Head Coach - Australian Women’s National Football Team (‘The Matildas’)

Head Coach - Australian Women’s National Football Team (‘The Matildas’)

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the national governing body for football in Australia. It governs all national teams (including the Caltex Socceroos and Westfield Matildas), the Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League, Foxtel National Youth League, Westfield FFA Cup, National Premier Leagues and also leads state, community and grass roots football.

FFA is seeking applications from a current UEFA/AFC/FFA Pro Diploma qualified Head Coach to lead the Australian Women’s National Football Team (‘The Matildas’) up to and to the completion of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

Purpose of Role 

  • The primary purpose of the position is to select, monitor, prepare The Matildas for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
  • To provide advice to the FFA’s CEO, Head of National Performance, Head of Football Development (Women’s Football) and the National Technical Director in respect of technical matters generally.
  • To lead and drive team culture with players and staff to achieve personal and professional excellence that aligns with FFA’s expectations.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide strategic, tactical, technical, team selection and team attitude direction and input to the Women’s National Team.
  • Provide direction, support and advice to coaching staff on all on-field matters relating to the National Team in their preparation and participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
  • Work with National Team staff to ensure the team has the best possible medical, conditioning and other necessary support services.
  • Provide advice to the CEO and Head of National Performance on all off-field matters relating to the National Team.
  • Attend and lead the team at all matches, training sessions, camps and assemblies of the National Team in preparation and participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
  • Provide advice and assessment of performance of the National Team to the CEO, Head of National Performance, National Technical Director and at their direction - the FFA Board.
  • Conduct media appearances as required and other appearances and promotions to meet commercial and game development requirements, including social media in conjunction with FFA.
  • Upon request, consult with the CEO, Head of National Performance and National Technical Director in relation to the technical direction and development of football in Australia.

Key Requirements & Deliverables – Football & Operational

  • Achieve agreed tournament result at the WWC France 2019.
  • Have a proven track record of success playing a brand of football that is philosophically aligned with our national playing style.
  • Have the ability to be resourceful and manage the players and staff to a higher level of football and personal excellence within budgetary guidelines.
  • Effectively manage players and staff to align to team goals and the “Australian way”.
  • Cultural fit:
    • Modern – energy required for the challenge to monitor players across continents and prepare for a World Cup with preparation games already in place in Australia, Nth America and Europe.
    • Consistent – believes in the philosophy and direction and does not waiver from our path.
    • Engaging – capacity to promote our game with a broad range of stakeholders (corporate partners, media, MF’s, clubs).
    • Efficient – make the best use of the available resources. Deliver clear and concise communication.
    • Honest/Humble/Respectful/Relatable – create a truthful, hard working environment that gives players & staff a purpose & belonging, fosters a relatable, inclusive and respectful team atmosphere.
  • Align with team mentality:
    • Winner – creator of a culture & environment where players and staff perform above their normal capacity.
    • High Performance – ability to further develop the current team/staff performance environment into a consistently successful one.

Major interactions

  • The National Coach reports formally to the CEO of FFA, however works on an operational level with the Head of National Performance, Head of Football Development (Women’s Football) and the National Technical Director.
  • Primary interaction is with the National Team and National Team Staff.
  • Secondary interaction is with the FFA CEO, National Technical Director and National Teams Unit of FFA.
  • Interaction with the high-performance coaches and technical leaders of the Sport, especially Westfield W-League coaches.
  • Some interaction with FFA partners, broadcasters and media.
     

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

Only candidates selected for the short list will be contacted in relation to this role. Applications close COB Friday 1 February.  The short window for applications is a result of time frames and the expected fast turnaround of the recruitment process.