Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Touch Football Australia

  • Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
26 Jul 2024
Applications 0


About the business 

Touch Football Australia Incorporated (TFA) is the governing body for the sport of Touch Football in Australia. TFA has a strategic alliance with the National Rugby League (NRL) through the Australian Rugby League Commission, hence the sport being known as NRL Touch Football.   

Touch Football is a sport that is thrilling, enjoyable and accessible to all; we are Australia’s largest social sport. TFA is responsible for the overall leadership, management, administration, and development of Touch Football across the nation.  

TFA has four operating principles; we rip in, stick tight, take the high road and are forward focused. Operating with these principles, our core focus is to enhance the experience and grow the sport.   

We are an Equal Opportunity employer and firmly believe that diversity and inclusion is an important part of both Touch Football Australia and the communities in which we operate. Our game is for everyone, and we strive to be a workplace for everyone. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.  

About the role 

Reporting to the General Manager - People & Culture, the Diversity & Inclusion Manager is an integral position, ensuring that our game is reflective of the community in which we play, along with establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with culturally diverse communities to support positive business outcomes, including participation in our game. 

This role will involve creating and successfully implementing participation outcomes in the form of programs and events with a specific focus on inclusion and diversity, including participants with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ communities, multicultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide clear leadership and planning to drive positive community engagement. 
  • Build networks through developing relationships and partnerships with relevant external partners, stakeholders and communities. 
  • Support, coordinate and deliver inclusion initiatives within Multicultural, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and All Abilities programs. 
  • Communicate and provide guidance for key stakeholders including state bodies, working groups, partner organisations, affiliates, schools, councils, government, and specialised agencies. 
  • Align inclusion pathways, events, strategies and programs as outlined in the Touch Football Australia Strategic and Participation Plans. 
  • Support stakeholders with creating, implementing and reporting the All-Abilities Touch Football Programs as per requirements. 
  • Provision of ongoing support and problem-solving for stakeholders. 
  • Assist with the preparation of annual and progress reports where required. 
  • Ensure legislative and contractual activities are met in relation to Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Assist as required in the delivery of inclusion competitions and events. 
  • Provide support and undertake responsibilities required by the organisation. 

Ideally, you'll have 

  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse teams, cultures and communities to achieve inclusion outcomes.  
  • Experience in working with individuals who have a disability. 
  • Demonstrated success in the delivery of sporting grants, programs and events. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills supported by interpersonal skills of a high order. 
  • Strong verbal communication skills and presentation ability.  
  • Demonstrated ability to observe strict confidentiality, promoting Touch Football and the brand of the NRL internally and externally by upholding all organisational values.  
  • Effective project and event management experience including coordinating and managing meetings and initiatives to progress the diversity and inclusion agenda throughout the organisation. 
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to supervise and manage volunteers. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-management with high problem-solving skills.  
  • Hold, or be eligible to hold, a WWCC. 
  • Hold a current driver’s License. 

You’ll enjoy: 

  • A team that strives to be the global benchmark and celebrates achievement.  
  • Professional development and growth opportunities.    
  • Active social culture with a range of social impact days and activities.  
  • Employee Wellness & Assistance Programs.  
  • Flexible working, parental leave provisions, and 17.5% leave loading.   

As an organisation, we don’t just accept that we are a place of many different people, but we embrace it, we celebrate it, and we proactively support the needs that difference brings. TFA is committed to equal opportunity and building an inclusive workplace.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Drivers Licence

Application Instruction

Please apply via the SEEK link or email

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