Job Vacancy: Futsal Development Manager

Futsal Development Manager

(Player, Coach and Game)

Central Football Federation is seeking applicants for the position of Fustal Development Manager for the Federation. This full time position will be based in Palmerston North and will play a vital role in developing players and coaches during the rollout of a national plan which aims to build further on the quality of the fustal/football experience throughout New Zealand. The Futsal Development Manager position is currently supported by two part time Futsal Development Officer roles, based in Manawatu and Hawke’s Bay.

The successful applicant will manage and deliver skills coaching (both player and coach), manage the delivery of community products into schools, be ultimately responsible for the development of the Federation’s national teams, for fustal leagues across the Federation and for meeting outcomes as determined annually. Training and support of volunteers is part of the role as is working closely with the Operations Managers and other development staff in building the game across the Federation.

Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five years experience in player and coach development and be able to demonstrate skills in working with professional staff, volunteers and other stakeholders and customers. Communication and team skills are important. A recognised NZ Football coaching qualification is required and recent Coach Educator qualification preferred.

The Central Football Federation has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years and this position offers a wonderful opportunity to join a friendly and committed team in continuing this successful momentum in the years ahead.

A full job description is below and candidates should respond in the first instance by post with a full CV and covering letter to:

Brett Angell

Football Development Manager

Central Football

PO Box 3262

Hawke’s Bay Mail Centre

Napier 4142

or by email to

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 17 March 2017.


Fustal Development Manager

Reports to:

Federation Football Development Manager

Position Established:

February 2017

Direct Reports:





To develop, lead and manage strategies that grow the game of futsal across the Federation boundaries.






NZF Fustal Development Manager



Private Providers

Chief Executive Officer

Finance Manager

Federation Operations and Game Development Manager

Football Development Manager

Women’s Football Development Manager

Fustal Development Officers

Regional Operations Managers

Referee Development Officer


Coordinates, develops and implements the Federation Coach, Player and Game Development component of the Futsal Whole of Football Plan (WOFP) and is accountable for the delivery of the work programme across the Federation.


The role entails working within a defined area and involves focussing on the development of structures, systems and processes to support an improvement in the quality of standards across all areas of the game- player/coach and game development. This includes but is not limited to following:

 Leading the planning, development and implementation of futsal as it pertains to the WOFP.

 Effective management, achievement and reporting of WOFP strategies and outcomes

 Creating and implement strategies to increase the number of informal futsal coach opportunities and attendances at such events.

 Create a culture for coaching excellence in clubs and schools by delivering the Federation Plans for high quality coach development opportunities.

 Creating high quality player pathways in futsal from recreational and participation opportunities at a Federation Futsal Centre, regional and national competitive level competition through to national and international age group elite players.

 Developing and leading the National Fustal pathways for youth, senior and women.

Assist in the organising, marketing and successful implementation and running of regional and national events.

 Providing more and better opportunities to improve club/school current practice and to strengthen their capability in coach development delivery to achieve these improvements.

 Effectively manage and assist Federation Fustal staff in achieving their work outcomes.

 Create and manage regional competition structures which optomise participation and provide developmental opportunities.

 Increase the opportunities to experience high quality Futsal development programmes across all areas of the game that will improve technical playing standards.

 Supporting the Chief Executive Officer in the development and maintenance of strong commercial relationships relating to futsal.

 Harnessing the support of other Federations, Clubs, Schools, Private Providers, key stakeholders, supporters and experts in the area of futsal development.

 Working with the Injury Prevention team to support the roll out of FIFA 11+ workshops.

 Being part of the Federation senior management team actively developing, implementing and overseeing strategies to improve the quality and quantity of Futsal provision by clubs.

 Provision of reports on request of the Chief Executive Officer and/or Football Development Manager.

 Continually researching best practice in the area of futsal development.

 Undertaking any other duties as may be required from time to time by the Chief Executive Officer and/or Football Development Manager on an as required basis.


Futsal Development Managers will be specialists in their field and have a full understanding of the processes underpinning the development of players and coaches at both grassroots and elite levels as well as how to support clubs and schools in providing a higher quality service to its members and students respectively.

Leadership and Management Competencies

 Is able to gain the commitment from staff and stakeholders to achieve NZ Football and Federation Whole of Football Plan outcomes.

 Provides leadership and mentoring to the local stakeholders so that agreed plans, policies and procedures are in place and monitored for all player development activities.

 Actively leads and develops others, and provides a clear sense of direction to colleagues and stakeholders in the areas of player development, coaching and talent development.

 Identifies opportunities aligned to player development strategies.

 Contributes to the collective leadership and management of Federation development and takes collective responsibility for strategic decisions made by Federation management.

 Actively and visibly supports the Federation Chief Executive Officer and Federation/NZ Football related managers.

 Is a team player – work with, and through, people to achieve results.

 Communicates with peers, staff and stakeholders openly and honestly, in a way that promotes trust and understanding and which builds relationships.

 Is a “doer” – leads by personal example to prioritise effort, seeks innovative solutions to problems and achieves results.

 Motivates others in the Federation to achieve a culture of excellence.

Operational Accountability

Accepts accountability for all tasks and targets that are agreed for Player Development.

Is able to make tough decisions and take responsibility for the outcomes.

Relationship Management

 Presents a credible image and inspires confidence in a decisive way.

 Demonstrates excellent communication skills and skill at promoting and selling ideas to others.

 Ensures that people are treated with respect in all activities.

 Is able to build and maintain positive working relationships with people at all levels within the football sector, including forming successful relationships with key stakeholders and influencers both within and outside of Federation.

 Is a role model for other staff and stakeholders.


 At least 5 years experience in the area of player and coach development.

 Preferably sport development or management experience.

 Proven experience in working with professional staff.

 Experience in working in partnership with volunteers.

 Experience in developing and delivering plans.

 Evidence of successfully and positively working with diverse stakeholders and/or customers.


 A recognised football coaching qualification and coach educator qualification.

 Very good knowledge of football and the club structures in New Zealand.

 Preferably, educational qualifications which demonstrate management capability.

 A thorough knowledge of grassroots concepts and their application, including trends in grassroots development.

 Preferably sports management or related qualifications.

 An understanding of sports science including LTPD principles specific for futsal/football.

 An understanding of the wider social and political context in which Federation operates.

 An understanding of the place of football in New Zealand.


 Strong leadership and team development abilities, and an ability to motivate skilled professional staff in a performance focussed environment.

 Very good communication and presentation skills.

 An ability to work unsupervised and take ownership of problems.

 Well developed human resource management skills.

 Strong time management and organisational skills.

 Embraces change positively and actively seeks new and improved ways to do things.

 Ability to effectively sell initiatives within and outside of the sport.

 Strong IT skills.