We are looking to appoint an Independent Chair to lead our Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG), which acts as the check and balance to our equality, diversity and inclusion work.
The successful person will have a broad knowledge and experience in equality, diversity and inclusion matters and be passionate about the role of that football can play in tackling discrimination and promoting accessible opportunities for all.
They will need to be able to think strategically and have a proven ability to work collaboratively and challenge constructively.
It is an exciting, but challenging opportunity with the incentive of shaping our inclusion work and positively impacting the landscape of football at every level.
The successful applicant will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Applicants should be computer literate, ideally have a football interest though not essential, with presentation and communication skills capable of carrying out and implementing administrative systems.
We are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk, and anyone working with us will be required to follow our safeguarding policies.
This is a voluntary position with a time commitment of 10-15 hours per month, the majority of which will be evening and weekend events and meetings.
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
• A personal accident policy
We welcome applications from everyone. If you have any requirements in relation to the recruitment or interview process or require an application pack in an alternative format then please contact our Chief Executive, Ken Benham, via Ken.Benham@SussexFA.com or call 01903 753547 #230.
To apply either email your completed application to Victoria.Windslow@SussexFA.com or post it to the following address:
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Independent Chair Inclusion Advisory Group Vacancy
Sussex County FA
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.
Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications.
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.
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.
For further information about the role our IAG is available via our Inclusion Advisory Group pages.
If any questions arise about the role or clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact Football Services:
T: 01903 753547