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The FA

The FA

Para Team Managers (Casual Contract)


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Posting Date

Aug 16, 2023

Role description

About the job
Set the bar for greatness

The FA are looking for Team Managers to provide team management support at national and international camps and competitions across Para Football teams and multi-squad (MS) camps.

This will be a Casual contract with an end date of 31st July 2024 with approximately 30 days of work required across the Season.

This is a Homebased contract, however travel will be required including overseas.

About The Team

Our Technical Team supports 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 team manages everything from identifying talent to the development and coaching of multi-disciplinary teams throughout the age groups, up to our Senior England teams.

What Will You Be Doing?
Liaise with the Team Coordinator on all aspects of the camp/competition plan in the build up to an event.
Attend the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting in advance and during the camp/competition sharing accurate appropriate and concise information.
Conduct site reconnaissance as required feeding back to the Team Coordinator.
Deploy the detailed camp/competition management plan.
Lead the operational communications to players and team staff considering all present impairment groups regarding delivery.
Work closely with and maintain effective communication with the head coach and medical team.
Develop effective and professional relationships with players and team staff.
Provide off pitch player support, checking in regularly and identifying issues early.
Oversea the on camp/competition management of travel, accommodation, transport and meals on site and function as key point of contact with TD/LOC/IFs as appropriate.
Provide on camp administrative support to the technical team as required.
Submit team sheets as directed by the head coach.
Manage behaviours and issues confidently and give direct feedback without blame.
Troubleshoot, keep accurate reports/records, and escalate appropriately.
Report any safeguarding issues appropriately.
Ensure team kit and equipment is in situ.
Ensure any additional activity, such as pre agreed/arranged media/commercial requests, run smoothly and do not affect player performance.
Provide accurate post camp/competition reporting to the Programme Officer.
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 Will You Need?

Essential for the role:
5 GCSEs grade C or above or equivalent qualification.
Experience in sports Team Management.
Experience of working in a sports environment.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate working with and supporting numerous internal and external stakeholders.
Flexible approach to working hours and travel.
Full clean driving licence

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

Please note that successful candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

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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