ROLES: Community Coaches – NSW & NT

John Moriarty Football (JMF) is seeking expressions of interest for Community Coaches in various communities in NSW and NT. JMF is a successful football and wellbeing program that was originally established in Borroloola, NT in 2012.

Do you enjoy sport and want to support children in developing their football skills and overall wellbeing? If the answer is yes, we would really like to talk to you about these exciting opportunities.

We are offering a great opportunity to learn football and coaching skills while working with local children in community.

You will work with a locally based JMF Coach & Mentor, as well as receive additional training and support from our Sydney Head Office.

Key duties

Program delivery, football, health & wellbeing

  • 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
  • Deliver and promote a clear player development pathway, utilising player reports each school term
  • Be a role model for staff and players in relation to behaviour, attendance, punctuality, personal organisation and management
  • Deliver on 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
  • Deliver the wellbeing program including mindfulness activities such as regulated breathing exercises and clench and release techniques.

Program operations & team coordination

  • Liaise with key stakeholders connected to program delivery, such as, school principals, health organisations, venue coordinators, local football clubs and member federations
  • Organisation of program requirements through local suppliers, such as, purchasing food for the nutrition program
  • Notify and respond on matters of staff and participants welfare, codes of conduct and behaviour
  • Ensure accurate records are obtained in relation to the day-to-day delivery including participation, enrolment forms, incident reports and staff timesheets.

Capacity building & empowerment

  • Work closely with the JMF Head Coach and Mentor to develop your personal development plan and identify areas to focus on in your coaching delivery through shadow coaching and appraisal meetings
  • A commitment to completing professional development opportunities provided by Moriarty Foundation, including core training such as first aid, CPR, Indigenous mental health first aid and safe food handling, as well as role specific training opportunities such as football certifications & Certificate 3 in Sport and Recreation.

Stakeholder relationships, culture & community

  • Community organisations: develop relationships with local and regional community supports and services, including schools, local football clubs & health organisations
  • Family engagement: enhance family engagement and overall awareness of the program in the community through participation in community events
  • JMF staff & participants: promote and ensure the best interests of the JMF’s staff and participants
  • Community Advisory Group (CAG): maintain continued dialogue with JMF community advisory members, to ensure feedback on community matters and JMF program development.


  • Interest in football, currently a coach/or/ have a desire to develop football and coaching skills
  • A passion for working with children
  • Interest to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commitment to helping create positive change amongst children in Indigenous communities
  • Working with Children’s check (WWCC) and National Police Check
  • Right to work in Australia
  • Current Australian driver’s license (desired).

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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