ROLE: Head Coach & Mentor – Tennant Creek (remote NT)

Are you looking for a role with purpose in remote NT. This JMF Coach & Mentor position commences the end of September 2023.

Reports to: JMF Program Director

Location: Tennant Creek, NT

Role Overview & Project Summary

John Moriarty Football (JMF) is seeking a Head Football Coach & Mentor for our established program located in the remote community of Tennant Creek, NT.

We are an agile and flexible small-medium independent not-for-profit, with an affiliated organisation that has more than 30 years’ experience in remote Aboriginal Australia. We are offering the suitable candidate a cutting-edge professional opportunity that is responsible for football curriculum delivery and mentoring local Indigenous staff in best practice. This is a pivotal role in our operations.

Day to day logistics will require liaising with local key stakeholders at schools, community and sports organisations within Tennant Creek, and the surrounding areas.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. JMF has a 50/50 gender balance policy.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A passion for teaching/developing youth.
  • Football coaching experience desirable.
  • A passion for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and commitment to helping create positive change amongst children in Indigenous communities.
  • Current Australian driver’s license with the ability to drive a manual vehicle.
  • Working with Children’s check (WWCC) and National Police Check.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • First Aid Qualified.
  • Australian citizen, permanent resident, or resident with full work rights preferred.

The Head Coach & Mentor is responsible for fulfilling the following key areas:

Team Coordination

  • Drive the local recruitment of staff following the recruitment process and procedures, with support from the Head Office, and in liaison with the Program Coordinator agree on final recruitment decisions.
  • Notify and respond on matters of staff and participants welfare, codes of conduct and behaviour.
  • Coordinate and deliver the JMF Curriculum in Schools and in collaboration with other community and sports organisations.
  • Adapt curriculum to suit players needs to ensure best practice learning environment.
  • Mentor JMF players through the JMF Core Values of Resilience, Leadership, Respect and teamwork.
  • Be a role model for staff and players in relation to behaviour, attendance, punctuality, personal organisation and management.
  • Deliver on the Moriarty Foundation’s Nutrition program, including the provision of fresh cut fruit/vegetables at each session and hot nutritious meals at after-school and holiday clinics.
  • Identify training and development needs for all JMF coaching staff. This will be achieved via coaching assessments, appraisal systems and day-to-day observation and with Head Office support.
  • Ensure input of local staff into program and delivery decisions, to develop ownership and accountability.
  • Act as the significant contact for all matters regarding JMF staff welfare and issues.
  • Develop relationships with local and regional community supports and services, including local football clubs & health organisations.
  • Enhance family engagement and overall awareness of the program in the community through participation in community events.

The successful applicant

This challenging and exciting position is integral to JMF’s continued operation in NT. You are a skilled manager, highly organised and process driven. An effective communicator who excels at creating strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and have the ability to be agile. You are a people person, with great enthusiasm for the power of sport to change lives, and see the potential for Aboriginal talent to change the game in Australia.

Accommodation is provided by the Moriarty Foundation for the Coach & Mentor position, coupled with a competitive salary package. Contract duration to be discussed with candidates, this can be negotiated dependent upon candidate availability and program requirements.

Apply now

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter (max two pages) below.

For further information please contact: [email protected]

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