The FA

The FA

Compliance Project Analyst


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 11, 2022

Role description

Our Organisation
The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

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The Role
The Women's Professional Game (WPG) Compliance Project Analyst will be responsible for supporting the management, development, and monitoring of the Barclays FA Women's Super League (WSL), the Barclays FA Women's Championship (WC), Licensing, Compliance and Facilities programmes.

Key Accountabilities
Support the development of WPG Licensing, Compliance and Facilities programmes in the Barclays FA Womens Super League (WSL) and FA Women's Championship (WC).
Work with the FA WPG Facilities and Projects Lead and the FA Womens Licensing and Compliance Lead along with other relevant FA staff to support the expansion of club facing programmes.
Liaise with WSL and WC clubs regarding their compliance to domestic licence criteria (including project planning licensing of clubs in relation to promotion and relegation between Tiers 1, 2 and 3).
Assist with UEFA Womens Champions League (UWCL) club licence programme. Ensuring clubs meet the UEFA criteria to play in the UWCL.
Critically evaluate imposing any necessary rectifications processes and sanctions in conjunction with internal and external partners against licence criteria.
Support in the annual WSL and WC competition rules, licence and regulation reviews. Helping shape the policy that governs the WPG.
Identify any potential FIFA, UEFA, FA rules, regulation, policy changes that could impact the women's game and ebbed in licence, competition rules or club briefings as appropriate.
Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
Communicate and provide information by relevant methods internally and externally to assist and enable organisational operations and effective service to divisions and key stakeholders.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
What we are looking for



Knowledge in formulating compliance policies, procedures, and related documentation
Understanding how to drive continuous improvement and striving for excellence

Track record in managing data and information, effectively analysing it and reporting on it
Experience in audit, compliance, quality assurance or similar
In driving continuous improvement and striving for excellence
Technical Skills

Project Management
Advanced Microsoft Office
Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of key stakeholders



Education to degree level
Knowledge and understanding of The FA and football governance
Understanding of all aspects of football or sport regulations / licensing, compliance, and facilities infrastructure
Knowledge and interest in football and a passion for the development of the women's game

Experience of working with and building relationships with stakeholders in football
Knowledge and understanding of regulation and compliance
Technical Skills

Experience in creating dashboards (using Tableau, Power BI, or similar)
What we can offer you
An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.

Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.

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