Organisation FA Council Members representing BAME Football Communities Ref: IABC
Location Wembley Stadium
Hours of Work
Salary & Benefits Contract/ Freelance
Closing Date 19 July
Type of contract
Contract / Freelance
FA Council Members representing BAME Football Communities
The FA is the governing body for football in England and is primarily responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game, running the England teams, organising The FA Cup and other domestic competitions and developing grassroots football. The FA is a non-profit making organisation with all surpluses being redistributed back into the game.
The Football Association is seeking to appoint two independent members of The FA Council with the remit to represent BAME football communities on the Council. These positions are appointed by The FA's Inclusion Advisory Board.
The FA Council is part of the decision making structure of The FA with constitutionally defined powers which enables it to manage and regulate the game of football in England. The FA is seeking 11 new members of the FA council to ensure that it better reflects the inclusive and diverse nature of English football; in particular the Inclusion Advisory Board is seeking two candidates to represent BAME football communities.
As part of the Council you will be required:
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
The level of commitment Council Members are required to make largely depends on the number of committees to which they are appointed.
As a minimum, Council Members should attend each meeting of Council, of which there are usually 5 per Council year. Meetings are usually on a weekday, commencing at 11.00am at Wembley Stadium. Board and committee meetings are held at differing intervals but are usually on a weekday at Wembley Stadium.
Key Selection Criteria
A passion for sport/football and experience of promoting BAME football
Experience of influencing at board or senior executive level and a track record of proven success in supporting BAME communities within football and bring an independent perspective to enhance decision making
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
A visionary thinker with the ability to think strategically
Strong experience of working within BAME football
Enthusiastic champion for equality, diversity and inclusion
Ability to work collaboratively whilst constructively challenging and managing conflict
Understanding of sports development and football at all levels
Applications close on 19th July 2017
Interviews will be held at Wembley Stadium on the afternoons of 24th and 25th July
One of the appointments will join the Council from 27th July, the other later in the year.
Additional requirements and information
The initial term of the appointment will be from the date of the Summer Meeting of Council, being 27 July 2017, until midnight on the day before the 2018 Summer Meeting of Council.
All Council members across the 2017/18 season will serve this initial one year term, after which Council members will be able to serve a maximum term of three times three years.No files available