Apprentice FA Women’s Football Development Officer

A fantastic opportunity to support the growth of numbers of women & girls participating in football on a regular basis across all groups within your community to improve education, employment & health outcomes for young people. Help to increase female leaders who volunteer in football.

As an Apprentice FA Women's Development Officer, you will support the growth of numbers of women & girls participating in football on a regular basis across all groups within your community to improve education, employment & health outcomes for young people. You will also help to increase female leaders who volunteer in football and raise the profile of women’s football & the College Grassroots Hub.

Working Week: Days and shifts to be confirmed, will include evenings and weekends. Total hours per week: 37.50.

Key accountabilities:

  • Commit to and complete the Level 3 Community Sport & Health Officer Apprenticeship
  • Plan, Co-ordinate and deliver football participation programmes for females studying at further education institutions (inclusion of Further Education, Higher Education and adult learners where relevant) as well as prospective further education students studying in years 9 – 11
  • Consult with students to understand their movements to enable you to Engage and retain new female players in regular football activity; Engage and retain new female players to support the game; Engage students across all diverse communities; Provide opportunities that are inclusive and cater to the needs of students with disabilities
  • Work with the County Football Association and develop partnerships with grassroots clubs to create opportunity for students to transition into local playing and/or volunteering opportunities
  • Lead and drive activities that will capitalise on the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 hosted in England to leave a legacy that will inspire females to engage in football
  • Actively participate in a national network of Women’s Football Apprentices and positively engage and contribute to learning and development opportunities
  • Complete administrative duties to support the efficient running of programmes/projects and robust monitoring and evaluation to ensure impact is understood and insight captured
  • Complete continued professional development (e.g., FA Level 2 Coaching, Mental Health First Aid Training) and goal setting, as well as commit to activities that will develop (personal and professional) skills/knowledge/behaviours to enhance employability prospects
  • Seek out opportunities to act as a spokesperson for women and girls’ football and consistently behave as a positive role model representing your college, AoC Sport and the FA
  • Undertake any other Women’s Football Development duties as may be reasonably required

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.