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City in the Community - Soccer Mums Program Coordinator 

  • Work in sport to create positive social impact
  • Community based
  • Great employee benefits

Who are we?

As part of the City Football Group, Melbourne City FC’s ambition is to develop the best footballing talent, to deliver an exciting and forward playing game and to increase participation in football on and off the field. By achieving these ambitions, we are growing a sustainable and socially responsible organisation.

Melbourne City FC competes in the major Australian domestic competition, the A-League, the top tier of women’s football, the W-League, and the National Youth League. 

City in the Community

City in the Community is a not for profit charity of the Melbourne City FC which uses football for positive social impact.

Soccer  Mum’s Program

Funded by VicHealth, this program aims to increase physical activity among mothers through small-sided, social football. Soccer skill development and basic fitness will also be part of the program. It engages women, including those from diverse communities and is delivered through a partnership between Football Victoria and City in the Community.

The job

The postholder will be required to work closely with CitC Special Projects Co-ordinator and other community networks, to identify interested clubs, schools and community groups that can support new Soccer Mums Programs.

Reporting to the Head of Community, this role would suit an organised individual with strong communication skills.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate and set up new Soccer Mums programs in order to meet or exceed target quotas.
  • Attend the first session of each new program and ensure the deliverers have been adequately trained
  • Ensure the Deliverer has uniform and equipment.
  • Support the growth and development of existing programs.
  • Support and deliver match day (HAL and W League) Soccer Mum related activities.
  • Support the marketing and promotion of the Soccer Mums Program as required.
  • Attend and deliver Soccer Mums at This Girl Can Events in partnership with Melbourne City FC and Football Victoria as required.
  • Follow up registrations from events and one off activations.
  • Work closely with FV Project Officer to ensure the delivery and growth of Soccer Mums.
  • Provide data and reports regularly as required internally and by VicHealth and La Trobe University. This must be kept up to date.
  • Attend Soccer Mums Steering Committee meetings when required.

What we need from you:

  • Holder of a Working with Children check (WWC)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Proficient computer skills – Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Genuine passion for the positive impact that football can have on peoples’ lives
  • Willing to ‘go the extra mile’ when required
  • Honest and reliable & proactive with an engaging style
  • Collaborative team player
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.

This appointment will be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. Please apply to recruitment@melbournecityfc.com.au

Closing date - 31 October 2019.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Communications Manager

  • Australian business in a global organisation
  • Elite Sporting Environment.
  • Great employment benefits including staff bonus scheme

Melbourne City FC has an exciting opportunity open for a Communications Manager who is responsible for all of the Club’s media and public relations, corporate and internal communications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

Key responsibilities include creating communication that is on message and on brand for Melbourne City FC spokespeople, including media and other speaking events (internal and external) as well as developing proactive PR opportunities to help drive membership, provide value to commercial partners, and create positive brand sentiment with new and existing audiences

The successful candidate must be flexible, extremely proactive and self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills and highly organised to deliver deadlines, including periods of working out of normal office hours.

Who are we?

Melbourne City FC is part of the City Football Group, which also owns English Premier League club Manchester City FC and Major League Soccer club New York City FC. Melbourne City FC competes in the major Australian domestic competition, the Hyundai A-League, the top tier of women’s football, the Westfield W-League, and the National Youth League. Melbourne City Football Academy is a state of art training facility that hosts these teams, as well as our Academy squads.

About City People

City people are entrepreneurial, innovative, open-minded and team-oriented. Our team members are humble and hardworking, challenge our thinking and have a will to win, and combine genuine understanding of the importance of our local communities with a global approach. If you possess these attributes, we would love to hear from you.

What we need from you:

  • Tertiary Qualification ion Communications/Marketing/Journalism or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a communications role, agency or in-house.
  • Experience managing proactive and reactive multi-channel communications programs, with tangible results
  • Excellent media relations skills and demonstrated experience building relationships with a range of media.
  • Have an understanding of tone-of-voice.
  • Experience working in the sports, entertainment or consumer industry.
  • Involvement in event management and development of press materials.

Please apply to Susan Mills, Head of Human Resources, recruitment@melbournecityfc.com.au

Closing date – 27 September 2019

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the respective country. 

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post is subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. 

