Women's England Talent Pathway Education & Wellbeing Lead (3 year contract) Ref: WTW17

Role location
Home based
Type of contract
Contract / Freelance

The Football Association
Women’s England Talent Pathway Education & Wellbeing Lead
Home based



Win the World Cup in 2023 and sustain success thereafter

To deliver against this inspiring goal we are changing how we work, reallocating resources and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA in an integral role to the organisation achieving its goals.


The post-holder will support the Head of Pathway & WSL Performance Services to deliver education and welfare within a world class women’s football programme. They will be responsible for structuring and planning clear education programmes for all female players supporting a dual career strategic approach. In addition, they will manage education and welfare staff within the talent pathway and develop strong links with key stakeholders eg, RTC’s, ACC’s and university HUBS.



  • Establish an outstanding learning environment for all players within the women’s talent pathway
  • Develop a clear education programme to support players with a dual career
  • Manage the co-ordination and employment of regional Education & Wellbeing staff to support Regional Development Programmes (RDP) and National Performance Camps (NPC)
  • Provide education and wellbeing support to the bespoke East & South West talent pathways
  • Coordinating delivery of player learning plans when players attend any FA event.
  • Develop a system of recording all player education data.
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to the clubs, schools/colleges/universities, parents and or other relevant FA and club staff when requested.
  • To ensure that all players’ welfare and safety is paramount and that the education and welfare guidelines are followed through check and challenge process. This will ensure that there is a quality assurance process.
  • To be a conduit of information for relevant parties to include parents, schools and clubs.
  • Support the implementation of the new U21s East Region talent programme
  • Managing all safeguarding and welfare concerns and report back to appropriate authorities.
  • Provide appropriate CPD to education and welfare staff.
  • Provide regular updates to Player Education Manager and Head of Women’s Player Development & Talent.



  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Possesses a progressive approach to teaching and learning with a proven track record of outstanding delivery.
  • Knowledge of current issues that impact upon the development of elite young players (FA 4 corner model)
  • Committed to own personal development and training
  • Excellent communication, management, leadership, teaching and IT skills
  • A ‘team’ player bringing something to the synergy of the group whilst maintaining an individual style and personality
  • Willingness to work flexible hours ie, weekends and evenings and on occasions at short notice
  • Be an advocate and ambassador for St George’s Park working with the team ensuring optimum environments for England teams
  • A clear understanding of child safeguarding and welfare of young people.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities.
  • A current valid UK driving license.


If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to England Team success, please follow the instructions below.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 10th December 2017. The assessment day will be held at St. George’s Park on 3rd January 2018.

The Football Association Group promotes Equal Opportunities in employment, and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter. 



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