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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST are sought from suitably qualified persons to assist in the operational management and review of office systems of the NCHA for a six month period.

The successful applicant will work closely with a progressive Board of Directors, a small dedicated team of employees and the outgoing General Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to help reshape the association for future success.


Operations Manager

Term:    6 month contract, with possibility to extend for the right person

Hours:   Fulltime

Salary: Negotiable, based on skills, experience and qualifications

Main Duties

  • Balance strategic and operational activities in a very hands on role
  • Provide leadership to NCHA members and staff during the transition
  • Complete handover with the outgoing General Manager and provide recommendation to the Board on future resourcing requirements
  • All aspects of day to day operations including customer service, HR management, financial management, Board administration and reporting, marketing, event management and maintaining relationships with sponsors and stakeholders
  • Successful coordination and delivery of 2021 NCHA Futurity
  • Report progress towards strategic objectives to the Board of Directors


Selection Criteria

  1. Understanding of and passion for the Cutting Horse Industry
  2. Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  3. Proven experience in the documentation and review of office processes and implementation of effective business systems
  4. Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing deadlines
  5. Proven experience in all aspects of effective operational management
  6. Successful delivery of large events in the cutting horse industry (preferred) or equine industry
  7. Demonstrated experience with modern IT systems. Experience with icompete software will be highly regarded, however is not essential


Applications including a Cover Letter, CV and Statement addressing the Selection criteria should be addressed to:

The President, NCHA
Email: cat.com@activ8.net.au

By Friday 2nd April 2021