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Football Australia

Football Australia

Team Manager - Socceroos


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 21, 2022

Role description


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


This NSW-based role is a key leadership role across Football Australia’s (FA) National Teams Department. Reporting to and collaborating with the General Manager - National Teams, Performance Director and the respective Head Coaches, this role is directly responsible for overseeing the administrative, operational & logistical requirements and activities for Football Australia’s Men’s National Team and successfully plan and manage the team’s budget. A fundamental component for the role is to conscientiously and consistently implement the Socceroos CBA, ensuring high performance standards are afforded for the Socceroos, while also instilling and creating an elite operational environment inclusive of best-practice procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

A full copy of the position description with the duties and responsibilities can be found in the following link:


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

Maintain a high level of confidentiality
Excellent written and verbal communication, with proven ability to develop policy documents and reports
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 at arranging domestic and international (team) logistical movements
Ability to problem-solve efficiently and effectively with a positive outcome or solution
Maintain calmness when under-pressure or placed in a high-risk situation
Exceptional organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
Meticulous attention to detail
Extraordinary project management skills and ability to multi-task
Possess an outstanding work ethic and willingness to remain committed to a task or project
Ability to plan strategically and methodically
Demonstrated experience and participation at international sporting tournaments and/or competitions
Understanding of the Men’s football landscape and culture domestically and internationally
Demonstrate excellent network-building and relationship management capabilities
Tertiary qualifications or minimum 5 to 7 years industry experience with primary focus on sport (team) management and operational planning and implementation

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
Interstate and international travel will be 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
Workplace Banking Program
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: 8 January 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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