Jobs

Head of Partnerships Sales

Based at the City Football Academy in Bundoora, this role will work closely with the CEO, Head of Commercial and Operations and Head of Partnerships. It is responsible for partnership sales, including identifying and building business opportunities, as well as driving revenue streams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop leads and secure meetings with prospective partners
  • Develop bespoke and tailored partnership proposals to suit the needs of individual companies
  • Present partnership opportunities to senior executives at prospective partners
  • Support the Head of Commercial and Operations with generating revenue from a variety of sources
  • Develop relationships with relevant media and sponsorship agencies
  • Maintain accurate records and database of all sales and business development activities

 

What we need from you:

  • A proven track record of exceptional sales/business development achievements in the sports or media industry
  • A proven network of contacts within sport and entertainment
  • A sound understanding of sponsorship, events and corporate hospitality
  • Outstanding account management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong PC literacy
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Results driven mindset

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

Head of Legal - Fixed term maternity leave cover

Based at the City Football Academy in Bundoora, this role will manage the provision of (i) legal services to the Melbourne City Football Club and other Australian CFG subsidiaries, (ii) legal support to the CFG on Australian legal issues affecting the Group, and (iii) legal support to CFG in relation to international matters affecting CFG’s business in Australia.

Leading a small legal team, this role requires a hands-on approach and proactive navigation of the legal and regulatory issues facing CFG’s Australian operations.

The Head of Legal role reports to both the Melbourne City Football Club CEO and the CFG General Counsel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Together with the Melbourne City FC Legal Counsel, be the primary providers of legal advice and services to Melbourne City FC, City in the Community and other Australian CFG subsidiaries, particularly in the areas of commercial contracting, review of operational agreements, football contracts and compliance, and management of disputes.
  • Work with the Melbourne City FC leadership team and departments to drive compliance.
  • Work with the CFG Group Head of Safeguarding and the APAC Safeguarding Manager to develop and implement the CFG safeguarding program in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Provide legal advice and support to CFG as required, including on Australian legal issues affecting the Group, local support on Group-wide commercial and football activities in Australia, and drive local implementation of CFG Group-wide policies.
  • Coordinate immigration services for international player and staff visa applications.
  • Coordinate the Club’s annual licensing submission.
  • Coordinate FFA regulatory compliance for player registrations and on-field and off-field disciplinary matters.
  • Coordinate external legal services where required.
  • Act in support of the Vice-Chairman and CEO of Melbourne City FC on their interaction and involvement with the Australian Professional Football Clubs Association (APFCA).
  • Provide company secretarial services to City in the Community, and company secretarial support to Melbourne City FC Pty Ltd and other Australian CFG subsidiaries as necessary.
  • Manage the Melbourne City FC legal team on a day to day basis.

 

What we need from you:

  • 7+ years of post-qualification legal experience (in-house experience preferred)
  • Strong compliance focus
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and case management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish process and plan ahead
  • Strong technical legal drafting and review skills
  • Strong legal analysis
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

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

Graphic Designer

As the sole Graphic Designer within the club, you would require an organised approach with the ability to liaise with multiple team members in order to manage your work flow. Reporting to the Marketing Director, this role is based at the City Football Academy in Bundoora.

Duties include:

  • Producing high-quality design assets for club digital (eDM’s, social graphics and website tiles), print (advertisements, match day program) and match day requirements (jumbo screen and LED graphics)
  • Prioritise projects through an agreed process and complete projects within given time frame
  • Maintain ordered records and information
  • Remain up-to-date on design research, trends and program improvements

 

What we need from you:

 

  • Degree in Design, Communication or Marketing
  • High working standard of Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Strong design skills
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mac proficiency
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Sound knowledge of content management systems (desirable)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities efficiently

 

Applicants must have appropriate working rights to be successful. This appointment will be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. Please apply through to recruitment@melbournecityfc.com.au

Physiotherapist

Melbourne City Football Club is currently looking for a full- time physiotherapist to join the club’s human performance team. The role will include duties with both academy and elite level players. The successful candidate will be an experienced physiotherapist with sporting industry experience.

Based at Bundoora Training Academy, La Trobe University campus, responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide physiotherapy support for designated players during training and competition (including home & selected away matches and tours/camps).  This can include players from a range of teams across the club.
  • 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
  • Communicate in a timely manner, all information regarding player health, to Head of Human Performance as well as other medical support staff and appropriate coaching staff

 

What we need from you:

  • 5 years’ experience as a Board Registered Physiotherapist
  • Victorian Working with Children Check.
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and time manage effectively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sporting industry experience

In turn, Melbourne City offers:

  • Elite sporting environment
  • State of the art training facility
  • Exposure at both elite and academy level
  • 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.

Melbourne City Football Club is committed to a child safe environment and any applicant will be required to undergo a Working With Children Check.

How to apply – please apply to recruitment@melbournecityfc.com.au

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.