Football Development Officer - Lead for Women & Girls

Organisation Birmingham County Football Association

Location Birmingham, West Midlands

Hours of Work 35 per week

Salary & Benefits c. £25,000

Closing Date 16 April


Role Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Birmingham County Football Association.  We are requesting applications for a highly motivated team player who has a proven track record in sports development to deliver and successful attain the County FA's National Game targets and Business Plan objectives. This role is specifically centred on pro-actively improving and increasing football opportunities for Women & Girls.

The principle responsibilities will be:

Lead, plan and implement the Womens and Girls football strategy within the County Operational Plan to meet key performance indicators that support retention and show positive growth in participation across the female pathway using positive interventions and new initiatives

Work collaboratively with affiliated Clubs & Leagues to influence the effective delivery of sustainable female affiliated football/futsal inc recreational and flexible formats

Support the FA's key Women & Girls initiatives at a local level by utilising strong strategic networks and partners within the community and education sectors

Strategically recruit & manage the SSE Wildcats Centres in line with county targets. Lead a part-time mentor workforce to support the year on year retention of Wildcat centres

Support Regional Talent Centres with their business planning, facilitation of events (where appropriate); build robust relationships with local women & girls stakeholders

Work strategically with Leagues, partner organisations and wider community groups to deliver the overall business plan objectives and BCFA Vision

Work flexibly across the County Football Association to understand and support all business functions as and when required by the Senior Football Development Officer, Football Development Manager & Senior Leadership Team

Contribute to positively raising the profile and the perception of the County Football Association delivering our customer excellence strategy and demonstrating the values & behaviours of the organisation (outlined below)

Work with the PR & Promotions team to keep designated web site pages current.  Embrace the impact of digital marketing across all platforms to increase the awareness and engagement of specific initiatives coupled with other business services

Analyse and use national and local data & insight to design and implement customer focused initiatives linked to individual and team work programmes and growth targets

To support the County Football Association in its commitment to safeguarding young people & vulnerable adults

To have an understanding and awareness of Equality & Inclusion best practice relating to a sporting environment in order to increase female BAME and disability participation

How to apply:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter along with a completed Diversity & Inclusion Questionnaire (available from,1,qe5Cz55hS46n1RF0mqo_ZJqL7D7jCszR0drOMtMoCm7brSzqfElWkeVqFIYZmvF20S1NPU1xQ3yDd0x7AD96K_UU00RGhcSeCLkv_DGNrtSUj7VUKqW8&typo=1) with details of your current salary marked “Private and Confidential” to: Business Planning Manager, Birmingham County FA, Ray Hall Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 6JF or via email to stating in the subject line of your email 'Ref: Football Development Officer vacancy'.

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