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Vacancy: Head of Football Development

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18th September 2023

The Lincolnshire Football Association is seeking to recruit a Head of Football Development to support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy and the Lincolnshire FA’s strategy in partnership with key stakeholders across Lincolnshire.

The pack below provides information and background, to assist individuals when considering whether they have the relevant skills and attributes required for the role.

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 football development, 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 sports/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 lead and 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.

What Can Lincolnshire FA Offer?

• 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 
• A modern hybrid working model

Hours of work are 35 hours per week between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work. This position will receive 33 days annual leave including banks holidays and a salary banding of £32,384 - £36,092 (FTE).

For any questions about the role or if clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact Nick Hanson, CEO, at or 01522 596580.

To apply please complete and return the below application form and the following Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.

Head of Football Development Application Pack

 Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18th September although the Lincolnshire Football Association reserve the right to close the process earlier than advertised.
Interviews will be conducted w/c 25th September 2023.

To apply, please email to, with the subject line, Strictly Private & Confidential or by post to the following address:

Strictly Private & Confidential
Mr Nick Hanson
Chief Executive Officer
Lincolnshire FA
Deepdale Enterprise Park
Deepdale Lane


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