Opportunity to be AoC Sport’s FA Council representative

AoC Sport is recruiting for a representative on The Football Association Council, representing AoC Sport and the FE sector.

The role

AoC Sport is in the privileged position of having a place on the Football Association Council. We require someone to represent AoC Sport and provide the voice for colleges and the further education sector as a whole, on a voluntary basis.

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.

We are particularly interested in applications which reflect under-represented groups in football development: women, ethnic minorities.

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.


The successful candidate will be required to attend four FA Council meetings per year. They are held in Wembley Stadium in the daytime. Council meets on the following dates in the 2019/20 season: 17 October 2019, 23 January 2020, 2 April 2020 and 21 May 2020. The representative will also need to attend meetings of the Adult Participation Sub Committee and Youth Participation Sub Committee. There are up to three meetings of each committee each year, also at Wembley Stadium.

The position is voluntary and is not remunerated but travelling expenses are covered. There are also free tickets available for Council members for a number of England football internationals.

The full job description is available below.

 To apply

Please send your CV with a cover letter detailing your interest and how your key skills/experience are relevant to the role along with your completed equal opportunities form (which will be separated from your application) by email to careers@aoc.co.uk. All applications must be received by 12pm on Friday 27 September 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will then be asked to take part in a telephone interview w/c 30 September. Candidates will be notified of the final decision by Friday 4 October.

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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