Job opportunity - February 2020

Women's Football Development Officer

Job Title:                    Women's Football Development Officer

Reporting to:              South East United Football Club Committee

Salary:                          To be negotiated subject to the skills and experience of the candidate

Hours:                         4-6 hours per week (variable throughout season)

Location:                     Pembroke Park, Sorell, TAS 7172

Closing Date:              14th February 2020


South East United FC (hereafter the ‘Club’) is one of the youngest and fastest-growing football clubs in the country. Originally founded in November 2013 which the primary aim of providing youth development services to the broader south-eastern Tasmania community, the Club has expanded rapidly and now runs teams in the junior, youth, men’s social and women’s leagues, while the senior men’s team has already been elevated to the Men’s Southern Championships.

The spotlight on the women’s game has never been brighter, with the amazing Matildas providing inspiration to a new generation of female participants all over the country. To harness this interest and prepare for the future, the Club now requires the appointment of an energetic and suitably experienced Women's Football Development Officer.



To provide leadership in the delivery of high-quality and sustainable programs which optimise the recruitment, retention, enjoyment and development of the Club’s female participants, to create a player pathway from junior to senior level, and to provide support for all playing and non-playing females with the focus on improving the football experience in accordance with the Club’s vision and philosophy and FFA’s Women’s Football Development Guide.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Promote an environment within the Club where female participants feel safe, confident, empowered, valued and respected, with a strong focus on enhancing and inspiring wellness and personal growth;

• Develop recruitment initiatives across the south-east region of Tasmania, building relationships with local communities, schools and clubs, with a specific focus on female participation in playing and non-playing roles;

• Ensure that every female (Under 12s upwards) who wants to play football can do so;

• Proactively identify funding opportunities to improve female services and support;

• Assist in the identification, recruitment and retention of talented female players, and ensure that they are provided with development opportunities in line with their abilities and aspirations;

• Continuously review programs and trends in the women’s game within FFA, FT, FIFA, other clubs and associations, within football generally and within other sports, to ensure the Club’s female participants have access to programs and resources that meet the highest modern standards;

• Champion and assist the identification, development and mentoring of female coaches, including proactively encouraging and supporting formal education and training;

• Represent the Club at relevant forums and participate in initiatives such as the Women in Football network and Female Football Week, etc;

• Build a strong working relationship with FT’s Women’s Development Officer;

• Provide regular updates and reports to the Club Committee on all aspects of the female program;

• Deliver a post-season review for the Club’s AGM, and provide recommendations and plans for changes for the next season, including planning pre-season activities;

• Undertake other relevant duties as directed by the Club Committee.

Key Outcomes

• Increasing numbers of registered female players at the Club;

• Increasing numbers of females in non-playing roles at the Club;

• Increasing retention rate among the Club’s female playing and non-playing participants;

• Establishing and maintaining girls’ junior and senior youth teams at the Club;

• Growth and sustainability of existing women’s team(s);

• Improving quality of the Club’s female players and teams.

Knowledge and Experience

Essential Requirements

• Full driving licence and own transport;

• Working with Vulnerable People registration (or ability to quickly acquire this).

Desirable Requirements

• Playing/coaching experience and accreditation within football or other relevant sport;

• Strong interest in the modern football game, including a thorough understanding of current rules, issues and trends;

Note: Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to commit to this role for a minimum period of three years.

SELECTION CRITERIA (must be addressed in relation to the Major Duties)

1. Demonstrated understanding of female participation issues and challenges within regional community sport;

2. Proven ability to lead the successful development, delivery and review of female football training and coaching programs;

3. Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to female players of all ages, communicate effectively with diverse stakeholder groups, build strong working relationships within the women’s football community and represent the Club faithfully at various forums;

4. Exceptional organisational, analytical and reporting skills, including excellent time management and attention to detail;

5. Solid computer proficiency, including the ability to communicate via email, SMS and Facebook/Messenger, and the use of spreadsheets and word processing packages.

Terms and Conditions

• Non-contract, with initial appointment from point of acceptance to December 2020, with the option to extend being ratified each year at the Club’s AGM;

• 4-6 hours each week, to include regular attendance at training and at least one match each week (during the winter season), plus other events and meetings as required;

• Flexibility is essential for some work in own time and to be available on weekends and evenings as necessary to provide support for female players and non-players;

• Some intrastate travel may be required;

• A salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Additional outcomes and performance related bonuses may be negotiated, while there are also opportunities to boost income by creating initiatives to expand the Club’s operations or player base. Subsidised registration may also be included;

• Additionally, the Club may also be prepared to support the successful applicant in undertaking relevant training and obtaining relevant accreditation.

Further Information

For further information: 


Call Jo-Anne Roland, Club President, on 0437 124 993 or Kim Griggs on 0488 235 554.

Applications, in writing, to

The closing date for applications is 14th February 2020.

You can download the PDF version of the Women's Football Development Officer position description by clicking on the PDF icon.


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