Vacancy: Head Of Football Development

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 2 February

Lincolnshire Football Association (LFA) is seeking to recruit a Head of Football Development. 

SALARY £30,000-£35,000

Today, we have over 1,800 teams under our banner, stretching across one of the largest geographical counties in the country. We have delegated powers from the FA to manage rules and regulations to ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch.

The role of Head of Football Development is a key strategic position with the Association. The role is a member of the Senior Management Team, manages the Development Team and leads on facilities and investment, which is fundamental to the successful delivery of our vision of ‘One Lincolnshire Community united and inspired by the power of football’.


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 development, inspiration, and professionalism for the role. 

Applicants should have an interest in football, as well as knowledge and experience within a sports development setting, experience of managing people, a coherent understanding of grassroots football and its volunteer workforce. The successful candidate must be computer literate, have 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 Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Hours of work are 35 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work. The position will receive 31 days annual holiday including bank holidays with a six-month probationary period. 

For any questions about the role or if clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact Nick Hanson, Chief Executive Officer at nick.hanson@lincolnshirefa.com or 01522 596580. 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022, with interviews to be conducted on Friday 11 February 2022.