Cricket Australia (CA) is one of the nation's premier sporting bodies, with a vision for Cricket to be Australia's favourite sport and a sport for all Australians. Operating within the sports and entertainment industry, CA is responsible for overseeing and developing cricket on a national level.
Public Policy & Government Relations Adviser
Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket is looking for a Public Policy & Government Relations Adviser to join our growing public policy and government relations team. The role will be based at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.
The Public Policy & Government Relations Adviser will develop and co-ordinate public policy and government relations activity in Queensland, with a focus on relationships with the Queensland Government and municipal governments. The role will report to the General Manager - Public Policy & Government Relations, with a dotted line to the Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Cricket.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
- Proactively identify and analyse federal, state and local government sports issues within Queensland, and provide recommendations to the General Manager - Public Policy and Government Relations on those issues
- Develop contacts and relationships with key offices within the Queensland Government and with municipal governments, to deliver funding for key projects and programs of significance to Cricket Australia and Australian cricket
- Develop contacts and relationships with key offices within the Queensland Government and with municipal governments, to ensure that the views and perspectives of Australian Cricket on policy matters are conveyed to government
- Develop relationships with Australian Cricket stakeholders and other professional sporting bodies as required to improve outcomes for Australian Cricket
- Manage daily communications with federal, state and local government and other stakeholders within Queensland
- Prepare and execute government and public policy communication plans
- Develop and execute an agreed strategy across all levels of Government
- As appropriate, represent Australian Cricket in government meetings/forums
- Prepare briefing papers and reports for Board and CEO as required
Skills and Experience
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Relationship building skills
- Strong organisational skills
- Previous public policy and government relations experience (desirable)
- Experience at federal, state or local government level (desirable)
- An understanding of and passion for the game of cricket (desirable)
Please note : Only candidates selected for the short list will be contacted in relation to this role.
Applications close - 12 July 2015
Digital Product Owner
Do you have a passion for digital and aspire to a career in digital product management? We have an exciting entry-level opportunity to join our digital team. As the Digital Product Owner you will work with multiple vendors to manage the ongoing development and operation of a key product portfolio.
- Shape the product roadmap for a portfolio of digital products
- Work with vendors to execute on your product vision
- Manage a product backlog - develop user stories, define acceptance criteria and prioritise new product features
- Manage the ongoing development and operation of the products
- Work closely with a wide range of stakeholders across Australian Cricket
- Drive product engagement to deliver key strategic imperatives
- Shape and implement a site commercialisation strategy for the platform
Skills and Experience
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- Experience working in digital (2+ years)
- Strong stakeholder management skills
- Outstanding communication skills
- Strong analytical skills and an attention for detail
- A passion for cricket
And ideally you will have:
- Some exposure to Agile software delivery
- Some experience working in a team delivering digital products
- Some project management expertise
- Knowledge of grass root sport competition management
If you are ready to work in a professional and passionate environment, whilst helping cricket to become Australia’s favourite sport, we look forward to hearing from you!
Applications close - 17 July 2015
Accounts Payable Officer
Are you an experienced Accounts Payable professional who likes to keep busy? Would you like to be processing payments for one of the most respected names in Australian sport? Well we have got the job for you.
Cricket Australia is one of the nation’s premier sporting bodies, and provides an exciting, dynamic working environment within the sports and entertainment industry. As an organisation it is responsible for overseeing and developing Cricket on a national level, ultimately with a responsibility for the national cricket team.
Reporting in to the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for a range of Accounts Payable functions including:
- Creditor processing, reconciliation and enquiries
- Invoice validation
- Ensure all processes are communicated to, and education of, all staff
- Driving Purchase Order uptake in the business
- Assist with month end processing and reconciliations
In order to become a part of this winning team you should have:
- Experience with Accounts Payable and Finance Systems
- Strong communication skills
- Accurate data entry skills
You will also need the ability to work on issues simultaneously and good all round PC skills, Excel in particular and knowledge of Basware and Microsoft Dynamics AX software is highly advantageous. As with all Accounts Payable roles, you will need to be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
You will be rewarded with a friendly and exciting environment and experience working with a team that is passionate about what they do.
Applications close - 17 July 2015
Queensland Cricket is responding to the increasing popularity of cricket by placing greater emphasis on its Game Development activities. Game Development is responsible for promoting and developing the game amongst the younger generation, as well as across both genders and within Australia's indigenous and multicultural communities.
Performance Analyst – High Performance
Queensland Cricket is embarking on an exciting program to develop the structures that support the performance of the state’s high performance teams including the Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire. As part of this strategy a part time contract position of Performance Analyst has been created to support the Heat Coach and Talent Development and Pathway Manager for each side.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Coding all matches for the Bulls, Fire, Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) and the Heat both BBL and Women’s BBL (WBBL).
- Providing support to training sessions to optimise skills development and team planning.
- Administering the Athlete Management System (AMS) for the State and ensuring all appropriate staff and players have access to the system.
- Educating AMS users so the functionality of the system can be effectively exploited.
- Recording measurements of athlete performance in accordance with the Australian Cricket Performance Program (ACPP) as well as performance against relevant objectives with the High Performance environment.
The successful candidate will require outstanding knowledge and understanding of the game as well as an affinity for databases and systems. He/she will also need the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to build sound relationships with elite players, coaches and administrators.
