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Amateur FA Youth Advisory Group Member

The Football Association

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

30 Jul 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

The Role

The Amateur FA is looking for young people to join their Youth Advisory Group (YAG).

The Youth Advisory Group is a collective of 16- to 24-year-olds, passionate about shaping, developing, and making a difference for young people participating within grassroots, adult amateur football, by making the voices of those they represent heard.

Prospective members should be passionate about building for the future and evolving our game to ensure it is a safe, enjoyable, and inclusive place for all. The aims of the Youth Advisory Group are drawn from the Amateur FA's strategy, including looking at the transition into open-age football and ensuring if more can be done to safeguard young people in the adult game.

The YAG is key in promoting football for everyone and enables the Amateur FA to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge of young people, so that we better meet the needs of all our communities who take part in football and ultimately our business.

Being a part of the Youth Advisory Group gives you the opportunity to build your CV through various opportunities, which will help increase your employability. You will also get a hands-on experience in the football industry, whilst being given the opportunity to expand your network with County FA staff and the wider FA community.

The ideal candidate will be committed to making a difference in the game and have some knowledge and experience in grassroots football, preferably within Amateur FA clubs or competitions. Being able to work as a member of the team and willing to contribute views and ideas, alongside good communication skills and the ability to manage and administrate your own activities are also valued attributes.

Becoming a member of the Amateur FA Youth Advisory Group is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in leadership and football. The role is voluntary and successful candidates will be expected to commit to attending at least four Youth Advisory Group meetings throughout the year, in addition to undertaking individual assignments allocated to them by the Group.

Key Accountabilities

  • Attend and contribute to Amateur FA Youth Advisory Group meetings.
  • Work with members of the Youth Advisory Group in designing and implementing a plan of action.
  • Undertake tasks and actions as assigned by the Youth Advisory Group.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Amateur FA an support events and initiatives.

What we are looking for


  • A passion for developing Grassroots Football.
  • A positive, 'can do' attitude.
  • An ability to work as part of a team and build relationships.
  • Responsible and determined to complete individual assignments.
  • Organised and able to achieve tasks around other commitments.
  • Effective communication skills with people from all backgrounds.
  • An ability to solve problems, be creative and flexible.
  • High standards of personal integrity and conduct.


  • Previous or current involvement in Amateur FA Football.
  • Prior involvement on a committee, council, board etc.
  • Able to represent the voice of many young people in Football.
  • Understanding of the Grassroots Football landscape.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Governing Body Role
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