Football Development Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Football Development Officer to join our operations team and help us grow and develop our Foundation activities. 

In this role, you will work within our football development team, leading and coordinating our development centre programmes and will contribute to our post 16 football and education and female football activities.

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with key partners and customers and so exceptional verbal and written communication skills are a must.  You must be confident in dealing with challenges and able to problem solve on your own initiative.

You will be an experienced coach with demonstrable skills in programme coordination and development, preferably in a sports context.  You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to inspire your audience.

Our Development Officers play a key role in ensuring all activities run as planned and to the highest quality standard.  Excellent organisational skills are required to ensure that resources are used efficiently and in line with budget. 

As part of the wider operations team, you will contribute to the development of our coaching workforce, helping us to recruit and develop enthusiastic, highly skilled coaches who understand and demonstrate our values.  You will be a leader and role model within the team, both in terms of your personal conduct and your coaching ability.

The following qualifications, skills and experience are essential:

  • A degree in a relevant subject
  • A minimum FA Level 2 Award in Football Coaching
  • Experience of working in a sports development environment
  • Experience of managing projects
  • An enhanced DBS check
  • Driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle

If you think you can add value to our team please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: 20 October 2017