Vacancy: Disability Football Development Officer

Disability Development Officer – Hampshire (Based in Basingstoke) Salary circa £23,500 Fixed Term Contract to 30 June 2019

Can you make a difference to the future of grassroots football?

Hampshire FA would like to invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced applicants to increase football participation for people with a disability, through the creation of recreational opportunities with clear exit routes into sustainable affiliated structures delivered in partnership with local stakeholders.

The key areas of work for the Disability Football Development Officer will be as follows:

  • Unite the game locally through the strategic coordination of all disability football provision and investment across the project area, influencing key partners to align provision and investment to positively impact the priority areas of delivery for disability football
  • Facilitate an increase in participation within disability football by developing recreational turn up and play centres targeting new and lapsed players
  • Strengthen existing, and create new male and female disability teams playing on a local basis, accessing a new countywide inclusive league
  • Deliver a comprehensive and inclusive disability coach and volunteer education programme to support the local disability football workforce
  • Work with the wider team to deliver the Equality Action Plan ensuring the game is as accessible, fair and inclusive as possible
  • Identify and support players to access the disability football talent pathway and support players exiting the pathway to participate within grassroots programmes.

Employed by Hampshire FA, the role holder will be based in head offices in Basingstoke and expected to work countywide.

This position will be available from 1st January 2018 and is contracted until 30th June 2019; further extension of this contract is possible subject to funding and performance.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th December 2017.

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter marked Private and Confidential to Sacha Nicholas at

Interviews will take place on Monday 18th December 2017.

Hampshire FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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 Disclosure Barring Service check, to ensure their suitability for the role.

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