HEAD OF JUNIOR FOOTBALL-PART TIME

Are you passionate about helping tamariki & rangatahi (U5-U12) enjoy football?  

Do you enjoy working with children, liaising with their parents and creating a vibrant fun environment?

Can you manage multiple priorities, milestones and deadlines?

If you answered YES, then Northern Rovers Football Club would like to hear from you.

Northern Rovers FC is seeking an enthusiastic and visionary individual to lead all aspects of our Junior Football from U5 – U12, through the First Kicks, Fun Football and Junior Frameworks. The role is initially part time (0.5FTE) however it is anticipated that the role will grow into a full-time position.

The Head of Junior Football is responsible for evolving the Clubs playing and development philosophies by implementing the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan from First Kicks through Fun Football and the Junior Framework.  The role is critical to the recruitment and retention of players providing a strong basis for sustained growth and is the key contact and focal point for the Junior members, parents, and coaches.

The post holder will be required to lead and or contribute to the following areas:

First Kicks & Fun Football

Junior Framework

Schools & Community Programmes

Coach Education & Volunteer Coach Support

Club Playing Philosophy and Style

As well as work with the NRFC Staff and Volunteers to achieve the objectives across all areas of the Club

The Ideal Candidate will hold:

NZF Junior Level 3

OFC/NZF C Licence

NZF Club Based Coach Developer

Class 1 driving license

Tertiary Qualification in Sport Management or related area of study is an advantage

And will have:

Experience of working in community development or sport environment

Knowledge and understanding of the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan and the football landscape in Auckland

Experience of developing networks and working with a range of stakeholders

Strong parent and player relationship-building and maintenance skills.

Experience in the coordination of activities and resources.

Proficient computer skills: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc.

If you enjoy working collaboratively to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for tamariki & rangatahi, can work unsupervised, outside of normal business hours and manage delivery of outcomes and enjoy communicating clearly with players, coaches and parents, then this is an excellent opportunity for you.

Candidates should send their CV and covering letter to NRFC General Manager Lee Edwards, [email protected] no later than 5pm on Monday 4th October 2021.

About Northern Rovers FC

Northern Rovers FC was formed in November 2020 through a merger of Forrest Hill Milford FC and Glenfield Rovers FC.  The merger was, in part, due to the rising cost of sports participation, by merging the clubs we would be able to share resources thus becoming more efficient and able to offer better value to members.  Our vision is to be recognised as the best Community Football Club in New Zealand through creating the environment, culture, and pathways necessary to enable our players and coaches to achieve their full potential and remain engaged in our sport. 

Our long-term goals:

Our Pathway

Northern Rovers is the only Club in the region that provides the complete pathway for boys & girls from First Kicks, through Junior Youth & Senior Football which includes Youth Teams in the Regional Leagues and Senior Men’s & Women’s Teams playing in the highest Regional Leagues.

We have:

Our Membership

We have over 1,200 active players across all grades.  Players come predominantly from across the North Shore, Kaipatiki, Albany as well as Devonport & Takapuna Local Board areas, but also from as far afield as Kemu, Mount Roskill, Wellsford, Kelston, Titirangi, Muriwai, Glen Eden & Freemans Bay.

Position Description

Job Title: Head of Junior Football
Location: Northern Rovers Football Club, McFetridge Park & Becroft Park
Reports To: General Manager Position Type: Part-Time
Established: September 2021 Reviewed: September 2021
ROLE PURPOSE
Responsible for evolving the Clubs playing and development philosophies by implementing the NZ Football  Whole of Football Plan from First Kicks through Fun Football and the Junior Framework. The role is critical to the  recruitment and retention of players providing a strong basis for sustained growth and is the key contact and focal  point for the Junior members, parents and coaches.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
First Kicks, Fun Football & Junior Boys Football (approx 40%) Ensure the First Kicks, Fun Football and Junior Boys Football programmes are delivered according to NZFs  requirements and the Clubs philosophy providing a positive experience for participants and parents. Establish a network of paid and volunteer convenors, coaches and other support personnel to effectively deliver  the programmes. Develop and implement a clear and effective Communication Plan that maintains positive relationships with  players, parents, convenors, coaches and managers and ensures all participants are familiar with and understand  the Clubs Rules and Regulations. Including, but not limited to regular updates, meetings, website and social  media content. Ensure all teams are selected in a fair and transparent process and teams placed in a grade that provides the  appropriate competition point and positive experience. With the General Manager ensure that all coaches, whether paid or volunteer, are Police checked and that the  Board are informed of any concerns With the General Manager ensure that all paid coaches have a signed contract including delivery schedule, which  is monitored. With the General Manager ensure that all invoices for coaching are checked against delivery schedules and  appropriately authorised. Ensure convenors, coaches and managers have a clear understanding of the delivery of football within the Club,  the expectations and the support  Develop and implement coach feedback processes ensuring each coach is assessed pre-season, mid-season  and end of season and coaches have a development plan in place, were appropriate. Attend selected practices and games to ensure all equipment is in place, monitor delivery and ensure coaches  deliver the club development programme and the behaviour of players, coaches and parents’ is appropriate With the General Manager and administration team to provide organisational support on grounds allocations for  training and games to ensure all teams have appropriate grounds for training and competition. With the General Manager ensure that all necessary uniforms and equipment is inventoried, distributed pre season and collected post season, identifying any missing or damaged items. With the General Manager identify any uniform or equipment requirements. 

