About the job
Working for Cricket Australia (CA) means that you become a part of Australia’s proud history and help us look toward the future. We are seeking to drive bold, transformative change in digital experiences, junior participation, culturally diverse inclusion, gender equality and sustainability, re-imagine the W/BBL, build player connection through storytelling and play our part in developing the game globally.
Our purpose is clear; to unite and inspire everyone to love and play cricket. Cricket is so much more than just a game; it brings people together and binds us all through our shared experiences.
This is your opportunity to join a purpose led organisation that truly makes a difference to Australians.
About The Role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and professional Physical Performance Coach to join CA to work directly with the Australian Women’s cricket team. The Physical Performance Coach will play an integral part of the achievement of the Australian Cricket strategy through the support of the National Team, ensuring our players and teams are successful. We are looking for someone to lead the strength & conditioning program with a high level of professionalism and innovation.
In an addition, the role includes overseeing the physical preparation and performance of national female and male players selected in Australian under 19 teams to compete in key tournaments.
Reporting to the Senior Sports Science & Sports Medicine (SSSM) Performance Manager, you will be accountable for managing and leading the strength and conditioning program for the Australian National Women’s teams and players of national interest. The role is also critical in leading the Australian Cricket system to develop the physical capacities of elite female players. The full-time role involves travel with the Australian Women’s team both in Australia and overseas, including training camps, tours and tournaments.
If you consider yourself a leader in the physical performance field, we want to hear from you. This is an amazing opportunity to be an integral part of one of Australia’s most iconic national teams.
What You’ll Do
You will be responsible for the physical preparation, conditioning and performance for players selected in the Australian Women’s Cricket Team and CA contracted players. This means you will develop individual physical performance programs before, during and after tours/tournaments on the CA Athlete Management System. You will ensure players who participate in third-party tournaments (IPL, The Hundred, County Cricket) are monitored & have physical performance programs to return to the national set up in meeting agreed performance metrics and importantly you will oversee the physical recovery of players post tours/tournaments.
Additionally, you will supervise the physical performance staff working with the national u19 sides to ensure the Australian under 19 female and male players are prepared for key national tournaments and are set up to transition to elite cricket.
Who We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will be at the top of their game. You’ll have relevant tertiary qualifications including a bachelor’s degree (e.g., Human Movement or Sport Science degree and A Masters level or equivalent postgraduate qualification specialising in Strength & Conditioning.
Importantly, you’ll bring a minimum of 5 years’ experience working with elite teams and athletes. You will have the ability to work collaboratively across a wide group of stakeholders and provide leadership to state physical performance programs, by leading by example in the planning, communication, and execution of physical performance programs.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
As a CA employee, you will also have other benefits including
Our employees at Cricket are gifted an additional week of leave at the end of the season.
- – Tickets to the Cricket for you to take your friends and family and experience Australia’s favourite game!
- – A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (this isn’t limited to working remotely)
- – Discounts from our partners such as ASICS and salary packaging options
- – A multitude of leave types including paid parental leave and volunteer leave
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
Cricket is a sport for all Australians and our workplace reflects that. We recognise our differences are our strength and a diverse and inclusive workforce is fundamental to our success.We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of colour, women, LGBTIQ+ people, people with diverse religious beliefs and people with a disability to apply.
Australian Cricket, including Cricket Australia, is committed to being a child safe organisation and requires all team members to hold a valid Working with Children Check.
If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application process, please contact careers @cricket.com.au
Please submit your application via the link by 5pm Tuesday 27 June. In the meantime, follow us on our socials via Instagram @cricketaustralia, via Twitter @cricketaus and via our website https://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/