Swedish Football Association

Group Manager

Swedish Football Association



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 19, 2021

Role description

The Swedish Football Association is Sweden's largest special sports association with almost 3,000 associations. These together have about 1,000,000 members, of which about 500,000 are active players. The Swedish Football Association has about 150 employees who are in new premises next to the National Arena Friends Arena in Arenastaden, Solna. The Swedish Football Association, which is a non-profit association, together with its companies has an annual turnover of approximately SEK 500 million. One of Swedish football's strategic orientations is to be a driving force in gender equality and diversity in Swedish football and to strengthen our position as an important societal player in these matters. For further information about SvFF's activities, please refer to www.svenskfotboll.se and www.fogis.se .

The Swedish Football Association is looking for a group manager for association development, children and youth football for the Education and Development Department.

Have you ever thought about what makes it possible for about 1600 matches to be played in Sweden - every day? It is i.a. thanks to the work that takes place through everyone who is involved in Swedish football on a daily basis.
For this role, we want a committed person with order and order but also with a curiosity to get to know how Swedish football works from the inside. We hope you want to join our team!

Within SvFF, we strive for diversity in an organization with an equal gender balance and employees who have different backgrounds and experiences. We see this creates increased dynamism, creativity and quality in our work. In general, for all roles, we are looking for employees who have basic values ​​and attitudes that are in line with our values ​​- open, welcoming, developing, and engaging. You have an interest and ability to work in both a non-profit and commercial business and want to learn more and develop.

In the role of Group Manager for association development, children and youth football, you will lead a group consisting of five or six people and report to SvFF's Education and Development Manager. The group association development, children and youth football is part of the Education and Development Department.

In your role, you will mainly:

Responsible for leading league, association and football development based on SvFF's Goals and Strategy Documents.
Ensure a functioning dialogue on association development with various stakeholders such as other departments, district associations, RF / SISU, UEFA, FIFA both nationally and internationally.
Responsible for creating a work environment and work culture that provides conditions for employees to be involved and feel committed.
Be part of the management team for the Education and Development Department.
Be a secretary of the District and Association Committee.

You have documented experience of leadership roles at several levels and have at least a UEFA B coaching license. UEFA Elite Youth A is a merit. It is desirable that you have an academic education (sports science) with a pedagogical focus . We would like you to have experience of project and development work.

You have a broad knowledge and awareness of the Swedish football movement and Swedish football organization as well as the district associations' activities regarding both children's and youth football and association development. The role requires a good ability to express oneself in both speech and writing in Swedish and English.

As a person, you are communicative with a very good ability to work together. You have a strong driving force with clear goals and an ability to see both the whole and parts. You enjoy working in a structured way, even during sometimes intense periods. Your way of working is characterized by you being engaging, taking initiative and being open and flexible in terms of seeing change and development as an opportunity.

Said about working as Group Manager association development, children and youth football .

“Working as Group Manager for association development, children and youth football at SvFF is a very varied and inspiring job. You get the chance to influence and develop Swedish football, mainly in association development and coach and player training together with committed and knowledgeable colleagues from SvFF and the football districts. ”

Are you the one we are looking for?

The position is a permanent employment 100% with effect from 1 January 2022 or by agreement. Your workplace is SvFF's office in Solna.

If you have questions about the service, you are welcome to contact:

Per Widén, Head of Education and Development, email per.widen@svenskfotboll.se , telephone: 070-3030445.

SvFF applies collective agreements regarding the Employers' Alliance / Union We wish to have your application no later than 19 September 2021.