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Football Development Officer (Inclusion)

Kent FA

Kent FA is the not-for-profit governing body of football in Kent. We run 3 Representative teams and 25 County Cup competitions.

29 Oct 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
2 Dec 2022

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the implementation and delivery of the FA National Game Strategy and the Kent Football Strategy, helping to deliver a sustainable plan for growing disability participation levels, supporting disability clubs and leagues to provide structured opportunities.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will be educated to A Level or have two years’ sports development experience. They will be able to think and work strategically, be self-motivated and have excellent leadership skills. In addition, they will be able to forge and build excellent relationships with partner organisations and have a strong customer service ethos.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work strategically to align current and future disability football provision, ensuring an integrated approach across the Kent FA, local EFL (English Football League) club community organisations and key partners from across the disability, health, education, community and voluntary sectors.
  • Retain and grow the number of affiliated disability football teams with an emphasis on creating player pathway opportunities within FA-accredited clubs (England Accredited Club) structures for under-8, under-12, under-16 and adult age groups.
  • Work with staff across departments to support in the delivery of diversity and inclusion targets and in creating a more inclusive culture across the Kent FA.
  • Work with the Kent FA Equality Advisory Group to consult on plans and engage to provide advocates for diversity and inclusion activities.
  • Lead the creation of the annual external report on the progress of the Kent FA diversity and inclusion programme and its published targets.

Our Organisation

The Kent FA prides itself in being an innovative and forward-thinking organisation and these are exciting times as we embark on developing a new corporate strategy to reinforce the vision, and objectives moving forward for the next four years. The successful candidate for this role will be instrumental in helping the Kent FA to deliver this.

What we can offer

  • A great start to your career in football with the local governing body of the grassroots game here in the heart of the County.
  • Opportunities to progress your career across the County FA Network throughout England and at The FA.
  • Access to high-quality training, networking and personal development opportunities.
  • A varied and exciting working life, where you’ll learn about all aspects of grassroots football.
  • Enhanced Holiday entitlement.
  • Access to employee benefits including an employee experience and engagement platform, and employee assistance scheme.

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Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Salary information
£22,000 - 26,000

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