Vacancy | Football Development Officer (Disability & Adult Rec Football)

VACANCY | Football Development Officer

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Vacancy | Football Development Officer (Disability & Adult Rec Football)

Location: This is a hybrid role with opportunities to work remotely from the Berks & Bucks FA office (Milton Park, Oxfordshire), home and around the County.
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

If you are passionate about getting people active and healthy and are looking to help shape the future of disability football then we have the perfect opportunity for you! 

We know that football has the power to 'Connect People & Change Lives' and this is why we are looking to recruit a passionate and energetic individual to join the Development Team, who will be responsible for pro-actively improving & increasing football opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as leading on the co-ordination of local recreational football initiatives. 

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. 

Main responsibilities 

•  Lead, plan and deliver the Disability football strategy within the County Operational Plan
•  Utilise mapping tools to complete ongoing analysis of the disability provision and work to develop the game across the counties, identifying gaps in provision and opportunities for development.
•  Increase male recreational football participation via non-traditional formats of football (Walking Football, FleXI Leagues and Small-Sided Games).
•  Support and deliver the FA programmes at a local level for the disability and recreational game.

A full list of the responsibilities and the person specification can be found in the attached job description.

Who we're looking for...

• Someone who can strategically work with partner organisations across different sectors to plan and deliver football programmes.
• Someone with previous experience working in disability sport, with knowledge and understanding of the barriers to participation faced by people with disabilities
• Someone who is creative with excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.

You'll really impress us if...

•  You can highlight issues/challenges, be creative with solutions and make suitable decisions.
•  Knowledge and understanding of the infrastructure and networks that exist within disability football.


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 your application form and Equality & Diversity monitoring form online and send a copy of your accompanying CV to

Closing date & Interviews

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Friday 26th July 2024. In-person interviews will take place on Friday 2nd August 2024

If you have any questions about the role or would like an informal discussion, please contact, Football Participation Manager (Facilities Lead), Kelly Sutton, 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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