Nottingham College

Women’s Football Apprentice

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
National Minimum Wage for Apprenticeships
22 May 2018
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

30 hours per week, fixed term 6 August 2018 to 5 August 2019

Location: Various Nottingham College sites

Why you should apply:

The FA and AoC Sport apprenticeship programme is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the rapid growth of women and girls’ football across England. Working as part of a national network of apprentices, you will be tasked with engaging 100 girls/women in the game who are new to football both in the college and local community. You will have the opportunity to work with local partners, such as County FA’s, professional women’s clubs and grassroots teams. Alongside your fellow Women’s Football Apprentices, you will come together over the course of the year at the home of English football – Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park – to develop yourself personally and professionally with the help of sector-leading experts organised by AoC Sport. An ambassador for the women’s game, you will learn the ropes of football development, make contacts in the world of women’s football and inspire the next generation of girls and women to play football.

What you’ll be doing:

Based in your local Further Education college, your working week will be spent managing projects, planning and delivering events such as FA Girls’ Football Week, meeting with local football stakeholders, recruiting and managing female volunteers to help deliver activity, delivering football activity to college students and primary/secondary students, all the while monitoring and evaluating your work.

At the same time, you will undertake a Level 3 qualification in 1st 4 Sport L3 Diploma in Supporting the delivery of Physical Education and School Sports, this framework also includes 1st 4 Sport L3 Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning. This will usually manifest itself as one day a week spent learning, writing coursework and completing all necessary aspects of the qualification.

Who we are looking for:

To apply, you will need English and Mathematics to a minimum of Level 2 standard. We are also looking for you to have good organisational skills and the confidence to deliver football activity to a wide range of audiences. Most importantly, you will need to have a passion for developing the women’s game specifically and an ambition to drive success in this area.

The post will be shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria at application stage from the person specification. Please ensure that you have a look at this specification attached to the Role Profile and complete your application directly from this, as these specifications are an integral part of the selection process.

For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Tom Walker on (0115) 914 6431 or email

The closing date is Thursday 14 June 2018.

College interview is planned for Monday 18 June with Diane Garfield and FA Skype interview Thursday 28 or Friday 29 June 2018.

You will need to be available for National Training which is 21st and 22nd August 2018.

How you apply:

  1. Application form submitted to the college
  2. Interview at the college
  3. Skype interview with AoC Sport and The FA

Nottingham College Services is a subsidiary company of Nottingham College, and as such the terms and conditions of employment are different, the main differences being:

  • 28 days paid leave per year, made up of 20 days annual leave and 8 bank/public holidays. 
  • You will be eligible to receive company sick pay for up to 20 days and statutory sick pay thereafter.
  • You will be provided with details of a personal pension plan which you can access.