General Manager, Communications & Community Engagement

Melbourne, Australia
14 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role

The General Manager, Communications & Community Engagement will lead the team responsible for ensuring the WT20 is visible and has a positive reputation within the media and cricket communities.  They will enhance our share of voice in the media, tell our story and deliver world class community engagement programs which make a positive contribution and leave a meaningful legacy of the tournament in our community.

The role will take ownership of all aspects of Media Communications, Community Engagement, Legacy Programs and Special Events.

This is a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the leadership team who will responsible for developing one of the biggest sporting events in the world from the outset.

About you

  • You are well connected with Australian media outlets and have a proven ability in gaining positive coverage of PR initiatives and employer narratives
  • You have extensive experience in managing external affairs, corporate media and reputational issues – having difficult conversations doesn’t faze you!
  • You are a born communicator, who thrives when presenting in pressured situations and has demonstrated experience acting as a corporate spokesperson
  • You have strong relationship building skills, enjoy engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders and are easily able to adapt your style when necessary
  • You are a natural and authentic leader who has the ability to build and inspire a collaborative and high performing team

To be successful in this role, you must be a strategic thinker with a have a high level of drive, who enjoys working in a high energy, innovative and fast paced setting. Your extensive experience to date will have equipped you with the ability to create and deliver innovative solutions ideally gained within the major events or sporting landscape. 

About us

The ICC World T20 (World T20) is cricket’s ultimate prize in the fastest growing and most accessible format of the game. T20 is the vehicle to attract new, more diverse and younger audiences to the game.

In 2020, Australia has a unique opportunity to host this major global event. The eyes of the world will be on Australia as the 10 best women’s teams and 16 best men’s teams, compete to be crowned world champions.  This will be the first time that the World T20 has been held in Australia and follows the highly successful ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, staged across Australia and New Zealand, which delivered record-breaking attendances, visitation and global television audiences.

Keen to join our team?

Applications must be sent and include a cover letter outlining your interest and expectations by midnight Sunday 11 March 2018.

The WT20 offer a competitive salary package, employee benefits, flexible working conditions and a fun working environment.

We embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We value diversity. We encourage all people to apply for this role.