As part of the partnership, the Manager will formally report to the Director of Education at Sport Integrity Australia, as well as provide strategic advice to the Play By the Rules co-chairs.
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Role title: Manager – Play By the Rules

Division: Education, Legal and Engagement

Branch: Education

Team: Play By The Rules

Job type | Role status: Full time/on-going

Classification | Salary: EL1 $107,395-$117,047

Location: Fyshwick ACT

Role number: 20036455

Reports To:

  • Director Education, Sport Integrity Australia
  • Co-Chairs, Play By the Rules



Play by the Rules is an online platform which provides information, events, resources, tools and online training to support safe, fair and inclusive sport across Australian community sport.

Currently, Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators, to assist them in building and sustaining environments that are safe, fair and inclusive.

Play By the Rules is a collaboration between Sport Integrity Australia, Sport Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children’s Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. These partners work to promote Play by the Rules through their networks and programs, along with their own programs that support safe, fair and inclusive sport.

As part of the partnership, the Manager will formally report to the Director of Education at Sport Integrity Australia, as well as provide strategic advice to the Play By the Rules co-chairs.


Sport Integrity Australia is a new organisation that combines the existing functions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit and the nationally focused integrity functions of Sport Australia.

Led by David Sharpe APM OAM, Sport Integrity Australia is the cornerstone of the Government’s comprehensive sport integrity strategy: Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport.

Our role is to provide advice and assistance to counter the:

  • use of prohibited substances and methods in sport
  • abuse of children and other persons in a sporting environment
  • manipulation of sporting competitions
  • failure to protect members of sporting organisations and other persons in a sporting environment from bullying, intimidation, discrimination or harassment.

Sporting organisations, and other stakeholders, will benefit from the ability to deal with a single nationally coordinated organisation to address all sport integrity issues.

Sport Integrity Australia will offer guidance on integrity matters to sports which don’t have developed integrity capabilities.

Our focus is policy development, intelligence, investigations (primarily of doping cases), and education, outreach and capability building. The agency will continue to function as Australia’s National Anti-Doping Organisation.


The Manager of Play by the Rules is responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing development of the ‘Play by the Rules’ program. The Manager will be required to lead the development of a number of resources to support Australian community sport clubs to adopt and promote safe, fair and inclusive sport. Given the collaborative partnership structure of Play by the Rules, the Manager will be required to liaise with subject matter experts and partner agencies to develop content, promote resources and serve the needs of community sport in Australia.


Under limited direction, duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work cooperatively with key government and sport leaders to build collaborative and strategic partnerships to ensure Play By The Rules addresses sport sector needs and is valued and relevant.
  • Provide strategic advice to the PBTR Management Committee to achieve the PBTR goals.
  • Effectively market, promote and increase the reach utilisation and impact of PBTR.
  • In collaboration with the Sport Integrity Australia Education team, create resources, campaigns and practical tools to ensure sport is safe, fair and inclusive for all Australians.
  • Ensure all PBTR projects, resources and partnerships are of high quality, accurate, and aligned with the positions of the MoU partners regarding safe, fair and inclusive sport.
  • Develop and implement rigorous evaluation systems for PBTR that provide valuable industry insights for Sport Integrity Australia and PBTR partners.

Manage the technical aspects of developing the PBTR platform as an industry leading resource, including the integration of Play By The Rules Learning Management System into SIA platforms, where appropriate. Key accountabilities

The key accountabilities of the PBTR Manager include, but is not limited to:

  • Manage the Play By The Rules budget, and provide advice on the appropriate financial management of the program, including where applicable, compliance with the PGPA Act, Finance Law and Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines.
  • Deliver quality advice and reporting on relevant issues to senior management.
  • Manage the PBTR Learning Management System and ensure compliance with all privacy and accessibility requirements.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively as part of a high performing team/organisation, establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with key internal and/or external stakeholders to identify, lead and deliver high quality business outcomes.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of sustainable business development plans, strategies and systems.
  • Comply with all of Sport Integrity Australia policies and procedures, including the PGPA Act.


The following Australian Public Service (APS) capabilities provide the framework for every APS role:

  • Supports strategic direction.
  • Achieves results.
  • Supports productive working relationships.
  • Displays personal drive and integrity.
  • Communicates with influence.


The public is entitled to have confidence in the integrity of their public officials, and to know that an APS employee’s personal interests do not conflict with his or her public duties. Applicants will be required to make disclosures of any roles, associations and relationships that would create a real or perceived conflict of interest with Sport Integrity Australia’s role as an anti-doping regulator.


The APS work level standards apply to all APS Employees. These behavioural indicators are structured to differentiate the work expected at that level and should be reviewed in conjunction with the roles key accountabilities.

The work level standards is available at



The selection criteria of the Manager, Play By The Rules include:

  • Demonstrated proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of issues and legislation relating to keeping sports safe, fair and inclusive.
  • Demonstrated experience providing guidance to and negotiating with senior external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple partner agencies to leverage resources and reach mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide timely, compelling and concise advice to inform executive members and senior management to support decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop education and information resources for a wide range of audiences.

Tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in Sports Management, Business, Ethics, Law, Education or a related field are highly desirable.


Under section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999, employees must be Australian citizens to be employed in the APS unless the agency delegate has agreed, in writing.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting Security Clearance. The successful applicant may also be required to undergo a medical assessment.

Sport Integrity Australia staff must comply with security (physical, personnel and IT) security controls and mandatory training.


The selection criteria reflects the knowledge, experience, core skills and personal qualities required for this position. Assessment of applicants during the selection process is based on these criteria.

Applicants are required to provide a ‘pitch’ (summary of no more than two pages) outlining your skills, knowledge, experience and achievements and why you should be considered for this vacancy. You do not need to provide a separate response to each of the criteria in your written application.

You should take into consideration the Job Overview (including any detailed position specific requirements) when drafting your response. As much as possible include specific relevant examples of your work. When including examples, it is recommended you frame them around the following approach, commonly known as the STAR method:

  • Describe the SITUATION or problem,
  • Highlight the TASK you had to accomplish,
  • Tell what ACTIONS you took to achieve the task, and
  • Show the RESULT – what you achieved and what you learned

Your application should include:

  • A two-page pitch that outlines your suitability against the selection criteria,
  • Current résumé (no more than two pages).

Send applications to:

Contact: Alexis Cooper – Director – – mobile 0418 450 113