Adelaide Thunderbirds & Netball SA High Performance Manager Candidate application pack final
For the appointment of:
Adelaide Thunderbirds & High Performance
Manager Permanent Recruitment
Table of Contents
2 About Net ball SA
3 Current Vacancy
4 Posit ion Descript ion
8 Inf orm at ion on Applicat ion Process
9 Links of int erest
About Netball SA
Net ball SA is t he peak St at e Sport ing Organisat ion f or net b all in Sout h Aust ralia and is af f iliat ed
w it h Net b all Aust ralia.
Net ball is t he leading w om en's p art icip at ion sp ort and t op t eam b ased sport in Aust ralia.
Net ball SA is responsible f or t he governance, developm ent , prom ot ion and adm inist rat ion of
net b all t hroughout Sout h Aust ralia and has t he responsib ilit y f or servicing it s 30,000 m em b ers,
t he op erat ions of Net b all SA St ad ium and t he running of it s elit e t eam , t he Adelaide
As a p rof essional sport ing organisat ion w it h ext ensive com m unit y reach, Net ball SA is a key
t ool t o enhance t he reput at ion of t he sport and t o com m unicat e new s of signif icance t o
m em bers, f ans, sup port ers and t he general p ublic.
The Adelaide Thunderb ird s are a prof essional net b all t eam com pet ing in t he ANZ
Cham pionship . The Thunderb irds are ow ned and operat ed by Net b all SA and are a key
st rat egic com ponent of prom ot ing and developing t he gam e of net ball in Sout h Aust ralia
Net ball SA is d ynam ic, vibrant and inclusive.
Our Mission Statement
Fost ering excellence t hrough cont inuous grow t h and developm en t of Net b all in Sout h
Social Responsibilit y
Account ab ilit y
Adelaide Thunderbirds & High Performance
Working across all Netball SA High Performance programs
Key development role within the sport of Netball
Full-time role based at Mile End
Netball SA is the peak State Sporting Organisation for netball in South Australia and is affiliated with Netball Australia.
Netball is the leading women's participation sport and top team based sport in Australia.Netball SA is responsible for the
governance, development, promotion and administration of netball throughout South Australia and has the responsibility for
servicing its 30,000 members, the operations of Netball SA Stadium and the running of its elite team, the Adelaide
This role is responsible for the program and operational management of all Netball SA High Performance programs under
the strategic direction of the General Manager- High Performance. These programs include the Netball SA elite team, the
Adelaide Thunderbirds, and Netball SA representative teams - the Southern Force, State 21 & Under, State 19 & Under and
State 17 & Under. This role will also oversee the management of the State Premier Netball Competition by providing
direction and leadership to the Competitions Coordinator and other relevant staff as required.
Key responsibilities in this role cover four key areas:
Netball SA High Performance Programs
Drive the Netball SA High Performance Programs to achieve an integrated delivery model across all programs
Oversee all operations of the Adelaide Thunderbirds including administration and logistics
Administration of the Adelaide Thunderbirds involvement in ANZ Championship including acting as primary liaison
between the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the ANZ Championship
State Premier Netball Competition (SPNC)
Oversee the management of the Subway Cup and other Netball SA competitions through the provision of direction
and leadership to the Competitions Coordinator
Ideally suiting individuals with strong background in Netball or experience in high performance within sport, it is expected
the successful applicant will offer outstanding organisational, relationship management and negotiation skills. Applicants
with formal qualifications in a relevant field will be highly regarded.
Interested applicants can apply to apply to Kane McCard via firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference
number 128056. Applications close 5pm June 16th. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured. Telephone
enquiries are welcomed during business hours to 08 8100 7000. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured.
Please contact Kane McCard
P 8100 7000
Reference No 128056
Position title: Adelaide Thunderbirds & High Performance Program Manager
Reports to: General Manager- High Performance
Date: June 2014
Department: High Performance
Position Details: Full-time, permanent position based at Netball SA Stadium
Netball SA is the peak State Sporting Organisation for netball in South Australia and is affiliated with Netball
Netball is the leading women's participation sport and top team based sport in Australia.
