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Para Football Team Operations Coordinator


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Posting Date

Aug 15, 2023

Role description

About the job
We have a great opportunity within our Para Division for a Para Football Team Operations Coordinator. We are looking for someone who will provide Administrative support to all national and international camps and competitions across all para football teams and multi-squad (MS) camps.

About The Team

Our FA Technical teams support all aspects of Men's and Women's elite performance – including para football, the elite format of disability football that runs parallel to the mainstream game – so we can help England teams to win tournaments.

Our teams manage everything from identifying talent to the development and coaching of multi-disciplinary teams throughout the age groups, up to our Senior England teams. To deliver on our goal we have invested heavily in developing a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at our National Football Centre, St. George's Park.

What will you be doing?

Home, National & International camp & competition administration from conception to completion including:
All travel, accommodation, meal, and transport bookings to budget
Liaison with key staff and itinerant Team Managers (TM)
Liaison with players and team staff and invitational teams
Administering Safeguarding, Security and Risk Assessment, EAC and Crisis Management Plans
In conjunction with Payroll & HR, manage the processing of player expense claims.
Administer de-briefs and reporting
Act as the main contact with Travel Places for all team activity related international travel bookings, working with them to identify team travel that fits performance objectives and is the most appropriate and cost-effective.
Liaise with national and International Federations (IFs), Local Organising Committees (LOCs), and Tournament Directors on plans and respond by set deadlines.
Communicate with players and team staff effectively and in a timely manner, including the administration of player availability.
Act as facilities liaison with St Georges Park and other alternative home facilities, ensuring accessibility is in place for our teams.
Provide administrative support to operational and MDT meetings.
Update and maintain player and staff data and records, including administration of player caps and recognition.
Act as TM for Multi-Squad and Individual Team Camps & Competitions as required.
Executes 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.
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.

What are we looking for?

Essential for the role:
5 GCSEs grade C or above or equivalent qualification.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate working with and supporting numerous internal and external stakeholders.
Proven track record of managing travel and/or event bookings.
Experience of working in a sporting or events environment.
Ability to manage multi projects, events and deadlines simultaneously.
Flexible approach to working hours, with some travel.
Proficient skills in Microsoft Office including Excel.

Beneficial to have:
Knowledge of Disability or Para Football
Experience of working within elite Para Sport environments/teams.
Experience in sports Team Management or supporting sports Team Managers.
Basic Project Management skills.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, in order to achieve this 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 offer 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.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:
Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
Free private medical cover.
A contributory pension scheme.
An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
A hybrid working model offering flexibility on where you work.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

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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