Wallaroos Head of Athletic Performance

Wallaroos Head of Athletic Performance

Rugby Australia

With Australia hosting the 2029 Women’s World Cup, the Women’s game is expanding rapidly, and Rugby Australia (Rugby AU) is seeking an experienced Head of Athletic Performance to lead the Wallaroos for at least the next two years.

The role will be part of a team that will lead Women’s XVs rugby in Australia on the pathway to professionalism and will involve working closely with players and staff from both the National team and the Super W clubs. The Wallaroos is not a centralized program, and this role will require the ability to drive physical development and performance remotely, with some after-hours and weekend work required.

Key responsibilities for this role:

  • To lead, direct and manage the Wallaroo Athletic Performance Program
  • To lead, direct and manage the strategy for the athletic development, reconditioning, nutrition, and other sports sciences for the Wallaroos
  • To direct the Wallaroos sports science and research program
  • To ensure the Wallaroos are prepared to perform internationally and achieve desired winning outcomes.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Appropriate exercise sports science degree
  • Eligible for accreditation with the ASCA Level 2 professional scheme
  • Program leadership/management – senior position held with evidence of high performance
  • Strong association with elite rugby or sport
  • Strong computer and associated program knowledge and skills eg word, excel (spreadsheets), outlook Ability and willingness to travel regularly – domestic and international travel
  • Elite Rugby or sport experience leading a physical performance program
  • Proven quality program leadership and management skills
  • Ability to align the physical requirements of the game with the vision of the Head Coach
  • Proven quality people management and ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholder groups to create win/win outcomes
  • High level of technical knowledge
  • Strong coaching credentials
  • Ability to educate and raise the standards of stakeholders
  • Ability to develop a positive performance culture, championing teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the pursuit of excellence
  • Willingness to lead and be held accountable
  • Proven work ethic
  • Willingness to challenge, be challenged and listen
  • Proven program judgement and quality decision making capability
  • Ability to deal with a high level of public scrutiny
  • High personal standards and expectations of others.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Rachel.Buckling@rugby.com.au. Applications close Monday 23rd January 2023.