Vacancies

Are you looking for a role in sport?

Do you want to get in at the ground level and grow the junior grassroots of one of the worlds most unique sports?

These roles are currently voluntary roles but we will look to pay agreed out of pocket expenses with a view to moving to a paid role in the future.

You don’t need to be a qualified Australian Rules Football coach or have an encyclopedic knowledge of AFL. You just need fantastic personal skills and the ability to inspire a team.

If you’re looking for a job in sport then this is something you shouldn’t miss out on as becoming an activator will look fantastic on your CV and is valuable work experience.

If you are interested in applying for any of the following positions please contact us on info@aflengland.org

AFL England Committee Positions

Role Description – President

The President is ultimately responsible for the sport of Australian rules football in England. A thorough knowledge of the sport across England is required.

Desirable Attributes

  • Be well informed of all organisation activities and able to provide oversight
  • Be able to develop good relationships internally and externally
  • Be forward thinking and committed to meeting the overall goals of AFL England
  • Be able to work collaboratively with other Committee Members
  • Be a good listener and attuned to the interests of clubs and leagues
  • Be a good role model and a positive image for AFL England

Key Duties

  • Coordinate activities within the AFL England committee
  • Chair Committee and General meetings ensuring that they are run efficiently and effectively
  • Act as a signatory for AFL England in all legal and financial purposes and monitor AFL England’s bank account in particular payments made
  • Serve as a spokesperson for AFL England when required
  • Submit an annual report at the Annual General Meeting
  • Assist in the development of partnerships with sponsors, funding agencies, local and central government, shared facility users and organisations that are relevant to the goals of AFL England

 

Role Description – Vice-president

The Vice President deputises for the President and assist him/her in the fulfilment of AFL England administrative functions.

Desirable Attribute

  • Be well informed of all organisation activities and able to provide oversight
  • Be a person who can develop good relationships internally and externally
  • Be willing to step in for the President where needed including chairing meetings
  • Be forward thinking and committed to meeting the overall goals of AFL England
  • Be able to work collaboratively with other Committee Members
  • Be a good listener and attuned to the interests of clubs and leagues
  • Be able to raise concerns with the President where they arise

Key Duties

  • In the event of the President being unable to fulfill his/her duties to step into that role
  • Take the lead on Sport England National Governing Body (NGB) application process
  • Ensure action items and resolutions are carried out
  • Ensure AFL England procedures and documents are in order
  • Fulfil such other duties as the committee may request

 

Role Description – Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for effective administration at AFL England. The Secretary is the integral link between the national governing body and its clubs and leagues as well as between AFL England and AFL Europe

Desirable Attributes

  • Be organized
  • Have good computer skills
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be able to keep confidential matters confidential.

Key Duties

  • Monitor all correspondence both inwards and outwards
  • Maintain records of the Committee and ensure effective management of AFL England records
  • Maintain an up-to-date copy of the AFL England constitution and other appropriate records
  • Formulate and update the AFL England calendar
  • Committee meetings are a big part of the secretary’s role within the AFL England committee. Their duties regarding meetings are as follows:
    • Arrange all committee meetings and send out invites
    • Draw up the meeting agenda with the President and provide supporting papers
    • Take the minutes of the meeting and make sure they are correct

 

Role Description – Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for carrying out financial transactions as directed by the AFL England committee, keeping and maintaining all AFL England financial records and keeping the committee informed of its financial position throughout the year

Desirable Attributes

  • Good Organisational Skills
  • Has some financial expertise
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Honest/Trustworthy
  • Computer skills
  • Good communication skills

Key Duties

  • Administer all financial affairs of the club
  • Maintain accurate financial records and prepare financial statements
  • Present a financial report to the club committee at club meetings
  • Act as an authorised signatory for the club bank account and monitor the account in particular payments made
  • Organise the annual renewal of the AFL England Public liability insurance

 

Role Description – Head of Social Media

The Head of Social Media is responsible for updating the official AFL England Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages as well as providing content for the AFL England website.

Desirable Attributes

  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Interest in Australian rules football
  • Be organized
  • Have good computer skills
  • Be a good communicator

Key Duties

  • Create and adhere to AFL England Social Media Policy
  • Create and maintain social media pages, feeds and platforms
  • Increase visibility to interested parties
  • Promote the sport of Australian rules football both in England and Australia
  • Interact with members via social media channels including posting content, responding to posts, monitoring and generating followers.

 

Role Description – Schools & Juniors Coordinator

The Schools & Juniors Coordinator is responsible for managing schools where the sport is currently played, and providing support to those who need it.

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience of working with children in education and sport
  • Experience in leading and managing of projects in areas of education and sport
  • Able to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and work on own initiative

Key Duties

  • Build a database of schools where the sport is being played
  • Manage the introduction of Australian football among schools
  • Provide support for existing school schemes
  • Work to provide resources and equipment for school schemes
  • Encourage the setting up of new junior sides
  • Provide support to existing junior sides