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Head Football Coach – Remote

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Organisation : Moriarty Foundation

Location : Northern Territory (Borroloola)

Work Type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Indigenous

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 21 Dec, 2018

About the Role

Purpose of the Position:

 You will deliver best practice coaching and player development, consistent with JMF policies and curriculum. You will facilitate the delivery of a supported, grassroots football environment and help create the best platform for game mastery, together with enhanced wellbeing, amongst the youth who train with us. Our remit encompasses grassroots to elite.

This is a hands-on role, where you will foster enthusiasm and engagement, and model behaviours around respect, attendance, punctuality and personal organisation. Wellbeing and strong relationships are at the centre of our delivery to optimise protective factors in the lives of children and best support their social, emotional and cognitive development.

Qualifications & Essential Criteria:

Applicants will ideally have a teaching degree, preferably in physical education, and/or at least 4 years coaching experience. While not mandatory, you should ideally hold a minimum qualification of an AFC/FFA “C’ Licence or equivalent and other attributes based on the essential criteria. 

  • A passion for teaching/developing youth
  • Ability to physically demonstrate ball mastery football skills and 4 core skills as per FFA and JMF Curriculum
  • A good listener with an interest to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the commitment to helping create change amongst children in remote Indigenous communities.
  • Ability to work within the JMF Development structure, organise sessions, coach collaboratively and work with and mentor local Indigenous coaches and assisting community staff
  • Ability to work autonomously, manage logistics and deliverables with the capacity to contribute positively to the team and management
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Word & Excel format and experience in video analysis of coaching sessions
  • Australian residency, a current Australian driver’s licence with the ability to drive a manual vehicle
  • Eligibility to receive a Northern Territory Ochre Card (Working with Children check).
  • First Aid Certificate, desired but not essential.


Coaching & JMF Program delivery

  • Direct coaching, including selection, coordination and education.
  • Develop coaches and players, providing a best practice learning environment, continually challenging the coaches and players and seeking improvement to reach the best possible outcome for all concerned.
  • Mentor JMF players in approaches designed to improve participant decision-making, persistence, and resilience through long-term repeated practice.
  • Deliver and promote a professional, integrated and clear development pathway for coaches and players, which lifts the overall technical standard of advanced players and coaches throughout JMF.
  • Be a role model for staff and players in relation to behaviour, attendance, punctuality, personal organisation and management.


  • Identify training and development needs for all JMF coaching staff. This will be done via job analysis, appraisal systems and day-to-day observation and with head office support.
  • Design individual training plans and monitor their delivery, in conjunction with head office.
  • Contribute to staff individual workplace development capacity by mentoring JMF staff in approaches designed to improve participant decision-making, persistence, and resilience and through long-term repeated practice in the context of their particular job roles. Ensure input of local staff into program and delivery decisions.
  • Act as the significant contact for all matters regarding JMF staff welfare and issues.

 Management & Operations

  • Ensure involvement and input into program development and delivery with parents, elders and community stakeholders.
  • Promote the Program’s staff and participants’ best interests.
  • Liaise with local stakeholders to identify mutually beneficial ways to work together.
  • Monitor and report on budget spending according to provided guidelines.
  • To collect enrolment and attendance data.
  • Monitor work health and safety policies.
  • Deliver basic first aid.

To find out more about our program please visit our website,au

Shared house accommodation is provided by the Moriarty Foundation for the Head Football Coach position, coupled with a competitive salary package.

A six-month contract with mutual option to extend six months.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Moriarty Foundation

The Moriarty Foundation – a DGR, PBI Australian charity - is a not-for-profit initiative established in 2012 to create an environment for sustainable change to benefit remote region Aboriginal children and youth.  Our purpose is to unlock Aboriginal potential to shift intergenerational disadvantage. The Moriarty Foundation’s point of difference is that we are in, and of the community, so we can embed our support to make daily impact. We are enabling genuine change through predominantly local staff.

John Moriarty Football (JMF) is an increasingly well-known best practice program for 2-16 year old boys and girls in remote Australia. At JMF we bring children together through sport, promoting good health and wellbeing in some of the country's most remote and socially challenged regions. We support our talented young athletes to thrive and reach for their true potential to succeed at local, national and international levels of the game. 

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Sarah Feltham

Phone : 0404286990

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Head Football Coach – Remote via Pro Bono Australia.


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