Sussex County FA logo on 3G pitch

Football Development Officer Vacancy

Join our team!

We are seeking to recruit a Football Development Officer to predominantly work in youth grassroots football. 

This position will lead strategic co-ordination of all youth grassroots football activities, including both affiliated and recreational football.

The successful applicant will influence and support growth and retention of participation in accordance with Sussex County FA’s strategy and operational plan ensuring all targets are met. Approximately a 10% increase over three years.

To join our team and be successful, the individual must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role on offer and how their expertise and experience will enable them to meet the essential and desirable criteria within the role.

The interview panel must be convinced of the individual’s passion, inspiration and professionalism for the role.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience of sports/football development, an understanding of grassroots football and experience of working with volunteers in youth football and young people. They should be computer literate, ideally have a Football interest and background with presentation and communication skills.

They should be able to work occasional evenings and weekends. The Sussex County FA take the safeguarding and protection of children seriously and anyone working with us will be required to follow the County FA policy. Due to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check through The FA Criminal Records Check process. 

What can the Sussex County FA offer?
An exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, progressive business
An exciting opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game
A commitment to empowered and supportive personal development
A Workplace Pension Scheme
A Personal Accident policy

Hours of work are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and the position will receive 4 weeks annual holiday, and a salary in the range of £22,000-£24,000 p.a. with a three month probationary period.

Closing date for applications is: Noon on Friday 27 July 2018, with Interviews being held on Friday 3 August 2018.

To apply please complete and return your application form by email to Sussex County FA Development Manager, Paul Saunders via or post to:

Strictly Private & Confidential
Paul Saunders
Development Manager
JOB / Football Development Officer
Sussex County FA
Culver Road
West Sussex
BN15 9AX

If any questions arise about the role or clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact the Development Manager:

Development Manager
T: 01903 766855