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The Football Association

The Football Association

Future Lionesses GK Centre Coordinator & Welfare Lead (Casual)


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Jun 25, 2024


About the job
Develop and inspire the next generation...

We are excited to be searching for a pool of Future Lionesses GK Centre Coordinators and Welfare Leads, who will be responsible for the administrative delivery of the Future Lionesses Goalkeeping Centres, ensuring the programme is delivered in a professional and organised way.

Our successful candidates will lead on venue, kit and equipment logistics, player and parent communications and contribute to the safe storage of data and information thus helping to create an environment to Unearth, Inspire and Empower future generations of England Goalkeepers and Goalkeeping Coaches.

You will provide welfare support to players, provide advice & guidance to staff and lead on the initial handling of safeguarding concerns, escalating, and seeking advice from the FA Safeguarding Team.

We are advertising these positions across various areas of the county. As part of your application form, you will be able to specify where you wish to cover if successful:

The roles to be recruited are as follows:










London Area

West Riding

You will play a role in developing and sustaining a culture of high performance, safer working, and respectful behaviour at the Women's England Talent Pathway Future Lionesses Goalkeeping Centres.

What You'll Do?

Deliver weekly administration tasks and store data accordingly.
Support and contribute to the planning and reviewing of the Goalkeeping technical training programme off-pitch by updating and storing documents in line with FA policy.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with players, parents, coaching staff, and key stakeholders (Club Coaches)
Develop and uphold strong communication channels with FA Goalkeeping Pathway Lead, FA Women's Talent Pathway Operations Manager and Team, FA Women's Game Safeguarding Manager and other FA staff, including Regional Talent Managers, FA GK Talent ID Coach and FA Regional Talent Coaches.
Communicate effectively with parents and coaching staff on a weekly basis.
Ensure equipment logistics are complete prior to each weekly session.
Have an awareness of the Future Lionesses' goalkeeping characteristics and the FA Discover My Talent programme
Ensure that all players' welfare and safety are paramount, in line with Safeguarding policy and procedures.
Ensure safer working practice guidelines and protocols are followed, including addressing any practice issues directly with staff.
Deliver safeguarding briefings to parents & carers, players and staff to empower them to create and maintain a positive safeguarding culture.
Work closely with The FA Safeguarding Team regarding welfare and safeguarding concerns, ensuring that timely referrals are made.
Report and escalate welfare, well-being and safeguarding concerns using the agreed protocols and FA systems, maintaining accurate records in relation to these concerns.
Maintain relevant and in-date qualifications required to carry out the role, including training
Complete any other administrative and coordination tasks that are reasonably required within the expectations of this role to ensure a high-performing centre.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

Ability to build positive working relationships.
Ability to be organised and multi-task in a rapidly changing environment.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with various stakeholders.
FA Safeguarding Children Course.
FA Welfare Officer Workshop or appropriate equivalent as advised by The FA.
FA Level 1 Emergency First Aid in Football.
Ability to work as part of a team.

Beneficial to also have:

Experience organising and leading events.
Knowledge of the women's game and the Women's England Talent Pathway

Please note, that interviews will be taking place mid-July online. We suggest candidates are available to attend the next stage of the process.

What's in it for you?

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive rate of pay as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role.

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, and by doing this we offer top-of-the-range facilities across two core business locations. We have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English football. We are also delighted to have a world-class Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

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.

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.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre unless the role is advertised as a home based contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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