Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference and positively contribute to broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? We are seeking a passionate Deadly Choices Program Manager to ‘Don the Sash’ and join the Bombers.

About Us

Essendon FC - "The Bombers" - are a professional sporting team in the Australian Football League. This is an incredibly exciting time, celebrating 150 years of history of the Essendon Football Club and beginning a new chapter of our women's football story as we take the field for the first time in the AFLW competition. As home to 5 sporting teams, we run our AFL men’s program, VFL women’s and men’s programs, and a wheelchair football team. But we’re more than the game. Not only do we exist to win premierships, we aim to give back to our loyal membership base, and importantly, our community. We understand and take seriously the impact we have on social outcomes and work tirelessly to ensure positive outcomes, from our partnership with The Long Walk, to our indigenous pathway programs. To do this, we have strong commercial partnerships and innovate with non-traditional ventures, such as our Essendon Education Academy and EFC Investment Fund, so that we can deliver world class events, give back to our fans, run community programs and ultimately, strive toward our 17th premiership.

About The Role

Based in Tiwi, the Deadly Choices Program Manager is responsible for the delivery of school and community based health education, promotion and prevention activities; in line with the Regional Action Plan and the Deadly Choices and Smoking Cessation Procedures Manuals. As an Essendon Football Club employee you will positively contribute to the broader Tiwi Islands community as a role model and representative of EFC and The Long Walk foundation.

As the Deadly Choices Program Manager, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective networks throughout the Tiwi Island communities and undertake planning to help identify and establish needs. You will advocate for and provide support to local service providers and participate in promotional visits to local community groups such as schools, sporting groups and social service agencies.

About You

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

With a passion for health and community, you will have previous work experience in engagement or development programs. Your kind and open nature enables you to have strong interpersonal skills. You will show demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, by respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business.

The Perks

  • Our work doesn’t always fit the 9 to 5. Your life doesn’t always fit the hours around it. We offer flexibility with hybrid office / home working arrangements and hours. 
  • More annual leave? Sure! EFC People* will be gifted additional leave per year taken to coincide with Footy Department mini breaks or at the discretion of the CEO.  EFC People may also choose to purchase up to 10 days per annum additional leave during the year for extra time off*.
  • Salary Packaging - You can increase your take home pay by taking advantage of NFP salary packaging. This allows you to pay for certain expenses like mortgage, rent, or school fees upfront before tax is taken out. 
  • Parent friendly - We put family at the centre of our work. We know they are the centre of yours. We offer paid parental leave to both the primary and secondary carer of a biological or adopted child*. 
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which supports a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace.
  • Continuous professional development - to compete at our best we have to keep learning. It’s an expectation and a commitment we make to everyone at EFC. All EFC people will have access to the Essendon Leadership Academy which consists of formal learning, coaching and mentoring, to support you in achieving your career goals.
  • But wait there’s more - You will have access to great benefits and discounts through our Commercial Partners.  Along with two x Flexi Home & Away memberships* giving you access to our Home & Away games at Marvel Stadium and the MCG.  Free onsite parking at our premium workspace, The Hangar, and more.

We pride ourselves on creating an environment of shared spirit of passion, innovation, and inclusivity. As an Equal Opportunity employer, we firmly believe that diversity and inclusion is an important part of how we do business. We are united in upholding our Club-wide values and are consistently setting the benchmark both on and off the field as we strive to win our next premiership. And we wouldn’t be an elite footy club if we didn’t celebrate. All of our wins matter, on and off the field, we love to reward and recognise our people from monthly barbecues to tickets to the Crichton Medal.

To Apply

Please submit your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence immediately. Please include in your cover letter why you are a great fit for this role, and why you want to work with Essendon Football Club.

With our commitment to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care, we undertake several screening processes to ensure this commitment is upheld. This includes ensuring all of our people hold a valid employee Working with Children/ Vulnerable People check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.

All applications will be treated with respect and confidentiality, including timely responses.

We politely ask not to be approached by recruitment agencies at this time.

Please apply via our job portal