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Touch Football Game Development Officer

NSW Touch Association

New South Wales Touch Football (NSWTA) is the official body for the sport and it is the role of the organisation to develop and grow the sport of Touch Football in this New South Wales.

11 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
5 Dec 2022

Role to commence Monday 16 January 2023. NSWTA may not wait until the closing date to interview suitable candidates, early applications are encouraged.

NSWTA supports gender equity and encourages female applicants to apply.

NSW Touch Football is looking for a friendly and organised person to join the team on a full time basis in an entry level role in sport administration.

To be successful in this role, you will be a confident communicator and be comfortable both in front of groups "on the field" and "off the field" with administration. You will be organised, yet also flexible and agile to think on your feet with the many curve balls you will face.

The ideal candidate for the Game Development Officer role is someone who has community sport experience and is looking to progress their career in the community sports industry, specifically in Grass Roots development. This person has an understanding of the primary and secondary schools systems and excels in a school based setting. Game Development Officers develop, coordinate and deliver an annual calendar/program of engagements including; school clinics and competitions, gala days, inclusion programs, school holiday programs as well as facilitating coaching and referee courses.

This position is responsible for the delivery of New South Wales Touch Football development and education programs for playing, coaching, refereeing, and selecting under an assigned region of the state (frequent, regular solo regional travel within NSW is required). In addition, staff deliver the NSWTA Major Events such as State Cup and Junior State Cups.

Experience in touch football may be an advantage, yet similar transferrable skills may apply from other sports.

While we look for qualifications and experience, we also look for people who share our CARE values.

Care - We care about our sport and the people within our Touch Football community.
Accountability - We do what we say we will do, when we say we will do it.
Respect - We welcome everyone to our sport and value what they bring.
Excellence - We embrace change, have a growth mindset and strive to be better tomorrow than we are today.

The successful candidate will report to the State Participation Manager.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Relevant Coaching Accreditation
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Drivers Licence
  • Experience in program delivery
  • Some sporting industry experience
  • Coaching experience
  • Sound administration background

Desirable Criteria

  • Sports Management / Business Degree
  • Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
  • Level 2 Coaching Accreditation
  • Physical Education Degree
  • Level 3 Coaching Accreditation


Application Instruction

If you are keen to grow the game and enhance the experience of touch football, please submit the follow via 'Apply Now' by 5th December 2022

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria on page 4
  • Your CV clearly outlining your experience in community sport development
  • Current references are also required

The application process may include a shortlist, phone interview and face to face interview with a pre-interview task.

Role is an immediate start and therefore consideration will be given to those who indicate as such.

NSWTA encourages Regional based applicants.

Additional Information

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