Physiotherapist

  • Elite sporting environment
  • State of the art training facility
  • Great benefits including a staff bonus scheme

Who are we?

As part of the City Football Group, Melbourne City FC’s ambition is to develop the best footballing talent, to deliver an exciting and forward playing game and to increase participation in football on and off the field. By achieving these ambitions, we are growing a sustainable and socially responsible organisation.

Melbourne City FC competes in the major Australian domestic competition, the A-League, the top tier of women’s football, the W-League, and the National Youth League as well as numerous state based age group competitions. 

About City People

City people are entrepreneurial, innovative, open-minded and team-oriented. Our team members are humble and hardworking, challenge our thinking and have a will to win. They combine genuine understanding of the importance of our local communities with a global approach.

The job

Melbourne City FC is currently looking for a full- time physiotherapist to join the Club’s Human Performance team. The role will include duties with the Academy, working with young elite level players, taking instruction from the Head of Human Performance and Lead Physiotherapist.  

Based at Bundoora City Football Training Academy, La Trobe University campus, responsibilities include:-

  • Provide physiotherapy support for all players (with the exception of the A League) during training and competition (including home & selected away matches and tours/camps);
  • Ensure that the performance of all players is optimised through effective, timely and appropriate physiotherapy intervention;
  • Contribute to the multi-disciplinary medical support team;
  • Work closely with, and at the direction of, other clinical & training staff including strength & conditioning coaches;
  • Provide written reports and clinical notes to maintain club records;
  • Maintain high standards of clinical & professional work, in accordance with registration board guidelines;
  • Comply with medical department working practices;
  • Responsibility for reporting to the coaching staff regarding player injury.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Board Registered Physiotherapist
  • Victorian Working with Children Check
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and time manage effectively
  • Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement
  • Strong communication skills/articulate
  • Sporting industry experience
  • Flexible approach to working hours

In turn, Melbourne City offers:

  • Elite sporting environment
  • State of the art training facility
  • Opportunity to work with a global organisation
  • On site gymnasium
  • Opportunity to work on world class facilities with planned expansion
  • Club membership
  • Commercial partner benefits
  • Dynamic, energetic working environment
  • A flexible attitude to working hours and the ability to work weekends is a pre-requisite.

This appointment will be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks.   Please send your application and resume to Susan Mills, Head of Human Resources at recruitment@melbournecityfc.com.au

Closing date – 27 September 2019

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the respective country. 

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post is subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. 

Host Families Needed Near Our City Football Academy

As Melbourne City Football Club grows, it continues to cultivate local, national and international talent. In order that we can create the best conditions for our young players to develop they need to be in quick and/or easy reach of our training facilities.

Can you help with accommodation for our young players?

We have more young players joining our development programmes all the time. Generally these players are aged between 14 and 18, and some require high quality accommodation on either a temporary, part-time or full-time basis. The requirement is mainly for longer term accommodation of periods between 6 months to 24 months, for players from further afield choosing to live full-time in Melbourne.

We require a small number of high quality homes for either one or two players in each unit (you must have at least two rooms available). Players will require a spacious single or double bedroom, quality bed and mattress, wireless internet access, desk and storage, some personal space, outdoor space, and their meals (breakfast and evening) and personal laundry to be provided. Access to pay-TV (Foxtel) or similar is preferred.

Payment

The Club operates in a fast moving environment so we require host families who are flexible and committed. As such the football club makes an all-inclusive payment to host families to cover basic costs.

Distance and Transport

We encourage using public transport for many journeys. Thus we need your accommodation to be a short distance from the City Football Academy in Bundoora and near a train station, or on a suitable bus or tram route, and we may ask the host family to undertake some of the transportation (for which mileage expenses are paid).

More Information

If you have experience bringing up children or looking after someone else’s child then you might be able to help us. All you would need to do is provide a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for our players to rest and recuperate after a day’s training or school. Our young players would also expect some of the support normally given by their own parents when living at home.

All host family members over 16 will be subject to a criminal records check, all adults will need a Working With Children Check and the household will undergo a rigorous suitability assessment of both the accommodation and people living there.

If you think you might be interested in joining our Host Family Team please contact info@melbournecityfc.com.au for an informal chat to learn more about helping us with the provision of accommodation for our players.