Job opportunities with AFL NT

Tavis Perry of the AFL NT says there are some terrific opporunities available in the organisation, including his former job as a Regional Development Manager based at Elcho Island; a remote location based 500km east of Darwin where one of the biggest Indigenous communities in Australia, Galiwinku, is situated (read an account of it here).

He says these are fantastic entry level jobs into the AFL – $60k plus accommodation, a car, 9wks annual leave and free Professional Development.

Tavis has attached a position description for his old role that is now available at Galiwinku (see below) but there are other positions available in Maningrida and Tiwi Islands.

Tavis says they are really looking for people who can work independently, have a real passion for AFL and want to work in the industry.

Tavis can be contacted at [email protected] or on  0429 704 809.

Position Title: Regional Development Manager – Galiwinku

Overview of Role






The AFLNT is being funded by the Australian Government to provide a Regional Development Manager to Galiwinku on Elcho Island.


The Regional Development Manager will:


  1. Coordinate local AFL activities to support the Australian Government community development initiatives.


  1. Coordinate local competitions in the region and promote Australian Football throughout the communities.


  1. Develop football infra-structure in the region through quality coaching, umpiring and club development practices


Job/Task Profile


Provide local opportunities for participants on Elcho Island to participate in structured Australian Rules Football programs from grass roots to representative level in line with their ability.


  • Develop AFL Auskick, AFL Kickstart and AFL Junior programs in the regions
  • Develop youth football programs in the region
  • Develop senior football in the region and form a local committee to administer.
  • Assist Schools manager to recruit and train AFL School Ambassadors within the region
  • Assist with affiliated league development and AFL Club Management Program where required within region.
  • Assist with the conduct of Umpire, Coach and administrator education courses in the region.
    • Assist in talent identification within the region.


Key Selection Criteria



  • Reliable employment history and a strong work ethic with evidence of a high level of initiative “can do” attitude.
    • Evidence of cross cultural awareness
    • An ability to work with limited supervision, manage time effectively and meet deadlines.



  • Good understanding of AFL Football in the Northern Territory.




  • Strategic Planning and Organisation

Able to establish and prioritise to achieve AFLNT program objectives, in an environment where a number of programs are delivered simultaneously.


  • People Management

Ability to work with and influence people within the sporting environment

Understand and demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate, train and recognise volunteers in the football environment.


  • Ø   Time Management

Able to effectively organise daily priorities in line with objectives to increase control and personal productivity.


  • Communication Skills

Relates easily to others

Demonstrate a sound operational knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and email

Well developed written and verbal communication skills


  • Stakeholder Management

Able to manage and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders



Key  performance



  • Ø Increase participation in the region by 10%
  • Ø Develop AFL Juniors Competitions in Galiwinku
  • Ø Ensure all children in the region have an opportunity to participate in an AFL program
  • Ø Ensure a Elcho Island region team is represented in all Northern Territory Game Development Carnivals, including Kickstart Country Championships, Healthy lifestyle Carnivals and school sport carnivals.

Key Relationships


Reports to

  • Remote Projects Manager


Other Key Relationships

  • Indigenous Programs Manager
  • Game Development Manager
  • Talent and Coaching Manager
  • Participation and Schools Manager
  • Remote Area projects Manager
  • Other Regional Development Managers
  • Umpiring Development Manager
  • Football Operations Manager
  • School Sport NT and Cluster Coordinators
  • Auskick, AFL Junior, Youth and senior football committees
  • Indigenous community members






Indigenous Applicants are encouraged to apply

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