Job Opportunities within the Lincolnshire Football Association

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer - £25,625 full time
  • Football Development Officer (Male Pathway) - £24,379 full time
  • Football Development Officer (Female Pathway)- £24,379 full time

Closing date: Friday 29th March at 12noon

Who we are:

Lincolnshire County Football Association is responsible for overseeing, promoting and developing local grassroots football and supporting The FA in delivering the National Game strategy. The shared values, vision and pride of our workforce is central to our success. This is an exciting time to join the Association as we look to complete our staff team. We are a team of highly skilled, passionate and hardworking individuals who are committed to the future of grass roots football in Lincolnshire. We understand that diversity promotes innovation, and therefore we look for people who are great at what they do, no matter what their background is.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking passionate, professional, motivated people who want to make a difference to the football landscape in Lincolnshire who have an excellent work ethic to join our existing team of highly skilled staff.

What we are offering:

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic sports organisation.
  • A competitive salary and a range of benefits for the right candidate
  • An opportunity to develop your skills as part of your own career journey.
  • All jobs will be based at our County Football Association offices in Nettleham, near Lincoln.

The Roles

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)

The DSO will manage our safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Regulations, including the implementation of the FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standards. The DSO will work in partnership with agencies across the county to manage concerns effectively and efficiently.

The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding and child protection, a working knowledge of safeguarding legislation and have experience of collating sensitive and detailed information. An understanding of the culture and structure of football, hopefully at grass roots level would be beneficial.

Football Development Officer - Male Pathway

The FDO (male pathway) will assist the playing and development of adult grassroots football by supporting the retention of adult teams and leagues, the transition of players from youth to adult football and the growth of more diverse opportunities to play either affiliated or recreational formats of the game, including small sided football, futsal and walking football.

Football Development Officer - Female Pathway FDO

The FDO (female pathway) will lead the strategic development of Women’s and Girls’ football in Lincolnshire and to support the delivery of The FA Game Plan for Growth through the County FA National Game Strategy.

For both FDO roles, the successful applicants will need to be passionate and committed to the development of football at a local level; be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. The successful applicants will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, be able to work as part of a team with excellent planning, communication and presentation skills.

The role profiles for each vacancy can be found at For further information on the roles please contact Adam Thurston or Chris Funnell on 03449 670708.

We as an organisation are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We expect relevant staff to undertake an FA DBS Enhanced level with a check of the children’s barred list and we expect all staff to sign and adhere to a code of conduct.

Lincolnshire County Football Association promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

How to apply?

Please provide a covering letter and copy of your latest up to date CV telling us about the skills and experience that you can bring to the role you are applying for, your personal qualities and behaviours and how you feel you will be able to make a difference in developing and supporting football across Lincolnshire.

Please send your covering letter and CV to the following address, marked private and confidential;

Adam Thurston

Football Development Manager

Lincolnshire FA

Deepdale Enterprise Park

Deepdale Lane




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