Vacancies: Disciplinary Panel Members
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Berks & Bucks FA is recruiting for new disciplinary panel members to help safeguard grassroots football and protect all participants in the game.
Berks & Bucks FA is committed to promoting inclusion, professionalism and transparency across all aspects of our operations, and as such we are looking to expand our pool of disciplinary commissioners to better represent football in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire and take advantage of the experience, passion and diversity of our local community.
Disciplinary panels are convened when Players, Officials, Clubs or Leagues have been charged with an act of misconduct by the County Football Association under FA Regulations. The hearing provides the opportunity for a commission to consider the evidence provided (either via correspondence or through verbal testimony) and determine whether the charge is found proven and what sanctions - if any - should be imposed.
Commissions may be required to meet in person to consider testimony presented by witnesses and the individual charged or may meet electronically through a web conference. Personal hearings are held on weekday evenings, usually at our headquarters in Abingdon. Our online hearings are usually held on a Friday morning, although at busy periods of the season additional evening meetings may be required.
This is a voluntary role, although mileage will be paid at 40p/mile for all hearings and training sessions attended.
How to Apply
If you are interested in serving on a disciplinary commission and would like to apply for a position, please complete the application form and return it by email or post along with your current CV.
All completed applications should be emailed to Alastair Kay, Football Services Manager, at Alastair.Kay@Berks-BuckFA.com or can be posted to 1st Floor Stratton Court, Kimber Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1SG. Please mark the envelope Private and Confidential.
The closing deadline for applications is 30 November 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an introductory training session on Monday 13 January 2020. If selected to sit on disciplinary panels you will be required to complete annual training and attend a minimum number of hearings each season to remain eligible to sit as a discipline committee member. If you wish to sit as a commissioner for serious level offences, you will be provided further training to obtain additional qualifications.
More information on The FA and County FA disciplinary procedures can be found on our website.
Information and Application Pack