Netball SA is responsible for the governance, development, promotion and administration of netball
throughout South Australia and has the responsibility for servicing its 30,000 members, the operations of
Netball SA Stadium and the running of its elite team, the Adelaide Thunderbirds
The High Performance Program Manager is responsible for the program and operational management of all
Netball SA High Performance programs under the strategic direction of the General Manager - High
Performance. These programs include the Netball SA elite team, the Adelaide Thunderbirds, and Netball SA
representative teams - the Southern Force, State 21 & Under, State 19 & Under and State 17 & Under.
The High Performance Program Manager will also oversee the management of the State Premier Netball
Competition by providing direction and leadership to the Competitions Coordinator and other relevant staff
General Manager - High Performance and the CEO
Game Development Manager and Commercial Operations Manager and departments.
Adelaide Thunderbirds athletes and Team staff
Netball Australia/ANZ Championship Staff.
SASI Head Coach.
State Representative team personnel, athletes, parents and relevant volunteers.
State Premier Netball Competition Club Presidents and Coaches.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
1. Netball SA High Performance Programs
Drive the Netball SA High Performance Programs to achieve an integrated delivery model across all
programs, service providers and applied research.
Establish a comprehensive management framework of policies, processes and procedures that
ensures integrity and accountability in the delivery of the High Performance area.
Administer all phases of the Netball SA representative team programs including facilitation of team
staff appointments in collaboration with the relevant Netball SA and SASI Staff.
Under the strategic direction of the General Manager- High Performance, help deliver development
programs for identified Coaches.
Management of communication between Netball Australia and the Netball SA High Performance
Develop and implement tools and resources for the Netball SA High Performance pathway
2. Adelaide Thunderbirds
Manage all operations of the Adelaide Thunderbirds including team administration and logistics;
Preparation and management of the ThunderGuide – the team policy and procedure manual;
Administer the Adelaide Thunderbirds staff appointments and contracts in consultation with the
Management of the Wellbeing Coordinator/Leadership Facilitator and team Chaplain.
Enhance commercial opportunities for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in conjunction with the
Commercial Operations Manager and assist with the servicing sponsors
Oversee and coordinate all communication between Netball SA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds;
Provide operational assistance to the Head Coach as required;
Manage the Adelaide Thunderbirds budget;
Work closely with the Head Coach, Coaching staff and Team Manager on operational requirements;
Set-up and coordinate all training sessions as required by the Head Coach;
Support the Media Coordinator with player appearances for media
Support Commercial Operations Manager with player appearances for sponsors
Work closely with the CEO in all ANZ Championship management requirements
Build and maintain a close and collaborative working relationship with the TTNL and all ANZ Clubs
Build and maintain a close and collaborative working relationship with Netball Australia.
3. ANZ Championship
Administration of the Adelaide Thunderbirds involvement in ANZ Championship competition
including oversight of the rules, regulations, registrations and appeals, stakeholder communications
Management of the Competition Rules and coordination of the Team Participation Agreement and
Liaison between the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the ANZ Championship
4. State Premier Netball Competition (SPNC)
Oversee the management of the SPNC and other Netball SA competitions through the provision of
direction and leadership to the Competitions Coordinator.
Contribute to the overall success of the Netball SA team through open and honest
communication, respect for others and reporting progress regularly.
Take a proactive role in fostering a positive, enterprising and success-driven culture within
Participate in the Performance Development Review Process which includes regular
review of performance against the responsibilities and performance objectives.
Perform the responsibilities of the role in a manner which reflects and responds to
Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
Tertiary qualifications or similar experience in a relevant field.
Proven success in planning, implementing and delivering outcomes in a team environment.
Demonstrated high level administrative experience, including information management,
resource allocation, reporting and policy implementation.
Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources, including program and departmental
A demonstrated understanding of netball or high performance sport.
