Job Vacancy Football Development Officer


Berks & Bucks County FA is the Governing Body for football and leads the implementation of The FA National Game Strategy in the County. We are one of the largest County FA’s in the Country, serving in excess of 3,350 football teams and are partway through the delivery of a four year National Game Strategy.

We are looking for an individual that is passionate, innovative, creative and committed to developing grassroots football within Berks & Bucks and have an understanding of grassroots football structure & development pathways at a local, regional and national level. 

You will be motivated to work individually and within a team, have a ‘can do’ approach & attitude, be willing to  flexible hours, be able to plan, set & achieve objectives to meet deadlines.

You will also have a creative and innovative approach to solving problems. The successful applicant will be based at the Berks & Bucks FA Head-quarters which is based in Abingdon, in addition to one mid-week evening based at Ryeish Green.

Specific areas of work will include:

  • To support the delivery of the Berks & Bucks FA County Plan in partnership with key partners
  • Football Development lead (increase and sustain playing participation and raising standards) within the East of the County within key Local Authorities which includes Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest & Wokingham Borough Council, developing football in these key local authority areas
  • To review, develop further and implement a strategic framework for Youth Male football within the County to ensure we increase and sustain participation and develop relationships with the Leagues
  • To develop links within education and provide strategic overview of programmes within schools, further & higher education (FE/HE)
  • To strategically lead and develop all areas of Youth Football within Berks & Bucks FA

To apply for the role please submit a covering letter (500 words), equal opportunities form (below) and CV to Football Development Manager or alternatively for an informal discussion please call Simon on 07766 774471.

Job Role: Football Development Officer, fixed term contract June 2019
Organisation: Berks & Bucks Football Association
Salary : £24k
Closing date: 9am, Monday 9th October 2017