VACANCY: Football Development Officer (Inclusion)

The Staffordshire FA are looking to appoint a Football Development Officer (Inclusion) to support the development of the game within hard to reach…

Position: Football Development Officer (Inclusion)
Employer: Staffordshire Football Association Limited
Responsible to: Football Development Manager
Issue Date: 9th July 2015
Deadline: 5pm, Sunday 2nd August 2015
Salary: £22,860 (fixed term contract until June 30th 2018)

Role Description
To support the delivery of the National Game Strategy in the CFA in partnership with key stakeholders.
To support and oversee all aspects of Football within hard to reach groups including acting as a key contact with appropriate Leagues.

The key work areas are:
Plan and deliver programmes to deliver the targets to retain and grow participation within the female and disability game.
To take specific responsibility for work within the hard to reach areas of the game, increasing understanding and awareness of key issues and barriers to participation and to identify potential for growth to deliver CFA targets.
Lead and support the review and delivery of Female and Disability competition and league structures with providers to ensure the structure meets the needs of all players. Including flexible formats.
Lead the County FA’s Equality Standard work, ensuring all policies and procedures are in place.
Support the delivery of targeted campaigns, the work of grass roots clubs and the County FA.
Support and monitor the female Centre of Excellence and PDC programme across the County as well as FA Talent Identification Programme.

To apply you need to be of graduate calibre, have experience in sports development, and an understanding of the FA’s National Game Strategy. You need to be passionate about and committed to the development of football at a local level. You must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate both team working and the ability to work unsupervised as well as strong leadership skills. Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal / communication / presentation skills. You also need to have a current driving licence and also be able to work evenings and weekends.

To formally apply please submit a CV and covering letter to Kevin Staples, Staffordshire FA, Dyson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0LQ or by email to stating in the subject line of your email ‘Ref: FDO Inclusion.’

Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 2nd August 2015
Interviews will take place on: Thursday 13th August 2015

Please note: Unfortunately, as we will not be able to respond to everyone individually, if you do not hear from us within 5 days following the closing date for this position, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Staffordshire FA are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information on the role please view the documents at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, please contact Football Development Manager Kevin Staples on any of the following:
(T): 01785 256994
(M): 07969 294084

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