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Football Canterbury

Football Canterbury

Football Operations & Programs Manager


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Mar 7, 2024



As this role within Football Canterbury (FC) includes operating as part of a team, you are expected to work as a team member, show appropriate behaviours and respect to all our employees and stakeholders, and work within a spirit of cooperation.

You will embody our behaviours of being supportive, transparent, ambitious, respectful, unified, and having integrity.


The Football Operations & Programs role is a full-time role providing leadership and support to the football operations and programs conducted by FC.

The role incorporates the Winter and Summer competition seasons, development programs, and football education experiences conducted by FC for its stakeholders. They will work closely with the Competition Manager and oversee the Development Officer, Coach Education Officer, and any engaged development/education providers.



Represent FC in a professional manner at all times.
Perform all duties as required by the Chief Executive Officer.
Provide guidance to the development staff, education providers, and other service providers.
Coordinate the football specific annual calendar of activities.
Contribute to budget development, and oversight of program/development expenses against the allocated budget.
Participate in grant funding applications for programs and opportunities that will benefit the conduct of football programs within the Association footprint.
Stakeholder communications and engagement. Including but not limited to, member clubs, neighbouring Associations, Football Australia, Football NSW, and government.

Winter and Summer Seasons

Provide registration support for the Winter season.
Assist the Disciplinary Officer as required in the conduct of their duties.
Work alongside the Competition Manager in setting the annual competition timelines.
Work alongside the Competition Manager in the delivery of each of the Winter and Summer seasons.
Provide advice and support to the Competition Manager in dealing with adjudications on Winter and Summer competition matters.
Preparation of participation and competition reports as required by the CEO.

Annual Programs

Facilitate the delivery of annual programs operated by the Association: Striker School; Representative League. Requiring the engagement of appropriate service providers, setting timelines, procurement of facilities/equipment.
Manage the delivery of the school holiday clinic programs conducted by the Association including the engagement of appropriate service providers, setting timelines, procurement of facilities/equipment.
Annual review and evaluation of Association programs.
Devise new annual program opportunities for the Association to explore.

Development Opportunities

In conjunction with the Development Officer set the annual plan of development opportunities.
Assist, when required, in the delivery of development opportunities.
Liaise, in conjunction with the Development Officer, with key personnel from member clubs, Football Australia, Football NSW, and A-Leagues clubs on development opportunities in the player, coach, and officiating space.
Devise new development opportunities for the Association to explore.

Education Experiences

Facilitate with the Coach Education Officer the conduct of community coach education courses with approved course presenters.
Facilitate with the Canterbury Referees Association the conduct of community officiating courses with approved course presenters.
Facilitate the Game Leader training program and engagement with stakeholders.


From time to time perform a broad range of duties to support the delivery of:

Association Events, gala days, functions, workshops, courses, meetings, finals series, and tournaments.
Assist in the publication of online material and other promotional information.

Essential Requirements

Relevant Coaching Accreditation
Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
Drivers Licence

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