The FA

The FA

Women's Football Policy Officer


Role Type



Posting Date

May 23, 2022

Role description

Women's Football Policy Officer (WNSL0438)
Division:International and Corporate Affairs
Location:Wembley Stadium
Closing Date:31 May 2022
Vacancy Type:Fixed Term Contract, Full-time
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.

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The Role
In light of the Fan Led Review of English football, it is recommended a subsequent review of women's football. The Women's Football Policy Officer will, working within the Corporate Affairs team, be responsible for supporting this review, providing administrative and operational support to The FA and, where necessary DCMS and the Review of the Future of Women's Football Expert Panel.

This role is advertised on a fixed term basis, the Review will last from June 2022 to December 2022.

Key Accountabilities
Provide full administrative and operational support for the Future of Women's Football Review.
Working with the Independent Chair of the Future of Women's Football Review.
Provide policy analysis and support for FA, DCMS and the Panel.
Support the Public Affairs manager, Head of Corporate Affairs and Panel members in drafting reports and recommendations.
Coordinate roundtable meetings on key pillars of the review; including arranging meetings, preparing supporting papers and providing minutes.
Coordinate the submission of evidence to the Future of Women's Football Review.
Review literature from the Fan Led Review and submissions to the Future of Women's Football Review; summarising information.
Handle correspondence with external political and policy stakeholders relating to the Review.
Attendance at and participation in events and meetings as required.
Ad hoc support across the Corporate Affairs team.
Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
What we are looking for
Understanding of women's football.
Understanding of the governance of football.
Project management.
Organisational skills.
Delivering written reports.
Advanced Reporting Writing skills.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Microsoft Office.
Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of key stakeholders.
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.

Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.

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.

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.

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