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Celtic Partnership Program Manager

Football Northern Territory

  • Darwin Northern Territory Australia
  • Full Time
9 Aug 2024
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The role is a full-time football development role focused on coaching and coach education support for the partner clubs whilst improving aspects of club governance and development. The role includes providing guidance/support to the coaches and developing an understanding of the strategic/operational intent of the program.


As this role within Football Northern Territory (FNT) includes operating as part of a team, the successful candidate is expected to work as a team member, exhibit appropriate behaviours and respect to our employees and stakeholders, and work with a deep spirit of co-operation. The successful candidate will embody Football’s traditional values of being Accountable, Ethical, Inclusive, Respectful, Responsive and Unified always. This is perfect opportunity to start or build on your career in Football in Northern Australia and Asia.


  • You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in coaching, football development and sport administration. 
  • Will hold your FA/AFC B Diploma or equivalent i.e. UEFA B Licence. 
  • Sound IT knowledge and understanding of the Cloud. Microsoft Office 365 suite of products, personal data management, data mining and reporting, website updating
  • You will always be accountable
  • You will be a strong team player who works co-operatively and constructively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • You will be an employee with a desire for continuous improvement and an understanding and appreciation of diversity. 
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills that foster collaboration and engagement across the organisation. 
  • Have diplomacy and a strong customer service focus
  • Enthusiastic individual who has strong prioritisation skills.
  • Enjoys contributing positively to a broader team.
  • Good planning and organisation skills. 
  • Be able to diagnose problems quickly and have foresight into potential issues.

FNT expects staff to:

  • Demonstrate FNT’s vision and values in your daily work and have a can-do attitude.
  • Take a proactive role in promoting equality and inclusion practice in football and always ensure a child safe environment
  • Be aware that you have a duty of care for the health and safety of yourself and others.

Key Outcomes 

  • Partnership Program engagement and uptake by all selected Clubs.
  • Selected Club awareness and access to the program, inclusive of resources, knowledge transfer, action planning and strategic thinking.
  • Increased opportunity and engagement for disadvantaged members within the selected community clubs.
  • Increased capacity and capability of selected clubs to be functional, efficient and compliant entities, on and off the field regarding the partnership program.
  • Effectively engage, mentor and grow several supporting volunteers in each club to assist with partnership program and priority planning.
  • Overall satisfaction and collaboration among stakeholders and beneficiaries Program growth and progression over time with a specific focus on coaching, coach education and the FA Game Changer Programme.
  • Represent FNT and Celtic and build relationships with key Club stakeholder groups to ensure consistency of FNT’s messages and image. 
  • Report activity outcomes to the FNT CEO and Celtic FC Head of Soccer Academy, compile external reports that include learnings and recommendations for the future. 
  • Maintain good working relationships with FNT and Celtic staff, Governments, land councils, the Clubs, the football family, suppliers, sponsors and volunteers.
  • The CEO will oversee all financial management, planning, systems and controls but you are to complete all key accountabilities within agreed timelines and budgetary requirements, including generating cost savings where possible.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria


Application Instruction

Apply promptly to the FNT Office Manager Paula da Costa via

Please include your current resume and candidacy statement. The statement should address the key skills and experience criteria. Please also indicate if you can undertake international travel upon appointment.

For further information please contact:

Paula da Costa

(08) 89281006

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