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The Great Southern Griffins is a sporting club that is governed by the School Council to provide opportunities for GSG students and members of the Community.  The Club has high expectations of players through the Code of Conduct along with coaches and managers.  Linked to this code is a set of behaviours that have been embedded in the Club’s values.

Position currently available:

Position: Independent Chair, Great Southern Griffins Sport Management Committee
Closing Date: 9.00am, 2 July 2021
Type: Volunteer role, two-year term.

The background

In January 2021 the Great Southern Griffins Club, a community sporting body, was formed under the Great Southern Grammar’s School constitution. The Club’s role is to coordinate and deliver after-school community sporting activities and is open to any member (junior or senior) of the community who supports its objectives and principles.

The overarching governance of the Griffins Club remains with the Great Southern Grammar School Council through the Great Southern Griffins Sport Advisory Committee who oversee governance, member protection, risk, management and financial management.  Reporting to the Advisory Committee is a Management Committee. Their role is to coordinate and oversee the operational matters of the Griffins Club. For example, membership and registrations, pastoral considerations, sponsorship, equipment, communication, finances and management of all disputes and tribunals.

The Management Committee is currently being formed and will consist of an Independent Chair, Great Southern Grammar’s Director of Sport, Chair of Sport Clubs, a Treasurer and an Administrator.  

The Role

The Independent Chair is voluntary position for a period of two years, with the possibility of a two term extensions. The key role of the Chair includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provide a liaison between the strategic and operational levels of the Griffins Club.
  • Act as a mentor and advisor to provide leadership and direction.
  • Chair meetings, ensuring that they are run efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure the Great Southern Griffins Sports Club complies with all legal requirements under the Associations Inc. Act and in its relationship with Great Southern Grammar School.
  • Focus the Committee’s attention on matters of GS Griffins governance that relate to its own structure, role and internal and external sport relationships .
  • Create and encourage a team-approach to the Club’s activities
  • Periodically consult with Committee members on their role, to see how they are going and help them to optimize their contribution.
  • Liaise with the Administrator and Treasurer and any other paid staff, to ensure financial and operational activity is reported in a timely and efficient manner.

The Independent Chairperson shall not be a member of a Sport Club, in any capacity.

The Committee will meet regularly during the year with a minimum of four and a maximum of eight meetings.  The Chair will automatically become a member of the Sport Advisory Committee which meets twice per year.

A role overview is attached here. Questions regarding the role can be directed to the School’s Principal, Mr Mark Sawle, on 98440305.


Expressions of interest (EOI) should include an email or letter detailing your interest and attributes, experience, skills and knowledge relevant to this role.  If available, a CV/Resume should also be attached. If you do not have a current CV/Resume, please ensure the letter has adequate detail of the skills, knowledge and experience that you can bring to the role.

EOI’s should be emailed to [email protected] by 9am on 2 July 2021.