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This is a senior management role which represents AFL SportsReady at the national level, and is based at our head office in Abbotsford, Melbourne.

This position leads our Recruitment team and our State and Federal contracts and program delivery to optimise successful outcomes and partnership activity. The role is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with employers, Government agencies and other key partner organisations.

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. This action constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

• Opportunity to work with a supportive, diverse and dedicated team in a senior management capacity
• Generous reward and remuneration package
• Enjoyable working conditions including opportunities for flexible working arrangements
• Pro-rata'd: 5 weeks total leave per year (4 weeks annual and 1 week gratis), and leave loading of 17.5% of base salary


• Recruitment management – planning and overseeing recruitment activities to maximise conversion. Includes developing, managing and monitoring of recruitment pipelines and reporting on outcomes.
• Project and contract management – planning and overseeing the delivery of multiple state and federal contracts and programs, including adhering to contract delivery requirements, maximising successful outcomes and reporting on activities.
• Business development – developing new business relationships and partnerships, and maintaining and strengthening existing ones.
• Stakeholder management – leading strategic relationships and supporting key partner organisations, including state and federal government, employers, program partners and employment providers to deliver successful outcomes and strengthen our relationships
• Process efficiency – reviewing existing company recruitment, contract and program delivery efficiencies and leading work to optimise successful outcomes and partnership activity
• Staff management – act as a senior manager within the company, and effectively lead and manage a team of staff.


The ideal candidate will have the following experiences, skills and attributes. Please note, this is our key selection criteria for shortlisting candidates:


• Relevant tertiary qualifications
• Commitment to supporting young people into education and employment
• Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and communities
• Demonstrated understanding and practice of respect for people across a range of background and cultures
• Significant experience and demonstrated ability to scope, plan and lead on recruitment, contracts and program management activities
• Senior stakeholder management experience across Government, industry, commercial and Not for profit sectors
• Knowledge of Vocational Education and Training and Employment Sector
• Demonstrated strong business engagement skills with a focus on future needs and opportunities
• High level liaison, networking, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Capacity to deliver quality work in tight timelines
• Strong decision making skills including the ability to consult and gather information, consider alternatives, communicate and review outcomes
• Demonstrated capacity to autonomously determine and work to deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to lead staff and foster collaboration across teams
• Financial acumen, with a demonstrated ability to manage a budget

To see the full Position Description please click pdfhere.


Applications for this position will close on Sunday 15th October 2017.

Please note, only applications which include a response to the key selection criteria will be considered for short-listing.

To be considered for the position, applications should be addressed to Traci McCormick and include:

• A cover-letter which responds to the Key Selection Criteria
• A current version of your CV/ Resume

Additional information about the role can be found within the position description.

Applications should be submitted to [email protected], using the subject line: Executive Manager - Recruitment Services.

For further information on the role, please contact Traci McCormick on 0422 725 863 or [email protected]