AoC Sport recruiting representative on FA Council

AoC Sport is recruiting for our representative on The Football Association Council.

Position: FA Council member, representing AoC Sport and the FE sector

The role
We are delighted that AoC Sport has been offered a place on the Football Association Council, following the FA’s AGM earlier this month. We have been asked to help fill this place and are now looking for someone to represent AoC Sport and be the voice for colleges and the further education sector as a whole, on a voluntary basis.

FA Council meets five times per season – July, October, January, April and May. Meetings are usually at Wembley although on occasion they may be at St. George’s Park. They normally start at 11.00am and may run onto approximately 3.00pm.

FA Council members can be considered for committee membership, although it isn’t compulsory.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of football in England and raise the profile of college football.

The person
The ideal candidate will have:
• A detailed knowledge of and passion for the FE sector
• A deep understanding of the football landscape in England
• An ability to operate and influence in a complex political environment

The FA is particularly interested in applications which reflect under-represented groups in football development: women, ethnic minorities.

FA stipulations
In accordance with Standing Order 45 of the Standing Orders of Council, no new Member of Council may be appointed if he or she is 65 years old or more at the time of the appointment; and no existing Member of Council (other than those who have served continuously since 1990) may be reappointed if he or she has attained the age of 75 years at the time of the reappointment.

Nominations
To put forward your name for consideration, please provide a copy of your CV and a covering letter, detailing why you feel you are the best person for the role. This will be needed to explain the nomination to the FA. Please send these to Marcus_Kingwell@aoc.co.uk by Friday 9 June 5pm.

Eligible nominations will be asked to take part in a telephone discussion with AoC Sport on Thursday 15 June, with notification of the outcome on Friday 16 June.

About ECFA
The English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) is the football delivery arm of AoC Sport, the lead organisation for college sport and physical activity. We exist to promote, support and deliver an outstanding football experience through the further education sector. Our work is shaped across five core pillars: Competition, Participation, Workforce, Community and Governance.

About AoC Sport
AoC Sport is the membership organisation for colleges, leading the development of sport and physical activity in 16+ education. We believe that sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health. Our vision is for every student to regularly participate in sport or physical activity. Our purpose is to promote, support and deliver college sport and physical activity.

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