The ability to manage and lead a team to achieve organisational outcomes.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a broad
range of stakeholder groups.
Outstanding relationship management, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Exceptional organisation skills and a demonstrated ability to manage time and resources.
Experience in managing conflicting initiatives and priorities.
Highly developed customer service skills
Event management skills, preferably in the sporting sector.
Proven ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team in a fast paced
High level computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite, the Web and IT resources.
Leads by example and has integrity and willingness to model the values of Netball SA.
Demonstrates commitment, drive and initiative to achieve organisational strategic
Highly motivated and enthusiastic team player with the ability to work
autonomously and collaboratively in a team to maximise outcomes.
Works well under pressure and has a strong attention to detail.
Ability to display personal responsibility for transparent decision making.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service focus.
Excellent personal presentation.
Hours of work:
The position is full-time and the nature of the role requires out of hours, weekend work
interstate and international travel.
The successful applicant will be required to satisfy the requirements of a National Police Check.
Information on Application Process
Thank you f or regist ering your int erest and review ing t he det ails f or t he posit ion of
Adelaide Thunderbird s & High Perf orm ance Program Manager w it h t he Net b all SA
Follow ing is an out line of t he recruit m ent p rocess:
Applicat ions f or t his posit ion should con sist of t w o sect ions:
1. Your CV det ailing your em ploym ent hist ory, educat ional qualif icat ions and cont act
2. A cover let t er of up t o t w o p ages out lining your relevant experience and
achievem ent s, relat able t o t he crit eria out lined in t he provided posit ion descript ion
The Recruitment Process
Search and Advert ising:
You m ay be cont act ed f or f urt her d iscussion on your applicat ion d uring t he search
and advert ising phase t hat t akes place up unt il t he closing dat e of ap plicat ions.
Applicat ion Review and Short list ing:
In collaborat ion w it h t he client f ollow ing t he close of ap plicat ions, McArt hur w ill
f inalise review of all ap plicat ions and agree on a short list b ased on ap plicat ion d at a
and screening cont ent . Screening m ay involve init ial int erview s w it h a McArt hur
consult ant t o clarif y det ail and com p ile a m ore com prehensive prof ile of your
ap plicat ion.
Panel Int erview s:
Select ion f or int erview w ill be b ased on how w ell you have provided com parat iv e
inf orm at ion com p ared t o ot her ap plicant s. You w ill be cont act ed in advance t o
arrange a suit able t im e t o at t end. If you are not select ed f or panel
int erview , you w ill be not if ied by em ail.
Psychom et ric Assessm ent s:
Short list ed candidat es m ay be asked t o com plet e an online Psychom et ric Assessm ent
during t his process.
Ref erence Checks:
At t he appropriat e t im e, inf orm at ion m ay be sought f rom your nom inat ed ref erees. It
is pref erable t hat one of t hese ref erees is your m ost recent or current supervisor.
Your perm ission w ill be sought prior t o any cont act b eing m ade.
Conf ident ialit y is assured.
For som e posit ions it m ay be necessary t o verif y inf orm at ion you have provid ed (e.g.
Educat ional qualif icat ions), or t o und ert ake cert ain pre-em ploym ent checks (e.g.
crim inal convict ion check, w orking w it h children check). These checks w ill b e
conduct ed on t he pref erred ap plicant (s) only.
Links of interest
Netball SA Website:
Netball SA Strategic Plan
Adelaide Thunderbirds Website:
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Applicat ions close: June 16 2014 and m ust b e received (p ref erably in Word f orm at ) via
our w eb sit e w w w .m cart hur.com .au. Ref erence 128056 At t ent ion: Kane McCard .
McArt hur reserves t he right t o accept applicat ions af t er t his dat e in consult at ion w it h
t he Net ball SA.
If you req uire any assist ance during t he ap plicat ion process, please call Kane McCard
on 08 8100 7000
We look f orw ard t o receiving your applicat ion and d iscussing t his posit ion w it h you in
f urt her det ail.