Football Development Officer Vacancy


Could you fit into a dedicated team aiming to increase football participation and make the beautiful game available to all? Then we're inviting you to apply for our Football Development Officer secondment vacancy.

Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include the strategic development of football opportunities across all forms and formats of the game in the local authorities of Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend and Thurrock. These include mini-soccer, youth, adult, male, female, disability and Futsal. They’ll ensure links are in place between affiliated and recreational pathways as well as developing strong relationships with clubs and leagues.

Any potential applicants should be aware that this is not a coaching role, and employment is on a full time contract until 30th June 2019. The post-holder will be responsible for implementing elements of the FA National Game Strategy, based at the Association’s Chelmsford Office. The new employee will join a highly-regarded Development Team reporting to the County Development Manager.

When identifying a suitable individual for the position, the Essex County FA will look for a university graduate (or similar) who is able to demonstrate knowledge of the FA National Game Strategy and be able to communicate with a wide range of partners. Other requirements are at least two years of experience of working within sports development and an ability to plan, deliver and evaluate programmes.

Further details can be found below. The application closing date is Wednesday 18th October, with interviews on Friday 27th October. Complete the Application Form and the Section 12 Equality & Monitoring Form and return them to: County Development Manager, Essex County FA, The County Office, Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5LB. Alternatively, E-Mail

We promote equality and diversity in employment and welcome applicants from all parts of the community.

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