Talent Manager- Perth Football Club

Applications Close: Tuesday October 23 2018

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Rules Football body in Western Australia that plays a key leadership, governance and funding role to football throughout the State whilst also driving the overall development and growth of the game. The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities.

The WAFC's vision is to connect and enhance WA communities through our great game. This will be underpinned by a focus on delivering against the core objectives of Engagement, Talent and Sustainability. WA Football is in an exciting period and we are now in the market for a dedicated and driven Talent Manger – Perth Football Club who is able to play a key role in the WA Talent Model, develop best practice talent identification and form a deep connection between WAFL zoned clubs and talented players. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with WAFL club staff, directors and volunteers to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Develop and deliver the strategic plan for the WA talent pathway at the Perth Football Club
  • Ensure compliance with WAFC minimum standards and AFL Benchmarking documents
  • Oversee the delivery of best practice program delivery within the WAFL club environment and talent program
  • Oversee the development of a talent identification framework and strategy that identifies and supports new talent
  • Act as the direct line manager for the Colts Coach in the relevant WAFL club
  • Work closely with the WAFC in order to drive the talent agenda and ongoing education of the WAFC management on talent issues.
  • Provide leadership and management support to key volunteer staff

To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Extensive understanding of WA football structure and the issues involved in the talent pathway
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholder groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage operations in a timely, organised and professional manner
  • High level strategic thinking acumen.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours

All applicants will be required to present a current Police Clearance prior to commencement.

The role will be offered with a 2 year fixed term contract

The successful applicant will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience. For a detailed position description and essential selection, please click here

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume online via SEEK.

Applications close Tuesday 23 October 2018.

The West Australian Football Commission is committed to equal opportunity in employment and the principles of diversity. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.