WAFL Operations Specialist

Applications Close: Monday September 23 2019

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Football body in Western Australia that plays a key leadership, governance and funding role to football throughout the State whilst also driving the overall development and growth of the game. The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities.

The WAFC's vision is to connect and enhance WA communities through our great game. This will be underpinned by a focus on delivering against the core objectives of Engagement, Talent and Sustainability. WA Football is in an exciting period and we are now seeking a suitably experienced, motivated and dedicated individual to join our team as WAFL Operations Specialist on a fixed term contract. 

The role is responsible for managing all aspects of Football Operations with respect to the WAFL and WAFLW competitions. This is a unique opportunity to join the premier state league in Australia and contribute to providing a positive experience unmatched by any other sport within Western Australia!!!

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of Football Operations with respect to the WAFL and WAFLW competitions.
  • Manage and implement the WAFL/WAFLW Rules and Regulations as they relate to the competition.
  • Manage the WAFL Total Player Payments (TPP).
  • Manage the Protests and Disputes of the WAFL/ WAFLW competition including the MRP, tribunal and appeals panels.
  • Manage the WAFL benchmarking dashboard data collection process.
  • Manage all data collection and analysis for items such as specific club requests.
  • Manage all enquiries as they relate to WAFL/WAFLW Competitions.
  • Support the WAFL registration and transfer process.
  • Support the WAFL/WAFLW Online Management system.
  • Support for the WAFL State Football Program.
  • Provide support to the WAFL Club Football Managers to meet WAFL requirements and help them to manage the operational requirements of their club.
  • To develop and manage the WAFL football operations database.
  • To assist other WAFC competitions in their management.
  • To provide input to various committees set up from time to time by the WAFC.

Key selection criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent industry experience (E).
  • A sound knowledge of the interdependent football system in WA (E).
  • A strong sense of process (E).
  • Strong management skills (E).
  • Strong time management skills (E).
  • Strong Competition Software skills and experience (E).
  • Competition Operational experience (D).
  • Excellent written and verbal communications (E).
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills (E).
  • Ability to work outside of normal hours.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment in a fast-paced, high profile industry.  If you love sport including Australian Football and want to further develop your career in sports operations with an industry-leading organisation, this could be the role for you!

All applicants will be required to present a current National Police Clearance prior to commencement.

The role will be offered on a two-year fixed term contract through to October 2021.

The successful applicant will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience. For more information about the role and to view the position description please: Click here

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume online via SEEK.

Applications close 4.00pm, 23 September 2019.

The West Australian Football Commission is committed to equal opportunity in employment and the principles of diversity. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.