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Competition Lead - QFA & QFAW


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18 Sep 2023
Full Time
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

About the Role

The Competition Lead - QFA & QFAW, is primarily responsible for directly managing the QFA Division 1 and QFA Division 2 competitions.

The role provides competition governance and operational support to all community clubs and key stakeholders to support the health and sustainability of the clubs and competitions.

The Competition Lead - QFA & QFAW, will also provide leadership and management support across the Senior Competitions team to ensure quality experiences for all players, coaches and administrators to support retention across these segments.

A day in the life of

Key Accountabilities:

  • Direct management of the QFA Division 1 and Division 2 competitions
  • Oversee management and delivery of all QFA & QFAW Senior Competitions
  • Provide day to day leadership and support to the QFA and QFAW senior competition team members.
  • Work closely with the Competitions Manager - QLD on delivering key SEQ senior priorities and projects.
  • Attend fixtures regularly and engage with key stakeholders
  • Coordinate, plan and manage the delivery of match day vision, commentary & live streaming when required
  • Manage relationships with club leaders and key staff, as well as other key stakeholders, including partners and sponsors.
  • Coordinate and facilitate pre-season, mid-season and post-season meetings with club leaders
  • Provide support and direction to competitions and clubs with respect to competition structures, competitive balance mechanisms and club sustainability opportunities.
  • Manage and report on the QFA salary cap and points cap
  • Administer competition rules and update any rule changes in context of national framework / guidelines
  • Manage budgets and maintain financial accounts including invoices and payments and prepare financial reports as required
  • Contribute to key projects within and outside of core role
  • Support and contribute to the success of the broader team

Our ideal team member

Core Competencies:

  • Proficient people and stakeholder management skills, along with the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work and attend to club matters outside of traditional core hours
  • Previous experience dealing with sporting clubs and committees
  • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Capacity to motivate and influence personnel and teams
  • Strong attention to detail, process oriented?
  • Passion and understanding of community football?

The perks

  • Play The Day Your Way – a flexible approach to your working life
  • My Development – lean into the AFL’s My Development program consisting of on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring, and formal learning
  • Play Well – access to our extensive Health and Wellbeing program centered around our belief in a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy workplace
  • My Benefits – with thanks to our AFL Corporate Partners, access great benefits and discounts
  • AFL Silver Memberships – permanent team members can access AFL matches at Marvel Stadium and the MCG, enjoy and share the experience of our game with your family and friends!

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Event Management
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