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Football Australia

Football Australia

Refereeing Operations Lead - Capital Football


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Posting Date

Aug 18, 2023

Role description

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 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 to the Refereeing Manager - Capital Football, this full-time fixed- term role is to lead the administration and operational requirements of Capital Football's referee's department, Capital Football Events department & Capital Football Competition Staff for operational matters relating to match official's appointed to local competitions within Capital Football.

This is a fixed term role until 30 October 2024.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Manage the administration of the Refereeing department, including contractual deliverables (e.g. uniforms)
Coordination of logistics for match official seminars, courses, workshops and events including tournament and matches
Coordination and distribution of correspondence including appointments for local competitions
Manage operational aspects such as accreditations, passes, travel bookings for local and national pathway events where CF provide match officials
Liaise with competition stakeholders for operational matters relation to NPL and community football competitions
Management of the match official payment records and reconciliation for Finance department
A full copy of the position description can be found in the following link


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

Excellent administrative skills
Excellent stakeholder management
Excellent communication skills
Good technology skills and understanding
Football refereeing knowledge will be highly desirable
Previous experience in a similar role will be highly desirable
Experience in managing large scale logistics

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
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: 1 September 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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