Remote Development Manager - Remote Communities

Last updated 22 days ago
Location:Northern Territory
Job Type:Full Time

  • Opportunities within Maningrida, Lajamanu and Gunbalanya
  • 6 -12 Month Maximum Term Contract
  • Generous Leave entitlements


As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, and collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary we are all united by a common goal, to progress the game so that everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.


Our Remote Development Managers have a unique yet rewarding role in helping to improve education, social and employment outcomes for Indigenous people and communities through football themed programs. These programs are designed to achieve lasting health, fitness and general wellbeing outcomes for the remote communities in the NT.


  • Promote increased school attendance outcomes through football related incentive programs and regular school engagement
  • Promote broad health and wellbeing messages in the region
  • Provide support to the local football competitions (male and female) including, season draws, bylaws, tribunal matters & player registrations
  • Coordinate and deliver AFL programs for all age groups from 5 years to senior football (Auskick, Juniors
  • Provide training, development and national accreditation opportunities through AFL administration, coaching and umpiring courses
  • Recruit, train, mentor and manage casual Development Officers
  • Develop and identify talented players in the region to engage NT State Academy, NT Thunder Record all Game Development participation statistics for annual AFL census information

Here from some of our people in community as to their experiences working in remote community here


  • Ability to work autonomously and manage time effectively
  • Ability to process and deal with conflict as it may arise
  • Evidence of cross-cultural awareness
  • A genuine interest in working cooperatively with traditionally oriented Aboriginal people
  • Ability to be self-aware and seek appropriate support when required during difficult times
  • Good understanding of AFL Football in the Northern Territory
  • Working with children check (Ochre Card) or the ability to obtain one prior to commencement

The AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. The AFL undertakes several screening processes to ensure the appropriate protection of children in its care.

Please note, employment in this position is subject to the successful candidate holding a Valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.


Outside of footy, living in remote areas has some perks –enjoy the awesome fishing, outdoor adventures, rich community spirit and Aboriginal culture.

  • We believe in a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace and our staff have access to an extensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • My Development – all employees have access to the AFL’s My development program which consists of on the job training, coaching and mentoring and formal learning.
  • AFL Staff Footy Memberships – easy access to the game, staff can share these with family and friends
  • My Benefits – staff have access to over 350 discounts with some of the biggest retailers and the AFL’s Corporate Partners
  • Play Your Way – A flexible approach to your working life