Interested candidates should submit their application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close - 8 July 2015
Systems and Data Officer
As part of this greater commitment to "growing Australia's favourite sport", particularly in regional Queensland, Queensland Cricket is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the position of Systems and Data Officer.
Reporting to the Game Development Manager, the Systems and Data Officer will be responsible for improving data integrity and the utilisation of key systems such as MyCricket to facilitate strategic analysis and the achievement of broader participation objectives. Particular areas of focus will be:
- Delivering MyCricket training programs and support for Queensland Cricket staff and community stakeholders.
- Overseeing internal Queensland Cricket usage of MyCricket for Pathway and representative programs.
- Ensuring that Queensland Cricket website sections relevant to MyCricket and the registration process for insurance purposes are up to date.
- Carrying out data analysis to provide strategic insights regarding participation trends.
- Acting as "champion" and super user for the CROWD computer application and act as the conduit between Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket in relation to troubleshooting, feedback and advanced training for staff.
- Support Game and Market Development with website development, updates and exposure.
- Oversee intranet system with necessary updates and improvements.
The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of the structure and functionality of large databases such as Access, SQL and EXCEL and will have the presentation and interpersonal skills to be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with field based staff and a wide range of stakeholders including cricket clubs.
Interested candidates should submit their applications to:
Game Development Manager
1 Greg Chappell Street
Applications close - 12 July 2015
Applecross Cricket Club
Applecross play in the WASTCA (Suburban Turf Competition). The club will more than likely be entering 7 sides for the upcoming season.
Player Coach Position Season 2015-16
The Applecross Cricket club is looking for a Player Coach for the upcoming season.
- Current level 2 Coaching qualifications
- Enthusiastic attitude
- Excellent organisational skills
- Excellent communication skills (ability to talk to players and committee)
- Proven cricket background
- Local Perth based candidates only need apply
- Take training on Tuesday & Thursday nights (5-7pm) approx.
- Training will mainly consist of one on one training with bats / bowlers, plus daily fielding & fitness drills.
- Assist with team selections.
- Liaise with team captains with regards to match day planning and players roles
- Play Saturday cricket in the “A” Grade side. The top side plays a mix of one day & two day games throughout the season. All cricket is played on Saturdays.
An excellent package is available to the right candidate. It is negotiable based on experience.
Please send any expression of interest to email@example.com with any CV you have pertaining to the role.
Applications close - 20 July 2015
Gordon District Cricket Club
Founded in 1905, the Gordon District Cricket Club (GDCC) has a proud history of producing competitive teams and players in the Sydney Grade Cricket competition. The clubs has four club championships, six 1st Grade and numerous lower grade premiership to its credit - including three in the last 3 seasons under our recently retired head coach.
As well as its premiership successes, Gordon has produced a long list of representative players - including 19 Australian representatives and 37 NSW players.
Amongst these are some of the greatest names in Australian cricket including Charlie McCartney, Victor Trumper, Bert Oldfield, Neil Harvey, Brian Taber, Adam Gilchrist, Phil Emery, Matthew Nicholson and Beau Casson developing their cricket careers at Gordon.
The last few years have seen a number of experienced players retire and although we have a talented pool of young talent, performances in the past two years have been below the club's expectation, a situation GDCC is keen to rectify.
Through a dedicated focus on developing local juniors, the GDCC has, and continues to attract, a talented playing group in excess of 90 cricketers, who are keen for future club and individual success.
GDCC is now seeking applications for the position of Head Coach for 3 years from the 2015/16 - 2017/18 seasons inclusive.
The Head Coach is responsible for the following:
- Prepare the annual Cricket Program.
- Together with the Club Cricket committee, setting the overall coaching structure and resources, including appointment of assistant / specialist coaching roles.
- Planning and implementing the training and coaching program for the six grade, Poidevin Gray, and High Performance Development Squads.
- Developing and implementing both pre season and in-season training programs.
- Identify the specific requirements of teams and individuals, and providing the coaching to enable those individuals to specifically target the areas identified
- Co-ordinating and managing the specialist and assistant coaches
- Support first grade team preparation on match days.
- Reporting to the Cricket Committee as to the progress of the playing group including significant issues; ongoing program planning; skill deficiencies; resource issues; facility issues.
- Liaising with the Selection Committee and team captains regarding selection and player performance.
- Regular direct liaison with players regarding their progress, areas of improvement, development of plans with specific skill coaches, utilising a 360 degree feedback format.
- Liaising with CNSW with respect to GDCC players in their programs and ensuring, where possible, that GDCC players are given opportunity to obtain higher representative honours.
- Representing GDCC, where required, at various functions, media opportunities.
- Liaising with the GDCC Junior Development area to ensure strong linkages in coaching programs and player progression from junior squads to grade cricket.
- It is desirable that the candidate hold Level 3 Coaching Certificate with Cricket NSW/Australia
- Relevant coaching experience at grade and/ or junior elite squads
- Ability to build high performance team culture
- Strong people management skills
- Ability to lead a sporting club through change
- Demonstrated abilities to obtain results
Please direct all inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance or Michael Cant on 0419 422 873.
Australian Cricketers' Association
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) is the official collective and representative body of professional cricketers in Australia, safeguarding the rights of present and past, male and female elite cricketers.