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The BarclaysWSL and BarclaysWC Football Board – Independent Non-Executive Director

The FA

The Football Association is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

11 May 2023
Full Time
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

The Role

We are seeking to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) whose primary role is to bring objectivity to Board discussions. The Board oversees the development of the two leagues and the execution of the strategy to create a sustainable and world leading club competition for professional and semi-professional players.

You will have a passion for women's sport/football and the value it can bring to society. You will have experience of influencing at a senior executive level but preferably at Board level. A track record of demonstrable experience in one or more of the following sectors is essential:

  • Commercial
  • Marketing and communications
  • High performance sport

You will bring an independent perspective to enhance decision making, always ensuring that the Board acts with integrity. You will ensure that all the different stakeholder interests are considered and will have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills. You will also enjoy being an ambassador for the women's game and the leagues and support them as they continue to grow.

Time Commitment

The Board reports directly to the main FA Board and meets approximately 6 times a year in London, plus you will be expected to attend fixtures and events.


INEDs can serve for a maximum of 3 terms of 3 years.

Definition of Independence

Candidates must be free from any close connection to The FA (such as being actively involved in The FA's affairs or having been an employee in the previous four years). Additionally, they must not be an employee, director, officer or have a commercial relationship with a range of organisations within the football family, such as a league, club, or County FA.

How to Apply

Please click “Apply Now” to email your CV and cover letter to the FA.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Non-Executive role
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