Soccer organisation Football Federation Australia (FFA) is on the search for a new head of technology and communications.
FFA coordinates Australia's national soccer teams and has a broad oversight capacity of the sport. It is currently bidding to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.
Last Friday the organisation began a search to replace its current head of technology, Warren Rogers, who had only been with the group since May 2008.
Key priorities for the replacement, according to an advertisement, will be to establish an information and communications technology strategy and enterprise architecture for FFA, as well as to assist in the development of a shared services centre.
The executive will also need to ensure FFA's systems are never down for more than two hours, and develop the IT department as a "centre of excellence" for state federations and A-League clubs.
The new CIO will report to FFA's chief financial officer, Ian Lewis, and will oversee a small team of four IT staff. FFA has not disclosed the remuneration package being offered to candidates. Applications close on 30 January 2009.