Vacancy - Referee Development Officer

VACANCY | Referee Development Officer

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Referee Development Officer

Location: Abingdon (OX14 1SG) - with travel across Berkshire & Buckinghamshire as required and opportunities for remote working.
Salary: Band 4 (£25,515 - £31,185) per annum, dependent on experience.
35 hours per week. (Requirement to work evenings and weekends, in line with the demands of the role.)
Contract: Full time - Fixed Term Contract (Expiring June 2028).

The opportunity

Berks & Bucks FA prides itself on being an organisation run by good people and believes that EVERYONE should be able to play football in a safe environment. Our role is simple to lead, protect and support an individual’s journey in football by inspiring a lifelong relationship with the game.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to lead on the planning and implementation of retention strategies and supporting the progression of talented referees to join us as the Referee Development Officer. 

Main responsibilities 

• Identify areas of need for referees across Berks & Bucks FA and manage the delivery of referee retention strategies & CPD opportunities accordingly.
• Actively promote and support referees to progress through the refereeing pyramid by ensuring the effective promotion and delivery of the Referee Progression Pathway.
• Implement strategies to increase the number of active referees from ethnically diverse and historically underrepresented communities and provide support and guidance to the Berks & Bucks FA Inclusion Advisory Group.

Who we're looking for...

• Someone who has the ability to strategically work with partner organisations across different sectors to plan and deliver football programmes.
• An individual who has experience of refereeing and/or referee development.
• Someone who has the ability to be able to make rational decisions within remit, and provide creative solutions to challenges

You'll really impress us if...

• You have the ability to highlight issues/challenges and identify suitable solutions. 
• You have Skills in creating, delivering and maintaining pathways which support the growth, transition and retention of referees. 

What you’ll get:

• The organisation’s commitment to your training and development 
• Access to the Employee Assistance Programme 
• A forward-thinking employer with people at the heart of decisions 
• 25 annual leave + bank holidays 
• Hybrid working & family friendly policies

Application process

Please submit you application form, Equality & Diversity monitoring form with an accompanying CV to

Closing date & Interviews

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Monday 28th August 2023. In-person interviews will take place week commencing 4th September 2023

If you have any questions about the role or would like an informal discussion, please contact, Football Workforce Manager, Richard Brant, on 01235 544890 or via email.

Application documents

Application Form
Working for Berks & Bucks FA - Applicant Pack
Job Description and Person Specification
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Further information

Berks & Bucks FA are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all communities. 

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate may need to undertake a FA enhanced DBS check before commencement in the post. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and all members of the board are required to keep up to date with training and qualifications to ensure we are keeping our football community safe.

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