VACANCY: National Women’s Football Development Officer

Location: Home-based

Deadline: 23 Apr 2019

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Type of Contract: Permanant (subject to continued funding)

Salary: c£28,000 per annum

Interview date: 3/5/19 or 20/5/19 (venue TBC – possibilities include Wembley Stadium or St George’s Park)

An exceptional opportunity has arisen to join AoC Sport as National Women’s Football Development Officer, in partnership with The Football Association (FA).

In this role you will be working collaboratively with the AoC Sport staff team and wider partners to grow female participation in football through FE communities with a focus on 16 to 19-year-old students.

You will manage the FA Women’s Football Apprentice network to get more females active through football, in line with the ECFA National Strategy 2017-21, and contributetowards the FA Women’s Strategy: Game Plan for Growth.

You will build strong internal and external relationships to grow college, further education and community football under the organisation’s football brand, ECFA, and report impact to the ECFA Committee and The FA.

To be successful in this role you will have a passion for women and girls’ football and its growth in association with the development of young people.

We are seeking an individual with experience of managing projects on a large scale, as the successful candidate will lead the design and implementation of national projects and strategic plans to develop high quality football and futsal pathways for young women.

You will demonstrate the ability to work independently and under your own initiative; and will also be effective in working in a team, generating and contributing ideas to meetings and have the discipline to see plans through to successful conclusion.

Effective interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication and good presentation skills are essential for this role. Additionally, you will have a flexible approach to your work, a positive outlook and an outcome-focused approach to problem solving.

This role will involve travel across England to deliver events and training or attend meetings with occasional overnight stays.

Talk to us

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Lauren O’Sullivan, National Football Development Manager via email


Please send your current CV along with a cover letter detailing how your key skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification along with your completed equal opportunities form (which will be separated from your application) to

Please note that if you do not submit a covering letter your application will not be considered.

Your application must be submitted and received by 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, 23 April 2019.

Please be advised that the successful candidate needs to be available to attend a three day ‘National Apprentice Orientation Event’ from 19 – 22August 2019 which will be run by AoC Sport and The FA with support from other key partners.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer.

**Thank you for your interest in working for AoC Sport**


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