Monday, December 17, 2012

Brisbane Lions

Player Welfare and Education Coordinator

Description      The Brisbane Lions A.F.C, with the launch of the vision to 2016, is embarking on a new direction of growth, evolution and ultimately long-term success. Our values of “Relentless, United, Respectful” will provide the core of everything we do to drive our Club forward and guide us into the future. We have a fantastic and rare opportunity for a talented and dedicated Player Welfare and Education Coordinator to join our team at the Brisbane Lions A.F.C.

Reporting to the Manager - Welfare, Leadership and Culture, the Player Welfare and Education Coordinator is responsible for the Club’s player education and welfare services that aim to maximise the potential of each individual player. This will be achieved by providing off-field development and wellbeing support to create a stable and professional environment for each individual player.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*       Player Relocation – Coordinate the successful relocation and transition of players and their families to Brisbane and into the Club’s culture. Organise host families for first year players and play an integral role in settling them in

*       Player Personal Development – Identify opportunities and assist players in writing their personal development plans. This includes career development (ie TAFE, University), personal development (life skills, media awareness, nutrition), and emotional resilience (stress management, coping strategies)

*       Player Welfare – Assist with implementation of strategies to manage and minimise players who may show increasing welfare or wellbeing needs

*       Assist Development Coaches with needs of players at training if and when required; and assist the NEAFL (Reserves) team on match days

*       The ideal candidate will possess a teaching or education qualification, or a counselling qualification with demonstrated experience in growing and developing individuals to reach their full personal and professional potential. You must possess a thorough understanding of learning and teaching methodologies and the application of such, with the proven ability to lead, motivate, appraise and develop individuals. You must be able to maintain a positive ethos emphasising personal best and should be able to demonstrate you have the ability to provide quality care, guidance and support where required.

Experience working with professional athletes and an understanding of the AFL industry are both desirable attributes, but not essential. You must be approachable, have integrity and possess very good communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate that you have a commitment to our Club’s values.

NEW Brisbane Lions primary logoEmployer            Brisbane Lions AFC

Type                      Full Time

Location               Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Apply to               Susan Carson


Due to the nature of the industry, the ideal candidate must be flexible in their availability as odd hours, weekend work and some interstate travel is required for this role.

To apply, please forward your CV and professional covering letter (maximum 1 A4 page) to Susan Carson, HR Manager, at by 9th January 2013. In addition to your covering letter, please provide answers to the following questions as part of your application:

1.     When are you available to begin employment?

2.     Provide an example of when you have applied learning methodologies to an individual/s which resulted in their personal growth and development The Brisbane Lions encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply

 Closing date       9 Jan 2013

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