Football Australia, the national governing body for football, is currently seeking a full time National Competitions Manager, starting February and based in Sydney.

The role predominately focuses on Principle IV, V, VII, IX and X and is responsible for managing the operations and administration of national competitions in the Football department, primarily the NPL & FFA Cup. The National Competitions Manager will support the General Manager – Competitions and Participation in delivering the FFA Cup and ensuring the national alignment and progress of the NPL throughout the Member Federations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Management and delivery of FFA Cup competition administration (competition regulations, player and team registrations and match scheduling)
  • Work with Member Federations to deliver the Preliminary Rounds of the FFA Cup leading up to the Final Rounds
  • Collaborate with FA Finance regarding registration fee payment process, Member Federation susidies and other financial matters
  • Work with Events and Commercial departments to oversee match delivery, venue audits and selections which consider the needs of broadcaster, clubs, Member Federations and Football Australia
  • Lead the FFA Cup Project Team with operational planning
  • Administer the FFA Cup budget
  • Administer and conduct the live draws
  • Administer and oversight of the rollout of the NPL to the Member Federations including; national club licencing criteria, player points system and alignment of the national technical direction within the NPL
  • Develop and administer national NPL competitions i.e.) NPL Finals Series for men and women
  • Continued focus on greater consistency across NPL competitions in each Member Federation, including competition rules and alignment to the Domestic Match Calendar (DMC)
  • Develop relationships with Member Federations and clubs
  • Provide reports and information the the Head of Game Development and General Manager – Competitions and Participation on specific programs and activity plans
  • Research and keep informed on industry best practise of similar programs both in Australia and overseas
  • Main contact point for Member Federation Competition Managers on national competition related matters
  • Assist with the administration of the national club licencing system in relation to FFA Cup teams
  • Interface as needed with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), FIFA and Member Federations

Experience and skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills, particular written and presentation
  • Proven experience working in community and elite sporting environments
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of sport administration systems
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience in event delivery and having an understanding of what is required to run a professional sporting event
  • Diplomacy and strong customer service approach
  • Understanding of core principles of Football Development
  • Strong IT knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office products
  • Awareness and alignment to the Football Australia XI Principles
  • Flexible working hours, including weeknights, weekends and interstate/international travel required
  • Full working rights within Australia

Application Deadline: Wednesday 27th January 2021 3pm AEDT.