Football Australia

Participation Officer - Community Programs

Football Australia


New South Wales

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 30, 2021

Role description

Football Australia, the national governing body for football in Australia, is currently seeking a workforce of casual participation officers for the role of Participation Officer – Community Programs, based in Northern NSW (Tamworth, Glen Innes, Far North Coast and Port Macquarie) and Tasmania (North-West Tasmania and Devonport).

Reporting to the relevant state Junior Program Officers – MiniRoos & Sporting Schools, this role is responsible for the operational and delivery of sessions, relating to National Junior Participation programs (MiniRoos Kick-Off, MiniRoos Club & Schools Programs), with the opportunity to engage with other community programs such as Walking Football, Multicultural and Women and Girls in the future.

The role requires strong stakeholder management to help support the A-League and Westfield W-League Clubs, local associations and community clubs and the schools within the state. Further, this position requires a strong coaching and facilitator experience, with the ability to engage with children in a fun, interactive and professional manner.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Delivery of MiniRoos aged (4-11) participation programs including Sporting Schools, Before/After Schools programs, MiniRoos Kick-Off Mixed, MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls
Further opportunity for delivery of modified football format programs including Futsal, Walking Football, Female Football Programs, Inclusion Football programs and other programs as deemed appropriate
Delivery of Community Engagement activities including activations at Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League, Socceroos, Westfield Matildas matches/events and various local Member Zone, Association and Club events
Assist in the delivery of Football Australia events including but not limited to Gala Days, Holiday Clinics, Female Football Week events etc.
Assist in the delivery of Community Coach Education programs and promotion of positive and inclusive coaching practices
To be a reliable information source for parents, clubs, and community sites
Delivery of general duties as deemed reasonably necessary by Football Australia
Always adhere to Football Australia policies, procedures and OH&S guidelines
Always adhere to Football Australia’s safe guarding children’s policy
Identification, recruitment & promotion of all participation programs within your region.
Develop and implement an engagement plan for the region
Identify potential growth areas, including remote communities
Delivery of quality customer service experiences

Experience and skills required:

Experience within the game of football (player, referee, coach, and administrator)
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Positive and approachable personality
Proficient communication skills – confidence speaking in public and delivering information
Ability to demonstrate collaborative and inclusive approach to problem solving
Attained the MiniRoos Coaching Certificate
Hold a valid paid Working with Children Check or the relevant equivalent
Passion to develop the game of football
Driver’s license
Ability to demonstrate collaborative and inclusive approach to problem solving
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Enthusiasm and a high-level of self-motivation and initiative, both independently and as a part of a team
Consistently proactive, taking initiative whenever possible
Working rights within Australia
Flexibility: This role will require weekdays, weekends, after hours and travel over one hour may be required

Please note:

All shifts will be of a duration of 2 hours or more
Shifts per week are dependent on school bookings and MiniRoos sessions
Casual workforces are being scoped for the entire nation – scope per zone or area is required
This position will come under the Sporting Organisations Award 2020
Payment will be issued at an hourly rate of $32.78 per hour
Shifts will commence 30minutes prior to the start of the session to allow time for set up and a travel allowance