chair as required
  2. Coordinate communications between Clubs, States and Head Office
  3. Support the delivery of Club development objectives within agreed budgets
  4. Work collaboratively with SOA staff and State LT to ensure alignment of Club priorities with the broader organisation
  5. Proactively represent the Club in both internal and external settings.
  6. Ensure all relevant club volunteers have valid Police Checks and Working with Children’s Checks.
  7. Manage and resolve all internal club complaints within specified timeframes. Create and manage complaints sub-committee if necessary.


This role will require a minimum of 2 years of attendance for approximately a minimum of 3 to 5 hours per week and attendance at Club LT meetings. You also must be available to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends too. The intention is to meet physically three times a year, and video conference the rest.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Strong networking, negotiation, organisation, and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Relevant business or leadership experience

Desirable Criteria

  • National Police / Criminal History Check
  • Possess business acumen, vision and strategic
  • Demonstrated planning skills
  • Previous experience as a Chair or Vice Chair in a comparable organisation
  • Previous experience with a not for profit or disability organisation

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