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Football Australia

Football Australia

Community Technical Lead


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Posting Date

Jan 11, 2023

Role description


Football Australia is situated on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We acknowledge the histories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commit to building a brighter future together.

Football Australia is the national governing body for football in Australia and a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for football. It governs all national teams, the A-Leagues (in Football Australia’s capacity as the regulatory body), Australia Cup, National Premier Leagues and leads state, community, and grassroots football.


Football in Australia is a melting pot of approximately 2 million participants represented by over 200 different cultures, we are proud to be the most diverse and globally connected sport within the Australian sporting landscape.

This diversity in culture, ideas, and experience makes us strong and prepares us to achieve our vision to ‘be a leading football nation where everyone is inspired to live and love the game’. To achieve this, we live by our company values which include:

Impact On & Off the Field: Challenge the way we think and do to seek ways to grow the impact football has, influence industry thought leaders.
Inclusive & Diverse Football for all: Football is embedded in the nation's social fabric, follows the story of Australia, be accessible for all
A United Team: Bringing people together to unleash the power of football and to deliver the vision, we bring the team spirit to the game
Trust: Building trust across the whole football community, be trusted custodians of the game, act with integrity and objectivity


Reporting into the Chief Football Officer, this Sydney based role is responsible for managing and leading a consistent national approach to entry level coaching, with the aim to recruit and retain more coaches to support the anticipated influx of Women & Girls into the game. This is an integral role in ensuring that Football Australia’s community coach sector and the programs in which they deliver are well resourced, informative, and adaptable to its target audience, with a particular focus on inclusion for women and girls.

Through the support of CommBank, the Community Technical Lead will develop strategies to overcome barriers of entry level coaching, with focus on research, resource creation, training opportunities and events, female coaching networks and local club support in order to increase the number of grassroots coaches within Australia.

Please note that this role is fixed term until December 2024.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Research and overcome barriers for coach engagement of time, lack of knowledge, skills and experience with training and support opportunities
To develop accessible, bit-size engaging resources, modules, coach series and more that combat the barriers for community club coaching
Create online live and pre-recorded workshops, seminars, and events to feature on the Football Australia Coach Hub
To provide leadership and support to entry level state coaching initiatives in the forms of coaching training events, upskilling and learning opportunities and mentorship, with particular focus on female attendance and engagement
To be a technical consultant in grassroots program resources and sessions, with focus on the national grassroots participation products
To support the development, growth and engagement of grassroots coaching within the state women’s network
A full copy of the position description can be found in the following link


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

A minimum 3 years’ experience in a management position
Completed tertiary qualifications in sport management/administration or a related area of study
Demonstrative knowledge in coach development, education and training
Experience in resource creation in terms of football theories and principles applied into session format is highly desirable
Sound understanding of local community club committees, organisational structures and operations
Understanding of current barriers for involvement of community coaches, workforces and volunteers within grassroots clubs
Management of Women & Girls community sport projects highly desirable
A full list of experience, skills and qualifications can be found in the position description
Additional Requirements:

Full working rights in Australia
Working with children check (paid/ employee) or state- based equivalent
Out of hours and weekend work as required


At Football Australia we want look after our people and below are just some of the many benefits of joining our team:

Flexible work arrangements
Birthday Leave
Study Leave
Wellbeing & Lifestyle leave
Paid Parental leave in addition to statutory government offering
Volunteer leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Partner discounts
Workplace Banking Program
Social Activities such as 5-a-side futsal

Click APPLY NOW to submit your application, including a cover letter and current resume.

Application Closing Date: 26 January 2023

Football Australia are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity, and inclusion. Our values and behaviours support and encourage an environment that sees it's people drive impact on and off the pitch, are trusting in each other, united to achieve and embrace an inclusive environment.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you require support or advice with your application, please contact us.

Football Australia is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, as well as visitors to our offices and at football events.

Football Australia has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination policy that requires all staff, contractors, clients and visitors to be fully vaccinated before they can access our offices, attend client / community sites, undertake work-related travel, or attend work-related events, subject to limited exemptions. For more information:

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