Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia

Refereeing Manager - Capital Football


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 15, 2022

Role description

ABOUT USFootball 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 ofFédération 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.OUR VALUESFootball 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

ABOUT THE ROLEReporting into Football Australia's General Manager - Community Refereeing, this ACT-based fixed-term full-time role will provide leadership and direction within the ACT and Region refereeing ecosystem. This role will be responsible for creating and encouraging a strong culture of respect for match officials, and enhancing the reputation of Capital Football's Match officials through strong coaching and development structures that align to domestic pathways structures across football, in line with Principle VI.Please note that this role is fixed-term until 30 October 2024.Duties Responsibilities:

Lead the management of the Capital Football refereeing pathway, including provision of technical direction and feedback to emerging talent
Assist with the evaluation processes of the Capital Football NPL refereeing panels and provide appropriate controls
Conduct individual pre-season performance focused discussions, regular follow ups, review progress of match officials throughout the season
Conduct evaluations of match official performances and post-match coaching for Capital Football competitions
Assist with the Development of coaching resources for Capital Football match officials
Lead the implementation of the national recruitment and retention strategy which enhances the engagement and experience for Match Officials within the ACT

A full copy of the position description can be found in the following link: YOUExperience, Skills and Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability in leading change
Excellent stakeholder management
Excellent communication dispute resolution skills
Thorough and contemporary understanding of the laws of football
Understanding of officiating at a local, state, and national level
Knowledge of modern football trends
Understanding of Member Federation refereeing structures and grassroots refereeing landscape
Demonstrated ability to create educational materials
Previous experience as a community or national match official (preferred)
Football Australia Level 1 Referee equivalent (preferred)
Football Australia Level 1 Referee Assessor or equivalent (preferred)
Football Australia Level 2 Referee Instructor or equivalent (preferred)

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
Travel as required

WHAT WE OFFERAt 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
Social Activities such as 5-a-side futsal

Application Closing Date: 27 November 2022Football 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: submitting an application, you agree to our collection statement. To review, head to the following link:

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