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Lincolnshire FA

Lincolnshire FA

Head of Football Development


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Posting Date

Aug 30, 2023

Role description

About the job
The Lincolnshire Football Association is seeking to recruit a Head of Football Development to support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy and the Lincolnshire FA’s strategy in partnership with key stakeholders across Lincolnshire.

To be successful, applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and how their expertise and experience will enable them to meet the essential and desirable criteria. The interview panel must be convinced of the individual’s passion for football development, inspiration, and professionalism for the role.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience of sports/football development, an understanding of grassroots football and experience of working with volunteers in sports/football. They should be computer literate, have an interest and background in football, with good presentation and communication skills, be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. They will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, be able to lead and work as part of a team with excellent planning skills and be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

The successful applicant will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

The Lincolnshire FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. 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 Lincolnshire FA Offer?

• An exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, progressive sports organisation

• A competitive salary

• An exciting opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game

• A commitment to empowered and supportive personal and professional development

• A Workplace Pension Scheme

• Access to our health and dental support plan

• Access to some FA employment benefits

• A modern hybrid working model

Role Purpose

To support delivery of The FA Grassroots Football Strategy and the Associations Business Strategy
To provide strategic direction to the Football Development department.
To ensure that every affiliated football fixture is played on a ‘good’ quality pitch.
To identify and activate priority projects for Football Foundation investment via Local Football Facility Plans.
To protect existing football facilities from planning application.
To undertake Deputy SSL duties and contribute to the effective implementation of The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FAs.
To support the adoption of FA technology systems across grassroots football.
To comply with FA rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidance that are in place from time to time

Hours of work are 35 hours per week between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work. This position will receive 33 days annual leave including banks holidays and a salary banding of £32,384 - £36,092 (FTE).

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18th September although the Lincolnshire Football Association reserve the right to close the process earlier than advertised. Interviews will be conducted w/c 25th September 2023.

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