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Football Development Officer Vacancy

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

This position will lead strategic co-ordination of all adult 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. A general job description is attached.

To join the 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. The successful applicant will report to the Development Manager and thereafter to the Chief Executive.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience of sports/football development, an understanding of grassroots football and experience of working with volunteers in adult football. They should be computer literate, 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 may 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 35 hours between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend working. The position will receive 4 weeks annual holiday, a salary in the range of £22-24,000 p.a. with a three month probationary period.

Closing date for applications is: 12 noon on Thursday 14 March 2019, with an interview date to be confirmed.

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