FIBAWWC / FWBWC22 / Position Vacant
Written by Jaylee Ismay
29 August, 2021


The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup is the world’s largest international women’s basketball competition and one of  the most prestigious titles in the sport. This major event will feature the world’s best players representing 12 basketball  powerhouse nations from across FIBA’s regions – Asia & Oceania, Americas, Africa, and Europe.  


The Federation International Basketball (FIBA) is the association of National Federations which governs the sport of  basketball worldwide. Following a competitive bid, Basketball Australia and the NSW Government were awarded the rights  to host the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 at Sydney Olympic Park from 22 September to 1 October 2022.  


Basketball Australia partnered with NSW Government through its major events and tourism agency, Destination NSW, and  the Office of Sport to win the rights in March 2020 to host the Women’s Basketball World Cup as part of the NSW  Government’s 10 World Cups in 10 years initiative. Basketball Australia established a Local Organising Committee, as a  wholly owned subsidiary, to deliver this prestigious event. This World Cup will be one of the first major international events  to be held in Australia in 2022 (22 September to 1 October 2022) and comes at an unprecedented time for our country,  following devastating bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic. This global sporting event will contribute to Australia’s long-term  recovery due to the economic and social benefits this event will deliver, along with continuing the powerful message of  gender equality and focus on women’s sport.  

We want this event to reimagine and reinvigorate Basketball, and specifically Women’s Basketball, in Australia and the  Region. We want to create an atmosphere that is cool, edgy, and funky with activations, communications, and promotions  in the lead up and during to the event that achieves our vision of igniting the passion for women’s basketball globally.  

OUR VISION: To ignite the passion for Women’s basketball globally  

OUR MISSION: To create a bold, engaging, and inclusive World Cup celebrating the power and excitement of women’s  basketball  


Reporting to the General Manager – Finance and Business Operations of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), the primary  role of the People & Culture Manager is to provide people and culture advice and HR services to the FIBA Women’s  Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee. This is a generalist role with a remit covering all aspects of the  employee life cycle that requires both a strategic and hands-on approach. The ability to build strong relationships, with the  aptitude to operate autonomously, along with your personable and flexible approach will be critical your success.  

The role requires an individual to establish and deliver a diverse range of people and culture services, including recruitment,  on-boarding, off-boarding, employee engagement initiatives, performance management and working with the team to  provide consistent, contemporary, and professional client focused services. Ideally, you will understand and have  experience across major event delivery and the sport business environment.  


The People & Culture Manager will be expected to:  

  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with leaders to establish and deliver consistent, professional, and  contemporary HR services in a fast-paced environment  
  • Deliver client focused services to support the development of high performing and efficient teams 
  • Research and investigate people related issues and have your advice be guided by facts, policies, legislation, and  what is right for the organisation and its employees  
  • Support in the management of people related issues to deliver positive and productive workforce solutions
  • Manage through change with a calm confidence, including the development of project plans and communications  strategies that deliver successful outcomes  
  • Develop organisational capability plans to address strategic or event capability needs  
  • Manage the recruitment plan and recruiting of all employees including job posting, inbound and outbound  candidate selection, scheduling of interviews and candidate offers 
  • Develop the on-boarding and off-boarding procedures and manage these processes for all employees 
  • Effectively manage training providers and training enrolments, facilitate the completion of training contracts with  follow through to approval, prepare and submit claim forms to ensure subsidies are received 
  • Manage submission of completed employee information with the payroll provider to ensure an accurate and  timely payroll for employees  
  • Providing superior level of support and always maintaining a professional approach (both internally and externally)  and a high level of confidentiality  
  • Coach and counsel senior leaders and managers regarding style and impact for high-performance 
  • Consult with the relevant teams on volunteer program requirements and deliver value add services
  • Provide training and address questions on policies and procedures to ensure compliance and address employee  enquiries on the employee experience with appropriate responses and solutions  


In addition to demonstrating relevant experiences across the core functional areas of responsibility identified in this  Position Overview, candidates applying for the People & Culture Manager role will require a range of personal and  professional skills, including:  


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in HR or a related discipline
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role, with people and culture, HR services and business support experience
  • Solid understanding of the National Employment Standards and the Fair Work Act
  • Capable of researching legislation and appropriately applying to HR processes and business operations
  • Adaptable and resilient when dealing with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels
  • People oriented with a desire to establish and maintain processes that support business objectives and provide for a positive employee experience
  • High level of professionalism – face to face, over the phone and through correspondence
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team environment and the ability to form strong business relationships
  • Worked in a fast-paced environment and self-motivated to deliver innovative people and culture solutions and HR
    processes with a focus on customer service
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude with a willingness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Experience with volunteer programs will be highly regarded
  • Experience with DiSC profiling with be highly regarded


Flexible working arrangements will be discussed however the FWBWC22 LOC office will relocate to Sydney Olympic Park in  late 2021.  


This role is part time (3 days per week). Due to the nature of the position, weekend work and extended hours may be  required from time to time.  


The remuneration package is negotiable depending upon skill level and experiences.  


Interviews will occur in August 2021. It is expected that the People & Culture Manager will commence in August 2021.  


The successful candidate will be employed under a contract of service to 14 October 2022. This is subject to funding and  may be extended. In addition, a three-month probationary period will be included in the contract.  


Applications should be forwarded to  

Preferred Format: 1-page letter of introduction responding to selection criteria and key responsibilities, accompanied by  a CV of no more than 3 pages.