General Manager - ILT Stadium Southland Invercargill

General Manager permanent job, ILT Stadium Southland

Your new company

You will be leading the ILT Stadium Southland - the iconic world class sporting and community facility based in the heart of Invercargill. The ILT Stadium Southland has over the years hosted a variety of different events, from sporting excellence at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome, to music and comedy with stars such as Billy Connolly, to exhibitions and gala dinners. It has received a $41 million redevelopment recently which has helped create the community centre Invercargill knows and loves, with a Clip n Climb centre on site for the young at heart.

Located in Surrey Park, the ILT Stadium Southland is just 10 minutes from Invercargill Airport and 5 minutes from the city centre shopping and has ample on site parking, making it accessible for the local community.

Your new role

You will be working as the General Manager for the facility, leading the day to day activities. Your role will be centred around 3 main competency and skill areas:


  • It is essential the ILT Stadium Southland strikes the balance between supporting and servicing the local community needs, and ensuring commercial success. It will be critical for the General Manager to manage this balance, making the centre attractive to both new and existing users across the community and commercial spaces.


  • The GM will need to have a strong understanding of what financially healthy looks within an organisation with multiple revenue streams, including from a charitable trust. This means a solid comprehension of the financial and non-financial key performance indicators that will affect fiscal health.

Public Relations and Communication:

  • The GM is the face of the organisation within the complex to the team, to the local community who use it, and to the external stakeholders. They will provide a leadership example and a positive attitude, delivering the message about exciting events coming to Southland.

What you'll need to succeed

You will require a demonstrable high level of competence across the three major skill areas outlined above and be clearly passionate about all of them. You will be a strong communicator, with experience managing across different levels within a team and into a board, able to articulate plans, directions and results to all knowledge levels. You may have experience in events management or a similar type of environment, but this is not essential to your success. What is essential is your drive to lift the ILT Stadium Southland to new levels of reputation, achievement and exposure locally and nationally.

What you'll get in return

You will receive a salary and benefits package commensurate with your experience and the roles requirements. Full details will be discussed upon successful application.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.



Job Type
Travel, Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Senior Finance
Salary and benefits commensurate with the position

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Simon Lawrence, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Dunedin
218 George Street, Dunedin Central

Telephone: 0212402620

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