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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Player Retention & Growth (Approx 5%) Develop and implement programmes aimed at maintaining steady year-on-year growth across the First Kicks,  Fun Football and Junior Football Grades. Schools (Approx 25%) Working with the General Manager and the Community Football Committee to: Ensure the Club has a high profile and strong reputation with Primary and Intermediate Schools in the  Clubs catchment area. Develop and implement a schools engagement programme for Primary and Intermediate Schools in the  Clubs catchment area. Maintain regular communication with key personnel in Primary and Intermediate Schools in the Clubs  catchment area. Deliver coaching programmes into Primary and Intermediate Schools in the Clubs catchment area to  create a pipeline of players joining the Club. Community Programmes (Approx 10%) Ensure NRFC obtains and maintains an NZF Accredited Skill Centre Lead development and Implementation for Community Programmes including but not limited to Skills Centre and  Holiday Programmes, Junior Summer Football, Goalkeeper training etc. Create additional Community Football & Futsal offerings and engagements Coach Education (Approx 5%) With the Heads of Women’s and Men’s Football ensure a learning environment that will support our coaching  development at all levels of the club. Develop NRFC Coach Education Schedule for Junior Football Deliver a series of; NZF Intro, Junior Coaching Courses Create a support network for NRFC Volunteer Coaches Support the Heads of Women’s and Men’s Football to deliver a series of NZF Youth and Senior Coaching  Courses With the Heads of Women’s and Men’s Football develop and communicate the Clubs Coaches’ Manual that sets  out all information and expectations for all coaches. Club Playing Philosophy and Style (Approx 5%) Working with the Heads of Men’s & Women’s Football to: Develop, document and implement the Clubs’ playing style and philosophy, aligned to the NZF Whole of  Football Plan, across our Junior age groups, whilst ensuring a fun aspect is always paramount.

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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Player Talent Identification and Pathways (Approx 2%) Support the Heads of Women’s & Men’s Football to: Identify Junior players with the potential to progress the NRFC Talent Development Programme (TDP)  and other Youth Development opportunities. Other (Approx 3%) Produce and monitor an annual Individual Performance Plan. Ensure all data is properly collected and stored in the Clubs Membership Data base or other Club system as  appropriate Produce budgets, progress and financial reports as required by the General Manager or the Board. Keeping the Club mission, vision and what we value at the forefront of planning and activities Comply with all policies and procedures of the Club or its partners. Undertake any tasks or responsibilities as may be required by management from time to time. An ambassador for Northern Rovers Football Club, always presenting a positive image of the Club. Health & Safety  Responsible for complying with health and safety policies and procedures. Responsible for your own health and  safety while at work and ensuring that your actions do not put others at risk. The Purpose and Key Accountabilities should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. This is  intended as an outline to indicate the areas of activity and will be amended, from time to time, in the light  of the changing needs and priorities of the organisation.

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PERSON SPECIFICATION
Qualifications NZF Junior Level 3 OFC/NZF C License NZF Club Based Coach Developer Class 1 driving license Tertiary Qualification in Sport Management or related area of study is an advantage Skills, Knowledge and Experience Experience of working in community development or sport environment Knowledge and understanding of the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan and the football landscape in Auckland Experience of developing networks and working with a range of stakeholders Strong parent and player relationship-building and maintenance skills. Experience in the coordination of activities and resources. Proficient computer skills: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc. Personal Attributes Collaborative approach Ability to work unsupervised, outside of normal business hours and manage delivery of outcomes Highly professional “can-do” attitude, proactive and committed to continuous improvement Ability to manage conflicting priorities, resilient and maintains performance under pressure Strong communication skills: written, oral presentation and listening. Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills with significant experience in managing  multiple conflicting priorities in a busy environment. High level of customer focus and a professional attitude Commitment/ability to maintain the absolute confidentiality of information. Competencies Relationship Management – Builds and maintains strong relationships Leadership – Demonstrates positive behaviours and organisation values, is accountable for own performance,  empowers others and seeks support as appropriate Decision Making – Demonstrates a reasoned approach to difficult or complex decisions identifying the most  practicable solutions Project management – Manages multiple priorities, milestones and deadlines Customer service focus – Strong ability to deliver a high level of customer service to all external stakeholder  groups

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KEY RELATIONSHIP
External Internal
• Coaches • Coach Educators & Mentors • RSTs • Schools • NZ Football • Football Federations• General Manager • Membership Manager • Heads of Women’s & Mems Football • Community Football Committee
KEY RESULTS AREAS
An Individual Performance Plan will be completed each year setting the targets for each of the Key Results Areas as well  as any other key tasks assigned to the post holder. First Kicks & Fun Football, including feedback from players & parents Junior framework, including feedback from players & parents School & Community Group Engagement Coach Education, including number of qualified coaches across First Kicks, Fun Football & the Junior  Framework Club Development & Culture