coaching support

Vacancy: Workforce Development Officer


Amateur FA is recruiting a Workforce Development Officer to grow and improve the workforce of the football family within the Amateur FA, through education courses, training, recruitment, retention and development. This includes coaches, referees and other volunteers.

Role: Workforce Development Officer

Contract Type: Fixed Term (July 2019)

Hours per week: Full time

Salary: £19,000 per annum

Location: Amateur FA Offices with some travel across Greater London

Reports to: Football Development Officer


Amateur FA Education

• Plan, arrange and administer all courses made available to the public and football family including coach education, referee education, medical education and volunteer education

Referee Development

• Support the Senior Football Development Officer to identify, recruit and retain referees to increase the number of active referees ensuring referees coverage in Leagues is maximised
• To support the implementation of the Referee Academy to identify talented referees
• Provide u18s with requisite support under Safeguarding processes

Football Development

• To liaise with local partners to support their workforce who can be qualified and up-skilled to deliver towards shared targets and objectives
• To support Football Development Officers to deliver the National Game Strategy
• Support the delivery of FA Licensed Coaches Club and FA Coach Mentoring programmes
• Support Charter Standard clubs and leagues to ensure they meet the workforce requirements for charter standard.
• Work with Middlesex FA and London FA to manage and deliver a series of club workshops annually
• Regular monitoring and evaluation of delivery and its impact
• To be an ambassador for Amateur FA positively promoting the sport and those that work and volunteer within it
• Support across the team with safeguarding issues and concerns
• Required to work some evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the business

This job description is only a summary of the role as it currently exists and is not meant to be exhaustive.  The responsibilities, skills, experience and behaviours might differ from those outlined and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of 18, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check to ensure their suitability for the role.

For further information and to download the recruitment pack, please follow the link below.