Football Association Council Vacancy

The FA is recruiting a new council member to represent women’s and girls’ football at grassroots level.

The FA Council consists of more than 100 members, the majority of whom are elected by the game’s stakeholders, including County FAs, the Premier League and the English Football League.

Earlier this year, AoC Sport National Football Development Manager, Lauren O’Sullivan, was selected to join the Council, and now a new opportunity has arisen for someone from the FE sector, with a strong interest in women’s and girls’ football, to get involved.

The Council’s role is to set the game’s rules, regulations and procedures, debate issues within the game and to put forward to the Board any ideas for improving the game and the operation of the FA.

The Council usually meets five times a year. In addition, members may be invited onto appropriate committees which might add an additional seven or eight meetings per year. Most meetings commence at 11am and are held at Wembley Stadium. A modest allowance and travelling expenses are paid for each day’s attendance.

The Council now wishes to widen its membership to ensure that it is more representative of all participants. Consequently, a number of new positions have been created, one of which is for a representative of local women’s and girls’ football.

The appointment will be for an initial term of three years but two further terms could be available.

Applications are invited from candidates who are involved in a local women’s and/or girls’ football and who feel able to contribute to the Council’s debates.

Applications will be considered from all candidates but The FA would particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented on Council.

Formal applications comprising of an introductory letter and CV to be submitted to

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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