Tournament Doctor - New Zealand
If you are a seasoned medical professional and are interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance. We are looking for someone to strengthen the team in charge of organising the biggest women’s sporting event in the world: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023™.
To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a local FIFA subsidiary (LFS). Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.
- Auckland - Eden Park
- Hamilton – Waikato Stadium
- Wellington – Wellington Regional Stadium
- Dunedin – Dunedin Stadium – New Zealand
In order to fulfil the FIFA 2.0 vision, FIFA has created the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ Entity (FWWC2023 PTY LTD) based in Australia and New Zealand, responsible for the successful operational delivery of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.
FWWC2023 medical services are responsible for providing care to all participants, guests and spectators attending the FWWC2023 Play-Off. Working under the guidance of the General Medical Officer – New Zealand, each of the Doctors will be responsible for providing a component of the medical services at stadiums on match days.
The matches will be played between 20 July – 15 August 2023, 16 teams will play 29 matches across 4 venues with 5 games in Hamilton / Kirikiriroa, 9 games in Auckland / Tamaki Makaurau, 9 games in Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and 6 games in Dunedin / Ōtepoti.
The Tournament Doctors will be a key component of a system of comprehensive multidisciplinary care. Each of the Tournament Doctors will work, and provide leadership, within a team of committed health professionals, providing world class care, on a global stage.
FWWC2023 PTY LTD requires qualified medical practitioners to provide medical services to matches played during the FWWC 2023.
Medical practitioners may be employed in one of three roles at each stadium:
- Field of Play Team Doctor (x2 per stadium)
- Player Medical Centre Doctor (x1 per stadium)
- Spectator Medical Centre/VIP Doctor (x1 per stadium)
The Tournament Doctors will be employed for a minimum of 6 days and a maximum of 9 days, between 20 July – 15 August 2023. All Tournament Doctors will be employed at a fixed daily rate.
- Field of Play Doctors will work closely with team doctors and the FIFA Medical Coordinator to provide acute care to players and officials, on the field of play, during POT matches, as part of a multidisciplinary care team
- Player Medical Centre Doctors will work closely with team doctors and the FIFA Medical Coordinator to provide acute care to players and officials, off the field of play, during POT matches.
- Spectator Medical Centre/VIP Doctors will provide acute care to spectators, guests and venue / events staff in event stadiums, during matches. They may also be required to provide non acute care to VIP guests at the venue.
Qualifications and experience
- Requires MBChB or equivalent with vocational registration in General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Medical Care or related area.
- Evidence of registration the Medical Council of New Zealand and current practising certificate
- Evidence of current indemnity insurance for the duration of the event.
- Demonstrated leadership experience in multidisciplinary teams is preferred
- The following strengths: high energy levels; exceptional planning and organizational skills; strong medical facilitation skills; excellent communication and presentation skills; positive relationship-management abilities
- Capacity to make decisions and an ability to use sound judgement in acute clinical situations
- Be able to perform in an international, demanding and changing environment
- Work effectively as part of a team and be able to adapt and work well with people of other cultures and backgrounds
- Be fluent in English (oral and written); any additional language skills will be a bonus
- Hold a current and valid NZ Driver’s License
- Must hold or be able to obtain clearance with the relevant Police and Children’s Worker Safety checks as required
What we offer
Working at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is more than a job; it is a calling to create a better world through the power of football. As part of the FIFA family, you will be working with highly motivated colleagues within a dynamic and diverse team. Employment is offered until August 2023.