Vacancy: RESPECT Project Officer

Want to help improve behaviour on-and-off the football field?

Respect Project Officer (14 hours per week – Flexible working)
on an initial 1 year contract - £24k Pro Rata

Berks & Bucks Football Association is committed to improving the football environment for all to enjoy our beautiful game, as such we are seeking a committed, passionate individual who has ideas on how we improve behaviour on and off the football field.

The “We Only Do Positive” campaign and RESPECT Strategy underpin the work we hope to achieve in this area. 

The position will report to the Football Services Manager and is a 12 month fixed term contract with a view to being extended subject to FA investment and on performance. 

Berks & Bucks FA is the Governing Body for football and leads the implementation of The FA National Game Strategy in the County. At Berks & Bucks FA we aspire to improve and change lives through connecting people. Our role is to lead, protect and support everyone’s journey in football, working with new and existing members to get involved, to sustain the game. We are one of the largest County FA’s in the Country, serving in excess of 3,500 football teams.  

Specific areas of work will include: 

1. Regular communication of Respect messaging goes to players, Clubs, Leagues, parents and volunteers via News articles, Social media, meetings and forums. 
2. Development of resources to complement the “We only do positive” campaign messaging giving a County Perspective appropriate to the audience.  
3. Development & implementation of a County Respect Action Plan to lead the work and vision for behaviour change for the next 3 years. 
4. To monitor the impact of Sin-bins locally, sharing trends and good news stories, providing interventions where necessary. 

The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to developing grassroots football within Berks & Bucks and have an understanding of the RESPECT programme and behaviour in football. They will have excellent communication skills and place high importance on customer service and demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude to solving problems.

They will be motivated to work individually and within a team and be willing to work flexible hours as and when required. The successful applicant will be based at the Berks & Bucks FA Head-quarters. 

Please refer to the role description below for more details. 

For an informal discussion about the role/copy of the Job description, please contact Football Services Manager – Alastair Kay via email: Alastair.Kay@Berks-BucksFA.com 

To Apply 

Send your CV and Covering Letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements of this role. Please also return the Equality Monitoring Form (below) with your application. 

Please return to Alastair Kay, Berks & Bucks FA, 1st Floor, Stratton Court, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1SG or e-mail Alastair.Kay@Berks-BucksFA.com marking all correspondence ‘Private & Confidential’

The closing date for applications is: 9:00 am on Monday 2nd September 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 23rd September 2019 should you be successful in being shortlisted. 

Berks & Bucks FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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