Fixed term contract until 30th June 2021 (post continuation subject to FA funding)
The Durham FA is seeking to recruit a Referee Development Officer with responsibility of developing the Referee workforce across the County FA boundaries. The role encompasses the following areas:
• Strategic planning and implementation of effective retention & development strategies for referees in line with our Business Plan to deliver our County FA Key Performance Indicators.
• Strategic planning and delivery of the referee developer workforce.
• Increase the number of BAME and other underrepresented groups to become actively involved in the Referee
• Ensure all referees and members of the referee developer workforce meet FA Safeguarding requirements and fully aware of the FA Respect.
You will need to be passionate about and committed to the development of referees. You should have experience of refereeing and/or referee development along with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to positively influence at all levels. You should have a proven track record of working with and developing a volunteer workforce. The role will involve travelling around the County so a driving licence and your own transport is essential. You must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines as well as taking ownership of the responsibilities of the role you will need to do so within a team environment, so team working skills are an essential requirement.
The post is based at the headquarters of the Durham FA, working 35 hours per week. Evening and weekend work will be necessary when required.
As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check, to ensure their suitability for the role.
This is a full-time position and as a champion of equality of opportunity, the Durham FA welcomes candidates from all sections of the community.
The successful candidate will be subject to a six-month probationary period.
To apply please email a CV and covering letter marked ‘Referee Development Officer Application‘ to John.Topping@DurhamFA.com The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 9th November 2018.
The date for interviews will be Friday 16th November 2018.
Start date expected Monday 17th December 2018
The referee Development Officer Role Profile can be downloaded by clicking here.