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Head of Football Services

Middlesex Football Association

Middlesex FA is the governing body of football in Middlesex.

25 Jul 2022
Full Time
Closing date
24 Aug 2022

Job Purpose:

  • To support delivery of The FA National Game Strategy and the Middlesex FA Business Strategy.
  • To lead on all aspects relation to football governance, discipline and regulation.
  • To assist in the efficient running of the Football Services department.
  • To contribute to the effective implementation of The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FAs.
  • To support the adoption of FA technology systems across grassroots football.
  • To comply with FA rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidance that are in place from time to time.


  • Identify, manage and develop relationships with key partners to meet the strategic objectives of the Middlesex FA.
  • Awareness of all the Middlesex FA policies and procedures, ensuring that they are reviewed annually and updated where necessary.
  • Work with The FA and partners to deliver national programmes and services that meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • Ensure all disciplinary cases are handled fairly, transparently and in compliance with FA regulations.
  • Communicate governance and regulation services that meet the needs of customers.
  • Raise appropriate misconduct charges for breaches of FA rules and regulations within relevant timescales.
  • Arrange personal and non-personal hearings and act as the secretary to commissions when required.
  • Ensure the Middlesex FA meet the targets and timings of all cases for the National Serious Case Panel.
  • Manage the local disciplinary panel and any training requirements In partnership with the Regional Discipline Panel.
  • Manage all reports of discrimination and ensure all panel members maintain their training requirements to remain qualified.
  • Regularly meet with the Designated Safeguarding Officer in all matters involving under-18s and adults at risk in the disciplinary process.
  • Ensure all under-18s involved in disciplinary cases are provided with age-appropriate support.
  • Act on feedback from those involved in the disciplinary process, including any specific issues highlighted by under-18s and adults at risk.
  • Regularly meet with the Designated Safeguarding Officer and Football Services Officer (Referees) in all matters where it is apparent that there has been abusive behaviour involving under-18 players and/or where the referee is under-18 or identifies as an adult at risk.
  • Ensure that the Middlesex FA is operating at a minimum to The FA’s ‘Player and Club Guide to Personal Hearings’.
  • Support club and league secretaries with the discipline process and provide updates where necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Designated Safeguarding Officer in all matters involving under-18s and adults at risk within disciplinary processes.
  • Provide support with appeals and complaints in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer where necessary.
  • Support the affiliation of clubs and ensure safeguarding requirements are met.
  • Ensure leagues fully comply with The FA Standard Code of Rules prior to sanctioning.
  • Collaborate with the Designated Safeguarding Officer to ensure the affiliation, sanctioning and registration processes are managed effectively and safeguarding requirements are met by clubs, leagues, coaches and referees.
  • Provide the highest level of customer excellence to support volunteers across all FA Technology systems (FA Events, Whole Game System, Matchday app and Full-Time).
  • Manage the Football Services Officers and Designated Safeguarding Officer in line with personal and performance reviews; setting targets, monitoring performance and identifying training requirements.
  • Awareness of the safer recruitment policy to ensure that staff and volunteers deployed by the Middlesex FA are suitable for their roles and uphold the values and behaviours of the Middlesex FA and it is applied to new appointments.
  • Provide regular updates on disciplinary matters to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Manage Football Services budgets and provide quarterly reports.
  • Contribute to ensuring that safeguarding and equality are embedded throughout the Middlesex FA and grassroots football.
  • Provide support to the Chief Executive Officer when required to do so.
  • Execute tasks as required to meet the Middlesex FA changing priorities.

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Governing Body Role
Salary information
£38,000 - 42,000

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