Sports Manager - AIS European Training Centre

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Sports Manager - AIS European Training Centre
Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission is embarking on the Green and Gold decade. An exciting time filled with international sporting competitions on home soil, including the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup, and culminating in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have an ambitious new Strategic Vision and we need the best players on our team to help us deliver real results for the sporting sector and all Australians.

Are you up for the challenge?

About the team - Situated in northern Italy, approximately 65km north of Milan, the AIS European Training Centre (ETC) is a key factor in ensuring Australian athletes have access to high performance facilities while training and competing in Europe.

About the role - As a primary point-of-contact for National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) at the AIS ETC in Italy, manage all aspects of the visiting team. This includes booking accommodation, transport, logistics and associated high performance support services for teams and clients visiting the AIS ETC including access to external sport facilities within the province. This will be a critical role in the lead up to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, then preparing for 2026 Milano Cortina Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

About you - The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated experience in business administration/ sports related 
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate, speak and write fluently in Italian.
  • Demonstrated experience in bookings, including booking systems and coordination of events within a high-performance sports environment.
  • Experienced in the administration of financial accounts and budgeting.
  • Ability to obtain an International Driving Permit and obtain an Italian Driving licence. 
  • This position is offered as a FIXED TERM position until March 2026.

Why work with us?
We have offices located in Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney.  Across all locations, we offer:

  • Options for flexible working arrangements.
  • Annual allowances towards training based on individualised career goals.
  • Access to a customised ASC L&D calendar for ongoing professional and career development.
  • Generous superannuation scheme with up to 15.4% employer contributions.
  • Corporate discount on AIS Shop merchandise.
  • Access to Clearinghouse for Sport, an information sharing platform for Sporting professionals.

To be eligible for employment with the Australian Sports Commission, it is preferred that applicants are Australian citizens.

As part of the Commonwealth Child Safety Framework the ASC is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation and leading the way in Child Safety across the sports sector. This position requires a Working with Vulnerable/Children People check to obtain employment.

The ASC is committed to protecting children from harm. We require all applicants that will work with children to undergo screening processes prior to appointment.

Should a merit pool be established for this position, it may be used to fill ongoing or fixed term opportunities as they arise within 18 months from the date advertised.

The ASC operates under the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 and is separate to the Public Service Act 1999. The ASC accepts most leave liability and recognition of prior service if you are currently employed at a Commonwealth agency.

Acknowledgement of Country
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands where its offices are located, the Ngunnawal people and recognises any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the people of the Yugambeh Nation and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The ASC extends this acknowledgment to all the Traditional Custodians of the lands and First Nations peoples throughout Australia and would like to pay respects to all Elders past and present. The ASC recognises the outstanding contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to society and sport in Australia and celebrates the power of sport to promote reconciliation and reduce inequality. 

Desirable Criteria: Sports Management / Business Degree

Application Instruction
Applications close at 11:30pm AEST 28 January 2024 (late applications will not be accepted).

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Mark Hayman, ETC Operations Manager at

CLICK HERE to apply.


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