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Football Services Officer - Vacancy

Job Title: Football Service Officer 

Location: Somerset Football Association, Charles Lewin House, Glastonbury, with some flexibility for hybrid working.

Salary Range: £23,000-£29,000

Are you passionate about football and committed to ensuring the smooth operation of football services while upholding discipline and regulations and running county cup competitions? Somerset Football Association is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Football Officer.

 
As part of the role you will; 

Support The FA National Game Strategy and Somerset FA Business Strategy

-Contributing to the growth and development of football at the grassroots level.
 
Lead on Football Discipline and Regulation

-Overseeing discipline processes and ensuring compliance with regulations.
-Process yellow and red cards
-Issue misconduct charges.
-Arrange disciplinary panels.
-Act as a secretary of disciplinary panels (this will require out of hours work)
 
Manage County Cup Competitions

-Manage, develop, promote and administer all County Cup competitions including the planning of all finals.
-Make the draws for County Cup competitions.
-Work with the SFA Cups Committee
 
Implement Safeguarding Operating Standard

-Contributing to the implementation of The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FAs.
-Ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all participants in grassroots football.
 

Support the adoption of FA Technology Systems

-Supporting the integration and adoption of FA technology systems.
-Enhancing the use of technology to improve services across grassroots football.
 

Comply with FA Rules and Regulations

-Ensuring strict adherence to FA rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidance.
 
The successful candidate will have:

-Proven experience in football administration, governance, or related fields.
-Knowledge of FA rules, regulations, and discipline procedures.
-Strong organisational skills.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
-Familiarity with technology systems in football administration is a plus.
-Flexibility on hours for both evening and weekend work.
-Own transport and Driving license.
 

For further information including the full post profile, please contact the Chief Executive.

 
How to Apply:
 

If you are passionate about football and possess the skills to drive excellence in football services and discipline, we invite you to apply. Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to secretary@somersetfa.com.

 
Application deadline: Wednesday 24th January 17:00

 
Interviews will be during week commencing 29th January (candidates must be available in that period)

 
Somerset Football Association is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. Should you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please get in touch.
 

Hours of work are 35 hour week. We recognise the importance of flexibility in achieving a healthy work-life balance. As such, we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements that suit both the candidate and the needs of the organisation.

 
Disciplinary hearings, where the incumbent will be expected to act as secretary, will take place out of normal office hours along with other activities, will take place “out of hours”; the successful candidate must be flexible to meet those needs. Time off in Lieu will be given for all out of hours activities.

 
The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and validation of given references.
 

Join us in shaping the future of football in Somerset!

 
Somerset FA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As this role may involve direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen and/or Adults at Risk, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process and will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process.

The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.


Somerset County Football Association Ltd actively promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. Please mention any particular requirements you may have in respect of the recruitment and interview process in your covering letter.