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National Women's Football Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Organisation: Association of Colleges
  • Salary: c£28,800
  • Contract: Fixed term contract (Nov 2020 - Sep 2021)
  • Closing Date: 21 September 2020 | Coaching & Sports Development

An exceptional opportunity has arisen within AoC Sport as we recruit a National Women’s Football Development Officer (Maternity Cover) in partnership with The Football Association (FA).

In this role you will be working collaboratively with the AoC Sport staff team and wider partners to grow female participation in football through further education communities; with a focus on 16 to 19-year-old students. You will manage the Women’s Football Apprentice network to get more females active through football in line with the ECFA National Strategy 2017-21, contributing towards the FA Women’s Strategy: Game Plan for Growth. You will build strong internal and external relationships to grow college, further education and community football under the organisation’s football brand, ECFA, and report impact to the ECFA Committee and The FA.

To be successful in this role you will have a passion for the development of young leaders alongside a passion for women and girls’ football and its growth. We are seeking an individual with experience of managing projects on a large scale, plus experience of mentoring and developing people. The successful candidate will lead the design and implementation of the national apprentice training programme alongside driving other national projects and strategic plans which inspire more females to engage in football and futsal.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently and utilise their initiative whilst also being effective in a team, generating and contributing ideas to meetings and having the discipline to see plans through to successful conclusion. Effective interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication and good presentation skills are essential for this role. Additionally, you will have a flexible approach to your work, a positive outlook and an outcome focused approach to problem solving.

If you would like to find out more about AoC Sport please click here.

Please send us your current CV along with a cover letter detailing how your key skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification along with your completed equal opportunities form (which will be separated from your application) to The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 21 September 2020. 

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.   

AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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