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Football Australia

Football Australia

General Manager - Men's National Teams


posting Date

role Type


First Team

May 16, 2024


About the job

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 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


At Football Australia we want to 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


Based in Sydney, this role is a key leadership role across all Football Australia's Men's National Teams. Reporting to and collaborating with the Head of National Teams, this role is directly responsible for overseeing the strategic, operational & administrative/logistical requirements and activities for Football Australia’s men's national teams and successfully plan and manage the team budgets and overall annual team/match schedules.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Aligned with the Football Australia Strategy & Vision, contribute to the development and implementation of a National Football Strategic plan that is clearly communicated and understood within the men's national teams
Manage the development and delivery of performance reports and benchmarking activities and ensure key performance planning and metrics are in place to measure success.
In consultation with the Head of National Teams, each Head Coach and Team Managers, develop forecasts and manage the team operational budgets while ensuring expenditure remains aligned with approved amounts.
Maintain strong and cooperative relations with all stakeholders, particularly and importantly, domestic and international clubs, other Member Associations, FIFA, AFC, AOC, AFF, Sport Australia, the PFA, sponsors and/or commercial partners, media and other Member Confederations (where and if applicable).
In collaboration with the respective Head Coaches, lead, manage and develop a high performing team, ensuring regular consistent feedback that contributes to the ongoing growth and success within the team.
Set the standard for High Performance, reflecting the Football Australia values and demonstrate leadership qualities that are fostered across National Team staff and players.
Implement and adhere to the CBA and positively engage with the PFA

A full copy of the position description (with the full duties & responsibilities) can be found by copy and pasting the following link into a web browser:


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

Tertiary qualifications or minimum 5 to 7 years industry experience with primary focus on sport (team) management and operational planning and implementation
Understanding of the Men’s football landscape and culture domestically and internationally
Extraordinary project management skills and ability to multi-task.
Outstanding budgetary management experience and skills.
Ability to positively influence and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders across all levels of the sport, including the Football Australia business
Demonstrated understanding of the objectives and principles relating to elite player development and creating high performance environments
Demonstrated experience and participation at international sporting tournaments and/or competitions.
Maintain calmness when under-pressure or placed in a high-risk situation
A full list of experience, skills and qualifications can be found in the above position description

Additional Requirements:

Full working rights in Australia
Working with children check (paid/employee) or state-based equivalent
International Criminal History Record for each country (other than Australia) in which you have resided for 12 months or more in the last 10 years (if applicable)
Out of hours and weekend work as required
Intra, interstate and international travel, and infrequent travel to politically unstable and 'medium to high risk' countries
Operating across several international time zones

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

Application Closing Date: 30 May 2024

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 its 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 people who identify as female or non-binary, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island people, people with disabilities and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you require support or advice with your application, please contact us.

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