The FA and AoC Sport apprenticeship programme is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the rapid growth of women and girls’ football across England.
Job title: FA Women’s Football Development Officer (Apprentice)
Duration: 22 Months (tbc, dependent on possible start dates)
Annual wage: £10,650
Working week: 30 hours per week could include evening and weekends
Closing date: Wednesday 29 July 2020
Start date: October 2020 (tbc)
Working as part of a national network of 12 apprentices, you will be tasked with engaging girls/women in the game who are new to football both in the college and local community. You will have the opportunity to work with local partners, such as the County FA, professional women’s clubs and grassroots teams.
Alongside your fellow Women’s Football Development Officer (Apprentices), you will come together over the course of the year to develop yourself personally and professionally with the help of sector-leading experts organised by AoC Sport. An ambassador for the women’s game, you will learn the ropes of football development, make contacts in the world of women’s football and inspire the next generation of girls and women to play football.
Based in Chichester College, your working week will be spent managing projects, planning and delivering events, meeting with local football stakeholders, recruiting and managing female volunteers to help deliver activity, delivering football activity to college students and secondary students, all the while monitoring and evaluating your work.
At the same time, you will undertake a Level 3 Community Sport Health Officer qualification, delivered to all apprentices by Weston College through a blended learning approach including virtual teaching classrooms, national training events and 1-1 support. This will usually manifest itself as one day a week spent learning, writing coursework and completing all necessary aspects of the qualification.
To apply, you will need English and Mathematics to a minimum of Level 2 standard, good organisational skills and the confidence to deliver football activity to a wide range of audiences. Most importantly, you will need to have a passion for developing the women’s game specifically and an ambition to drive success in this area.
You will need to be available on Wednesday 26 August 2020 if shortlisted for the Selection Event.
For further information about the vacancy please contact AoC Sport:
T: 01935 823444