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Berks & Bucks Football Association
Football Participation Manager

Salary: £28,000-£30,000 per annum dependent on experience
Contract: Full time (35 hours per week)

Our Organisation

Berks & Bucks FA is the local governing body for football covering Berkshire & Buckinghamshire. Our role is simple, to lead, protect and support an individual’s journey in football by inspiring a lifelong relationship with the game. Football has the power to Change Lives and Connect People, and this is why we do what we do.

These are exciting times for the County FA as we support football’s response and recovery from Covid and look forward to the launch of our new three-year strategy and a relocation of the County FA office. The successful candidate for this role will be instrumental in helping the County FA to achieve our ambitions. 

You can find out more about Berks & Bucks FA and the work we do on our website at 

The Role

Berks & Bucks County Football Association is seeking to appoint a highly motivated & experienced sports development professional for the position of Football Participation Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a small team of Development Officers supporting the growth of male & female football participation, whilst working directly with our clubs and leagues to continue their development.

Key Accountabilities

The principle responsibilities of the role will include;

- Lead and manage the BBFA’s Development work around Player Pathways
- Managing the Football Participation Team, and associated budgets
Provide clear direction and guidance for clubs and leagues
- Support the continued growth of disability football

A full list of the responsibilities and the person specification can be found in the job description found at the bottom of this page.


Berks & Bucks FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.

Equality and Diversity 

Berks & Bucks FA promotes inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any requirements in relation to the recruitment or interview process, please include details on the application form. 

About the application and selection process 

• To apply, please complete and submit the attached Application Form and CV no later than 23:59 on Monday 21st February 2022. Applications must be submitted by email to Applications received after deadline will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. 
• We also ask all candidates to submit the optional Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to support our commitment to ensuring we are inclusive in our approach.
• Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by email. 
• Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email no later than Friday 25th February 2022 to arrange a mutually convenient interview time. 
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8th March 2022.

Application Documents 

Application Form
Job Description and Person Specification
Anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Jon Wood, Head of Delivery, on 01235 544890 or via for an informal discussion.

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