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Drug Free Sport New Zealand: Chief Executive

  • Auckland-based
  • Regulator & Educator

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is an independent Crown Entity that enforces the regulatory functions set out in the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006. Performing an essential role protecting the integrity of our athletes and sports, DFSNZ is also an influential educator in the sports sector, promoting clean and healthy sport, with a particular focus on youth.

Reporting to the Board, you will work collaboratively with domestic and international sporting organisations, peer-groups and across all-of-government. You will lead DFSNZ's strategic direction to ensure that support for clean sport is prevalent within New Zealand's sporting culture. Leading through robust regulatory enforcement and education and behavioural change programmes you will develop sound, respectful and enduring relationships with all sports stakeholders.

As DFSNZ's 'front' person your excellent presentation and communication skills are essential. An experienced leader with an ability to work with processes, policies and situations, often attracting public interest, you will demonstrate sound judgement supported by your strategic and operational experience. A suitable tertiary qualification is desired.

You will be joining the organisation with a dynamic, well-established expert team at an exciting time of change as the sports sector and the role of anti-doping enters a new era.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Tuesday, 25 April 2017

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Urquhart-Hay or Lindsay Jackson on +64 4 550 8000


Football Federation Victoria (FFV): call for tribunal members

As part of its continual improvement, Football Federation Victoria (FFV) regularly reviews its list of independent tribunal members to ensure we have a range of panel members that are interested, appropriately skilled, and keen to help determine misconduct matters in football.

The independent tribunal hears and determines a variety of on and off field misconduct in relation to football such as violence, racial and other verbal abuse, bringing the game into disrepute type matters, registration issues, crowd misconduct and a range of other Code of Conduct matters in accordance with FFV’s disciplinary rules.

Tribunals are usually comprised of three (3) person panels, and new tribunal members are teamed with experienced members.  Tribunal hearings are held during the football season (approximately March to October) on Wednesday evenings at the AAT (Level 14, HWT Tower, Southgate).

A tribunal member will ordinarily sit 5-6 times on average during the season (though some members sit more frequently than others due to personal availability, and some less).  Tribunal members wholly donate their time and are not paid for their service.

Being part of the independent tribunal is a fantastic opportunity for those in the legal profession to be involved in the game, and be part of some interesting and important matters.  It also provides an excellent opportunity to increase your network with like-minded tribunal members, and to get involved in sports-law on a practical level.

If being part of the FFV independent tribunal appeals to you, please send an expression of interest and your CV to, and please put your name and “FFV tribunal” in the subject line.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

World Players Association: Legal Counsel, Player & Human Rights

UNI Global Union (UNI) is the voice of 20 million service sector workers around the world. Through 900 affiliated trade unions, UNI represents workers in 150 countries and in every region of the world. Our Head Office is based in Nyon, Switzerland with nearly 50 staff.  The World Players Association (“World Players”) (formerly UNI World Athletes) was formally established in December 2014 as an autonomous sector of UNI.
The position
World Players is seeking to employ a Legal Counsel, Player & Human Rights who is committed to the rights and wellbeing of elite professional athletes, collective action and human rights. The position reports directly to the Executive Director of World Players who is an experienced labour relations and international sports lawyer.

For full details, a position description and to apply go to:

Australian Sports Commission: Project Manager – Sports Governance & Business Capability

The Australian Sports Commission is focused on getting more Australians participating and excelling in sport. The Sports Governance and Business Capability branch provides specialist advice and support to sporting entities across Australia to build business capacity and capability. Improving the governance of sport is a key enabler for both participation and high performance outcomes.

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to be part of a dynamic team to provide specialised sports governance expertise to sporting entities. You will be working directly with a wide variety of sporting bodies and other sport partners, to deliver support and leadership to implement contemporary sports governance structures across Australia. You will be able to build strong relationships and influence change by utilising your strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Your ability to understand complex environments, identify barriers, and design and implement solutions, will have a positive impact on sport across Australia.

A detailed position description is available to download from this page.  Applications can be directed through:


Funding Grant for Women's Leadership Development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s legal sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to March 30, 2017:

This opportunity will not be extended past March 30. Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail, please contact Alistair Young at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, WLA on (03) 9270 9032 or via


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