Senior Referee Development Officer

Organisation Essex County FA

Location Chelmsford

Hours of Work Fixed Term Contract to June 2021 (Post continuation subject to funding)

Salary & Benefits £26,000 - £29,000 (Dependent on experience)

Closing Date 13 February


A Senior Referee Development Officer position has become available at the Essex County FA's County Office in Chelmsford, with applications required by Wednesday 13th February.

The successful applicant will manage the Referees Department and contribute to the delivery and implementation of the 'Moving Forward' Strategy 2018-21, with the aim of providing more development opportunities and to enhance the support and guidance to the referee workforce. After nine years, current Senior RDO, James Lisher, will shortly be relocating to the USA.

Their responsibilities will include the strategic development of referee opportunities across all forms and formats of the game, involving mini-soccer, youth, adult, male, female, disability and Futsal. They'll also plan and implement effective recruitment and retention strategies for referees which deliver upon County FA Key Performance Indicators.

A full job description and application pack can be downloaded from

The closing date for applications (which must include a completed 'Section 12 Equality and Monitoring Form') is Wednesday 13th February at 4:00pm, with interviews to be held on Friday 1st March.

Enquiries about this role should be forwarded to

The Essex County FA promotes equality and diversity in employment and welcomes applicants from all parts of the community.

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