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Football Development Officer Vacancy (Lead Role For Women And Girls)

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 13 March

The Lincolnshire Football Association is seeking to recruit a Football Development Officer with a lead responsibility for Women & Girls to support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy, The FA’s Inspiring Positive Change Strategy and Lincolnshire FA’s new 5-year strategy in partnership with key stakeholders across Lincolnshire. 
This 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) 

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 female football, 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 Head of Football Development. 

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 35 hours per week, between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work. The position will receive 31 days annual holiday including bank holidays and an initial starting salary of up to £25,000 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, Head of Football Development, at or 01522 596580. 

To apply please complete and return the application form. 


The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 13 March, with interviews to be conducted during w/b Monday 21 March. 

Please do this by either email to, 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