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Development Officer Vacancy

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We are seeking to recruit a Development Officer (Women’s Recreation) to carry out aspects of Women’s Recreations Football Development within the organisation.

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 be computer literate, ideally have a football interest though not essential, with presentation and communication skills capable of carrying out and implementing administration systems. The individual should also be able to work occasional evenings and weekends. 

We are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk, and anyone working with us will be required to follow our safeguarding policies. 

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

What can we 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
• Access to FA Cup Final and England tickets at Wembley Stadium 
• Workplace Pension Scheme 
• Additional leave after 5, 10 years’ service 
• Long Service Awards for 10, 15, 20 years’ service
• Employee Assistance Programme 
• Free Nike Staff Uniform every year 
• Multi Faith Prayer Room available
• Personal Development Budgets
• Additional time off over Christmas
• Health Scheme
• Personal Accident policy
• Flexible working hours

Hours of work are 35 hours worked flexibly across a week with occasional required evening and weekend working. The position will receive 20 days’ annual leave as standard and a salary in the range of £23,500-£25,000 per annum, with a three-month probationary period.

To apply, please complete the application form in our application pack and either email: or post to the address as follows:

Strictly Private & Confidential
Development Officer Vacancy
Vicki Windslow
Sussex County FA
Culver Road
West Sussex 
BN15 9AX

Closing date for applications is 2:00pm on Friday 30 September 2022, with an interview date of Thursday 20 October 2022. Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications.

Disability Confident  
We pride ourselves on being an employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. We have a dedicated team to support any employee with a disability. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Equality Statement  
We believe that football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it. We are committed to promoting equality within the business in every aspect of its work and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, and experiences to apply for this role, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. 

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

T: 01903 766855