Jun 02, 2021

Head of Participation - Capital Football - Closing 18 Jun 2021

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  • Canberra ACT, Australia
Full time, Contractor/temporary

Job Description

About us

Capital Football is the governing body for football and futsal in the ACT and surrounding regions. Football is the largest sport in the ACT, with 39,000 registered participants. Capital Football is responsible for administration and development of competitions, programs and services provided for clubs, players, coaches, referees, administrators and volunteers. Core functions include competitions, referee development, talented player programs, coach education, inclusive football programs, schools football programs, participant recruitment and retention, governance, corporate partnerships and stakeholder engagement.

About the role

The Head of Participation is a contract position (initially 3 years) to oversee and manage the Competition and Referee programs of Capital Football.

The Head of Participation will establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and develop plans to grow participation. They will be focused on ensuring that participants are provided with a high-quality experience.

The Head of Participation will establish operational frameworks and plans that enable the professional delivery of programs to participants and ensure that those programs are structured to reflect the needs and requirements of the players, referees, coaches, administrators, and volunteers that access them.

Specific accountabilities 

  • Have ownership of outcomes of the Capital Football Strategic Plan relating to participation.
  • Establish and maintain meaningful relationships with key stakeholders in the football community and build strong relations between Capital Football and its clubs.
  • Prepare draft budgets and deliver participation programs in line with the approved budget.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Participation Department staff.
  • Oversee management of the Capital Football competitions, including NPL, Senior Leagues, Junior Leagues and Futsal Leagues.
  • Oversee management of Capital Football Disciplinary Tribunals and procedures.
  • Oversee the management of referee education and appointment.
  • Use data analysis to understand the gaps in refereeing and set in place strategies to increase the coverage rate at all levels of the game.

For a full list of tasks and interactions, please see the attached role description. 


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