CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Australian Bridge Federation Inc is seeking applications from candidates interested in the role of Tournament Organiser for the Open and Women's and Seniors Playoffs (two separate events). The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for the following:-
It is expected that the successful candidate will be a good communicator with sound inter-personal skills.
He/she should also have experience as a tournament organiser of ABF/Licensed or Congress events.
If you believe that you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying, please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us by 30th April 2013.
Your application should include:
Remuneration will be in line with the ABF Remuneration for Tournament Officials document found on this website. Please be aware that this document is a guideline. Current remuneration levels are under review.
Please signify if you are interested in either the Open/Women's Playoffs or the Senior Playoffs - or both.
The ABF Management Committee is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to be considered for the position of ABF ACCOUNTANT.
The ABF Accountant will be an important member of the Central Accounting Systems Team attached to ABF HQ in Canberra and comprising the ABF Treasurer and the Executive Secretary. The position is expected to be filled before the end of April 2013.
The selection criteria for the advertised position are:
The duties of the advertised position are:
The position does not involve regular eg weekly inputs. Rather, the successful candidate will be expected to be able to respond flexibly to queries as they arise during the year. The preparation of the end of financial year accounts requires the successful candidate to work for a concentrated period in January against tight deadlines.
Remuneration is dependent on inputs required but the successful candidate can expect remuneration in the order of $10,000 to $12,000 per annum.
Could interested parties please send their application to the Secretary at email@example.com to arrive no later then close of business Western Standard Time 31st March 2013.
Australia's largest bridge club seeks the services of a Club Manager to replace the retiring incumbent. The North Shore Bridge Club in Willoughby, Sydney leads the way in bridge technology, and we will expect the successful applicant to continue with innovative ideas to maintain the level of bridge enjoyment for all our members.
The Club Manager will be required to oversee and manage 250+ tables per week, currently comprising 17 sessions at two venues. We have over 1200 members and we like to do everything possible to ensure that their bridge is conducted in an atmosphere of total satisfaction. To assist in achieving our goals, the Club Manager is supported by four administrative staff and eight session directors. The successful applicant will report directly to the President of the committee, and will work closely with the Treasurer on all financial matters, including budgeting and actual results.
In summary, the successful applicant must have extensive bridge experience and be a good "people person" with a hands-on approach. He or she will have sound computer skills and will be likeable, personable and entrepreneurial.
If interested, please contact the club president, John Brownie, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on (02) 9904 1990.
Sixth Star have increased opportunities for Bridge Directors on cruise ships based out of Australia. Any Australian based ACBL (American Bridge League) and ACOL (British Bridge League) certified Bridge Directors who may be interested should contact Paul DiFilippi.
In posting this opportunity for Australian Bridge Directors to take advantage of sponsored cruises, we did not see that it was in any way counter-manding the wonderful services offered by our many directors in Australia, rather we saw it as a way that they could take a well-deserved holiday by off-setting the cost against services rendered. Please see a further explanation from a representative of the organisers below.
"Please be aware that the opportunities we offer are not paid or money making opportunities or considered employment. What we offer Bridge Directors is one of the best deals in cruising.
Sixth Star has been booking Bridge Directors on cruises for over 10 years. Each year we place hundreds of Bridge Directors on cruises throughout the world and most of our Bridge Directors have been booking cruises with us for many years. The cruises we offer are valued at thousands of dollars and it's truly a wonderful way for Bridge Directors who enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion for the game to enjoy low cost cruising at a very small fraction of what they would pay as passengers.
Sixth Star does not receive any form of payment from our cruise line clients so in order for us to keep our doors open we must charge a small administrative fee ($65.00 USD per night, covers the Bridge Director and a Guest) for our work. The services we provide have value which include qualifying the Bridge Director on behalf of our cruise line, arranging the cruise booking, process cruise documentation, provide information and guidance to be successful as an onboard Bridge Directors, handle all questions/correspondence on behalf of the cruise line and much more.
We understand the opportunities are not for everyone but it would be a shame for those that would enjoy this opportunity to not to be aware of it. We are very upfront about our the details of our cruise opportunities and provide everything in writing. For example, a 10 night cruise for two that may cost approximately $4,000.00 USD as passengers would cost the Bridge Director $650.00. The number of bridge sessions that are conducted during a cruise are very reasonable and are based on the length of the cruise and number of sea days. The sessions are conducted while the ship is at sea so the Bridge Director has plenty of time to enjoy the ports of call and also their time onboard. The Bridge Director and guest will enjoy delicious gourmet meals, fantastic onboard entertainment, great ship amenities, and travel to beautiful ports of call. I'm very confident that any Bridge Director who tries our opportunity will enjoy the experience and realize the value of these wonderful cruise vacations for two. Most of our first time Bridge Directors call us from the ship to book their cruise cruise."