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Director of Talent Development

Tennis Australia

  • Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 5 Apr 2019
Applications 0


Reporting to the Chief Tennis Officer (CTO), as the Director of Talent Development you will be responsible for the creation of a national framework that will drive scale in our ambition to foster opportunities for talented players to maximise their potential. The position will lead a remote team in the local interpretation of this framework, that will ultimately see Tennis collaborating with numerous stakeholders in delivering tailored development opportunities for athletes across the country.

With a primary remit to identify, develop and retain the best tennis talent in Australia, core to the success of this key leadership position will be the connection between our growth ambitions in junior participation    and the development of international players that will inspire Australians to choose Tennis. 

Success will be achieved by driving talent management and development strategies, along with tools, processes and programs designed to support the performance management, progression, talent assessment, coaching, development planning and competency identification aligned with the Tennis pathway strategy.

In this role you will;

  • Create and implement the talent development strategic framework in consultation with the CTO
  • Lead a large scale national team that will be charged with driving local opportunities for players to maximise their potential
  • Develop and maintain relations with key stakeholders to advance tennis’ growth opportunities
  • Work in partnership with the stakeholders across the Professional Game, Coaching, Wellbeing & Inclusion, as well as our state bodies, to ensure that the talent pathway is achieving optimal outcomes
  • Stay abreast of global talent ID and development trends to ensure we stay ahead in the game
  • Foster a culture of wellbeing and inclusion across the development pathway
  • Provide clear strategic direction and development opportunities for your team to drive a high performance culture

To be successful in this role you will bring;

  • Proven ability to develop and implement a talent development program at scale
  • Previous experience in identifying and developing talented young athletes
  • High level of emotional intelligence and a proven ability to build professional relationships at all levels
  • Experience professionally leading large remote teams
  • Proven knowledge of all aspects of development (technical, tactical, physical and psychological)
  • Tertiary qualification in Physical Education, Sport Science, Human Movement or equivalent is desirable.  Tennis experience is also desirable, but not mandatory
  • An alignment with the Tennis values of Excellence, Humility, Loyalty and Teamwork
  • Preparedness to be flexible in regard to working hours and travel as required
  • Willingness to obtain a Working with Children Check & National Police Check

Essential Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with children check

Desirable Criteria

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If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!  

Applications close Friday 5th April 2019 at 11:00pm (AEST), however if a suitable candidate is identified applications may close earlier.  The recruitment for this role is being supported by SRI Executive.  To be considered please appliy via the URL or send your CV and cover letter to James Curtis at jcurtis@sriexecutive.com or call +61451 942 070.

Tennis Australia is committed to providing a safe environment for all tennis participants, including children and young people. It is essential everyone involved with delivering tennis in Australia understands their responsibility in relation to child-safety.

At Tennis, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. Tennis encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role

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