The FA

The FA

Women's Leagues Officer - 6mth FTC


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 11, 2022

Role description

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
Provide administration and operations support to Women's Football Pyramid
Coordinate aspects of the FA Women's National League
Support the growth and stability of league and club structures within the Women's Football Pyramid
Key Accountabilities
Assist with the administration and coordination of the FA Women's National League
Produce the league fixture schedule
Co-ordinate club fixture requests
Manage the rearrangement of postponed fixtures
To lead on the draws and fixture scheduling for the FAWNL Cup and Plate Competitions
Deal with all requirements of the Full Time system
Act as main point of contact for any fixture enquiries from clubs
Player Registration
Manage league registrations on the Whole Game System
Validate and approving player registrations
Process transfers
Deal with player registration requirements of Platform for Football
Act as main point of contact for any registration enquiries from clubs
Assist with the administration and coordination of the Women's Football Pyramid
Coordinate the Promotion Pool on an annual basis
Main contact for club and league applications in line with Pyramid Regulations including club movements and name changes
Act as secretary to the FA Women's Project Team Meetings by liaising with leagues and clubs on requests, collating and preparing agendas, attending and minuting the meetings, managing appeals papers, actioning the minutes
Prepare agenda and take minutes for meetings of the FA WNL Board and Women's Football Conference
Support in the administration of club and league meetings, workshops and events as required
Support the Senior Womens Football Clubs Manager with administrational tasks
Manage the process of casual external expenses – to collate the claims and liaise with the Finance Department with regards to payment
Manage the creation and approval of purchase orders for the team through Proactis
Support with meetings – venue booking and arrangements

Execute 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.
What we are looking for


Knowledge of the administration of sport competitions.
Experience of administration processes and procedures
Experience of writing reports and minute taking
Proficient skills in Microsoft Office
Experience of league / competition administration
Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Ability to communicate effectively through written and phone correspondence
Ability to present consistently, irrespective of mood/feelings
Conveys written information clearly and accurately to a wide range of recipients
Ability to present information clearly and concisely,
Good attention to detail
Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise tasks
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and maintain quality of work
Passion for working in women's football
Knowledge of the FA Women's Football Strategy and organisations within girls' and women's football
Has a commitment to Continuous Personal Development; dedicates times to personal growth


Knowledge of the Women's Football Pyramid competition structure
Understanding of the football industry
Knowledge and understanding of The Football Association
Experience of FA Platform for Football and FA Full Time
Experience supporting sports leagues and/or clubs
Understanding of competition, FA and/or FIFA regulation
Educated to Degree level or equivalent
Ability to operate Smartsheet
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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