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The Football Association

The Football Association

Women's Player Education and Lifestyle Coordinator


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May 16, 2024


About the job
Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

Are you experienced working within secondary school/post-16 education settings? We are excited to be searching for a Player Education and Lifestyle Coordinator to join the team on a part-time basis (0.5 FTE)

The post holder will provide exceptional operational and administrative support for the Player Education & Lifestyle department, overseeing day-to-day tasks across England Women's Teams.

What You'll Do?

Provide consistent and robust operational and administrative support to the Player Education & Lifestyle staff, both on and off camp, supporting the implementation of Player Education & Lifestyle procedures across England Women's Teams.
Collaborate effectively with key stakeholders such as education providers, clubs, and parents/carers, under the guidance of the Player Education & Lifestyle Lead, fostering strong relationships and promoting collaborative work. Ensure timely communication and updates as needed.
Maintain a centralised database containing all Player Education & Lifestyle information, ensuring standardised and accurate data capture.
Facilitate the player selection notification process by disseminating relevant details to education providers and clubs within agreed-upon deadlines.
Take charge of the examination registration process and associated paperwork submission, meeting all related deadlines.
Prepare all Player Education resources for use by squads, ensuring readiness ahead of camps and tournaments by replenishing stock and checking equipment for defects.
Assist the Player Education & Lifestyle Lead in coordinating the development and sharing of player learning plans for all England team activities.
Respond promptly to both external and internal enquiries concerning Player Education & Lifestyle information.
Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being 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 You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

Excellent administrative skills and experience.
Recent demonstratable experience of working within secondary school and/or post-16 education sectors.
Proficient in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with young individuals and collaborating effectively within a multidisciplinary setting.
Thorough understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Competence in securely managing personal data.
Willingness to work flexible hours

Beneficial to have:

Relevant experience in a football academy or elite sporting environment.
Experience in supporting/managing transitions
Proven success in creating and executing education/life skills programmes within sports.

Important note - this role would be suitable for an individual who can flexibly arrange their hours throughout the workweek, with a preference for working between 10 am and 2 pm daily. While some presence at St George's Park is necessary, the majority of the work can be conducted remotely

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 greater flexibility.

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, Adobe FA Women's Championship, and 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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