Barker College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced, innovative and enthusiastic AFL Head Coach for the boys’ program.

Listed: 28 February 2022

Role Type: Support Role
Department: Sport
Employment Type: Casual
Attendance Type: Casual
Commencement Date: ASAP
Application Closing Date: 9 March 2022 at 10:00AM

Barker College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced, innovative and enthusiastic AFL Head Coach for the boys’ program.

This is a casual role to commence ASAP from 14 March 2022.

The 1st XVIII Coach – Australian Rules is a member of the Barker Sports’ Department, which is inspired at all times by the core Barker values (Commitment, Compassion, Courage, Integrity, and Respect). Each staff member participates in the effective management of the sports program of the School as an integral part of the Barker community.

As the 1st Coach, you have responsibility for coaching of the 1st Boys Australian Rules team. Through a strong understanding of School policy and process, you will facilitate the program with the strategic intent of the Sport Department. You will work closely with the Co-Curricular Coordinator (CCC) of Australian Rules, the Director of Sport – Operations, the Head of Sport and all staff within the Program.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the delivery of an appropriate coaching and competition program, through effective planning, coaching, leadership and communication
  • Ensure the primary focus of the program remains on the students at Barker and inspire these students through the delivery of an excellent, contemporary, motivating program
  • To accompany and be responsible for students to/at training and competition
  • Facilitate the implementation of training sessions throughout the week
  • Connect with the Strength and Conditioning team to ensure a high level of skill and fitness is maintained
  • Provide technical instruction and feedback to students appropriate for their age and competitive level
  • Facilitate the selection of individuals into the 1st XVIII team
  • Assist, when necessary, with the entry of students into competitions
  • Ensure that appropriate equipment and logistics are prepared for each training session
  • Provide the Coordinator of Australian Rules Football with recommendations, where appropriate, on policies and procedures that may assist the program
  • Ensure acceptable and appropriate School clothing and footwear is worn within the program
  • Risk assess and ensure safe practice is implemented for any Australian Rules sessions.

Skills and Experience Essential to the role:

  • Level 2 AFL Coaching
  • Experience with coaching Under 17 age groups
  • High level of organisational skill
  • Capacity to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Ability to learn and use a range of applications and School related software
  • Highly refined communication skills, both written and oral
  • Commitment to the School’s Mission, Vision and Values.

Barker College is a child safe organisation and all statutory checks and references are required prior to confirmation of employment. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check will be required.

Barker College is an Anglican School and applicants for this position will need to demonstrate sympathy with and support for the School’s Christian values.

Barker College is committed to a safe work environment and all staff members work within our WHS Policy & Procedures and other relevant documentation.

Referees will only be contacted after initial interviews have been carried out.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae.

To Apply:
Please apply directly via SEEK providing a current CV and a supporting cover letter.

Applications close: 9 March 2022 at 10:00AM

Barker College is a Workplace Gender Equality Employer