Participation Officer - Community Programs

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, starting in July and based nation-wide.

Reporting to the relevant state Junior Program Officers – MiniRoos & Sporting Schools, this role predominantly focuses on Principle IV, VII, IX and X (Principles can be found here) and is based in the area of Participation. 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 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

To apply, please fill out an application form located at: https://ffa.formstack.com/forms/participation_officer_application_form