Government Relations Manager - WWC Bid

The FIFA Women's World Cup is the international football competition contested by the senior women’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Football Federation Australia, the governing body of football in Australia, will submit a bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. FFA is building a team to manage the bid of which the Government Relations Manager is an integral role.

This position will develop and manage relationships with senior representatives of State and Federal Government to ensure the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bid is supported at the highest level. At this stage the successful candidate will be engaged until June 2019.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop and maintain contacts and relationships with key government stakeholders, including State and Federal Members of Parliament, political staff and departments.
  • Ensure that the perspectives of Australian football are well-represented on policy matters and other issues to government, particularly in relation to gender equality and the advancement of female football
  • Position Australian football to secure funding for hosting and leveraging the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
  • Manage communications with government and other stakeholders.
  • Identify and analyse developments at Federal and State level. As appropriate, represent FFA at government meetings/forums/events.
  • Develop strategies for government engagement to navigate through the State and Federal Government election periods.

Knowledge, skills and behaviour required

  • Experience working in Federal Government is essential.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Relationship building skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Well organised and ability to work independently and in a small team.
  • Understanding of the sports landscape, particularly pertaining to football, in Australia is preferable.
  • Passion for football and development of the game is preferable.
  • Strong attention to detail, high standards of integrity, ability to represent FFA interests;
  • Ability to be hands-on to get the job done;
  • Positive, success focussed and able to bring humour to the most challenging situations.

FFA People & Culture

FFA’s staff culture is an evolving process of continuous improvement with a consistent passion across the business for growing the game to become Australia’s number 1 sport. FFA’s existing and incoming staff all need to align to the organsiation’s values - People, Collaboration, Integrity, Whole of Game, Unlimited Potential and Excellence. More recently there has been a conscious focus on improving flexibility and work life balance within FFA through the introduction of the FFA People & Work Approach. This allows individuals to develop informal work arrangements to suit their personal situations.

Apply now for this exciting opportunity by sending your resume to recruitment@ffa.com.au . Please be specific in the application the role you are applying for by outlining in the email subject.

Only candidates selected for the short list will be contacted in relation to this role.