Football Development Officer (Disability)


o    Work strategically to align current and future disability football provision, ensuring an integrated approach across the       County FA, local Premier League and English Football League Trust Club networks, alongside key partners from across the disability, health, education and community & voluntary sectors

o    Achievement of the disability player numbers as laid out in the CFA strategy and operational plans

o    Retain and grow the number of affiliated disability football teams with a particular emphasis on the growth of youth and female teams within Charter Standard Club structures

o    Strategically coordinate the delivery of a network of registered disability recreational football centres for male and females across all age groups

o    Embed research, insight and effective measurement into planning, decision making and delivery across disability football to ensure accurate data collection across programmes that address the priority areas for disability football and meet the needs of disabled people

o    Develop and support leagues and clubs that are safe and inclusive of disabled participants through delivery of a programme of services ensuring modern, fit for purpose league and club structures are in place

o    Deliver a comprehensive workforce plan that supports disability football across coaches, referees, volunteers and young leaders and is inclusive of disabled people

o    Lead and deliver against the disability talent development programme within the County

o    Raise the profile of good news stories and the range of disability football opportunities across the pathway

o    Ensure compliance with CFAs health and safety policies

o    Ensure that the CFA effectively implement and maintain the FA’s Minimum Operating Standards for Safeguarding within Football.

o    An understanding and awareness of generic Equality law  and of good practice within sports Equality

o    Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet CFA’s changing priorities.

Values – as defined by Middlesex Football Association: 

=         We are Committed

=         We are Connected

=         We are Collaborative

=         We are Creative

Further information:

This job description is only a summary of the role as it currently exists and is not meant to be exhaustive.  The responsibilities, skills, experience and behaviours might differ from those outlined and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

 As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of 18, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check to ensure their suitability for the role.

Deadline for applications:

Please submit your Cover Letter and CV by 21st February  at 5pm.