The FA

Player Status Officer (Professional Game)

The FA



Role Type

Closing Date


Dec 1, 2021

Role description

Our Organisation

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park.

The Role

The Player Status Officer will be responsible to support on all issues concerning the registration of players in respect of Premier League, EFL, Women's Super League and Women's Championship clubs.

The successful candidate will be an active FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) user for The FA with emphasis on the administration of transactions through TMS.

You will provide support in the training and guidance to clubs through regular club visits, providing assistance as required in line with the Player Status department and its objectives.

Key Accountabilities:
To accurately record Professional Game registrations, international clearances and minor applications on the relevant player database systems.
To respond within agreed service levels to telephone and email enquiries on players' status, FA Rules and FIFA Regulations as they apply to registrations and transfers.
To identify and, where appropriate, investigate, or assist with the investigation of, potential breaches of FA/FIFA Regulations relating to clubs within the Professional Game.
To advise clubs on the TMS Minors procedure and to lead on the process of minor applications.
To provide guidance to clubs and other stakeholders on players' status, FA Rules and Regulations of FIFA as they apply to player registrations and transfers.
To identify and assist with the implementation of any improvements to the registration process.
To support the Player Status team with updates to registration systems.
To assist with other tasks as directed by the Head of Player Status and Competitions or Player Status Manager.
To execute additional tasks as required in order to meet The FA Group's changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

What we are looking for:
A high level of organisational and administration skills,
The ability to work to regular and frequent deadlines with high degree of accuracy,
Excellent IT skills,
A high level of communication skills,
An Excellent telephone manner,
Ability to explain complex legislation to clubs,
Ability to work as part of a team and adapt to demands of the wider Department and Division,
Excellent attention to detail and ability to work at times with minimal supervision,
Ability to cope under pressure and with a positive disposition and willingness to help others,
Experience working with multiple stakeholders both internal and external and delivering a high standard of customer service.

What we can offer you:
An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.