2023 Change Our Game Ambassador Program

Expressions of interest for the 2023 Change Our Game Ambassadors Program are now closed.

The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation is seeking new Change Our Game Ambassadors in 2023 to help level the playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation.

The Change Our Game Ambassadors Program provides a platform to champion gender equality in sport and drive change for women and girls – from the grassroots through to elite levels, from clubhouses to boardrooms, and everything in between.

Ambassadors will play a key role advancing the Change Our Game movement and shining a light on issues that matter to them.

The Change Our Game Ambassadors Program aims to create greater visibility for all women and girls in sport and active recreation, including those who have a broad range of lived experiences and perspectives.

We want to see diversity in the voices advocating for gender equality in sport – and to amplify them.

You can access the 2023 Change our Game Ambassadors Factsheet for more information here.

The opportunity

Change Our Game Ambassadors will be engaged for up to 9-months, with terms concluding on International Women’s Day 2024.

Ambassadors will be asked to nominate 1-2 topics of focus, anticipated to be based on existing areas of personal interest, and deliver the following:

  • contribute to Change Our Game digital content and share content aligned with topics of focus
  • lead an online webinar on ambassador topic/s of focus as part of a Change Our Game educational and networking series
  • share information on Change Our Game initiatives through ambassador networks, including social media
  • be available for spokesperson and public speaking opportunities at Change Our Game and community sport events

  • Eligibility

    You are eligible to apply if:

  • you are 18 years or over
  • live in Victoria, or have strong links to the Victorian sports sector
  • Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates with a diversity of experiences and backgrounds.

    For example, applications from people who identify as women who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, with a disability, from LGBTIQ+ communities or rural and regional Victoria. People of a broad range of ages are also encouraged to apply, as well as those connected with under-represented and niche sports.

    If you live in a cross-border community with Victoria, please contact changeourgame@sport.vic.gov.au to discuss your eligibility.

    How will Change Our Game Ambassadors be selected?

    Change Our Game Ambassadors will be selected on the basis of their:

  • demonstrated passion in promoting gender equality  or active recreation in Victoria
  • ability to lead and influence stakeholders on issues relating to gender equality in sport and active recreation
  • representation of different lived experiences and perspectives
  • You do not need to be an elite athlete to apply. Aspiring community leaders and advocates who want to make a positive impact are also encouraged to apply.

    How do I apply?

    Expressions of interest for the 2023 Change Our Game Ambassadors Program are now closed.

    What happens next?

    If you submit an expression of interest, the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation will be in contact with you.

    You may be asked to provide further information to support your application. For example, a short video on why you want to be the next Change Our Game Ambassador. Further information will also be provided about the program, including remuneration for services provided.

    If your application to the COG Ambassador Program is successful, you will be asked to enter a contractual relationship with a third-party agency selected by DJSIR.

    Privacy Collection Notice

    Any personal information submitted to DJSIR will be collected, held, managed, used, disclosed or transferred in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and other applicable laws.

    The application form is provided by Google Forms. Please note that your supplied personal information and responses will be stored in US secure databases which reside outside Australia. If you have concerns about this form, please contact us at changeourgame@sport.vic.gov.au.

    As part of our administration, DJSIR may need to disclose your personal for the purpose of assessment and consultation. This can include other departmental staff, Members of Parliament and their staff, and a third-party agency selected by DJSIR to engage COG Ambassadors. Where you do not provide the required personal information, DJSIR is not able to process your application.

    A copy of our privacy statement is located at changeourgame.vic.gov.au/privacy. You may contact us to request access to your personal information, or for other concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information, by emailing the DJSIR’s Privacy Unit at privacy@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

    Further information

    If you have questions about the Change Our Game Ambassadors Program, please contact the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation at changeourgame@sport.vic.gov.au

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