NSA Employment Vacancies

Netball SA prides itself on effectively and efficiently serving its members, however this cannot be facilitated without the contribution of employees, coaching staff and team officials.

When we have positions available, they will be advertised on this page.



General Manager – Adelaide Thunderbirds & Elite Pathways

  • The leading women’s participation sport in Australia
  • Senior management role
  • Drive business outcomes for the department using your commercial and management experience
  • Ensure the sustained success of the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the elite netball pathway in SA

Netball SA, the peak State Sporting Organisation for netball in South Australia, is responsible for the governance, development, promotion and administration of netball throughout South Australia and has the responsibility for servicing its 35,000 members, the operations of Priceline Stadium and the running of its elite team, the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Reporting to the CEO, the General Manager – Adelaide Thunderbirds & Elite Pathways is responsible for planning, driving and evaluating all elements of the department to ensure the sustained success of the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the elite netball pathway in South Australia.

As part of the senior executive team, this role manages a key department within the Netball SA operations, providing strategic and operational management and leadership to the department to ensure the delivery of the department’s core business activities and strategic objectives.

The role will scope, facilitate and secure all necessary resourcing including the employment and engagement of key staff, contractors, service providers and other external facilitators to deliver the Adelaide Thunderbirds and other associated elite high performance programs including the Southern Force and Netball SA State teams.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a dynamic leader with an ability to swiftly build relationships, credibility and strategic partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

You will either be a senior manager with an understanding of elite sport and the ability to demonstrate transferable skills, or an experienced High Performance professional. Regardless, you must demonstrate the ability to drive strategy with strong marketing, commercial, analytical, negotiation and financial budget management skills. A netball background is not essential; however you must have a strong ambition for the sport’s success.

This is a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the sustained success of the Adelaide Thunderbirds and elite pathways both strategically and operationally throughout netball not only in South Australia, but also flowing into the national and international levels of the sport.


Why work for Netball South Australia?

Following an organisation restructure, this is an exciting time to be joining Netball SA. The launch of Suncorp Super Netball in 2017 began a new era for netball in Australia. This role will work across the entire elite pathway of netball, including the professional athletes competing for the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the Australian Diamonds. This is a fantastic opportunity to mentor an enthusiastic and committed team and shape a vision for elite netball in South Australia and beyond.

Adelaide is a wonderful city to live in, with a Mediterranean climate, low cost of living and a sport-enthused culture. Residents enjoy a wonderful work-life balance in the “20 minute city” where everything is close by and some of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations are only a stone’s throw away!


Position description:

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  •  Human Movement/Exercise/Sports Science Degree
  • Sports Management Degree


How to apply

Applications should be forwarded to Sportspeople’s International Recruitment Centre by Close of Business, Friday 10 November 2017.

If you are intending to apply, please do so at the earliest possible date rather than leaving it to the close date.

Preferred Format: As a guide only, Sportspeople prefers a 2-page letter of introduction and an accompanying CV of no more than 6 pages, merged as one MS Word file.

Candidates are also requested to complete and submit the Sportspeople Application Form (attached to this advertisement) and should be merged with the cover letter/resume document.

This information should be sent electronically to [email protected] with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows:

171016-01 General Manager – Adelaide Thunderbirds & Elite Pathways, Netball SA <Your Name>


The General Manager – Adelaide Thunderbirds & Elite Pathways, Netball South Australia recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively from the Sportspeople International Recruitment Centre.


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Officiating Development Manager


About the business and the role

Netball SA is the peak state sporting organisation for netball in South Australia and is affiliated with Netball Australia.

We have a 12-month parental leave contract opportunity for a driven, passionate and high performing individual to manage, administer and delivery umpire education and development programs across South Australia.

Reporting directly to the General Manager – Sport Development, you’ll work closely with Netball SA affiliated clubs and associations to ensure the continued development of officiating talent and increased participation and engagement.

This diverse and challenging role will be suited to an individual with high attention to detail, excellent relationship management skills and the ability to multi-task.


Job tasks and responsibilities

The position’s key responsibilities include:

  • Allocation and management of umpires for trials, training sessions, practice matches for the Adelaide Thunderbirds, Southern Force, State Underage Teams, State Premier Netball Competition (SPNC), School Sport SA representative teams and when required, visiting international teams.
  • Identifying, building and managing partnerships with key stakeholders including Netball SA associations and clubs, Bench Officials, Netball Australia, Member Organisations, Office for Recreation and Sport, South Australian Sports Institute, and South Australian Schools and key departments.
  • The ongoing development, implementation, monitoring, record keeping, administration and review of key Netball SA umpiring programs including umpiring Programs and Courses in line with Netball Australia/Netball SA Umpire Pathway.
  • Managing the State Premier and AMND (Adelaide Metro Netball Association) Umpiring Squads in relation to:
    o Preseason training program;
    o Induction programs;
    o Development sessions;
    o Member organisation exchange program; and
    o Uniforms.


Skills and experience

We’re looking for candidates who have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or experience in a relevant field.
  • Proven experience with Netball Officiating.
  • “B” Badge Accreditation or higher.


Further information

For a copy of the position description, which provides a full outline of all responsibilities, experience and skills required, click here.

To apply, send a one-page cover letter outlining why you’re a good fit for the role along with your CV, through Seek.

Applications close 5pmMonday 6 November. For further information or enquiries email [email protected]

Netball SA is an equal opportunity employer. No agencies please.

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