Disabled footballers compete for the ball

Football Development Officer - Disability and Inclusion

The Lincolnshire Football Association is seeking to recruit a Football Development Officer with a lead responsibility for Disability and Inclusion to support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy, The FA’s Football Your Way Campaign and Lincolnshire FA’s new 5 year strategy in partnership with key stakeholders across Lincolnshire.

Our recruitment pack provides the following, to assist individuals when considering whether they have the relevant skills and attributes required for the role:

Role Information & Advert
Role Profile
How to apply - Application Form (Including an Equality & Diversity monitoring form)


The Football Development Officer with a lead responsibility for Disability and Inclusion will lead the strategic co-ordination of all disability football activities, including affiliated and recreational football, as well as football in education. They will also lead on Lincolnshire FA’s efforts to engage our diverse community into the game and helping to ensure that groups and individuals of all backgrounds are given the same opportunities within football. The successful applicant will influence and support growth and retention of participation in accordance with Lincolnshire FA’s strategy, the Equality Standard for Sport and operational plan, ensuring all targets are met.

To be successful, applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and how their expertise and experience will enable them to meet the essential and desirable criteria. 

The interview panel must be convinced of the individual’s passion for disability football and inclusion, inspiration, and professionalism for the role. Applicants should have knowledge and experience of sports/football development, an understanding of grassroots football and experience of working with volunteers in sport/football. They should be computer literate, have an interest and background in football, with good presentation and communication skills, be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. They will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, be able to work as part of a team with excellent planning skills and be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

The successful applicant will report to the Senior Football Development Officer, and thereafter to the Football Development Manager.

The Lincolnshire FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate 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.


An exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, progressive sports organisation

A competitive salary

An exciting opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game

A commitment to empowered and supportive personal and professional development

A Workplace Pension Scheme

Access to our health and dental support plan

Access to some FA employment benefits

Hours of work are 21 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work. Formatting of those days will be discussed upon the offer of employment. The position will receive 22 days annual holiday including bank holidays and an initial starting salary of up to £25,000 on a pro rata basis with a six month probationary period.

For any questions about the role or if clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact Steph Powell, Senior Football Development Officer at steph.powell@lincolnshirefa.com or 01522 596580.

To apply please complete and return the application form, available within the application pack.


The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 15th September 2021, with interviews to be conducted on Wednesday 22nd September.

Please do this by either email to steph.powell@lincolnshirefa.com, with the subject line Strictly Private & Confidential or by post to the following address:

Strictly Private & Confidential
Steph Powell
Senior Football Development Officer
Lincolnshire FA
Deepdale Enterprise Park
Deepdale Lane