(Middlesex Football Association) Workforce Development Officer Ref: WDO18

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Role location
Middlesex Football Association
Type of contract
Full Time

Middlesex Football Association

Workforce Development Officer

Closing Date:16th March 2018

Thank you for your request for an application pack for the above vacancy and have pleasure in enclosing the application form and job description. 

We would welcome your application if the job appeals to you and you feel that you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria.

Role purpose: To develop and deliver a plan for growth and quality delivery for workforce recruitment and deployment across Middlesex which is aligned to the business strategic plan and FA targets and to engage with partners for all of football across Middlesex.  The promotion of workforce opportunities, including coaching, refereeing, activators and volunteering, to potential delivery partners and the wider community to increase local football workforce and be accountable for the delivery of key performance indicators to grow workforce within the county.

Work programme:

  • To act as Middlesex FA Referee Development Officer
  • Identify, recruit and retain referees to increase the number of active referees to ensure referees coverage in Leagues in maximised
  • To assist the Referee Academy to identify talented referees.
  • Lead officer for Respect programme
  • Working closely with the Football Development Officers to support delivery of their local development plans
  • To liaise with local partners to support their workforce who can be qualified and upskilled to deliver towards shared targets and objectives
  • To support and mentor workforce as part of their progression and continued engagement in football delivery
  • Coordination and quality control of workforce deployed to Middlesex FA activity
  • Promotion of workforce opportunities including courses and delivery opportunities
  • Ensure that allocated workforce is appropriately qualified and delivers programme requirements
  • Support the delivery of FA Licensed Coaches Club and FA Coach Mentoring programmes
  • Support clubs and leagues to establish and develop an appropriate and qualified workforce
  • Identify workforce needs and assist them in recruiting and training appropriate people to identified roles, both voluntary and paid
  • Ensure that the clubs and leagues benefit from local and regional support from partners such as Sports Coach UK, London Sport, and FA etc.
  • Support Charter Standard clubs and leagues to ensure they meet the workforce requirements for charter standard
  • Work closely with Middlesex Learning team to identify demand for and promote relevant coach education courses
  • Recruit, lead and manage the Middlesex Youth Council
  • Work with AFA and London FA to manage and deliver a series of club workshops annually
  • Establish an effective relationship with London Sport’s Specialist Advisor for Workforce
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of delivery and its impactTo be an ambassador for Middlesex FA positively promoting the sport and those that work and volunteer within it
  • Incorporate targeted participation campaigns into strategic plans for growing football including an enhanced offer for females
  • Support across the team with safeguarding issues and concerns
  • Required to work regular evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the business



  • Experience in an administration role
  • Proficient in data management and interpretation
  • Proficient in the use of online systems
  • Possess a dynamic, progressive attitude towards innovative practice and processes
  • Working experience using Microsoft Office and a passion for modern technology
  • An ability to engage with both the paid and volunteer workforce
  • A working understanding and application of inclusion, equality and anti – discrimination, safeguarding and best practice
  • Influence and negotiation skills


  • Knowledge of the grassroots football infrastructure
  • Knowledge of The FA Rules and Regulations
  • Senior County Referee Level 5 or above
  • Experience of influencing volunteers
  • Knowledge of The FA Whole Game System
  • Knowledge of The FA Full Time
  • Experience of Safeguarding in Sport

If you wish to apply, please ensure that you email leigh.oconnor@middlesexfa.com. regarding information about the application form that must be completed and submitted submitted by 12.00pm on Friday 16th March 2018.

The post is wholly funded by the Football Association and is offered on a one year contract (subject to funding) initially based in our offices in Harrow and then in our new state of the art facility at Rectory Park, Northolt from April 2018 approximately.

Please note that you will be informed by Monday 19th March if you have been short listed for interview. Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted, unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.  The interview date is Friday 23rd March.



This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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