Feb 12, 2020

Diversity & Inclusion Manager - Football Federation Australia - Closing date 6 Mar 2020

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  • Sydney New South Wales, Australia
Full time management

Job Description

The Diversity & Inclusion Manager will provide strong leadership and expertise on all aspects of diversity & inclusion across the Football Community. The person in this role will deliver on our commitment to provide our members with technical and ethically sound programs, policies and services that increase participation and inclusion.  They will also develop and execute our Diversity & Inclusion plan, aiming to cultivate a culture of inclusion and enhance football's capacity to acknowledge, respect and embrace diversity across the game.

The D&I Manager will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to maintain the dignity, rights and wellbeing of everyone's involvement in football, both on and off the field. This will involve building support and awareness for; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, gender equality, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically (CALD) backgrounds and LGBTIQ+ communities. 

More Specifically you will,

  • Provide thought leadership, advice and subject matter expertise across all aspects of diversity and inclusion to support FFA’s strategic goals and priorities, leading consultations and overseeing communications.
  • Chair internal and external committees to develop and implement the diversity and inclusion plan incorporating key strategies to address all aspects of diversity, inclusion and equality.
  • Build influential partnerships, foster collaborations, and lead engagement across external stakeholders, community organisations, member federations, clubs and other external parties to promote and implement diversity initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with key partners including Member Federations, PFA, clubs and competitions to seek further funding for initiatives and programs across the diversity portfolio.
  • Contribute to learning and organisational development initiatives to foster an open and inclusive environment in which to work and play football.
  • Work in partnership within sport industry, government, and the wider community to identify joint opportunities to address diversity matters.
  • Collaborate with Government Relations to secure support and funding for Indigenous Plans and Frameworks nationally
  • Monitor evaluate and report on diversity targets in order to meet all reporting requirements, and anticipate future challenges and opportunities including commercial and strategic.
  • Ensure appropriate communications are developed and key stakeholders engaged in relation to key diversity and inclusion messages and programs.

Knowledge, skills and behaviour required 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience in organisational psychology, organisational development, HR, change management or diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong track record of delivering productive outcomes through development and implementation of diversity and inclusion plans and initiatives.
  • Outstanding personal and communication skills, with proven experience and strong presentational, negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build relationships with diverse range of stakeholders and influence across all levels.
  • Successful achievement in leading, motivating and managing people and committees to deliver quality diversity outcomes.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate data into actionable insights.
  • Demonstrated project management, strategic planning, funding and evaluation experience with high level organisational, prioritisation and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated success in communicating effectively across a wide range of constituencies including community, sporting, government and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of key diversity events including planning, assisting with communications and stakeholder engagement.
  • Able to manage cross functional relationships to ensure consistency in implementation, brand management and gain understanding of best practice.
  • Ability to work under pressure to manage and prioritise multiple tasks with challenging deadlines

FFA People & Culture

FFA’s people form the foundation of our success and how we connect the game of football both locally within Australia and internationally across the globe. We are building a culture that fosters continuous improvement and innovation mixed with a consistent passion across the business for growing the game to become Australia’s number 1 sport. 

We will continue to work with our people and partners to build an inclusive culture that empowers, attracts and celebrates diversity in turn growing our game and enriching the Football community. We actively encourage a conscious focus on improving flexibility and work life balance within FFA through the introduction of the FFA People & Work Approach. This allows individuals to develop informal work arrangements to suit their personal situations.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in accordance with the FFA Safeguarding Children Framework. FFA requires all applicants to undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/equivalent in accordance with the relevant state/territory laws. 

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