Directors HERO 2023

Board of Director Vacancies

Join our team!

We are seeking to recruit three independent non-executive Directors to join our Board.

The Board is looking for dynamic, committed and enthusiastic people with a passion for developing grassroots football in Sussex. 

We are particularly seeking individuals with knowledge and experience is one or more of the following areas: Marketing and Commercial Development; Human Resources; Football Governance.

We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation, starting at Board level, and we encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background and are particularly interested to hear from those currently under-represented in the sports sector.

In addition, successful candidates will have a strong appreciation for corporate governance and the responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors. They will be excellent communicators, with the ability to work creatively and collaboratively with professionals and volunteers alike.

Directors play a vital role in shaping the future of the organisation to overcome these and other challenges and act as champions for grassroots football across Sussex.

Board experience is welcomed but not essential.

The Commitment
These are volunteer roles in which you will be expected to work closely with the CEO, staff and County Members, attend regular Board and Committee meetings, and to collaborate with Board Directors and other stakeholders in the strategic development and delivery of football across Sussex. Whilst the role is voluntary reasonable expenses will be paid.

Currently, meetings take place on a Thursday evening approximately 10 times a year and are a mix of face-to-face and online meetings.

The Benefits
By joining our Board you will:
• Join a forward thinking, progressive sports organisation
• Make a difference to the people and communities of Sussex
• Have the opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game
• Make use of your experience and expertise
• Broaden your network

Full details of the roles and skills required can be found in the application pack.

To apply either email your completed application to or post it to the following address:

Strictly Private and Confidential
Vicki Windslow 
Directors Vacancy 
Sussex County FA 
Culver Road 
West Sussex
BN15 9AX

Applications must be received by 2:00pm on Monday 21 August 2023. Interviews will be held at Sussex County FA in Lancing on Thursday 31 August 2023 and Friday 1 September 2023.

For an informal conversation about the role of Director please contact our Chief Executive, Ken Benham, via or by telephone on 01903 753547 #230.

Disability Confident  
We pride ourselves on being an employer who is 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 Football Services:

Football Services
T: 01903 753547