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Development Officer Vacancy

Join our team!

We are seeking to recruit a Development Officer (Male Pathway) to carry out the retention and development of all male football within our organisation.

This position will be responsible for delivery of the male affiliated and recreational pathway. 

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

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

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

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 £21,000 - £25,000 per annum, with a three-month probationary period.

Closing date for applications is 2pm on Tuesday 28 March 2023, with an interview date of Thursday 6 April 2023.

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