An extraordinary opportunity to help shape and influence the future of equestrian sport in Western Australia.

How you will assist us in growing our sport:

Based at the State Equestrian Centre, the Sport Development Manager position is a full-time role which is varied and diverse, encompassing operational delivery of the Interschool State Championships, Off-The Track Program (OTT) and coordination of the EWA High Performance Pathway.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Promote the aims and objectives of Equestrian WA, within the equestrian and general community
  • Attendance and operational delivery of the Interschool State Championships, Off-The Track Program (OTT) and other EWA participation programs and events
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders in relation to event and program requirements
  • Develop talented rider pathway frameworks to contribute towards sustained high performance
  • Working with the State Discipline Committees coordinate the high-performance pathways and establish the appropriate initiatives to grow the success of these pathways throughout WA for riders
  • Manage and report on key competition planning and delivery against performance and participation measures within the EWA Strategic Plan

What we’re looking for:

Candidates applying for this role must have the following:

  • Experience managing events/program management from inception to completion
  • Goal oriented with an outcomes and performance based approach to achieving required tasks
  • Strong time management, presentation skills and the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to evoke the cooperation of key stakeholders
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), relationship building and presentation skills
  • Preparedness to be flexible in respect to work hours
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team
  • A current drivers license
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Clearance

Candidates with the following will be highly regarded:

  • Experience in financial management, budget preparation and periodical reporting and analysis
  • A tertiary degree in a relevant field or progression towards the degree
  • Knowledge of equestrian

Access the full position description below:


Sport Development Manager PD - Aug 2022.pdf


Keen to make your mark on the future of equestrian sport in WA?

Please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by COB on Friday 9 September 2022 to Equestrian WA CEO Zac Acott - [email protected]

For a confidential discussion on the role or further information, please contact Zac Acott on (08) 9296 1200 or [email protected] 

Shortlisting will commence immediately, so get your applications in as soon as possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.